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Cricket Stars Go to Bat for Youth Mental Health

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:21 am | Opening Up Cricket

Kiwi cricket stars Rob Nicol, Daryl Mitchell and Christi Viljoen have teamed up with non-profit Opening Up to draw attention to youth mental health, inspire young people to seek help, and raise funds for Lifeline. More >>

Opinion: The changing tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:51 pm | Massey University

Opinion: The changing tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic In the last year we have witnessed a record number of new HIV diagnoses in New Zealand and no institutional or community effort seemed effective in reversing the trend. In 2016, 244 people were diagnosed ... More >>

SUDI prevention is everyone’s responsibility

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:56 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Te Rā Mokopuna, National Safe Sleep Day, is celebrated on Friday 1 December. This is the first time the annual event will be supported by the leadership of the new National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora. More >>

Kindness Outbreak in Canterbury

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:37 pm | All Right

Cantabrians are being encouraged to draw on their biggest strength to create an epidemic of kindness this Christmas. More >>

Refitted dental clinic provides a more convenient experience

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:28 pm | Southern District Health Board

Flexibility is the theme of Southland Hospital’s refitted dental clinic which can be used to treat patients of all ages and levels of ability. More >>

Whooping cough cases continue to increase

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 6:15 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

Public health alert: Whooping cough cases continue to increase ________________________________________ The Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service (PHS) urges people to be vigilant and seek immediate advice from their GP if they or their children show whooping cough ... More >>

Innovation reigns supreme in Clinicians’ Challenge

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:50 pm | Ministry of Health

Innovative digital solutions to improve health care have won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge. More >>

Adulttoymegastore offers free condoms for World AIDS Day

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:22 pm |

Unprotected sex is the leading cause of HIV infections in New Zealand, and recent statistics show that 77% of New Zealanders don’t use condoms regularly. That’s why Adulttoymegastore is encouraging Kiwis to “rubber up” by giving away free ... More >>

Movember on track to deliver most successful fundraiser yet

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 1:33 pm | Movember

With the hairy season drawing to a close for 2017, New Zealand is not too far away from achieving the biggest Movember fundraising effort to date. More >>

“The Art of Recovery” by those who have experienced it

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 1:29 pm | Burwood Academy of Independent Living

Each person who endures a serious illness or injury followed by a journey of rehabilitation has a compelling story to share. More >>

Nurses Often Cyberbullied by Patients And Families

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:07 am | Massey University

Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also by patients and their families. More >>

Southern Cross Wins Gold in Quality Service Awards

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:38 am | Southern Cross

Southern Cross Healthcare Group has taken out a hat trick of golds at the Reader’s Digest annual Quality Service Awards this week. More >>

Navilluso Medical continues to pave the way forward

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 8:07 pm | Navilluso Medical

Navilluso Medical is excited and proud to be partnering with the Ministry of Health and ACC to explore, design and deliver new models of care using smarter systems to effect better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Over the next two years, a total ... More >>

Smokefree South’s 12 Days of Smokefree Christmas

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 2:33 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Smokefree team are going festive again this year with another version of the 12 days of Christmas! This year, to encourage people to stop smoking the team have created 12 posts which will be posted daily on the Smokefree South Facebook ... More >>

Eye Care Initiative Announced for Special Olympics

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 2:05 pm | Essilor Vision Foundation

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes from around NZ will be screened for undiagnosed eye conditions with the support of a local charity. More >>

New Interactive Tool to Help Kiwis Living with HIV

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 1:00 pm | GSK New Zealand

Kiwis living with HIV will now have access to a new interactive tool to help them overcome a range of treatment barriers and better communicate with their healthcare providers. The introduction of the tool into New Zealand follows the release of a ... More >>

Huge breakthroughs could spell the end for HIV in NZ

Monday, 27 November 2017, 4:27 pm | AIDS Foundation

Huge breakthroughs could spell the end for HIV in New Zealand This World AIDS Day, New Zealanders have two reasons to celebrate – a massive scientific discovery and the proposed funding of a revolutionary HIV prevention pill. Since 1988, the world ... More >>

Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland

Monday, 27 November 2017, 4:08 pm | Northland DHB

Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland Northland DHB are appealing to Northland parents to ensure their family is up to date with Immunisations after confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the region. Confirmed ... More >>

Celebrating National Safe Sleep Day: 1 December

Monday, 27 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Nelson Marlborough Health is investing in more safe sleep devices for babies, and teaching people how to weave their own wahakura for baby to sleep in. These initiatives will be celebrated on Te Rā Mokopuna (National Safe Sleep day) on 1 December. More >>

Industry Leader Backs Plumbers Call for Legionnaire Checks

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:36 am | Laser Group

General Manager of Laser Plumbing & Electrical New Zealand, Scott Carr, has backed the Master Plumbers call for the mandatory water sampling of hot water services to combat the threat of Legionnaire’s disease. More >>

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking– no good evidence

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:47 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

In response to the article ‘Vape, don’t smoke – expert’ published on Newshub on 24 November 2017 stating “A professor of public health has claimed smoking rates would be dramatically reduced if misinformation wasn't being spread about e-cigarettes.” More >>

Rethinking Health Care for Long-Term Illnesses

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:01 am | Massey University

It is not uncommon for people suffering from long-term health conditions to be affected by more than one serious illness. Many of these people are also socio-economically disadvantaged and contend with chaotic lives alongside their chronic health problems. More >>

NZNO welcomes the HQSC adverse events report

Friday, 24 November 2017, 2:51 pm | NZNO

Media Release 24 November 2017 NZNO welcomes the HQSC adverse events report NZNO welcomes the adverse events report and thanks the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) for their work to produce it with very recent and relevant data. The changes ... More >>

Adverse events report signals stronger focus on learning

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:15 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Adverse events report signals stronger focus on learning from consumers Embargoed to 12 noon, Friday 24 November 2017 More >>

Improving communication access the focus at Southern DHB

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:58 am | Southern District Health Board

Dunedin Southern DHB Speech Language Therapy staff are next week banding together to create a more accessible health service for all our patients and their whānau. The Giving Voice Aotearoa Week of Action is running between 27 Nov and 1 Dec in Dunedin, ... More >>

Women on Antiepileptic Medications May Not Know It's Harmful

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:12 am | FACSNZ

71,000 Females on Antiepileptic Medications May Not Know It is Harmful to Unborn Babies More >>

Bullying of Senior Doctors Rife in Public Health System

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:35 am | ASMS

A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied. More >>

New app to help support young people in crisis

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:27 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Mental health workers are excited to have renewed support for a new tool to aid in their efforts to support young people in crisis. More >>

Campaign highlights anti-epilepsy challenge in pregnancy

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:58 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy. More >>

Be mindful of mumps

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:29 pm | West Coast DHB

While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually mumps, Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton advises caution. More >>

NZ Health Sector’s Role in Responding to Climate Change

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:58 am | Public Health Association

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services. This is the first national ‘ Sustainable Healthcare ... More >>

Taranaki Doctor wins Australasian award for supervision

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:17 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Dr Jonathan Albrett, Taranaki DHB Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Specialist has received the prestigious Australasian Clinical Educator of the Year (2017) award in Brisbane last week, from the Australasian Confederation of Post-graduate Medical ... More >>

Safe Sleep Day raises awareness of SUDI

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:15 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Very sadly around 44 babies are lost every year in New Zealand as a result of SUDI. To help promote safe sleep messages and prevent SUDI, national Safe Sleep Day is being held on Friday 1 December. More >>

Retiring Hospital Scientist on Three Decades of Changes

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:52 pm | Northland DHB

Former Kaitaia Hospital Laboratory Charge Alan Simkins has retired nineteen years to the day after he began working in the lab. More >>

Life Made Easier For Patients Thanks To Renal Fund

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:49 pm | Northland DHB

The Contact Energy Renal Fund continues to support Northland dialysis patients by funding applications of up to $1000 towards items that would improve their quality of life on home dialysis. More >>

Campaign highlights anti-epilepsy challenge

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:52 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy. More >>

Green Cross Training Platform Wins Big on Global Stage

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:24 am | Green Cross Health

22 November 2017, AUCKLAND, NZ: Investment in an innovative on the job learning platform has paid off for Green Cross Health, crowned best in its field in a globally renowned HR awards programme. More >>

10 Year-Old Boy Cycles to Help Kids with Broken Hearts

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:55 am | Heart Kids

A 10 year old Masterton boy is gearing up for the ride of his life, and for the lives of the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect. More >>

Geneva Healthcare Honours Employees Who Make A Difference

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:41 am | Geneva Healthcare

These awards are presented annually to recognise employees who make a significant difference in their everyday work and show an outstanding demonstration of Geneva’s company values: Care, Passion, Aspiration, Leadership and Health, supported by an ... More >>

Mycare & WeVisit Join Forces to Improve NZ Care & Support

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 8:25 am | Mycare

New Zealand’s largest home care platform Mycare has joined forces with Christchurch based community-building service, WeVisit. The businesses will move forward under the Mycare banner. More >>

Consumer NZ, Dental Association call for added sugar labels

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:22 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. More >>

Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:09 pm | Geneva Healthcare

35,000 is the number of estimated head injuries that Kiwis suffer each year, according to ACC’s Sport Concussion In New Zealand: ACC National Guidelines, May 2016. More >>

Parents Need to Lead Responsible Drinking Behaviour

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:52 am | The Tomorrow Project

Parents are being urged to take the lead and talk to their teenagers now about responsible drinking after the latest Ministry of Health figures show well over half (56.3%) of Kiwi 15-17-year-olds have drunk alcohol in the last year – and 7.6% (or 15,000) ... More >>

Research Is Not A Luxury, But A Necessity to End TB

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:26 am | CNS

More than 1000 participants, including the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, ministers from over 75 countries, donors, researchers, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders, had met at the first-ever "WHO Global Ministerial Conference ... More >>

Parenting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:08 am | FASD-CAN

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight again this week when international expert Jeff Noble gives insight and hope to New Zealand parents, caregivers and professionals dealing with fetal alcohol and its effects daily. More >>

Raysearch & Sumitomo Team for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 8:57 am | RaySearch Laboratories

RaySearch and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo), based in Tokyo, Japan, have entered into an agreement regarding treatment planning for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) – a unique type of radiation therapy that targets cancer at the ... More >>

Māori successes to motivate future Māori health leaders

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:29 pm | Te Rau Matatini

Te Rau Matatini is proud to be launching 100 Māori Leaders website to contribute to the capacity building of the Māori health workforce. Māori leadership can be defined in various ways, in this resource Māori have identified whom they believe ... More >>

World First for NZ Company - Simple Vitamin C Testing Device

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:03 pm | Feedback Research

A major technological breakthrough by a Kiwi company makes it simple for New Zealanders to be tested for vitamin C blood levels. More >>

New Technology Improving Outcomes at North Shore Hospital

Monday, 20 November 2017, 11:51 am | Waitemata District Health Board

Revolutionary new technology is reducing the need for pancreatic surgery, saving lives and dramatically reducing recovery times at North Shore Hospital (NSH). More >>

16 babies will come early in NZ today

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:51 am | Neonatal Trust

If the averages play true, today there will be 16 babies born premature in New Zealand on World Prematurity Day. More >>

#DearGrief –What would you say to grief?

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:58 pm | Kenzie's Gift

With many young people struggling in the aftermath of a loss, two young men who have lost their siblings, Conor Burling and Luka Wolfgram, are championing a #DearGrief campaign to start the conversation about grief. More >>

Pharmaco sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:46 pm | Pharmaco

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd awarded sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips for the second time More >>

Buy a KidsCan cracker and give back this Christmas

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:35 pm | KidsCan

As the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving and KidsCan has the perfect solution for caring Kiwis wanting to share some goodwill this festive season thanks to its Christmas Cracker appeal. More >>

Changes to improve mental health community respite

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 3:45 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Improvements are being made to the management of mental health clients requiring community respite care following the review of a serious incident at a Whitby respite service. More >>

Keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:20 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones. More >>

Keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:57 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones. More >>

Exercise tests multi-agency response to pandemic threat

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:05 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System (ETS) exercise at Tauranga Hospital. More >>

Whooping Cough on the Rise in Nelson Region

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:46 am | Nelson Marlborough Health

Five confirmed cases and a further 18 suspected cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS). All come from the Nelson region. More >>

Effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever needed

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:15 am | University of Auckland

Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori. More >>

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:49 pm | Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings. More >>



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