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A day that should be on everyone’s calendar

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Kiwis must treat their mental health like they do their physical health – get a regular check-up. More >>

Health Announcements Slammed by Pompe Disease Patients

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:34 am | New Zealand Pompe Network

The announcements made by Prime Minister Bill English in Wairarapa this week have been slammed by patients suffering with Pompe Disease. More >>

Study shows mould in bedrooms causes asthma in children

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:24 am | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them. “We have known for a long time that damp and mould will ... More >>

Canterbury DHB welcomes news of new mental health facilities

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:22 am | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB Board chair Dr John Wood is delighted that the Indicative Business Case for new mental health facilities has been approved. More >>

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Brain Health

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:21 am | Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Where: AMRF Auditorium, Ground Floor, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences ,The University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland More >>

Gentle Bear Trauma Teddies Program Turns 10

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 9:16 am | Gentle Bear

We launched this program in collaboration with the South Australia Police Department to help minimise children’s Post Traumatic Stress-related injuries. More >>

Cannabidiol Change Will Have No Immediate Effect

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:44 am | MCANZ

Today the Compound Cannabidiol or CBD is rescheduled and is supposedly free for GPs to prescribe. MCANZ is aware of several products that may be available in future, none of which are pharmaceutical grade. More >>

Lion’s Alcohol&Me education programme a big hit

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 3:21 pm | Food and Grocery Council

An online programme aimed at educating New Zealanders on safer alcohol consumption is proving to be a fantastic resource everyone should check out, says NZ Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive Katherine Rich. More >>

Campaign addresses stigma around schizophrenia

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:34 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Ana Jakeman has seen and heard things other people can’t for as long as she can remember. More >>

BNI NZ celebrates raising $1.5 Million for hospices

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:40 am | Hospice NZ

Hospice New Zealand’s National Partner, BNI New Zealand, celebrates raising $1.5 Million for hospices throughout the country. More >>

Newly approved anti-cancer drug highlights NZ researsh

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:03 am | Professeur Richard Furneaux

The recent approval in Japan of an anti-cancer drug discovered in Wellington has put the global spotlight on New Zealand research and our scientists’ ability to innovate and develop new drugs. More >>

Rise in Stroke Calls During FAST Campaign

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 9:09 am | FAST

The numbers are in – and they show that this year’s FAST stroke awareness campaign has been a success. More >>

Pioneering health psychology researcher visits New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 9:01 am | Thornton Communications

Internationally acclaimed author, health psychology researcher and osteopath Phil Parker arrives in New Zealand today, to talk about his ground-breaking work. More >>

Elective surgery only one option for people with arthritis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 4:26 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand says the increase in elective surgery announced by the Prime Minister today needs to be matched with early intervention and treatment to reduce the pain and suffering of people living with arthritis. More >>

South Otago Cup Daffodil Raceday

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 3:28 pm | Cancer Society

Join us for the first race meeting at Wingatui on Friday 15th September in the 2017 - 2018 racing calendar. South Otago Cup Day supports the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day. More >>

New Pacific health profile a first for Waikato

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:33 pm | Waikato District Health Board

And it is forecasted to increase by 70 per cent by 2028 according to the new health profile created by Waikato District Health Board’s (DHB) Population Health team. More >>

Pacific Ladies Taking the Lead in Cervical Screening

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:29 pm | Southern District Health Board

It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Month and Southern DHB is celebrating that 81.3% of the Southern District’s Pacific Island women have been screened. More >>

Mumps cases in Auckland more than previous 16 years added up

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 11:33 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

A ‘lost generation’ of young people is facing a triple threat of potentially serious diseases as a result of low immunisation rates in many Auckland communities. More >>

Is Dietary Supplementation Necessary?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:35 am | REPS

If you believed all the marketing hype about supplements and superfoods you would be forgiven for thinking food is not enough. Whether it’s to boost performance or simply to get the edge on everyday life, supplements and superfoods have an appeal, ... More >>

Mums With Depression Not Accessing Counselling Survey Shows

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:12 am | Maternal Care Action Group - MCAGNZ

A recent survey of women with perinatal depression released by Maternal Care Action Group, revealed that despite 92% of those diagnosed wanting access to counselling, 69% said they couldn’t afford it. More >>

Mental Health Media Grants now open

Monday, 4 September 2017, 5:22 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Media Grants now open - $50,000 worth of media grants up for grabs More >>

Arthritis medications need funding too

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:34 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand today expressed concern that medications that are waiting for Pharmac funding could be overlooked because of publicity about new cancer treatments. More >>

DHB contract to help breast cancer survivors

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:32 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A contract between the Waikato DHB, Tristram Clinic and a Hamilton woman has been established to help breast cancer survivors. More >>

Tour De France – the Challenge of a Lifetime

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:06 pm | Mental Health Foundation

To raise funds and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Jonathan Douglas in association with Hayden Roulston (Ex professional Tour De France rider and NZ Olympic Silver Medallist) are searching for amateur cyclists who want the ... More >>

Dr Arthur Evans to speak in New Zealand

Monday, 4 September 2017, 2:20 pm | DAPAANZ

Dapaanz would like to inform New Zealand media that American Psychological Association CEO Dr Arthur Evans will be visiting New Zealand to speak at the Cutting Edge Addiction Conference in Wellington (6-9 September). More >>

Meat Free Week – Live well. Eat well. Be well.

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:56 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Meat Free Week – Live well. Eat well. Be well. Are you up for the challenge? More >>

Kiwis take on Red Nose Day challenges for health research

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:30 pm | Cure Kids

Tomorrow [ September 1 ], Cure Kids launches its national Red Nose Day appeal, challenging Kiwis to take on a variety of activities during September to raise funds and awareness for child health research. More >>

New resource aims to improve asthma health literacy

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:46 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ has proudly launched a new resource that aims to improve the asthma health literacy of families across New Zealand. The “Managing your child’s asthma” resource teaches parents about asthma including how to help ... More >>

Significant New Breast Cancer Treatment Available in NZ

Monday, 4 September 2017, 8:47 am | Pfizer

An entirely new form of anti-cancer therapy that works to apply the brakes to cancer cell division and growth can now be prescribed for New Zealand women with a common and incurable type of breast cancer. More >>

8,000 Mothers Denied Adequate Mental Health Treatment

Friday, 1 September 2017, 7:24 pm | Maternal Care Action Group - MCAGNZ

8,000 Mothers Denied Adequate Mental Health Treatment Every Year Grave concerns for generations of New Zealand mothers go unanswered amidst fears of an escalating maternal mental health crisis. Maternal Care Action Group planted more than 8,000 flowers ... More >>

Mental health and suicide prevention services under threat

Friday, 1 September 2017, 2:24 pm | PSA

Mental health and suicide prevention services under threat at Nelson Marlborough DHB due to restructure More >>

Autism New Zealand and Spectrum Care sign collaborative MoU

Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:49 pm | Spectrum Care

In recognition of our collaborative and complementary interests, Spectrum Care and Autism NZ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on smoothing the journey for people living with autism. “Spectrum Care and Autism New Zealand have recognised ... More >>

Keeping Warm A Hardship for Almost Three in Ten Households

Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Renters and poorer families are much more likely to say it is hard to keep warm than those who own their own homes or earn more money, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Spreading The Message About Gambling Harm

Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:02 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Next week is Gambling Harm Awareness Week with events and activities taking place around the country from 4-10 September. More >>

Youth involvement critical to improving youth mental health

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:38 am | ENSPIRAL

A sold-out event on Monday will showcase the latest thinking in solving New Zealand’s youth suicide problem - by hearing from young people themselves. More >>

Loyalty marked at Kerikeri Retirement Village

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:19 am | Duenorth

Six staff members at Kerikeri Retirement Village have marked significant long service milestones. Registered nurse Robyn Rihari, senior healthcare assistant Lillian Urrutia and healthcare assistant Mary Elliott and have all passed the 15 year mark, while ... More >>

Kiwis Fail To Rise To Occasion When It Comes To Condom Use

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:10 am | Durex Global Sex Survey

31 August 2017: Responding to research which has revealed that only 23 per cent of sexually active people in NZ use a condom on a regular basis*, Durex is launching its first ever Sexual Health Education Month in New Zealand. More >>

Go Sugar Free September - Raising Money for Diabetes NZ

Friday, 1 September 2017, 10:31 am | Go Sugar Free September

Go Sugar Free September is a 30 day challenge where you try to eliminate all ‘added’ sugars from your diet. More >>

Otago Researchers Make Natural Killer Cell Discovery

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:34 am | Otago University

An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell – a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by University of Otago researchers. More >>

Prostate Cancer’s Terrifying Toll on Kiwi Men Revealed

Friday, 1 September 2017, 8:53 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate cancer is having an alarming impact on the male population as figures released today by the Prostate Cancer Foundation reveal the extent, stealth and genetic link behind the nation’s most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men. More >>

5+ A Day Concerned for Public Wellbeing

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 3:17 pm | 5 Plus A Day

AUCKLAND, 31 August 2017 : Recent media reports suggesting consumers require less than five portions of fruit and vegetables each day are misleading, creating confusion with consumers and are not in the interest of public wellbeing says the organisation ... More >>

Robotic Baby Seal Could Transform Lives

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 1:38 pm | Enliven

Enliven Southland has become the only aged care provider in the South Island to own a robotic baby seal – and it could change the lives of residents with dementia. More >>

National Māori and Pasifika Suicide Prevention Programme

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:27 pm | Te Rau Matatini

If anything, we have learnt as Te Rau Matatini and Le Va in the National Māori and Pasifika Suicide Prevention Programme is that: More >>

Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:09 pm | Massey University

A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities. More >>

New research projects for long-term health conditions

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:00 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Healthier Lives Director Professor Jim Mann is delighted with today’s announcement of $2.3 million for two new research projects, one that focuses on interventions for prediabetes in Pacific communities, and the other on integrated healthcare for ... More >>

DHB Deficit Is Real & Cannot All Be 'Saved Away'

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:56 am | Dave Macpherson

A Waikato DHB member has criticised his DHB’s Chair and the Minister of Health for claiming in media interviews that Waikato DHB will be returning a ‘break-even’ budget for the 2017/8 year. More >>

Charity Hospital’s 10th Birthday Celebration Bitter-Sweet

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:42 am | ASMS

“The fact local people are still having to go cap-in-hand for the health care their doctors say they need makes the 10thbirthday of the Canterbury Charity Hospital a bitter-sweet anniversary,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 3:57 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Respiratory disease affects our most vulnerable. We know the statistics in our country are incredibly high, but it brings it home when we read families’ stories of their young children being affected by bronchiectasis, which as Dr Byrnes stated in today's ... More >>

Science Backs Two Week Diet of More Fruit & Vege

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 12:50 pm | Five plus a day

AUCKLAND, 30th August 2017: Our spirits often lift when spring arrives each year but eating more fruit and vegetables is another proven way to boost your psychological well-being. 5+ A Day General Manager Paula Dudley says it’s been shown that eating ... More >>

Light to Moderate Drinking Can Have Health Benefits

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 11:01 am | Spirits New Zealand

A study of over 330,000 people aged 18 or over has shown that light to moderate drinkers can live longer than those who have never had alcohol. Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology the study also reconfirmed the cardiovascular ... More >>

New Standard Raises the Bar for Meth Testing, Says IANZ

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:08 pm | IANZ

Testing properties for methamphetamine contamination is no longer a hit and miss affair, says International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ). More >>

Lifeline urges Kiwis to not be bystanders

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:21 am | LifeLine

The provisional suicide figures for the 2016-2017 period released yesterday show that what we’re doing as a nation to prevent suicide is not working, according to Lifeline Executive Director, Glenda Schnell. “Despite having many great programmes ... More >>

NZMSA seeks assurances over new School of Rural Medicine

Monday, 28 August 2017, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

The New Zealand Government today announced plans to establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years. Given the current maldistribution of doctors in New Zealand away from rural areas, the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association ... More >>

Abano Announces Completion of Shortfall Bookbuild

Monday, 28 August 2017, 3:44 pm | Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano Healthcare Group Limited (NZX:ABA) advises that it has successfully completed the shortfall bookbuild component of the $35 million capital raise announced on 26 July 2017, with strong support from institutional and other eligible investors. More >>

Peak environment body calls on politicians

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:39 pm | Environment Institute of Australia and NZ

Peak environment body calls on politicians to require that Certified Environmental Practitioners sign off on all impact assessments More >>

Tāne Ora Workshop Hosted To Improve Health of Māori Men

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:37 pm | Northland District Health Board

With Māori men’s health faring poorly compared with other New Zealanders across a number of indicators Mana Tāne Ora o Aotearoa (National Māori Men's Health Coalition) in partnership with Manaia Health and Te Taitokerau PHOs and Northland DHB are hosting ... More >>

MHF calls for unified action to prevent suicide

Monday, 28 August 2017, 12:43 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is devastated by the increase in provisional suicides released today. More >>

Inspirational Waikato Woman to Speak at Blood Cancer Forum

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:59 am | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Who better than a person who has herself experienced blood cancer to speak to those living with the illness? More >>

New World’s Nationwide Sausage Sizzle for Starship

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:49 am | Starship

New World’s nationwide sausage sizzle for Starship New World stores around the country are getting ready to cook thousands of sausages for a stellar cause: the country’s national children’s hospital, Starship. This Saturday, September 2nd, ... More >>

Medical School acknowledges scale of rural health crisis

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:26 am | University of Waikato

National’s election promise to establish a School of Rural Medicine acknowledges the extent of the health crisis facing rural and vulnerable New Zealanders, says University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley. More >>



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