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NZ Chiropractors Advise Parents to Get Kids up And Moving

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:28 am | NZCA

26th June 2019 NZ Chiropractors Advise Parents to Get Kids up And Moving to Save Them From a Lifetime of Dysfunction Members of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) are advising parents and caregivers to encourage children to play the ‘old ... More >>

New Zealand falling behind rest of world in cancer treatment

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 10:00 am | Myeloma New Zealand

The management of New Zealand’s most common blood cancer, myeloma, is falling behind the rest of the world, putting lives at unnecessary risk of this incurable but treatable disease. More >>

Action plan released to curb rise in syphilis cases

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:39 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has released its new national syphilis action plan in an important step in reversing a growing number of cases of the infection. More >>

Being born prematurely changes sleep brain activity

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:08 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new study has shed light on how being born extremely early can change an infant’s brain activity during sleep, with flow-on effects for brain development two years later. More >>

30 years of ASMS and public health system advocacy

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:08 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors and health sector leaders are gathering in Wellington tomorrow (27 June) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and reaffirm the importance of the public health system. More >>

Tenth Case of Measles Confirmed in Northland

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 2:07 pm | Northland District Health Board

A tenth case of measles has been confirmed in Northland with six cases currently under investigation. More >>

New online resources removing mental health barriers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 10:54 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A new set of online resources is demystifying mental health treatment and options for young people and their families. More >>

Recognising Pelvic Floor Health and Continence

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:33 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Pelvic floor issues, and especially incontinence is not something that often makes the topic of our everyday conversations. While incontinence is an issue that spans all ages and genders, it’s women, especially those who have given birth, or are ... More >>

Tight budgets, time pressures leave takeaways the easy meal

Monday, 24 June 2019, 2:11 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Tight budgets, time pressures and other stressors leave takeaways the easier meal choice for low-income Māori parents More >>

Follow-up care of woman with bowel issues

Monday, 24 June 2019, 2:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for inadequate care provided to a woman with bowel issues. More >>

Pharmacy the first port of call for sore throats this winter

Monday, 24 June 2019, 10:08 am | Green Cross Health

Green Cross Health is introducing a free sore throat screening service in Unichem and Life pharmacies nationwide to help triage patients for viral or bacterial throat infections More >>

Concerns support worker strikes causing distress

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 11:48 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Continued strikes by support workers employed by IDEA Services are causing distress for clients who rely on their services for daily care, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Polio Survivors support vaccinations for children

Friday, 21 June 2019, 1:48 pm | Polio NZ

Polio NZ urges parents to ensure their children take part in New Zealand’s vaccination programme to get vaccinated against Poliomyelitis and other devastating viruses such as Measles which is experiencing outbreaks around New Zealand and the world due to ... More >>

New MRI service includes child-friendly features

Friday, 21 June 2019, 1:03 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Children awaiting scans on MidCentral DHB’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine will have the opportunity to play with a small replica machine to familiarise themselves with the equipment and environment before being scanned. More >>

Another serious assault at Waikato DHB

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 1:45 pm | E tu

A female security guard is off work and recovering after an assault at Waikato Hospital which has left her with a suspected broken nose. More >>

Household cleaning products leading cause of hospitalisation

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 12:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Children under the age of five continue to have the highest rate of hospitalisations from hazardous substances, according to the Environmental Protection Authority’s latest annual hazardous substances monitoring report. The HSNO Monitoring Report ... More >>

Sir Ray Avery develops a unique supplementary food bar

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:46 am | Ray Avery

Sir Ray Avery’s AMIGO School Nutrition Program will be launched at the Diocesan School for Girls Epsom on Thursday 27th June 2019 at 6pm More >>

Positive experience of National Bowel Screening Programme

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:03 am | Southern District Health Board

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong is encouraging participation in the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme, after recently taking part himself. More >>

Construction begins on major hospital development

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12:24 pm | Acurity Health Group

Construction has begun on the first stage of the $100m plus redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital in Wellington. More >>

MMR immunisation protects our most vulnerable

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12:19 pm | Ministry of Health

More than 200 cases of measles have now been confirmed in New Zealand since the start of this year and the Ministry of Health is reminding people that immunisation is the best way to protect our most vulnerable. More >>

All New Zealanders Invited to Take A Deep Breath And Relax

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 4:56 pm | Art Of Living Foundation

New Zealanders are being invited to pause and take part in a celebration of yoga breathing and meditation as part of a United Nations promotion of global health, harmony and peace on June 21. More >>

Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2018

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

There were 13,282 abortions performed in New Zealand in 2018, similar to the year before, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Volunteers an important part of patient, visitor wellbeing

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:18 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Each year hundreds of volunteers donate their time and roll up their sleeves to make a difference for patients, visitors and staff across Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti. More >>

More genetic evidence of what puts people at risk of cancer

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 9:01 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new international study has discovered that 94 genetic variants, about which little has been known until now, increase a person’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers. More >>

Newborn hearing screeners celebrate 10 year anniversary

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:41 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A team of healthcare workers who provide a vital screening service for tamariki is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Newborn Hearing Screening service of 5 screeners and one administration person has ... More >>

Inadequate care at Retirement Village

Monday, 17 June 2019, 2:04 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Aria Park Senior Living Limited in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services to an elderly woman ... More >>

Failure to provide adequate urgent care at a medical centre

Monday, 17 June 2019, 2:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Meenal Duggal today released a report finding a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately assess a patient who attended a medical centre. ... More >>

Continence NZ urges Kiwis to have a ‘wee chat’

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:38 am | Continence NZ

Incontinence isn’t the usual topic of conversation, but this week Continence NZ is encouraging Kiwis to get together and have a ‘wee chat’. More >>

Suicide rates by age in New Zealand - The Reality

Friday, 14 June 2019, 1:17 pm | Graham Roper

Ref: MoH Suicide Facts: Data tables 19962015 It is interesting when reading the latest available data (105) the following facts emerge. More >>

Research & travel grants for medical researchers

Friday, 14 June 2019, 9:30 am | Research for Life

Research For Life invites medical researchers to apply for research & travel grants Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant ... More >>

Plane passengers exposed to measles on flight JQ237

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 6:52 pm | Canterbury DHB

Plane passengers exposed to measles on flight JQ237 from Auckland to Christchurch departing on 6 June 2019 and from Christchurch to Auckland onFlight JQ236 departing on 8 June 2019 A passenger arriving in Christchurch on Jetstar Flight number JQ237 ... More >>

Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:21 am | Malaghan Institute

Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer immunotherapy More >>

ARFNZ offers expert advice on 'Vaping Facts' website

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 12:19 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ commends the Ministry of Health on the creation of their ‘Vaping Facts’ website, but maintains that this is still the beginning of a long process. ARFNZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer says that the ... More >>

An opportunity to lift the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:09 am | RANZCP

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the promise by the New Zealand Government of an independent commission to oversee mental health and addiction services. More >>

Starship welcomes change in first MMR vaccination age

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 10:35 am | Starship

Starship welcomes the Auckland Regional Public Health Service announcement that the first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months from 15 months in Auckland, as a response to the current measles outbreak. More >>

World Blood Donor Day Friday 14th June 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 10:24 am | New Zealand Blood Service

This World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) wants to say thank you to all of its wonderful donors. More >>

Auckland children to be vaccinated for measles at 12 months

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 9:35 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months from 15 months in Auckland because of the region’s measles outbreak. More >>

Legionnaire’s cases triple the amount thought

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 11:18 am | University of Otago

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. More >>

Is High Intensity Interval Training the Solution

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:40 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Since its arrival on the exercise scene a few years ago, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has remained popular for its reported benefits to health, and for those with time restrictions that make longer workouts unrealistic. The simplest explanation ... More >>

Māori voices in the fight to reduce tobacco harm

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:06 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora cautions the health sector about silencing Māori voices in the fight to reduce tobacco harm More >>

A New Zealand treasure lost: Karitane nurses

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 8:41 am | Karitane

Karitane-trained nurses in retirement are being encouraged to consider their options as demand for the specialised service they offer skyrockets. More >>

Fourth assault on hospital security guard

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:08 pm | E tu Union

E tū says a fourth assault on a hospital security guard has raised the alarm over health and safety for security guards at the Waikato and Canterbury DHBs. More >>

Nine measles cases now confirmed in Northland

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:53 pm | Northland District Health Board

There are now nine confirmed cases of measles in Northland, up three from the end of last week. The new cases range in age from 25 to 58, were unimmunised and all live in Whangarei. More >>

Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Hubs

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“Community hubs ma ybe the answer to the difficulties people encounter when seeking assistance for mental health issues. The extra mental health funding announced in the budget could be allocated to multi disciplinary teams which would provide a wrap ... More >>

Supporting Innovations in Heart Health

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:09 pm | National Heart Foundation

Anna Rolleston has had a long standing passion for her community and for reducing the impact of heart disease. More >>

St John Prepares for an Increased Demand Over Winter

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:54 pm | St John

With winter fast approaching, it’s a good time to think about keeping well over the colder months. More >>

DHB extends amnesty for borrowed medical equipment

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:16 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB has extended its medical equipment amnesty, and is strongly calling for people to return any borrowed items that they no longer need. More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation to fund scalp cooling for patients

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:13 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) has announced funding for up to 10 scalp cooling systems worth $500,000 in public hospitals around New Zealand. More >>

Expectant mums anxious following maternity downgrade

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 12:25 pm | Fiordland Families Network

Fiordland women are fearful following the closure of the Lumsden Maternity Centre, a roadside birth and problems plaguing the new hubs, with some planning to birth outside of the region, says Fiordland Families Network Chairperson Anna Thomas. “Some ... More >>

Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit Communique

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 10:34 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand today released a Communique following a successful Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit . More >>

NZNO demands DHB response on systemic weaknesses

Friday, 7 June 2019, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has written an urgent letter to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) saying difficult working conditions faced by nurses are seriously compromising both staff and patient safety. More >>

MNDANZ announces first Foundation Corporate Sponsor

Friday, 7 June 2019, 4:10 pm | Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ

The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand (MND NZ) and Fulton Hogan have announced a three-year partnership to enhance the quality of life for people living with motor neurone disease. More >>

Health care agencies seek interest in Community Health Hubs

Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:21 am | Southern District Health Board

In a major step forward in the implementation of the Primary and Community Care Strategy, Southern DHB and WellSouth Primary Health Network are seeking information from investors about the development Community Health Hubs. More >>

Wellbeing Budget 2019 cautiously welcomed by psychiatrists

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 6:35 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee – Tu Te Akaaka Roa – cautiously welcomed the announcements on mental health and addiction in the Wellbeing Budget 2019. More >>

Influenza vaccination levels hit near record levels

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 4:04 pm | PHARMAC

Director of Operations of Lisa Williams said this was the highest number of vaccines to have been distributed so early in winter. More >>

Whanganui DHB live with e-task management

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11:17 am |

Whanganui DHB has improved hospital handovers by implementing a mobile electronic task management solution for clinical staff. More >>

Keep your home warm and comfortable this winter

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 9:01 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ’s latest test of window coverings finds installing well-fitted curtains and blinds will go a long way towards keeping heat inside your home. More >>

NZORD changes name to Rare Disorders NZ

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 2:58 pm | Rare Disorders NZ

Today the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders changes its name after 19 years of supporting thousands of families living with rare health conditions. More >>

Government funding commitment for mental health

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 1:51 pm | Te Tumu Waiora Collaborative

Barriers to mental health and wellbeing services will be dramatically reduced for all Kiwis as a result of the government’s announcement it will support primary mental health and wellbeing programme Te Tumu Waiora[1], say members of the Te Tumu ... More >>

Awards to support better medicine access for Māori

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 11:54 am | NZNO

The 2019 Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards, jointly awarded by PHARMAC and Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa/New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and presented in August will both celebrate and support Māori nurses to continue in their studies and improve their clinical practice. ... More >>



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