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Exercise the best way for most to keep on top of asthma

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:41 am | Make Lemonade

A New Zealand fitness expert is urging Kiwis to exercise more to help beat asthma. More >>

Deaths preventable if reach of asthma medicines increased

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:16 am | University of Auckland

Around the world an estimated 1,000 people a day die of asthma related conditions, with some 340 million affected by this common chronic disease. In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma one in nine adults and one ... More >>

New rehabilitation centre, a first for North Canterbury

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:10 am | Priority Communications

North Canterbury’s first dedicated physical rehabilitation centre has opened this week in Ohoka. The new facility specialises in tailored rehabilitation for people who have been in hospital but aren’t quite ready to return home. More >>

Research shows effect of parental drug addiction

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:10 am | Pukeko Research

New published research on P children demonstrates effects of parental drug addiction Liz Gordon Pukeko Research More >>

More Kiwi Children Being Hospitalised with Asthma - Report

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 8:10 am | GSK New Zealand

Parents are being warned to be more vigilant in managing their children’s asthma with a new report showing increasing numbers of Kiwi children being hospitalised for the disease. More >>

Initiative to support and maintain positive mental health

Monday, 30 April 2018, 7:05 pm | Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards

Initiative to support and maintain positive mental health launched Children in Canterbury’s earthquake affected communities are set to benefit from additional support to promote and maintain positive mental health as the first phase of a new initiative is launched. ... More >>

Givealittle petitioned over breast binding campaign

Monday, 30 April 2018, 3:12 pm | Renee Gerlich

On April 22, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on the Spark Foundation sponsored website Givealittle. The campaign asks donors for money to “purchase chest binder fabric for trans men in Africa, Latin America, and Asia". More >>

World Asthma Day - 1 May 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018, 12:44 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ marks World Asthma Day – 1 May 2018 - with the launch of a new online ‘Teachers’ Asthma Toolkit’, a first for New Zealand. More >>

New Māori Emerging Leader Fellowships announced

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:05 am | Health Research Council

A University of Otago researcher wants to improve the quantity and quality of life for Māori with cancer, and he’s just been awarded nearly $500,000 to identify strategies to do so. More >>

More immunisation needed for Maori and Pacifica

Monday, 30 April 2018, 8:44 am | College of Public Health Medicine

More immunisation needed for Maori and Pacifica More effort must be made to lift immunisation rates for Maori and Pacific peoples, and other population groups, says the NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM). NZCPHM has released an updated ... More >>

Making Accessibility Happen

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:44 pm | Georgina Langdon-Pole

Written by Georgina Langdon-Pole Photos by Nando Azevedo “How do we get change? I think the way to do it is through the power of story. To persuade people that something really needs to change, we need to tell our stories.” - Deborah Russell, Labour ... More >>

Protected? Back-to-school prompts measles vaccine reminder

Friday, 27 April 2018, 4:43 pm | Ministry of Health

As students prepare to head back to school or universities after enjoying a holiday break, the Ministry of Health is reminding people to be aware of the risks of measles. More >>

Disability Support Network Supports System Transformation

Friday, 27 April 2018, 3:34 pm | Disability Support Network

New Zealand Disability Support Network Supports System Transformation, but is anyone doing the maths when it comes to funding it? Media Statement 27 April 2018 More >>

New Council members elected

Friday, 27 April 2018, 3:02 pm | Nursing Council of New Zealand

New Council members elected Following Ministerial approval, we are pleased to announce the outcome of Council elections, which were held in September 2017. More >>

End-of-Life Choice Society on palliative care

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:21 pm | End of Life Choice Society

Media release from the End-of-Life Choice Society of New Zealand There is ample evidence that palliative care does not provide a safe and pain-free death for all terminally ill New Zealanders, the authors of a book recently published by the End-of-Life ... More >>

Research funding boost for one of biggest health burdens

Friday, 27 April 2018, 12:33 pm | University of Auckland

A spotlight is about to be shone on one of our biggest health burdens thanks to a funding boost. Research into tendons and their inability to heal once damaged is a neglected area in medical science compared to the amount of research done in other ... More >>

New home for Wellington Community Mental Health

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:51 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Yesterday saw the official opening ceremony of the new Wellington Community Mental Health and Addictions Services location at 113 Adelaide Road in Wellington. More >>

Kiwis take on Everest climb for Sir Ed’s Himalayan Trust

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:10 am | Himalayan Trust

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu are challenging New Zealanders to climb 8848m this May to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing’s historic ascent. The challenge will raise funds for life-changing education and healthcare ... More >>

Global advocate headlines Huntington’s NZ conference

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7:45 pm | Huntington's Disease Association

Emmy Award winning journalist and news producer Charles Sabine is heading our way in May as keynote speaker for the Huntington’s Disease Associations of New Zealand national conference. More >>

Its About Whanau - Helping whanau to Quit

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 5:12 pm | Takiri Mai Te Ata

Lucy Kennedy is a Quit Coach based at Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust out at Seaview, Lower Hutt . Recently, Lucy’s Client, Patrick was referred by Hutt Valley Hospital , to get help to quit smoking, Patrick asked Lucy if she could also help his Partner, ... More >>

New trial in Mid-Central to give disabled people more say

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 4:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

New trial in Mid-Central designed to give disabled people more say 26 April 2018: A trial designed to give disabled people more say in what they want and need from the disability support system is being welcomed by the Human Rights Commission. Disability ... More >>

Children in poorest areas three times more likely to die

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:48 pm | CYMRC

Children living in poorest areas three times more likely to die Children and young people living in the most deprived areas are three times more likely to die in childhood or adolescence than those living in the least deprived areas, a report has found. ... More >>

GoodSAM helps patients in cardiac arrest

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:09 pm |

Ambulance services activate an app so that registered users with CPR training are alerted when someone nearby needs their help. More than 1500 people trained in CPR are registered with a new smartphone app that alerts them when somebody nearby is ... More >>

Kiwi firm in new collaboration to improve cancer treatments

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:30 am | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

New Zealand’s Douglas Pharmaceuticals has entered a new collaboration with The University of Western Australia building on the work of researchers from UWA and the Telethon Kids Institute, to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer. More >>

Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:43 am | Massey University

As nurses rally for better pay and working conditions around the country, new research by a Massey University PhD graduate highlights the growing problem of cyberbullying in the sector. More >>

Southern DHB joins life-saving bowel screening programme

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

Otago and Southland are the latest communities in the country to have access to free bowel screening with Southern District Health Board today joining the National Bowel Screening Programme. More >>

CEO Update 23 April 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:22 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

You can read CEO Update from cover to cover or download the full copy via ISSUU or PDF on our website . You can also navigate straight to the article you want to read via the links below. More >>

Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:33 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on Sunday15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. More >>

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:44 pm | YMCA

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. More >>

Govt Inquiry into Mental Health & Addiction: Public meetings

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:18 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Members of the public are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson next week (3 May). People in Marlborough have the option to attend by video conference from Wairau Hospital, Blenheim. More >>

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:27 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ month long campaign raising awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. More >>

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:25 am | Massey University

Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital. More >>

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:51 am | Mobile Health

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the country’s ... More >>

Protect yourself from influenza this winter

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:35 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board encourages everyone to take action and get their influenza immunisation to protect themselves, their families and friends, before flu season strikes in winter. More >>

Free flu vaccinations for under 18s in Hurunui and Kaikōura

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:31 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Families in the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can once again ensure their children have the best protection available against the flu this winter – and it won’t cost a cent! More >>

Meeting the health needs in rural communities

Friday, 20 April 2018, 9:53 am | Massey University

New Zealand has more people living with long-term health conditions, an increasing older population and health inequalities that continue to persist, particularly for Māori and poorer communities. But despite the declining rural medical workforce, ... More >>

Winners of the Respiratory Achievers' Awards

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 8:54 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Achievers' Awards Announced Thursday 19 April 2018, marks the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Respiratory Achievers' Awards organised by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. More >>

Growing diversity strengthens mental health services

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:03 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The changing face of local communities is being increasingly reflected by those working to support people with mental health needs. More >>

Free flu vaccinations for under 18s in Hurunui and Kaikōura

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:35 pm | Canterbury DHB

Families in the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can once again ensure their children have the best protection available against the flu this winter – and it won’t cost a cent! Young people from six months to 17 years old years of age living in ... More >>

Police at very low risk of hepatitis C infection

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:27 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

Police at very low risk of hepatitis C infection from contact with public, Hepatitis Foundation say More >>

Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:44 am | Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes1 and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly. More >>

230,000 patients have inequitable access to modern medicines

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:37 am | Medicines New Zealand

More than 230,000 New Zealand patients are deprived from accessing a range of modern medicines shown by the latest information published in New Zealand’s Medicines Landscape. More >>

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:48 am |

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. More >>

Kiwis’ diet confusion could be killing our gut bacteria

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:33 am | Kelloggs

The number ONE reason why Kiwis have been on a food eliminating diet, is to look after their health – yet unnecessary avoidance could be having the opposite effect on your gut health when it comes to grains More >>

Hāpai support vaping industry call for cigarette vape switch

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6:31 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai support vaping industry calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies More >>

Hospital administration staff essential

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:41 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Administration and clerical staff working in public hospitals provide essential support to front line clinical staff, including senior doctors and dentists, and need to be paid fairly,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

Brief phone outage to affect DHB facilities

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:25 am | Canterbury District Health Board

There will be a short telephone outage at several West Coast District Health Board facilities on Wednesday night. The outage is to enable an upgrade to our systems ahead of the introduction of a new telephone system later this year. The outage will ... More >>

People missed for screening unacceptable

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:18 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is alarmed at the rising number of people affected by the screening error now estimated at 15,000 Waitemata residents. Following OIA requests by journalists, the patient-led charity raised concerns in March about 10,500 people ... More >>

Careerforce releases palliative care assessment package

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:05 am | Careerforce

Careerforce, with the support of Hospice New Zealand, has created an assessment package to recognise the competency of the workforce providing palliative and end of life care. More >>

Wellbeing essential to a healthy region

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 8:50 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Evon Currie, General Manager of Community and Public Health for Canterbury DHB has applauded the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill progressing through its first reading. More >>

More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme. More >>

Doctors Kamo achieve National Healthcare Home Certifcation

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

Doctors Kamo are one of ten practices nationally to receive National Healthcare Home Certification, and the first practice in Northland. More >>

The fertility puzzle: what NZ researchers now know

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:46 pm | Health Research Council

About 25 per cent of New Zealand couples who are wanting to conceive may experience infertility or seek medical help. But thanks to a series of discoveries funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, new light is being shed on the mechanisms ... More >>

Caring for those who care for others - Free dental care

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:06 pm | Lumino

Free dental care for hundreds of family carers nationwide, on May 5th 2018 17 April 2018 From the sugar tax debate to calls to make dental care fully funded, oral health continues to be in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders. On May 5th, 2018 free ... More >>

What’s The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life? It’s No Secret

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:54 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

It’s exercise! When we think of the benefits of exercise a few common ones always spring to mind; fat loss, increased energy, and strength and muscle gains. But the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity reach much further than this, ... More >>

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken: researchers

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:35 am | University of Otago

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken, say researchers New research has found that many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the high levels of Campylobacter contamination of fresh chicken and most want safety labelling about the risks on ... More >>

2018 Ryman Prize entries open

Monday, 16 April 2018, 5:02 pm | Ryman Healthcare

The search is on for the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. More >>

Southern DHB taking part in challenge to get patients up

Monday, 16 April 2018, 4:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

A 70 day challenge to support and encourage more patients to get up out of bed, dressed and moving as quickly as possible, when safe to do so kicks off at Southern DHB tomorrow (Tuesday 17 April). More >>

Conference to Look at Inconsistent Diagnosis and Treatment

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:43 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ) is calling for a more streamlined approach to deal with inconsistencies and disparities around the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer nationwide. More >>

Taxpayer-funded health activists bully Youthline

Monday, 16 April 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer-funded health activists ignored advice from the Ministry of Health, Auckland Council, and Auckland Transport, to bully a company into dropping a promotion to raise money for Youthline, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ ... More >>



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