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Aniva Programme Celecbrates Success

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:48 am | Aniva

The success of New Zealand's Pacific nurses will be the focus of a special event at Te Papa Museum this evening with the Prime Minister and a number of Pacific health leaders in attendance. More >>

More Women Choose Life for Their Baby in 2016

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:17 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

In 2016 there were 12,823 abortions reported in New Zealand. This represents a three per cent decrease on the 13,155 abortions reported in 2015. This is the lowest abortion total in 25 years. Right to Life welcomes the continued decrease and applauds the ... More >>

Warm your home up quickly

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:07 pm | EECA

The World Health Organisation recommends we heat our homes to at least 18 degrees to stay healthy. EECA ENERGYWISE expert Christian Horning has five, low-cost tips for warming up your home faster. More >>

Yoga major part of soaring Kiwi exercising momentum

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:42 am | Make Lemonade

If exercise was considered a sport, it would be the biggest sport in New Zealand, by more than 50 percent, Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie says. More >>

New head and neck cancer initiative

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:35 am | Head and Neck Cancer Survivors' Support Network

Head and neck cancer is the “most unkindest cut of all” according to patients who have been through this disabling and disfiguring disease. And yet unlike breast and prostate cancer there has been no nationwide support for this cancer - until ... More >>

Red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:18 pm | Medicines New Zealand

NZ rolls out red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine. Pioneering Australian researcher and 2006 Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, is paying a short visit to New Zealand this week. He is a guest of honour at the Medicines ... More >>

Senior business leader appointed to chair FoodHQ

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:52 pm | FoodHQ

Sue Foley, a senior New Zealand business leader, has been appointed as the first independent chair of FoodHQ™. More >>

Abortion Statistics: Year ended December 2016

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of abortions performed in New Zealand decreased in 2016, Stats NZ said today. A total of 12,823 induced abortions were performed, compared with 13,155 in 2015. More >>

NZISM Announces New Advisory Board Chair Mike Cosman

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Mike Cosman will become the new Chair of its Advisory Board with effect from 16 June 2017. Samantha Sharif, the current Advisory Board Chair, will step down as Chair, ... More >>

Euthanasia Poll Conducted for Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:32 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life questions the findings of this latest Horizon poll conducted on behalf of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society NZ. The question was worded to obtain the result the Voluntary Euthanasia Society wanted. The Horizon poll found 75 per cent of the ... More >>

Health Ministry Confirms Bill Enables Mandatory Fluoridation

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:16 am | Fluoridegate Legal Action NZ

“The intent of the Bill is to enable the extension of fluoridated areas” says the Ministry’s document responding to submissions to Select Committee on the Fluoridation Bill. More >>

NZ Babies Exposed to a High-Sugar Diet

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:02 am | Auckland University

A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials. More >>

Trial Pioneers New Standard of Care for Skin Cancer Patients

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:58 am | TROG Cancer Research

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy, with results from a new Australian study showing that surgery combined with radiotherapy is a more effective treatment. More >>

Report Finds "Unacceptable Discrepancies" in Death Rates

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:45 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has identified what it says are unacceptable discrepancies in the mortality rates for New Zealand’s most deprived populations. More >>

Cancer and HIV patients and children to benefit from PHARMAC

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:49 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced the funding of five new treatments and wider use of over 30 existing treatments, which are set to benefit many New Zealanders from 1 July 2017. PHARMAC helps New Zealanders live healthier and better lives every day, and this ... More >>

Volunteering meaningful and rewarding

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:32 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Volunteering meaningful and rewarding “I wanted to do something meaningful with my time and helping others has given me that and more,” says mother-of-two, and volunteer, Lynne Riddle. Lynne has been volunteering at Tauranga Hospital’s Ward ... More >>

DRC NZ Launches Sweet Friends

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:15 pm | DRC

DRC NZ Launches Sweet Friends - For sugar free alternatives using Xylitol that sweeten & protect your teeth Auckland, June, 2017: DRC NZ is announcing the release of their new website Sweet Friends. The website has now been live since ... More >>

All Blacks players visit Starship Children’s Hospital

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:59 pm | ASB Bank

Ten All Blacks brought smiles to the faces of Starship patients and their families as they visited the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland on Wednesday morning. More >>

Youth project launches to end mental illness discrimination

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:24 pm | Mental Health Foundation

One year after Lucy McSweeney took part in the Mental Health Foundation’s social change programme, POD (Point of Difference), the 21-year-old was standing on the steps of Parliament to present her petition. More >>

Two Massey Health Researchers Secure Over $6M in HRC Funding

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:16 am | Massey University

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international ... More >>

US Trial to Screen Diabetics for Pancreatic Cancer

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:43 am | Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has just announced the launch of a $2.7 million 3-year research study that will investigate the link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. The main goal is to detect the often lethal cancer at a curable ... More >>

Mobile Health leads the Fieldays’ health hub

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:06 am | Make Lemonade

At least 22 health nationwide organisations have been inundated with the rural community seeking advice from the landmark health hub at New Zealand’s Fieldays in Hamilton this week. More >>

Supreme Court gives big tick to dangerous DHB policy

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:59 pm | Dave Macpherson

Supreme Court decision supporting Waitemata DHB ban on smoking areas in ‘secure’ mental health units called “stupid” by father of Waikato DHB patient whose death arose from the policy Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision supporting the Waitemata ... More >>

Annual Investment in rural health services is essential

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Annual Investment in rural health services is essential says Feds Source: Federated Farmers -- Government investment in rural health services for the third consecutive year provides essential ongoing support for the provinces says Federated Farmers. ... More >>

Supreme Court Decision – “a Win for Patient Health”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 3:47 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board welcomes today’s decision in the Supreme Court to uphold its smokefree policy. More >>

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:26 pm | Northland DHB

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations It is essential for people suffering kidney failure to talk to their whānau and spread awareness that they will need a kidney donated to them at some point. Anybody in good health with two ... More >>

Judgment: B v Waitemata DHB

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:58 pm | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ... More >>

Leakage is no laughing matter!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:39 am | Gratitude Fitness

With over 30 per cent of women with children experiencing leakage and all menopausal women at risk of leakage it makes sense for every woman to exercise their pelvic floor muscles. More >>

Going to Sleep on Your Back Increases Risk of Stillbirth

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:30 am | University of Auckland

New University of Auckland research has found that women who go to sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are almost four times more likely to experience a stillbirth. More >>

Elder Abuse Awareness Week

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:01 am | Northland District Health Board

This Thursday, seven days of elder abuse and neglect awareness begins. It’s a time to acknowledge social workers like Rachel MacKinnon and Sally Raymond who protect our most vulnerable people every day by intervening when family fail to care for ... More >>

Keynote Speakers Announced for NZ Resus 2018

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 9:41 am | Resuscitation Council

Professor Myra Wyckoff, Associate Professor Marcus Ong, and Dr Jasmeet Soar have today been announced as keynote speakers for the New Zealand Resuscitation Council’s next conference, NZ Resus 2018 – Coming of Age , to be held in Wellington on 19-21 ... More >>

Final autism conference keynote speakers confirmed

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:31 pm | Altogether Autism

13 June 2017 - Altogether Autism has confirmed the final two keynote presentations for the 2017 learning event at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport on July 19 and 20. More >>

Does Regular Exercise Compensate for Higher Bodyweight?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:44 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

There is a growing understanding that health and wellness are not simply related to body size or ability to perform feats of physical fitness. Even the terms ‘fit’ and ‘fat’ come with a range of meanings. However it is clear that there are some ... More >>

NZ research shows link between gambling and family violence

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:00 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Recent New Zealand research shows that family violence and abuse is common in people seeking help for their own or for someone else’s gambling. More >>

Making safer havens for our older people

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:41 am | Massey University

Nursing homes should be safe places for our older people, but unfortunately, the number of cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and residential care facilities continues to grow. More >>

Rural Academic GP to merge with Grey Medical Centre

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:50 am | West Coast District Health

In anticipation of the new Grey Integrated Family Health Centre opening next year, two of Greymouth’s general practices will merge at the start of July. More >>

Nicky Stevens’ family echoes call for Mental Health Inquiry

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:12 am | Family of Nicky Stevens

Tonight’s TVNZ News Poll showing 77% of New Zealanders support the call for an Independent Mental Health Inquiry has been described by the family of Nicky Stevens as a “stinging rebuff for the head-in-the-sand attitude of Prime Minister Bill ... More >>

Mental health of rural NZ at tipping point

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:37 am | Make Lemonade

The health of New Zealand’s rural communities is at an all-time low, a leading mobile health expert says. More >>

NZ a nation of sports watchers on the couch

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 11:19 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar, a leading national exercise expert says. More >>

Mental health staff benefit from self-reflection training

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Careerforce

Mental health worker Tracey Currie says self-reflection is a “powerful tool” support workers can use to achieve better outcomes for their clients. More >>

Time to get a Health Check guys

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:03 pm | Mens Health Week

Men’s Health Week returns for the eighth year and for 2017 the focus is on preventable illnesses and deaths, with a particular emphasis on the health of our hearts. More >>

Health on parliament agenda

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:46 pm | Science Media Centre

With two health-related members' bills pulled from the ballot this week, health will be big on parliament's upcoming agenda. More >>

Making our Waterways Healthy

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:31 am | Public Health Association

The 2016 campylobacter outbreak, which affected a thousand people and was linked to at least four deaths, was a shocking reminder of how vulnerable our water is, and why nation-wide action is vital says the Public Health Association. More >>

Endometriosis NZ Chief Executive a Queens Honour recipient

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:18 am | Endometriosis New Zealand

Deborah Bush, Chief Executive Officer for Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ), has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) during the annual ceremony over the long-weekend for her services to women’s health. More >>

Mandatory Registration of Social Workers

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:17 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Shannon Pakura, President of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZAW) fully supports Minister Tolley’s announcement that legislation is being developed to make registration of social workers mandatory. More >>

A winter walk could be just what the doctor ordered

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:26 pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

Winter is here and as the temperature drops it can be tempting to go into hibernation. But while the chilly days offer little motivation to get off the couch, keeping active is key to taking care of your health. More >>

Bioengineers show how science is personalising healthcare

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:43 pm | Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Imagine going to the doctor and seeing a personalised 3D model of your heart, lungs and gut flash up on a computer screen. More >>

Obesity and heart health

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:20 pm | University of Otago

Being overweight or obese from as early as three years of age is associated with measures of cardiovascular risk in early midlife, according to new findings from the world-renowned Dunedin Study. More >>


Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Porter Novelli

Every month, an average of 1,775 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer. It’s a diagnosis no one asks for, which is why the Dry July NZ Trust is asking you to help by signing up to Dry July. More >>

Josephine Wallis Minds for Minds Chairperson

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:02 am | Geneva Healthcare

“There is no point being here if you can’t go out and make a difference.” – Josephine Wallis Geneva Healthcare CEO, Josephine Wallis, continues to lead change and make a difference in the healthcare industry through her role as the newly appointed ... More >>

'R U OK?' Week at Russell McVeagh

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:28 am | Russell McVeagh

A firm-wide 'R U OK?' Week is currently underway at Russell McVeagh targeted at addressing mental and physical health in the workplace and encouraging staff to 'check in' with each other. More >>

Gonorrhoea treatment reaching crisis point

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:28 am | Massey University

The threat of increased antibiotic resistance is often in the headlines. Now two Massey University researchers argue that in the case of sexually-transmitted gonorrhoea, this is inevitable, and we had better figure out what to do after the antibiotics ... More >>

Budget Mental Health Funding Boost is a Cut in Real Terms

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:26 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Government’s big Budget promises of additional mental health funding are nothing more than a cruel deception on people already struggling to get the help they need, says the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Research Shows More People are embracing the Fitness Trend

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:42 am | aramark

New research released today by Opinion Matters, commissioned by Food Services Company Aramark, found that the majority of people want to do a 5k run. More >>

$160,000 for child autism and sleep disruption research

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researcher Dr Laurie McLay has received an emerging researcher first grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) valued at $160,825 over three years. More >>

Seasonal fruit packed with natural goodness

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:14 pm | 5 Plus A Day

Eating fresh fruit is a natural, easy way to boost wellness during winter, says 5+ A Day. More >>

Wellbeing survey results

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:51 am | Canterbury District Health Board

The latest Canterbury Wellbeing Survey shows the wellbeing of greater Christchurch residents continues to improve. More >>

Cigna and GrownUps partner with Heart Saver to save lives

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:19 am | CIGNA

With sudden cardiac arrest being the leading cause of death in New Zealand adults*, Cigna and GrownUps have today joined Heart Saver’s Become a Heart Saver campaign to help address the issue. More >>

Life-saving FAST campaign begins

Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:15 pm | Stroke Foundation

A nationwide campaign to help New Zealanders recognise the main signs of a stroke, and to call 111, begins today. The campaign teaches the FAST message (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 111) and has proven effective here ... More >>

Euthanasia advocates’ survey still shabby, still wrong

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:39 pm | The Care Alliance

Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, says he is disappointed that the New Zealand Medical Journal has chosen to publish an article by Phillipa Malpas, Mike Wilson and Pam Oliver based on their flawed 2015 survey. More >>



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