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Notifying DHB Chairs of Media Interest

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:44 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest fine as long as it’s not an attempt to control debate More >>

Kiwis Amongst the Highest Consumers of Fruit and Vegetables

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:57 pm | Five plus a day

Auckland, Thursday 17th August – Research released today by the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust puts Kiwis on the global map when it comes to awareness of the health benefits and consumption of fruit and vegetables. More >>

Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupo Medical Centre

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:21 pm | Taupo Medical Centre

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population. More >>

Over 200 Hearing-Impaired Adults Lack Government Funding

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:49 am | NZOHNS

Over 200 deaf and severely hearing-impaired adults are unable to receive hearing restoring implanted hearing aids due to lack of government funding. More >>

Health info, on the go

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:01 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients are receiving faster, and more-informed, care and advice following the rollout of iPads to 52 health professionals working in the community. More >>

Studying New Treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:50 am | University of Otago

A New Zealand-first research study happening in Canterbury could make treatment of a common male condition easier and less painful. More >>

1089 pupils needing urgent psychological help identified

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

110 Te Tai Tokerau Principals this week identified 1089 pupils in their schools who need clinical psychological help to recover from often horrific childhood experiences – and there’s little available! More >>

Reducing harm from hazardous substances

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A new system for managing hazardous substances in New Zealand will come into force in December 2017. More >>

Patients encouraged to Sit Up, Get Dressed, and Keep Moving

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:16 am | Southern District Health Board

The ‘Sit Up, Get Dressed, and Keep Moving’ initiative to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and out of bed kicks offtomorrow at Southern DHB. More >>

Protecting the finances of people with dementia

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:15 am | Dementia Auckland

Protecting the finances of people with dementia Protecting people with dementia against scams and theft will be one of many engaging topics at Dementia Auckland’s 5th Annual Symposium on Sunday 27th August. Guest speaker Sally Widdowson, a key ... More >>

Looming crisis in orthopaedic surgery

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:43 am | NZ Orthopaedic Association

The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association is calling for a national taskforce on future orthopaedic surgery, to avert a looming crisis More >>

Review of Southern DHB urology service offers advice

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:37 pm | Southern District Health Board

An external review of Southern DHB’s urology service has offered “strong, practical suggestions for the future”, says Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming. More >>

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. Find more about ... More >>

New Online Tool Puts the Focus on Māori Men’s Health

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:41 am | Mana Tane Ora o Aotearoa

Mana Tāne Ora o Aotearoa, the National Māori Men’s Health Coalition, will launch the Tāne Ora Health Indicator tool in Wellington tonight. More >>

Canterbury DHB delivers multiple health wins for Chathams

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:02 am | Canterbury DHB

Chatham Island residents are receiving greater levels of health care, which is resulting in fewer residents leaving the island to enter long term residential care, fewer hospital stays and a significant reduction in emergency life flights. The Canterbury ... More >>

Medical Council of New Zealand chief executive resigns

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:53 am | Medical Council of New Zealand

15 August 2017 - Mr Andrew Connolly, chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand, today announced the resignation of the Council’s chief executive, Philip Pigou. More >>

Eat My Lunch challenges MPs to GIVE a lunch

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:46 am | Eat My Lunch

Eat My Lunch will GIVE its 500,000 lunch today to a school child who would otherwise go without. While this might seem like cause for celebration, it also highlights the fact that Government still hasn’t figured out a way to address child poverty ... More >>

New discovery could help prevent preterm birth

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:34 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Otago University researchers have discovered a new trigger that stimulates the release of oxytocin from the brain in pregnancy – the hormone responsible for contracting the uterus during birth. More >>

MHF Says Government Initiatives Are Positive First Steps

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:03 am | Mental Health Foundation

Monday 14 August 2017 - The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes the government’s announcement of its $100 million fund for mental health as positive first steps. More >>

Smoke & Mirrors from National on Mental Health Yet Again

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:01 am | PSA

The National Party’s re-announcement of an already inadequate response to the crisis in mental health does very little to aid the sector and is utterly insufficient to address growing demand and cost pressures in the mental health system, says the Public ... More >>

Gerontology nursing conference to focus on ageing well

Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:27 pm | Selwyn Foundation

The Selwyn Institute’s 2017 gerontology nursing conference to focus on ageing well How can you help those you care for improve their wellbeing as they age? More >>

National health target needed to reduce respiratory illness

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:36 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ believe the latest findings from the University of Otago study into childhood respiratory illness and primary care reiterate the need for action from the government to introduce a national respiratory health target. More >>

Bigger and better ICU for Wellington

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:28 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

One of the country’s busiest intensive care units will be expanded to enable nearly 100 additional complex surgeries per year. More >>

To Help Minds For Minds Unlock The Cause Of Autism

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:10 pm | Change Day

Join Geneva’s Change Day Pledge To Help Minds For Minds Unlock The Cause Of Autism More >>

Call to support workers in mental health sector

Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:34 pm | Joint Press Release

Call to grow and develop support workers in the mental health and addiction sector Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou) and Platform Trust have partnered again to call for more recognition and development for support workers in the mental health and ... More >>

Moderate Drinking Reduces Diabetes Incidence – Study

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:02 pm | Spirits New Zealand

14 August 2017 - A five year international study of 70,551 men and women has confirmed the association between moderate drinking and reduced risk of diabetes. More >>

Support for Mental Health & Addiction Matters to All of Us

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:45 pm | It matters

At some stage in their lives, all New Zealanders are affected by mental health and addictions issues, either in their own lives or in the life of someone they know. The it matters! campaign declares that when people want and need it, support should ... More >>

Launch of a Ground-Breaking Clinical Sexual Violence Network

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:23 am | MEDSAC

Launch of a Ground-Breaking Clinical Sexual Violence Network Will Provide Much Needed Support for This Sector More >>

100,000 Record Population Growth

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

14 August 2017 - New Zealand’s population grew by 100,400 in the year ended June 2017, the largest ever increase for a June year, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand’s estimated resident population was 4.79 million at 30 June 2017. More >>

12-Week Old Taonga Face of Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:54 am | Northland DHB

12-week old Taonga Peita is a very precious child who has a range of medical complications, spent two and a half weeks in Whangarei Hospital’s Specialist Care Baby Unit (SCBU) after he was born prematurely on May 16 this year, and continues to rely upon oxygen ... More >>

Le Va CE Dr Monique Faleafa Wins eHealth Award

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:32 am | Le Va

Dr Monique Faleafa, Chief Executive of Le Va, has scooped an AUT Centre for eHealth innovation leadership award presented in Auckland yesterday. More >>

Dairy intolerance real - “not in people’s heads”

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:27 pm | Auckland University

Dairy intolerance real - “not in people’s heads” For the first time, scientists have shown that dairy intolerance is a physiological condition distinct from lactose intolerance, and not “all in people’s heads”. “Lots of people suspect that ... More >>

Are the kids alright?

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:47 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“On International Youth day lets all do our bit to develop a kiwi culture that values young people gives them a fair go and connects them with resilience. “ says Lynne Holdem, Public Issues spokesperson for New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. More >>

Cantabrians Contribute to Alzheimer’s Understanding

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:58 pm | CGM Research Trust

Christchurch medical research centre, the CGM Research Trust, is tackling one of medicine’s most elusive problems: the quest for a safe sleep aid for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. More >>

Organic Farmer New Chair of Soil & Health

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:02 pm | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

11 August 2017 - A fourth-generation farmer has been selected as the new chair of the Soil & Health Association, following its AGM. Until 2014 Graham Clarke was a sheep and beef farmer for over 30 years in South Otago at Marama Farm, which was ... More >>

New Avocado Research Makes Superfruit Even More Desirable

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Avocado

11 August 2017: New Zealand researchers have discovered that New Zealand-grown avocados have unique nutritional qualities, with double the amount of vitamin B6 and 20 percent more folate than those grown in other countries. More >>

Cystic Fibrosis – It’s Literally Breath Taking

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:39 pm | Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

CYSTIC FIBROSIS – IT’S LITERALLY BREATH TAKING Annual Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week highlights challenging genetic disorder and the 500 resilient people in New Zealand living with it Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting condition. It can limit ... More >>

Unions Slam Treasury Threats to Christchurch Health Services

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Unions representing health professionals are slamming Treasury for last months report undermining Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), which alleged CDHB’s ‘poor financial performance’ was ‘a concern’. More >>

Childhood respiratory illnesses and primary care

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

A study using ‘big data’ has found that childhood respiratory illnesses, especially during the first two years of life, have a big impact on New Zealand primary care general practice (GP) workloads. More >>

Wellington City Menzshed & Hospital Get Together

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:15 am | City Menzshed Wellington

Thomas the Tank Engine has brought two groups together in what is clearly a win/win partnership. More >>

Taranaki DHB ranked second most preferred hospital

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:53 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki Hospitals (Taranaki DHB) have come second in a survey that ranks graduating doctors’ most preferred hospitals to work in. More >>

Health System Hardly Enviable for People with Arthrisis

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:02 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Thursday 10 August, 2017 - On the contrary, Kiwis with arthritis envy patients in other countries, says Arthritis New Zealand’s CEO Sandra Kirby. More >>

Collaboration the key to addressing rural health workforce

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:52 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The call for a nationally focussed, multidisciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

Waitemata DHB “Leading the Way in Maternal And Newborn Care”

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:09 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

August 10, 2017 - Waitemata DHB has the joint lowest perinatal mortality rate in New Zealand according to a national health quality report. More >>

Geneva Supports Client’s Change Day Pledge

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:48 pm | Geneva Health

As part of Change Day 2017, Geneva Elevator’s client, Eilish Wilkes, encourages all Kiwis to join her #ChangeDayNZ pledge to support children in need of care by gifting her book, Hospital Happenings, to a child in hospital or a child they know ... More >>

The EPA Has Sold The Health of the Marine Environment

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:37 pm | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand is really disappointed by today’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision to approve seabed mining in the habitat of New Zealand’s critically endangered Māui dolphins. More >>

Cancer Prevention Target for Campbell Fellowship Award

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:25 pm | Cornwall Park Trust Board

10 August 2017 - At a time of a rapid rise in oral cancers in New Zealand, this year’s Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship has been awarded to a young Auckland researcher, Dr Carol Chelimo, hailed as a rising star in her field. More >>

NO to proposed Buller Integrated Family Health Centre

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:54 pm | NZNO

In support of the community opposition to the proposed Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC), NZNO CE Memo Musa has written to the chair of the Health Select Committee, Hon. Simon O’Connor to set out NZNO’s position. More >>

Medical Emergency on Train Shows Staff Critical for Safety

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:01 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

10 August 2017 - Yesterday’s emergency on a train approaching Auckland’s Britomart station shows the importance of on-board staff for the safety of the travelling public, said the union representing train crews. More >>

RACP: Make Health Equity The Norm

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:33 am | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

RACP: Make health equity the norm Thursday, 10 August 2017 - The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is calling for New Zealand politicians to take urgent action to make health equity the norm. RACP New Zealand President Dr Jonathan Christiansen ... More >>

Rethinking Men’s Mental Health

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:02 am | Ancestral Health Society

Five members of the Ancestral Health Society of NZ (AHSNZ) including a nutritionist, sociologist, men’s group presenter, psychologist, and naturopath, are giving talks on men’s mental health at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington on Saturday, ... More >>

Māia Health Foundation And MG Marketing Kick Off Partnership

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:54 am | Maia Health Foundation

Māia Health Foundation is proud to announce MG Marketing, a leading supplier of fresh produce to New Zealand, as the foundation’s new Founding Business Partner. More >>

Understanding what Gluten Free Means

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:39 pm | Bakeworks

Gluten-Free diets have continued to gain popularity, particularly through the recent rise of people turning to positive lifestyles with increased understanding of the need for healthy food options. Whether you are considering Gluten-free options for ... More >>

Mental Health Services Need Māori Partnership to Be Improved

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:29 pm | Te Rau Matatini

Nothing will change nor improve in mental health services without authentic Māori leadership and partnership More >>

A solution for Kiwis waiting for surgery

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:21 pm | NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

Many thousands of Kiwis could have surgery without delay if DHBs made more use of private hospitals. “No matter what the Ministry of Health says, there is a significant unmet demand for surgery in New Zealand and private surgical hospitals around the ... More >>

Peter St George-Hyslop wins the Ryman Prize

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:25 pm | Ryman Healthcare

A world-renown researcher has won the 2017 Ryman Prize in recognition of his more than 30 years of ground-breaking contribution to research into Alzheimer’s Disease. More >>

Orion Health Signs Interoperability Contract in Australia

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:21 am | Orion Health

Auckland, 8 August 2017 — Orion Health, has signed a five-year contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, Australia, to deploy the company’s flagship interoperability solution, Rhapsody Integration Engine, ... More >>

New home support service providers announced

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:40 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

After two years of consultation, planning and a robust public tender procurement process Nelson Marlborough Health has contracted two new providers of home-based support services for the region. More >>

The Many Benefits of Exercise as we Age

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

With the recent release of the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Ageing Strategy there is an increased focus on living not just longer but maintaining health and wellbeing by creating opportunities in a range of areas for older people. While medical care ... More >>

Responding to suicide among young Māori

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:59 pm | Te Rau Matatini

Responses to suicide among young Māori and their whanau will require a different approach than for other age groups and Pakeha. The biggest challenge in New Zealand which will continue to threaten the wellbeing of Māori youth arises from the existing ... More >>