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New Heart Foundation evidence review on whole grains

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:39 am | National Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation’s new Whole grains and the heart evidence paper confirms that eating whole grain foods can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 30%. More >>

Older people encouraged to consider medical tests

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:32 am | Council Of Medical Colleges

Medical colleges are urging older people to consider whether they really need that test, treatment or procedure, on International Day of Older Persons. More >>

PHARMAC must fund breakthrough treatment

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:15 am | Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

Cystic Fibrosis NZ and Kalydeco for Kiwis have launched a joint campaign urging PHARMAC to fund the cystic fibrosis treatment Kalydeco. More >>

Have you done an advance care plan?

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Planning for her future care was the last thing on Wendy Betteridge’s mind, until a cardiac arrest 18 months ago forced her to change her thinking. More >>

AA moves to support Kiwis suffering hearing loss

Monday, 1 October 2018, 8:49 am | Automobile Association

The AA has rolled out free hearing consultations to its more than a million Personal Members in a move it hopes will see more Kiwis get the support they need in dealing with hearing loss. A report commissioned by the National Foundation for the Deaf ... More >>

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 1:01 pm | University of Otago

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows High unmet need for dental care is causing pain, embarrassment, worry and reducing quality of life among Syrian refugees, new University of Otago research shows. The research, ... More >>

Dyslexia Awareness Week 1-7 October 2018

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:01 pm | Speld

Aidan Milner is one of the lucky ones. He has severe dyslexia and dyscalculia – massive struggles with reading, writing and maths. Yet he has managed to graduate with a Masters Degree in Geology and now works as an engineering geologist – a ... More >>

Heart Foundation encourages Kiwis to make a promise

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:38 pm | The Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation encourages Kiwis to make a promise for heart health on World Heart Day More >>

Quantifying the disease burden of alcohol’s harm to others

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:44 am | Massey University

Professor Sally Casswell from Massey University’s SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre has been awarded nearly $1 million in funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand, to investigate what is known as the “second hand” harm of alcohol. More >>

First cancer patient marks centre’s one-year anniversary

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:38 am | Icon

First cancer patient marks centre’s one-year anniversary WELLINGTON, Thursday 27th September 2018 – This month the Bowen Icon Cancer Centre celebrates a year of delivering quality cancer care in New Zealand. Since opening in 2017, the state-of-the-art ... More >>

Dunedin focussing on the five ways to wellbeing

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 5:21 pm | WellSouth

Mental Health is everyone’s business! Dunedin focussing on the five ways to wellbeing this Mental Health Awareness Week. More >>

Opportunities for all this Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 5:20 pm | WellSouth

“Connecting with the one another is an important aspect of keeping yourself well, and the Mental Health Awareness Week planning committee have ensured that there is an opportunity for all to nourish their Te Taha Hinengaro (mental health)” says ... More >>

Hugo Charitable Trust supports cancer research with $300,000

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:10 pm | Hugo Charitable Trust

Hugo Charitable Trust supports cancer research with $300,000 donation A $300,000 donation is helping the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute work on less-invasive ways to treat cancer. Hugo Charitable Trust donated the sum after hearing about the ... More >>

Research needed to understand construction suicide rate

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 2:58 pm | Site Safe NZ

Further research to uncover what is fuelling the alarmingly high rate of suicides in construction will be urgently undertaken by industry organisations. More >>

Vitamins may help smokers quit – new research

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:06 pm | University of Canterbury

New research by University of Canterbury (UC) psychologists shows that minerals and vitamins help to reduce cigarette consumption and promote successful quitting. More >>

Northern DHBs collaborate on health IT

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:26 am | Health Alliance

HealthAlliance has gone to tender for a regional collaborative community care solution as part of the new strategic direction of the Northern region DHBs. More >>

People with disabilities can and should be heard

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:35 am | People First

Robert Martin, a humble man from Whanganui who has been called “a national treasure” by many within the disability community, has just become the first person with an intellectual disability in history to Chair a session at the United Nations. More >>

Centuries of working in the community come together

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:45 pm | Harcourts

Harcourts New Zealand in conjunction with the Harcourts Foundation have formed an exclusive long-term partnership with Plunket New Zealand. More >>

Why has Govt reneged on addressing surgical mesh awareness?

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 5:29 pm | Mesh Down Under

“Does acting Associate Health Minister James Shaw have the skills to manage such a serious health issue?” After this debacle- perhaps not. More >>

NZ's most vulnerable to benefit from community dental grants

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:16 pm | Wrigley

Some of New Zealand’s most ‘at-need’ citizens are the beneficiaries of eleven projects receiving US$35,000 in combined funding through the 2018 Community Service Grants by the Wrigley Company Foundation, with support from the New Zealand Dental ... More >>

Telehealth Improving the Power of Speech

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:23 am | Waikato DHB

The popularity of telehealth technology is revolutionizing the way Waikato District Health Board Speech Language Therapists deliver care to rural patients in need of vital treatment to help them communicate and lead more positive lives. More >>

TB disproportionately affecting Māori

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:14 am | ESR

Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having tuberculosis, although Māori continue to suffer disproportionately from the disease compared with others born in New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:09 am | University of Otago

A study into the pharmaceutical use of 1.4 million New Zealand children has revealed some significant increases in the use of certain prescription medicines, as well as the positive impact of practitioner education. In a New Zealand-first, researchers ... More >>

Link between time spent in nature and positive mental health

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 6:17 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Survey findings* released by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) today reveal the positive impact spending time in nature has on the mental health of New Zealanders. Of those Kiwis surveyed following last year’s Mental Health Awareness ... More >>

Book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

Friday, 21 September 2018, 10:38 am | University of Otago

University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species. More >>

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:45 am | Massey University

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously. More >>

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:58 am | University of Otago

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Christchurch Hospital warning over synthetic cannabis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:27 pm | Canterbury DHB

Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit. More >>

Applications closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:26 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Only 1 week until applications close for the Value of Medicines Award 2018. The national award recognises translational, fundamental, or clinical research into existing emerging medicines or vaccines. It is open to researchers, professors, clinicians, students ... More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply. More >>

“Hugely positive” response to app for people with addictions

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:43 pm | Health Informatics

A one-year trial of a smartphone app to support people recovering from alcohol or drug addictions at Waikato DHB is proving successful and is likely to be extended. More >>

International recognition for Tauranga Hospital

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:15 am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A Tauranga Hospital healthcare initiative has been recognised for its excellence at an international conference held in Australia. More >>

NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:30 am | NZNO

Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice ... More >>

Experts urge government to invest in public health

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8:48 am | College of Public Health Medicine

The NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) urged the government to prioritise public health at the College’s 10-year Anniversary Dinner in Wellington. More >>

Patient Care Compromised by Decision Not to Amend HPCAA

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:19 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Radiologists

Patient care in New Zealand has been compromised by the decision not to recommend changes to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) Amendment Bill to ensure overseas teleradiologists are registered, The Royal Australian and New ... More >>

Murchison Health Centre to join Nelson Bays Primary Health

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 3:39 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

Murchison Health Centre is joining Nelson Bays Primary Health, the primary health organisation (PHO) that organises and delivers primary and community health services across the Nelson and Tasman district. More >>

‘Revolutionary’ PPP may help with health’s ‘nightmare’

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:27 pm | SEQURE Health

New Zealand’s newfound surgical “nightmare” could easily be fixed if District Health Boards are willing to invest in in-sourcing a competent workforce, says one medical expert. More >>

Growing need for Health Transport Services

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:33 am | St John

A report released today by St John shows a burgeoning need for coordinated, free or very-low-cost health transport services at a national level to support New Zealand’s ageing population. More >>

Cigna supports mental health for Kiwi kids

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:53 am | CIGNA

Cigna New Zealand has partnered with Life Education Trust to support mental health education in schools. The children’s mental and physical health charity is conducting a new evaluation project to gain a better understanding of the daily challenges faced ... More >>

Online gaming: what’s the fuss?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Concerns over the addictive nature of online gaming and its effects will be addressed by a national expert at a free event in Tauranga. More >>

Tiny Life Support Success

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:34 pm | Northland DHB

There will be no shortage of premature jumpsuits in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Whangarei Hospital after a large donation of outfits were dropped off by a grateful family, who said without the support from the unit, their baby wouldn’t be here ... More >>

Well Child app 2.0

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:33 pm | Nelson Marlborough Health

An app that helps New Zealand whānau transition into parenthood has had an upgrade. More >>

Waikato woman helping breast cancer survivors

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 1:22 pm | Lady Ink

Waikato woman helping breast cancer survivors with cosmetic tattooing Media release September 2018 For immediate release A Waikato woman who has overcome two types of cancer is giving back by helping other women who’ve battled breast cancer. As the ... More >>

Tennex seeks authorisation to acquire San-i-pak

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:46 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an authorisation application from Tennex Capital Limited (Tennex) to acquire the medical and quarantine waste collection and treatment assets of San-i-pak Limited (San-i-pak). More >>

Te Iti me te Rahi ‘Everyone Counts’ Māori Health Workforce

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:01 am | Te Rau Matatini

Te Rau Matatini have developed a survey Te Iti me te Rahi ‘Everyone Counts’ Māori Health Workforce to contribute to the improvement of Māori health. The survey was launched on the 9th of July 2018 and will end on the 31st of October 2018. The ... More >>

ASH Year Ten Smoking Survey Data Release - Vaping

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:48 am | Action On Smoking And Health

Results from the ASH year 10 smoking survey show that in 2017 fewer than 2% of Year 10 students use e-cigarettes daily. More >>

More than 500 Kiwis living with undiagnosed HIV

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:02 am | AIDS Foundation

There are around 3500 people living with HIV in New Zealand, but estimates show that over 500 don’t know it. More >>

Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 8:24 am | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB has hosted New Zealand’s first ever Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapy simulation course. More >>

New App That Helps Doctors to Grow Their Practice

Monday, 17 September 2018, 8:12 pm | Medora

Specialist From Wellington & Local GP Join Forces to Create a New App That Helps Doctors to Grow Their Practice. For Immediate Release As a specialist doctor, you spend 7-9 years in Medical School & then you come out into practice & realise ... More >>

Meat Free Week – Little changes can make a big difference

Monday, 17 September 2018, 12:50 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand invites you to take part in the seven-day meat free challenge from Monday 24 September and discover how easy it is to make little changes that can create a big difference. More >>

Primary Health Care Federation must be radical

Friday, 14 September 2018, 5:56 pm | Hauora Coalition

Primary Health Care Federation must be radical if it is to achieve equity where others have failed More >>

All elderly need greater support

Friday, 14 September 2018, 5:23 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

All elderly need greater support, not just those in rest-homes Alzheimers New Zealand says any rest-home sector shake-up must focus on how to provide greater and better support to all New Zealand’s elderly, many of whom are living with dementia. More >>

Father’s blindness leads to sons vision for eye disease cure

Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

An Auckland bioengineer has made research into screening for eye diseases his life’s obsession in honour of his father who went blind as a boy. Dr Ehsan Vaghefi of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is behind the innovative ... More >>

Libelle Group collaborates with the Heart Foundation

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:59 am | Lisa Williams PR

Menus at tuck-shops in schools are set to get the Heart Foundation “Fresh Made” registration with a cutting-edge menu by school tuck shop service provider Libelle Group. More >>

Heart Foundation research funding hits $70 million

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6:16 pm | The Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation research funding hits $70 million in 50th Year The Heart Foundation announced $4.3 million dollars of funding today for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists in 2018, bringing the total awarded by the ... More >>

Palmerston North Hospital Electrical infrastructure upgrade

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:22 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Work to upgrade Palmerston North Hospital’s electrical infrastructure systems will begin this Friday, 14 September More >>

Bloody idiots on the run

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:58 pm | Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Haematology staff from Dunedin hospital has shown their support for blood cancer by entering a team called the ‘Bloody Idiots’ in the Dunedin Stadium Climb this Sunday 16th September. More >>

NZDA urges NZ not to be left behind on sugary drinks

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

Media release Dental Association urges New Zealand not to be left behind on sugary drinks More >>

National Screening Solution delays a “risk”

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:55 pm |

The initial planning and design phase of the National Bowel Screening Programme IT system is running behind schedule with national roll-out planned for March 2019. A new independent review of the NBSP says the large-scale, complex IT project presents ... More >>

AUT neurologist honoured for innovation in stroke prevention

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:14 am | AUT University

Professor Valery Feigin, an internationally renowned neurologist at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), is the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Stroke Award in recognition of his ground-breaking contribution to stroke prevention. More >>



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