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Impending National Health Crisis Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:35 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A new study on the burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in New Zealand shows we have one of the highest rates of IBD in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate. The study was released today by the Crohn’s & Colitis New Zealand Charitable ... More >>

Fighting to Death to Defeat Death

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:05 am | Citizen News Service

"One morning when I woke up in the hospital, it was not just another day. It was a day of numbing silence. I could not hear anything. I switched on the TV, but there was no sound. In a confused state, I went to the nurse. I could see that her ... More >>

Senior doctors commend Health Minister for seeking answers

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 12:35 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The new Health Minister is to be commended for seeking answers to Waikato District Health Board’s dubious decision to spend millions of dollars on a virtual health strategy,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Annette King Named New Chair of Life Flight

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 11:17 am | Life Flight Trust

The Life Flight Trust has appointed Hon Annette King as the charity’s new Chair. More >>

2,000 Family Doctors Coming to New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 9:35 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has won its bid to host the 2020 WONCA Asia Pacific Region Conference, which would bring approximately 2,000 family doctors to New Zealand. More >>

Regular Exercise Improves Lives for People with Parkinson's

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 8:33 am | ExerciseNZ

Parkinson’s is a condition that affects more than 13,000 New Zealand and can affect anyone of any age but exercise and movement have been shown to significantly improve the lives of those who have the disease, a national exercise expert says. More >>

Canterbury Health System widens Celo messaging network

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 3:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A growing number of Canterbury clinicians are embracing the digital age with the ability to safely share information between mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. More >>

Taranaki DHB urges people to D.U.M.P. medicines safely

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 3:45 pm | Taranaki DHB

Taranaki DHB is urging people to make their homes safer and protect the environment by taking their unwanted and expired medicines to ANY Taranaki pharmacy for FREE, environmentally-friendly disposal. More >>

Cassandra Weaves Biggest-Ever Batch of Flax Bassinets

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1:50 pm | Northland DHB

An experienced weaver of traditional Māori newborn bassinets has outdone herself and woven what may be the biggest batch yet. More >>

Kiwis Who Cycle & Walk Are More Physically Active

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 11:37 am | Otago University

Study Shows NZers Who Cycle And Walk for Transport Are More Physically Active New Zealanders who walk and cycle for transport are much more likely to have adequate levels of physical activity than those who drive cars. The University of Otago Wellington ... More >>

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise Advice – Who Can Help?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

The exercise industry is one that is known for embracing new ideas, and being at the front of change in exercise and health related issues. It’s not unexpected then that after many years of women simply accepting incontinence as part of the ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s Business Community Supports Cancer Research

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:37 am | ATTN

Hawke’s Bay’s biggest annual charity golf tournament for pioneering cancer treatment specialists the Malaghan Institute, teed off in high spirits last Friday, attracting a capacity field of up to 130 golfers. More >>

Diabetes Action Month is Here

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:27 am | Diabetes New Zealand

This annual campaign raises awareness about diabetes, a disease that the Ministry of Health considers the “largest and fastest growing health issue we face in New Zealand”. Almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders have been diagnosed with ... More >>

Genetic Risk Factors for Asthm, Hay Fever, & Eczema

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:32 am | Berghofer Medical Research Institute

A major international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema. More >>

New Approach to Mental Health of Pasifika Youth Offenders

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:28 am | Health Research Council

The mental health of Pasifika youth offenders is about to be uniquely examined from a Pasifika worldview, looking at associations with culture, family and spirituality, as well as links between mental health and reoffending. More >>

Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Worse for Māori

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:25 am | Health Research Council

A University of Otago PhD student is doing his bit to curb antibiotic resistance and subsequently reduce the threat of infectious disease among Māori communities. More >>

Can 'Live Coaching' of Parents Help Behaviour Problems?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:23 am | Health Research Council

Can conduct problems in children be resolved with parents wearing an earpiece and being coached by an expert on what to say to their child? More >>

Patients get ‘Well’ with revolutionary new app

Monday, 30 October 2017, 7:02 pm | Webtools

Healthcare professionals can manage their services, view medical records and communicate with patients online using a revolutionary new app. More >>

Canterbury DHB CEO Update 30/10/17

Monday, 30 October 2017, 5:21 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates profiles Canterbury Health System's involvement in the upcoming Health Informatics New Zealand conference and celebrates the 90th anniversary of Darfield Hospital . We share details on the care coordination ... More >>

Judgment: S v Attorney-General

Monday, 30 October 2017, 5:18 pm | New Zealand High Court

Each of the three applicants in these proceedings (referred to in the judgment as patients S, M and C) is intellectually disabled. Each also has other conditions which mean that he falls within the statutory definition of “mentally disordered”. More >>

Stroke service expansion means faster treatment for patients

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:58 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Stroke service expansion means faster treatment for patients More patients at risk of having a stroke are getting faster treatment through an expansion to Tauranga Hospital’s Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) Clinic. A ‘mini stroke’ or TIA ... More >>

Addiction treatment review: paying practitioners more

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:54 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz ) is heartened by the new Government’s intention to review mental health and addiction services, and says it looks forward to collaborating with it to increase available ... More >>

200 Years of Parkinson’s Is Too Long

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:42 pm | Parkinson's New Zealand

200 Years of Parkinson’s Is Too Long Parkinson’s New Zealand is encouraging people to join them for their Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in the lives of over 10,000 New Zealanders. It’s been ... More >>

Psychologist shortages unsustainable and unfair

Monday, 30 October 2017, 3:58 pm | NZ Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) endorses the Association of Professional and Executive Employees (Apex) concern in the media today that the shortage of psychologists in mental health services is both unsustainable and unfair on patients. “It does ... More >>

DHBs welcome High Court judgment

Monday, 30 October 2017, 2:17 pm | Joint Media Statement

Waitemata and Capital & Coast DHBs have welcomed the High Court judgment today focusing on the care provided to three intellectually disabled patients. More >>

First New Zealand Online Alcohol & Drug Study Underway

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:44 am | Massey University

Massey University’s College of Health researchers are launching a new study on alcohol and drug use throughout the country, including measuring levels of drug use in wastewater. More >>

Research For Life Awards $72,000 to Medical Researchers

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:43 am | Research for Life

Nine Wellington-based medical researchers received grants in the second funding round of the year from the Research For Life . Three research grant applicants received a total of $62,914.00 to undertake innovative medical research and three travel grants ... More >>

Greater Commitment Needed to Address Kidney Health Concerns

Friday, 27 October 2017, 3:57 pm | Kidney Health NZ

Kidney Health New Zealand (KHNZ) congratulates the Hon Dr David Clark on his appointment as Minister of Health. While the previous government oversaw a number of significant kidney health initiatives over their last term, there is still much more that needs ... More >>

Kiwis’ favourite baked beans and spaghetti now healthier

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:00 am | Heinz Watties

Whether it’s piled on toast, used as a pizza topping, sandwiched between a toastie, or eaten hot straight from the bowl, Kiwis love the unmistakable taste of Wattie’s Baked Beans and Wattie’s Spaghetti. Our love affair is no secret, and chances are ... More >>

Otago Researchers to Study Life & Health of Chinese Miners

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:40 am | Otago University

University of Otago bioarchaeology researchers are hoping to undertake a new project to study the lives of members of the Otago Goldfields Chinese community, many of whom were miners, by examining their burial remains in the Lawrence Cemetery. More >>

Whangarei Hospital Kitchen Being Renovated

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:38 am | Northland DHB

From 30 October the kitchen at Whangarei Hospital will be closed for two weeks while the floor is completely re-sealed. More >>

No smokefree signs at New Zealand racecourses, study shows

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:28 am | University of Otago

A survey of New Zealand racecourses and sports grounds with stands has found no smokefree signs at the racecourses, and signage at less than half the sports grounds. More >>

Health prominence lifted for Western Bay’s urban development

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:59 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Putting health to the fore when planning new urban developments is a significant outcome of a recently-signed agreement says one regional healthcare leader. More >>

Cortex care coordination platform saving bed nights

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 4:45 pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury District Health Board and the creators of Cortex, Sense Medical are delighted to introduce the newest version of the iPad and iPhone application to the wider health system. Cortex has been designed by clinicians for clinicians, to improve the quality ... More >>

New Minister of Health has big to-do list

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 4:39 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Media Release 26 October 2017 New Minister of Health has big to-do list The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners congratulates David Clark MP on his appointment as Minister of Health, and Julie Anne Genter MP and Jenny Salesa MP on ... More >>

KEYTRUDA® - now registered for bladder cancer

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 1:42 pm | Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

26th October, 2017, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) is now registered by Medsafe for the treatment of patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (a type of bladder cancer).[1] More >>

Healthy climate is an essential prescription for New Zealand

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 1:23 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals say a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand should be a wake-up call about the wide-ranging health impacts of climate change. More >>

Antiepileptic medicines' benefits and risks during pregnancy

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 1:22 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

It’s time to discuss the benefits and risks for women taking antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy More >>

Diabetes Action Month Highlights Different Types of Diabetes

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:06 am | Diabetes New Zealand

This November is Diabetes Action Month in New Zealand. This annual campaign aims to educate the public around diabetes as a major health issue that affects almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders. More >>

Australasian Sleep Conference Highlights

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:05 am | Australasian Sleep Association

Exposing sleepy teens to bright light in the morning can improve their sleep and help them feel more alert during the day, according to an Australian study to be presented in Auckland. More >>

Five Steps for Elderly Care: A Pocket Guide!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 6:31 pm | Chris Palmer

Have you just started taking care of an elderly parent and are terribly confused about the do's and don’ts? Are you worried about how you can take care of them and provide them with the care and attention you want to offer. Well, don’t worry. ... More >>

NZMA welcomes new Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the appointment of Dr David Clark as Minister of Health. “David Clark has already shown a willingness to listen and engage with the sector,” says NZMA Chair Dr Kate Baddock. “We look forward to ... More >>

Crafty Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:02 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

For Whakatāne woman Penny Gatenby craft is her passion. She has a craft room in her home and her hands are key tools. But earlier this year her life was turned upside down when out of the blue she lost feeling in both arms and that soon spread to her ... More >>

Are you a woman taking medicine for epilepsy, mood or pain?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:37 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

If you’re a woman and taking medicines for epilepsy, pain or mood regulation ACC, the Ministry of Health, the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome New Zealand (FACS NZ) encourage you to talk to your doctor. More >>

Social determinants of health important to nurses

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Acting chief executive Jane MacGeorge congratulates Dr David Clark on his appointment as Minister of Health and says he shows good understanding of social determinants of health such as poverty, social environments and housing quality. More >>

NZ College of Midwives Welcomes Working With New Government

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 3:43 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The NZ College of Midwives welcomes the new Labour/NZ First/Greens Government coalition and is looking forward to working alongside and forming a positive partnership with David Clark, the new Minister of Health. CEO Karen Guilliland says she is looking ... More >>

Senior doctors welcome David Clark as new Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:26 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors will welcome the appointment of Dr David Clark as the new Minister of Health, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

If you experience hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, it’s important to keep your home healthy by cutting down on allergens. Pollen season typically strikes during spring and summer, with pollen levels tending ... More >>

Napier-Taupō Highway truck crash parent statement

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:11 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The mother, of the children involved in the truck crash on the Napier-Taupō Highway overnight, has asked for a statement to be released to thank emergency services and motorists who stopped to help at the time of the crash. More >>

IHC Salutes Recognition of People with Disabilities

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:40 pm | IHC

IHC salutes the recognition of people with disabilities with a Ministerial role back inside Cabinet More >>

Rural General Practice Welcomes New Health Minister

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:07 pm | Rural General Practice Network

“We congratulate the Labour-led Government on its election 2017 victory and look forward to working with new Health Minister David Clark to resolve the long-running health challenges facing rural communities,” says New Zealand Rural General Practice ... More >>

Osteoarthritis No Knees-Up For Many Kiwis

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:47 am | Otago University

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes adult New Zealanders to lose a total of 467,240 quality-adjusted years of life (QALY) across their lifetimes, new University of Otago research shows. One QALY equates to one year in perfect health. More >>

Significant root cause of trauma highlighted

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:07 am | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says recent attention focused on sexual abuse via the #metoo hashtag highlights the plight of a disproportionately high number of people living with addiction. More >>

World experts to speak on infant nutrition

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:03 am | Infant Nutrition Council

Press Release 25 October 2017 World experts to speak on infant nutrition The Infant Nutrition Council, the peak body for infant formula manufacturers in New Zealand and Australia, will hold its annual conference in Auckland tomorrow and Friday. The ... More >>

Alliance Health Plus appoints two new board members

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:02 pm | Alliance Health

With its mission to transform the health and well-being of Pacific and high needs communities Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+), one of Auckland's seven Primary Health Organisations, announces the appointment of two new influential health leaders as ... More >>

Raising healthy kids – it’s about whānau

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 11:30 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Health professionals are urging parents to get support to help their kids maintain their health through childhood. More >>

Rural health group calls for urgent meeting with government

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:16 am | Make Lemonade

The national rural health group is calling for urgent meetings with the incoming health and primary industries ministers to help solve the serious rural health crisis. More >>

New PM must prioritise primary care

Friday, 20 October 2017, 4:46 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

New PM must prioritise primary care, says Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners College President Dr Tim Malloy extends his congratulations to the Prime Minister-elect, Jacinda Ardern, on forming ... More >>

Pioneering healthy lifestyle programme

Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

A pioneering healthy lifestyle programme for kids and teens with obesity called Whānau Pakari has resulted in physical and emotional health gains across a group tracked for 12 months, a new study shows. More >>

Occupational Therapy Week

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 2:26 pm | Occupational Therapy New Zealand

We are proud to announce that Te Wiki o Te Whakaora Ngangahau 2017 (Occupational Therapy Week 2017) is shining a light on Te Tika i roto i ngā Whāinga Wāhi mō te tangata (Occupational Justice) and Te Panonitanga Pāpori (Social Change). More >>



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