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New Treatment Helps Dozens of Stroke Survivors

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:01 pm | Stroke Foundation

The fact that around 90 New Zealanders have benefitted from clot retrieving technology is terrific news, Stroke Foundation CEO Mark Vivian says. More >>

Male breast cancer more common than most realise

Friday, 3 February 2017, 2:06 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Kiwi men might be missing a beat when it comes to health and lifestyle priorities this World Cancer Day (Feb 4), says the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation: male breast cancer is more common in men aged 50-plus than two dreaded diseases, cancer of the ... More >>

Support for ‘Go Low’ New Zealand campaign builds

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:38 am | Go Low Action Group

National hospitality, health and business organisations have added their support to a national campaign aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to ‘go low’ and reduce alcohol-related harm. Business New Zealand, Epilepsy New Zealand, DB Breweries, the ... More >>

New focus for hearing and balance disorders

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:07 am | University of Auckland

Research into the treatment and prevention of hearing and balance disorders is the focus of a new virtual centre, to be launched at the University of Auckland on Tuesday. More >>

Pharmacists and doctors working together

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:58 am | New Zealand Medical Association

Pharmacists and doctors are putting in place a Framework for the way in which they will work together to achieve better patient-centered care, through an integrated collaborative healthcare approach. More >>

Check for health warnings before going near waterways

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 5:22 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With the long weekend almost here, recreational water users are being reminded to avoid contact with some Canterbury and South Canterbury waterways. More >>

Southern Cross Pet Insurance release top claims

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:11 pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

Any pet owner will attest to the fact that dogs will eat almost anything and cats make full use of their nine lives. Southern Cross Pet Insurance’s claims history is full of Labradors eating everything (including cockroach poison, electric hedge ... More >>

Canadian brain book author/educator speaking in Chch Mar 6

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 10:35 am | alexanders

No-one knows more about what goes on in our heads than Canadian Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. Known as ’the woman who changed her brain’, Barbara was born with severe learning disabilities. As a child she read and wrote everything backwards, struggled to process ... More >>

Incredible influencer receives enormous honour

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:27 am | Platform Trust

Marion Blake, the dynamic CEO of Platform Trust, was listed among those who received New Year’s Honours 2017. Marion was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with mental health and addiction issues. More >>

Are You Affected By FASD? – Free Support Workshop On Soon

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 5:01 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland parents and caregivers of young people affected by FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) are being offered the opportunity for free support through a workshop being held at Barge Showgrounds in Whangarei on Tuesday February 14 from 10am. More >>

Well-known Kiwis wanted

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:13 pm | Parent to Parent

New Zealand charity Parent to Parent seeks well-known New Zealanders to get creative on canvas and donate their work to its Chill Art Auction, which runs over two weeks in May 2017. More >>

Take care with underfloor foil insulation

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:11 am | Insulation Association of NZ

The Insulation Association of New Zealand (IAONZ) has long been concerned about the dangers posed by foil insulation products. With the Waitangi long weekend and holiday DIY period coming up, homeowners need to take extreme caution around repair or removal ... More >>

IHC Annual Appeal 2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:05 am | IHC

Saryn’s brothers couldn’t understand why the kids in the pool didn’t want to play with her. More >>

New Campaign Aims to Eliminate New HIV Infections By 2025

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 9:37 am | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has set an ambitious, but achievable goal to end all new HIV transmissions by 2025 and it is calling on Kiwis to get on board and support its efforts through the new campaign - Ending HIV. More >>

Rise in whooping cough; up-to-date immunisations

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 3:10 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whooping cough notifications rose across the Bay of Plenty last year, and already in 2017 we have seen small children admitted to hospital. More >>

HPV vaccine now funded for boys

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 11:05 am | Science Media Centre

As students head back to school this week, boys, as well as girls, will have funded access to the HPV vaccine Gardasil. More >>

Chris Fleming appointed Chief Executive for Southern DHB

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:56 am | Southern District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough Health Chief Executive had been seconded to the role of interim Chief Executive at Southern DHB since September, while the Commissioner team undertook an extensive recruitment process to fill the role. More >>

Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:39 am | Massey University

Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey University’s College of Health shows this might not be the case. More >>

Top cardiologist sounds alarm over heart disease

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:28 am | The Heart Foundation

On the eve of the Heart Foundation’s February Annual Appeal, the charity’s Medical Director Gerry Devlin has sounded a grim warning that heart disease could be on the rise. More >>

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 1:00 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service -- Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Air New Zealand flight NZ281 from Singapore at midnight on January 25 may have been exposed to measles, ... More >>

Children launch petition for better access to toilets

Friday, 27 January 2017, 3:19 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A petition collecting signatures with the intention to gain better access to toilets in New Zealand is gaining momentum after being launched by a group of children who attended camp Purple Live. From 13 to 17 January, 57 children with Crohn’s Disease ... More >>

WFA volunteers among Sevens revellers

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:30 pm | Wellington Free Ambulance

Willy Wonkas, whales, and onesies … the Capital will again be lit up with a colourful array of costumes this weekend for the 2017 Wellington Sevens. More >>

Kiwi Kids Lacking in Basic Life Skills - Survey

Friday, 27 January 2017, 11:12 am | Sanitarium

Young Kiwi kids can use a cellphone or remote control but lack the basic life skills necessary for making their bed, breakfast or lunch, according to new research. More >>

Mental health review released

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:21 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Work is underway on the eight recommendations made in an independent review of the care of five mental health clients involved in homicides. More >>

Fund for innovative child health research launched

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:52 pm | Cure Kids

A multi-million dollar funding pool to foster research that delivers tangible benefits to New Zealand children and their families was launched today. More >>

An insight into the life of a Plunket nurse

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:36 pm | Plunket Foundation

Plunket has today launched an interview series that reveals the challenges and rewards of life as a Plunket nurse. More >>

Award for Whanganui Prison Nurse

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:57 pm | Department Of Corrections

Whanganui Prison nurse Te Rina Lind has won the Marie Jarden Memorial Award for the Most Professional Nursing Graduate. More >>

Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals return record result

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:03 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Thursday 26 January, 2017 Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals return record result Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals have returned their best ever Shorter Stays in Emergency Departments result. Over 96% of patients across the two sites were seen ... More >>

New MRI scanner for Queenstown

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 3:24 pm | Pacific Radiology

Queenstown and Southern Lakes District patients and doctors will soon have access to world-class MRI scanning, without having to leave the district. More >>

Living With Diabetes Made Easier for Camp Kids

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 4:14 pm | Northland District Health Board

Pouring rain didn’t stop the twenty children attending the summer Diabetes camp from enjoying a brisk walk to visit the Northland Rescue Helicopter last week. More >>

Team of 5 tackle the pain of people living with addiction

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:29 pm | Joyology

New Zealanders love the sun, the sea, BBQ’s and rugby.... and drugs! Along with Australia we have the highest rates of Cannabis and Meth use in the world. Half of all New Zealand adults have used drugs for recreation at some point in their life ... More >>

New study shows benefits of Kiwi-developed probiotic

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:58 pm | BLIS Technologies

A recent study by Italy’s pre-eminent researcher into probiotics has concluded that a Kiwi-developed oral probiotic, BLIS K12 TM, is associated with a significant reduction in ear and throat infections (acute otitis media and streptococcal pharyngitis) ... More >>

Five tips for a healthy school lunch box

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:47 pm | 5 Plus A Day

Cooking up new ideas for school lunches can be a challenge, but seasonal produce provides lots of variety for a healthy lunch, says 5+ A Day. More >>

European study shows benefits of Kiwi-developed probiotic

Monday, 23 January 2017, 3:41 pm | BLIS Technologies

A recent study by Italy’s pre-eminent researcher into probiotics has concluded that a Kiwi-developed oral probiotic, BLIS K12 TM, is associated with a significant reduction in ear and throat infections (acute otitis media and streptococcal pharyngitis) ... More >>

Senior medical workforce shortages must not be allowed

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:46 pm | ASMS

“Health decision-makers and senior managers need to step up in 2017 to deal with the ongoing and often invisible struggles that senior doctors and others face to keep New Zealand’s public health system functioning,” says Ian Powell, Executive ... More >>

Record number of summer students complete research studies

Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:06 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A record number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks. More >>

West Coasters keen to quit smoking

Friday, 20 January 2017, 10:21 am | Oranga Ha Tai Poutini

A new West Coast stop smoking service is proving popular with locals wanting to quit smoking. More >>

Free Stop Smoking Service helping Smokers to Quit

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:02 pm | Takiri Mai Te Ata

A free Stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running. More >>

Warning of back-to-school spike in asthma

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:03 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A spike in asthma hospitalisations when children return to school has prompted a warning for parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared. More >>

Whakatāne to get trainee doctors

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 2:26 pm | Joint Press Release

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatāne Hospital and in local GP rooms. More >>

Talking Healthy Ageing, Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:51 am | Pindrop Foundation

For the first time in New Zealand, internationally renowned doctor and researcher in the field of healthy ageing and hearing loss, Frank Lin, M.D, PhD., will be presenting the findings of his research at the 2017 Pindrop Foundation Adult Cochlear Implant ... More >>

New era of inter-disciplinary collaboration

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:13 am | NZ College Of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives has become a full voting member of the Primary Health Alliance in a move which signals a new era of inter-disciplinary collaboration for New Zealand’s primary care sector. More >>

Southern DHB prepared for junior doctors strike tomorrow

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:08 pm | Southern District Health Board

New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) has confirmed members will take strike action from 7am Tuesday 17th January until 8am Friday 20th January 2017. More >>

Resident Doctors Set to Strike Again

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:45 pm | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More >>

Union’s strike action to hit thousands of patients

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:40 pm | DHB Shared Services

Several thousand patients’ nationwide will be directly impacted by the NZ Resident Doctors’ Association’s decision to proceed with a 73-hour strike at 18 of the 20 DHBs next week. More >>

Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:39 pm | DHB Shared Services

13 January 2017 Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute Ongoing talks between the NZRDA, the resident medical doctors’ union and the 20 DHBs, have failed to avert a three day strike by junior doctors which begins at 18 DHBs at 7.00am on ... More >>

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike

Friday, 13 January 2017, 8:27 pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike planned for next week by members of the RDA More >>

New Cath Lab Means One-stop Care for Heart Patients

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:32 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A new cardiology centre at Tauranga Hospital will provide care close to home in a one-stop-shop for heart patients. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) will take its first patient on the afternoon of Monday 16 January. The Cath Lab forms ... More >>

Go Low This Summer

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 12:00 pm | Go Low Action Group

12 January, 2017 Go Low This Summer Thin, watery and tasteless – that’s what low-alcohol beer used to be. More >>

Be prepared in the event of an asthma attack

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 10:19 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

While on a 2.4km run near Coogee beach in Sydney a few years ago, professional rugby player Issac Luke came across a teammate having an asthma attack. At the time Luke didn’t know the correct steps to take. “I ran past him and stopped, but didn’t ... More >>

Advice to campers and trampers: How to avoid catching gastro

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 3:14 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

While there have been no further outbreaks of suspected norovirus since the cluster of cases among visitors to Nelson Lakes National Park, campers and trampers in the region are urged to exert caution to avoid catching the debilitating virus. More >>

Media Prize For Stories On Anaesthesia Or Pain Medicine

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:03 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Journalists in Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter this year’s ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of $A5000 for the best news story, feature or series about anaesthesia or pain medicine that appears in print, on radio, on ... More >>

Women exercisers face health risk if not eating enough

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 9:25 am | University of Otago

Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than they’re prepared to give others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

Making New Year’s resolutions stick

Monday, 9 January 2017, 10:40 am | ExcerciseNZ

New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to Kiwis to make increased physical activity their resolution for 2017 but it also warned that keeping resolutions isn’t easy and is offering tips on how to make them stick. More >>

Stop smoking Taranaki 2017 campaign launched

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 4:29 pm | Tui Ora

The launch of a New Year New You stop smoking campaign for Taranaki is timely – it comes as smokers contemplate the first of many price hikes. More >>

Importance of wearing lifejackets correctly highlighted

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 2:08 pm | Waikato Regional Council

An incident at a Rotorua lake highlights the importance of boaties and other water users wearing a correctly fitting lifejacket, says Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Care needed on the water these holidays

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:51 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding boaties to take care on the water with two fatalities reported in the official holiday period to 6 am yesterday. More >>

Top International Post Goes to New Zealand Midwife

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:15 am | International Confederation of Midwives

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the global “voice” for the midwifery profession, has chosen New Zealander Sally Pairman as its next CEO. More >>

People asked to stay away from Travers-Sabine circuit

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 4:51 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak. More >>


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