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Will Our School Children Get Home Healthy And Safe?

Monday, 1 May 2017, 9:55 am | NZ School Speeds

Work Safe is promising adults to 'get you home healthy and safe', but little is being done for children who walk or cycle to school. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds says the Government is irresponsible, as there are no consistent rules in place to ... More >>

It’s time to put new money where it makes a difference

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:29 pm | Platform

The Prime Minister this week announced more money for mental health. However, for there to be any real change in mental health and addictions services, that investment must go to where the people are – to the community. More >>

Non-invasive joint implant diagnostics – the missing link

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:27 pm | University of Canterbury

Research on early detection of wear and tear of hip joint implants is set to make significant new progress following an infusion of funding. More >>

Mahatma Gandhi Centre to host Jumpstart health programme

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:42 am | Jumpstart

Beginning Monday 1 May, 2017, The Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Eden Terrace, Auckland, will host the first targeted South Asian Jumpstart Diabetes Health Programme. More >>

Modelling health education

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:19 am | Otago Polytechnic

Transforming a makeshift cardboard model into a professional 3D-printed product could revolutionise the way diabetes is explained in the Southern District. More >>

Rail and maritime workers mark Workers Memorial Day tomorrow

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 3:29 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is marking Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 at events across the country, including unveiling a new memorial in Kawerau dedicated to workers who never made it home. More >>

Acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 11:28 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ. More >>

EPA bans toxic fungicides to keep Kiwi gardeners safe

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:51 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Red Alert notice following its decision to revoke four approvals for fungicide products used by Kiwi gardeners. More >>

The new way to manage asthma on World Asthma Day

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:27 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The new way to manage asthma on World Asthma Day The annual World Asthma Day will take place on 2 May this year to improve awareness and management of asthma around the world. The recently released Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2016 ... More >>

Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:00 am | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. More >>

CDHB Committees Heading for Cheviot

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 5:21 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Two of Canterbury DHB’s advisory committees will be hitting the road and heading for Cheviot on Thursday 4 May. The Community and Public Health Advisory Committee and the Disability Support Advisory Committee have teamed up for a joint meeting ... More >>

Care of the Neck as Vital as Head in Injury Prevention

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:55 am | NZ Chiropractors Association

Research is increasingly showing that concussion injuries not only affect the brain but also the neck upon which the head moves during impact according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association[1]. More >>

Government refusal to protect children in smoky cars

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:39 pm | Manaia Health

“The Government’s recent decision not to introduce smokefree cars for children is a missed opportunity to protect children from a major health hazard and contradicts their claim that they view protecting children from second-hand-smoke as a priority,” ... More >>

Denial of mental health crisis cast shadow over funding

Monday, 24 April 2017, 1:45 pm | Public Service Association

The Government's continued denial of a mental health crisis casts a shadow over today's funding announcement, health funding coalition sats, More >>

Mental health and addictions system

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:32 pm | Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. More >>

Why we need to talk to our teens about '13 Reasons Why'

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:25 pm | The Parenting Place

It’s every parent’s absolute worst nightmare. Suicide. Which is why when I caught up with the news this week of the latest Netflix series doing the rounds with our teenagers, 13 Reasons Why , I had this instant sick feeling wash over me and a compelling ... More >>

$2m for Māori and Pacific youth mental health research

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:05 am | Health Research Council

New Zealand has joined an alliance of the world’s biggest public research funding agencies to provide new research opportunities that target chronic diseases, starting with mental health. More >>

International Noise Awareness Day 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:12 pm | Hearing Association

Ashburton, 21st April 2017: On Wednesday 26th April, Hearing New Zealand urges all New Zealanders to have more concern about the long-term impact excessive noise can have on their health. That’s in support of the International Noise Awareness Day ... More >>

KEYTRUDA® registered for treatment of lung cancer

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:43 pm | MSD

April 20, 2017, Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) today announced KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) has now received its second Medsafe registration for lung cancer. More >>

Treatment at an early age can help prevent problems later

Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:41 pm | Bay Eye Care

Therapeutic optometrist Alex Petty is getting an increasing number of referrals from other eye care professionals for his myopia control treatments. More >>

Crisis in Funding for Mental Health Service

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:38 am | Mothers Helpers

Mothers Helpers ' not-for-profit maternal mental health service say their funding is in crisis, and fear for the future of those they serve. Currently the main service in Auckland, Hamilton and in most parts of the country, Mothers Helpers offers a ... More >>

Drowning Prevention Investment Programme

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:24 pm | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is looking to invest in partnerships that deliver drowning prevention interventions to help bring down New Zealand’s high drowning toll. More >>

Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:16 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but also a lack of guidelines by education ... More >>

Putting caring into mental health care

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:59 am | Massey University

In a mental health crisis sometimes you need to buy time till help is available, so a Massey University student has come up with a self help care package that could help get people through crucial hours or days. More >>

People's Mental Health Report Released

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:40 pm | People's Mental Health Review

[ Today the People's Mental Health Review released its report. The full report can be found at ] More >>

Care Worker Deal a Great Step Toward Equality

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:02 pm | Closing The Gap

The proposed equal pay settlement to lift the wages of 55,000 care and support workers is a huge step toward closing some of the income gaps that contribute to inequality in New Zealand, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing ... More >>

Mental health crisis: "The government is in denial"

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:00 pm | Public Service Association

The government is in wilful denial about the mental health crisis, the health coalition says. More >>

Mental Health staff benefit from self-reflection training

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:55 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 >>

Call for a full independent inquiry of mental health system

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:56 am | Family of Nicky Stevens

The family of Nicky Stevens, the young man who died in 2015 while in the compulsory care of Waikato DHB’s mental health facility, has renewed its call for the Government to establish a full, independent inquiry into the state of the country’s mental ... More >>

Getting Kids Active is Life changing

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Having healthy habits in childhood; being active and having a varied and nutritionally balanced diet is important to long term health outcomes, well into adulthood. More >>

Guild to host third Pharmacy Business Network

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:57 pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to host the third Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) on Saturday 22 July 2017, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. More >>

Home care sector welcomes pay equity funding

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:54 pm | Home and Community Health Association

An estimated 24,000 home support workers are likely to receive meaningful increases in their take home pay from 1 July this year. The Home and Community Health Association congratulates the government on its decision to recognise the great care provided ... More >>

Pay increases welcome, concerns about implementation

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:43 pm | Disability Support Network

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) welcomes the recent announcement of significant pay rises for support workers in the disability sector. More >>

HealthCare NZ welcomes pay equity decision

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:13 pm | Healthcare NZ

Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Ltd (HealthCare NZ), one of New Zealand’s more experienced providers of health and disability community services, welcomes news from Prime Minister Bill English regarding today’s historic pay equity settlement ... More >>

New space for kids at ED

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:48 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Children at Wellington’s emergency department now have their own waiting space away from the hustle and bustle. More >>

New Mothers Suffering Due to Under-Resourced Midwives

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:24 am | Maternal Care Action Group - MCAGNZ

New research released by Maternal Care Action Group (MCAGNZ), has revealed serious gaps in midwives' knowledge and practice regarding perinatal depression and anxiety in New Zealand. Researcher, Registered Nurse and Massey University Master's student ... More >>

Increase in Whooping Cough (Pertussis) cases in Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 2:21 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay health officials are seeing an increase in Whooping Cough (Pertussis) which poses serious risks for babies and children – especially those aged under 1 years. More >>

Minister is either unfairly criticising or is misinformed

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:55 pm | IHC New Zealand

The Minister has announced today that Explore will pick up the Autism family education and therapy programmes IDEA Services has operated at a loss for the last three years. More >>

Turning Healthcare around

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:25 am | University of Otago

How many times have you told your story over and over again to health professionals? Poor communication between clinicians can turn health care into a bad experience. More >>

Int'l study: indigenous women need more help to stop smoking

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:03 am | Massey University

Indigenous women across four high income countries are not getting the help they need to stop smoking when pregnant. A study published today in the international journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research found common large disparities between indigenous ... More >>

Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

13 April 2017 Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules, and the Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, is urging boaties to keep up the good work at Easter. More >>

Spectrum Care set to expand into Wellington region

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:28 am | Spectrum Care

The Chief Executive of Spectrum Care, Sean Stowers, is pleased to announce that the disability support provider is currently working through due diligence processes before confirming its ability to provide respite services in the Wellington region. More >>

Step up and work together on significant new approaches

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 4:48 pm | Mental Health Foundation

With the 2017 election drawing closer, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is today calling for all political parties to publicly commit to working together to provide leadership and a clear national plan for a renewed approach to mental health and ... More >>

“Powerful” film Vaxxed raises important questions

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 4:19 pm | No Forced Vaccines

New Zealand health advocate Allison Roe, who is an elected member of the Waitemata District Health Board, was one of the four hundred people who attended the premiere of the film Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe on Sunday, April 2. More >>

IDEA Services – new providers likely

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:00 pm | IHC New Zealand

IDEA Services is pleased to announce that it is in talks with two well regarded disability support service providers around Home Support and Facility-Based Respite. More >>

Northland Patients Part of Worldwide Hepatitis C Cure

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 1:28 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland is among the locations worldwide where a drug to treat Hepatitis C is achieving a near-100 percent success rate. Curing the disease in individuals is hoped to contribute to the worldwide eradication of the debilitating liver disease as an epidemic. More >>

Petition – national inquiry into mental health services.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:54 am | Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Many prominent people and organisations have now joined the call for a national inquiry into New Zealand’s mental health services as the system struggles to keep up with demand and faces more and more problems. District Health board members, Labour’s ... More >>

Health and Gender Focus at NZPPD Forum

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:51 am | NZ Parliamentarians on Population and Development

New Zealand’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular goals 3 and 5, health and gender, were the focus of a meeting at Parliament late last week. More >>

NZ health system rates strongly on global transparency index

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:12 am | KPMG

New Zealand has performed strongly in a global report on healthcare transparency – although the study has identified some key areas for improvement. More >>

Hearing and Healing the Violence of State Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

New Zealand Psychotherapists are horrified that so many children suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse while in the "care" of the State in NZ as shown on TV 3 program, The Hui recently. Psychotherapists often work closely with the effects ... More >>

Minister plays politics with mental health

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 3:14 pm | Public Service Association

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is playing politics as our mental health system collapses, the health funding coalition says. More >>

Aphasia Rail Trail - Raising awareness of a silent condition

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 12:57 pm | Aphasia NZ

Aphasia is a communication disability that usually results from a stroke, but it can also be the result of a range of brain injuries. Aphasia affects speech, reading, writing and understanding language. It is estimated at least 17,000 people in New ... More >>

Menstrual health programme gains medical recognition

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 11:07 am | Endometriosis New Zealand

Research findings from Endometriosis New Zealand’s world-leading teenage menstrual health education programmed, called me (Menstrual Health and Endometriosis), has now been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ... More >>

Could mothers’ bacteria prevent obesity in c-section babies?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:18 am | Auckland University

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity. More >>

Change Day NZ 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:39 am | Geneva Healthcare

As part of Change Day 2017, Geneva Healthcare CEO, Josephine Wallis, continues to lead change and improvement in the healthcare industry through a company-wide pledge to donate goods to the Hospice retail shops nationwide in the coming weeks. The proceeds ... More >>

Suicide and young people

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:29 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

More young people die each year of suicide than cancer and car crashes combined, according to research uncovered by the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance . More >>

Call For Inquiry in to Abuse in Care

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:30 pm | Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

ANZASW supports the need for a full state supported enquiry into the abuse of children in state care says Shannon Pakura, President. The stories of the of the four men, Ngā Mōrehu, the survivors, recounted on The Hui on Sunday morning, reveal the shocking ... More >>

Update: Auckland typhoid outbreak

Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:37 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

As at 10 April 2017, the number of cases of typhoid in Auckland remains unchanged for the fourth consecutive day. More >>

Funding for innovative health research

Monday, 10 April 2017, 1:27 pm | Massey University

Three Massey University researchers have been awarded a combined $450,000 to explore poverty and nutrition, tobacco dependence and performance measurement frameworks for health care. More >>

"Take the Time to Talk" campaign launched

Monday, 10 April 2017, 10:07 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

Kiwis need to Take the Time to Talk, according to the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ), which this week launched their annual campaign to encourage people to spend time talking about final farewells. More >>



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