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Community based methamphetamine pilot

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:27 am | Consultancy Advocacy and Research Trust Inc. CART

Ministry of Health awards $800,000 contract from Proceeds of Crime to Wellington Charity, CART, to combat methamphetamine addiction ( More >>

Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:36 am | Make Lemonade

National award-winning personal trainer Renee Riley is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily More >>

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:22 am | Murdoch Children's Research Institute - MCRI

Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to hit puberty early and could face poorer health later in life as a result, an Australian study has shown. More >>

Mental Health Poll: Govt not doing enough

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:12 am | Public Service Association

Only one in ten New Zealanders think the Government is doing enough around mental health, says a poll released today. More >>

Canterbury health system working hard to keep Cantabs well

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:53 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury DHB's performance in Quarter 3 of the 2016/2017 National Health Targets show the DHB continues to strive toward keeping Cantabrians well. More >>

Support for smoke-free alternatives key to Smokefree goal

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:27 pm | End Smoking NZ

The Government’s recent decision to legalise nicotine for e-cigarette vaping shows just how serious it is about New Zealand Smokefree 2025 goal, according to a group of leading public health researchers. More >>

HealthPathways bridges gap created by ransomware attacks

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:52 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

While health systems across much of the world were crippled by the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, there were oases of relative calm – the New Zealand health system in general and in the UK where the National Health Service (NHS) was severely ... More >>

Health targets success repeated in Bay

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:42 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Repeated success has been a key feature of this quarter’s health target results in the Bay of Plenty. Of the Ministry of Health’s six quarterly targets the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has exceeded three and was 3% from achieving ... More >>

Government response to suicide miss-placed

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:41 pm | Closing The Gap

The current debate about high levels of suicide in New Zealand misses the point says Peter Malcolm, National Secretary of Income Inequality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc—Closing the Gap. More >>

Doctoral research informed by global and local crisis

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:27 am | Massey University

Clinical psychologist Maureen Mooney has confronted crisis situations all over the world but returned to Christchurch to complete her PhD researching children’s behaviour in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. More >>

Sustainability core to the health of people

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:42 am | College of Public Health Medicine

Nearly a quarter of all deaths each year around the world could be prevented by healthier environments. More >>

New Research calls for Personal Injury Commissioner

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:26 am | The New Zealand Law Foundation

Changes including establishing a Personal Injury Commissioner are needed to help the hundreds of thousands of injured New Zealanders whose claims are declined each year by ACC, important new research has found. More >>

The Hits Puts the Rhythm into CPR

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:26 pm | NZME.

22 May 2017 – This week, The Hits are shining the spotlight on songs that have 104 beats per minute, the same rhythm to remember if you ever have to perform CPR. More >>

Health researcher awarded HRC grant

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:36 pm | Massey University

Dr Kathryn Beck from Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition has been awarded nearly $250,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to find out how diet and lifestyle patterns affect older people. More >>

Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:34 pm | Health Research Council

New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

Chronic shortage of doctors

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:48 am | Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui say it’s time for the Taranaki District Health Board and the Midlands Primary Health Organisation to formulate a plan to reverse the chronic shortage of doctors. More >>

Healthcare getting closer to home

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:53 am | Make Lemonade

The accelerating changing face of Kiwi healthcare will in the coming years see health services get closer to where people actually live, a leading national health IT expert says. More >>

Portable operating theatres key for NZ hospitals

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:51 am | Make Lemonade

Mobile operating theatre units will soon significantly help struggling New Zealand hospitals during periods of high patient surgery demands, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says. More >>

Media reporting of Chris Cornell’s death

Friday, 19 May 2017, 5:14 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is deeply saddened to hear of Chris Cornell’s tragic death. More >>

Fred Hollows makes 1 million people see in a year

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:39 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation has reached a remarkable record with over one million eye operations and treatments achieved in just one year, for the first time in its history. More >>

Fairhaven School Shoots for the Stars

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:49 am | Toi Te Ora

Fairhaven School’s ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of their school community has recently been recognised by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. More >>

Auckland City BMW recognised for years of support

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:12 am | Mercy Hospice Auckland

The late Bob McMillan of Team McMillan BMW Ltd now Auckland City BMW, will be recognised for his philanthropic support towards Mercy Hospice Auckland at its popular fundraising event ‘Ten – A Celebration of Tastes’. More >>

Youth health and development services are struggling

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:09 am | Ara Taiohi

Youth development services are working to prevent mental health concerns from escalating and providing much needed health promotion. However, this work is being side-lined by crisis and urgent social issues. A wealth of evidence from Aotearoa and overseas ... More >>

Are you getting your A to Z of Vitamins?

Friday, 19 May 2017, 8:55 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland 19 May 2017. In todays on the go world, full of fast and processed foods, 46% of Kiwis report to feel better when regularly taking multivitamins. This rises to 50% amongst Gen Xers. The finding from the latest Canstar Blue survey reveal a ... More >>

Measles warning issued in Canterbury

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:35 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Health officials have issued a measles warning following a Christchurch man being confirmed to have contracted measles while holidaying in Bali. More >>

Nationwide #ChangeDayNZ Pledge For Hospice Awareness Week

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:19 pm | Geneva Health

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. The proceeds from the sale ... More >>

Home Support transfer to ensure uninterrupted services

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:37 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC is pleased to announce quality home support services for people will continue uninterrupted. More >>

NZCare Disability to take over home-based support services

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:33 pm | Healthcare NZ

HealthCare NZ is pleased to advise that it has reached an agreement with IDEA Services regarding IDEA Services’ exit from its contract for home support for people with intellectual disabilities. HealthCare NZ’s specialist disability provider NZCare ... More >>

Ceremony reaffirms partnership promoting Māori health

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:47 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A longstanding partnership promoting Māori health across the Bay of Plenty has been reaffirmed in an official ceremony. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the continuing spirit of the relationship between the Bay of Plenty District Health ... More >>

We Need to Talk to You About Our Gums, Tums And Bums

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:44 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand today called for kiwis to start talking about their stomach and bottom issues, to promote better understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to mark World IBD day on May 19. More >>

19th May is designated World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:13 pm | NZ Society of Gastroentorology

In New Zealand there are approximately 20,000 people living with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis: almost 1 in 225 people. This group of conditions is called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Studies originally from Canterbury and confirmed ... More >>

Patient wifi available at Grey Base

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:18 pm | West Coast DHB

Free public wifi internet access is now available in parts of the Grey Base Hospital. More >>

Speaker Announced for Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:48 am | Lecretia's Choice

Professor Doug Sellman has been named as this year’s speaker for the annual Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform. Professor Sellman will discuss the consequences and effects of the government’s Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012, in a lecture ... More >>

Hon. Winston Peters & the Natural Health Products Bill

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:45 am | Guy Hatchard

In a press release yesterday, our local MP in Northland Winston Peters, leader of the NZ First Party and former Deputy Prime Minister has asked that the Natural Health Products Bill be scrapped. This Bill would have a huge effect on the availability ... More >>

New measles case confirmed

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:44 am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has been notified of a new case of measles from recent travel overseas, and requests people watch for symptoms of measles if they have been to the following public places at the same times as the infected person. More >>

DHB being pushed into funding deal

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:17 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government is trying to force a public ‘private’ partnership on the West Coast District Health Board that would take money away from patient care and hand it to third party investors,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ... More >>

13 Reasons How We Can Help Young People Survive and Thrive

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:03 am | Lynne Holdem

“Let 13 Reasons Why turn to 13 Reasons How to make a difference to the wellbeing of our young people. These could be made a priority in Election Year. We could make a big change in the terrible statistics of youth suicides in New Zealand and to the ... More >>

13 reasons why we need an independent Mental Health Inquiry

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:53 am | Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Some people have said that they know exactly what is wrong with the system.They think that a national inquiry into mental health will be waste of time and money. I truly disagree. If they knew what was wrong they would have fixed it by now. Nobody has ... More >>

Extra emergency ambulance resources will help rural NZ

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:25 am | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

Emergency ambulance crews are under greater pressure in remote areas of New Zealand as ambulance staff should provide more robust emergency response services, a rural health leader says. More >>

Report: Childhood poverty linked to mental health problems

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 9:30 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) have long been concerned with the impact of poverty on children’s health. The combined effects of inadequate family incomes, high living costs and poor housing conditions ... More >>

Reopening of new and most advanced imaging facility

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 9:22 am | Siemens Healthineers

Rebuild delivers latest medical innovations including the country’s most advanced Siemens CT scanner and first fully robotic X-ray system, as part of ongoing efforts to restore Christchurch More >>

13 reasons why we need an independent Mental Health Inquiry

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:31 pm | Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Some people have said that they know exactly what is wrong with the system.They think that a national inquiry into mental health will be waste of time and money. I truly disagree. If they knew what was wrong they would have fixed it by now. Nobody has ... More >>

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists debunk myths about flu vaccine

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:57 pm | Green Cross Health

Fact vs. Fiction – doctors, nurses and pharmacists debunk myths about flu vaccine 17 May 2017, AUCKLAND, NZ: Health experts are calling for people to ignore common misconceptions about the flu vaccine in an effort to reduce the number of New Zealanders ... More >>

Fundraising walks launch research initiative for MND

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:10 pm | MND New Zealand

The launch comes just eight months after 4000 participants in 14 fundraising walks all over New Zealand raised the funds to establish the Registry. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Hospital at capacity

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:32 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital is at capacity, and unless it’s an emergency, people are asked to seek medical care from their family doctor, medical centre, pharmacy or to call Healthline. More >>

New suicide prevention resource

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:08 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to share its newest resource, Having Suicidal Thoughts and Finding a Way Back. More >>

Increase in missed appointments concerns DHB

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:00 pm | West Coast District Health

While some progress has been made with improvements to its processes, the West Coast DHB would still like to understand why some patients do not turn up for appointments. More >>

NZ Red Cross nurses awarded highest international honour

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:54 pm | NZ Red Cross

17 May 2017 New Zealand Red Cross nurses awarded highest international honour Three New Zealand nurses have been awarded the highest international nursing distinction, the Florence Nightingale Medal, for their work in war zones and during the Ebola ... More >>

NZNO call for an update of Aged Care Standards

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Two recent NZNO member surveys back up the AUT findings in their Aged Care Workforce Survey 2016 that time to care is being rationed due to underfunding. Members are reporting that this is causing them distress and increasing job stress. More >>

Job stresses put pressure on aged care workforce

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:05 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Staff in the aged care sector are stressed, struggling with work hours and aren’t feeling financially rewarded for their efforts. More >>

Students spread safety message about preventing child falls

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:52 am | University of Waikato

Kids falling off the monkey bars at school is often seen as part of growing up. But some child falls can lead to serious head or spinal injuries, or even be fatal. More >>

Growing antimicrobial resistance a major health issue for NZ

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:42 am | Royal Society Of New Zealand

New Zealand is in no way insulated from the global growth in antimicrobial resistance that is predicted to kill more than 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050 and to have major impacts on animal health, warns Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

Improving health literacy: It's everyone's business

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:41 pm | NZMA

Improving health literacy: It's everyone's business The New Zealand Medical Association today releases a policy briefing on Improving Health Literacy that seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and what ... More >>

Honouring three exceptional NZ Nurses

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO is proud to congratulate its members, Mrs Gail Ann Corbett, Ms Guru Dev Kaur Singh and Ms Barbara Fay Turnbull on their Florence Nightingale Medal awarded on Friday 12 May, International Nurses’ Day. The highly regarded international award ... More >>

Collaboration to extend product pipeline

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 1:31 pm | Living Cell Technologies

16 May 2017 – Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand – Living Cell Technologies Limited has initiated a research collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland. The research collaboration will explore how ... More >>

Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics showing that the teenage fertility rate has halved since 2008. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the 2008 rate of 33. And well down from the peak of 69 per ... More >>

Self-care for nurses a must

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 11:43 am | Massey University

Recent media on wellbeing, and health and safety in the workplace has highlighted the need to acknowledge and address unhealthy stress and the potential for emotional exhaustion in the nursing workforce, according to mental health researcher Dr Stacey ... More >>

Teen birth rate halves since 2008

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

The teen birth rate has dropped each year since 2008, Stats NZ said today. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the 2008 rate of 33. More >>

Campaign urges people to Share a moment, give a moment

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:57 am | Hospice North Shore

Four Hospices across North and West Auckland are working together this Hospice Awareness Week (15-21 May) to urge New Zealanders to Live Every Moment. More >>

Ambulance funding announcement a good first step, not enough

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:52 am | Paramedics Australasia

The professional body representing paramedics in New Zealand congratulates the government on making a first step towards full funding of ambulance services with its announcement to fund St John an additional $59.2 million dollars to achieve double crewing by ... More >>



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