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Early Detection is Still Best for Breast Cancer

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:29 pm | Hopwood

A Professor of Radiology and Surgery, now resident in New Zealand, is encouraging women to carry out monthly breast examinations and to contact their GP immediately if they detect any changes. More >>

The Little Gems Project for Cholmondeley

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:28 pm | Cholmondeley Children's Centre

Over 300 people attended The Little Gems Project for Cholmondeley on Saturday, 26 May in support of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre which provides short-term emergency and planned respite care and education to children aged 3-12 years who’s families ... More >>

Celebrate being smokefree in Northland

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:22 pm | Northland District Health Board

New Zealand is moving closer to being smokefree and this World Smokefree Day is the perfect time to celebrate our smokefree environments, places and whānau, said Bridget Rowse from Northland District Health Board. More >>

Geneva takes a new spin on global Change Day campaign

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:11 pm | Geneva Healthcare

Change Day is about doing something, no matter how big or small, to improve the healthcare experience for everyone. Change Day first exploded onto the world stage in 2013 when the UK campaign, led by healthcare frontline staff, gathered just under ... More >>

Kiwi dentists back graphic warnings on sugary drinks

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

Media release Kiwi dentists back suggestion of graphic cigarette-style health warnings on sugary drinks More >>

Go Junk Free this June

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

June is around the corner and with it a chance to signal some changes for the better! Living junk free is all about making healthier choices. Everyone's junk is different - the goal is to make changes in your diet and lifestyle to feel healthier, more ... More >>

NZNO team reviewing DHB offer now

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:25 pm | NZNO

Industrial Services Manage Cee Payne has today announced that the NZNO team received a revised offer from district health boards (DHBs) this afternoon. More >>

Time to ditch the post-colonial diet

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:14 pm | Annah Stretton

Annah stretton says it’s time to ditch the post-colonial diet and get back to our roots More >>

Aged care facilities should prioritise oral health

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says they support an introduction of national protocols for dental hygiene care, and inclusion of oral care criteria as part of aged care facilities compliance with standards. More >>

Federation to invite consumer representation

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:55 pm | Federation of Primary Health

Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand Healthy Aotearoa. Great Primary Health Care. Media Release 28 May 2018 Federation to invite consumer representation The Establishment Board setting up the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New ... More >>

Community voices important to PHARMAC

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:22 pm | PHARMAC

Community voices important to PHARMAC This year, PHARMAC is reviewing the way we seek and incorporate the consumer voice in our work, and is asking people about how we could improve input from, or engagement with, them. PHARMAC Chief Executive, Sarah ... More >>

Seasonal Produce Provides Affordable Winter Wellness

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:12 pm | 5 Plus A Day

Seasonal Produce Provides Affordable Winter Wellness AUCKLAND; Monday 28th May 2018: Winter feels like it is well and truly here, and seasonal fruit and vegetables play a vital role in boosting immunity and fighting off unwanted ills and chills. Niki ... More >>

Still time for submissions to be sent to Inquiry

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 4:21 pm | Govt Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Still time for submissions to be sent There’s still time to get submissions into the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. More >>

Dental and oral health therapists to "fill" gaps

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 11:04 am | NZDOHTA

New Zealanders accepting of receiving dental care from dental and oral health therapists to "fill" gaps in their Oral Health More >>

Viral Hepatitis, B and C - Lift the Global Burden

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:25 pm | NZ Society of Gastroentorology

Viral hepatitis B and C are significant causes of suffering for New Zealanders. If left untreated both Hepatitis B and C can lead to liver failure requiring transplantation. Both can cause liver cancer and premature death. The Society are very pleased that ... More >>

Arm your body to fight Flu this winter

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:07 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland 25 May 2018. As our health services brace themselves for the annual influx of winter cold and flu related illnesses, are there things we could be doing to boost our immunity and fight off the germs before they attack us? More >>

New IT system creating a smoother, faster patient journey

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:21 am | Canterbury District Health Board

A new computer system is replacing nine current systems across the five South Island DHBs. More >>

Opportunities to help shape District Digital Health Vision

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:20 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Members of the public are invited to help shape the future of digital health by contributing to the development of MidCentral District’s first-ever Digital Health Vision and Strategy. More >>

One in five believe unnecessary tests/treatments recommended

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:25 am | Consumer

One in five New Zealanders think their doctor has recommended a test or treatment that wasn’t necessary for their health, a survey by Consumer NZ and the Council of Medical Colleges has found. More >>

Celo the safe-snapping app

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 3:30 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry? More >>

FluTracking surveillance spreads across the Tasman

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:38 pm | Newcastle University

FluTracking, the highly successful online health surveillance system that helps detect epidemics of influenza throughout Australia, has expanded its reach across the Tasman to New Zealand for the first time this year. More >>

Nurse Practitioners can now issue cremation certificates

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer says the move to allow Nurse Practitioners to sign cremation certificates shows how important these professionals are to our health system. More >>

Total Diet Study provides more insight on what we’re eating

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:27 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) has today published the results for the 2016 New Zealand Total Diet Study (TDS), which shows the food New Zealanders eat has a high level of safety in regard to chemical hazards which might be present in the food ... More >>

Global Indigenous health working group launching this week

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:11 am | Public Health Association

Tomorrow as the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland takes place, an historic moment for global Indigenous health will occur when the Indigenous Working Group (IWG) of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is launched. More >>

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:20 am | Massey University

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has launched a new research project to comprehensively measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand. More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:06 am |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ... More >>

Research: exercise does a lot of good for ageing muscles

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:00 am | University of Otago

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean getting weak and frail – just a little bit of exercise can help maintain muscle mass and strength, Otago research has revealed. More >>

High-quality endoscopic care coming to Lower Hutt

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:01 am | Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Hospitals Limited has joined forces with a group of specialists to build a new endoscopy unit in Lower Hutt to service the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast. More >>

Governments still too slow at tackling the dementia epidemic

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:34 pm | Alzheimer's Disease International

Greater progress is needed by countries to implement national plans to respond to dementia, a new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has revealed. Around the world, dementia is the 7th leading cause of death. Every 3 seconds someone ... More >>

Campaign Ups the Ante on Drinking During Pregnancy

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:39 pm | Cheers

A new multi-media campaign aims to send a strong message to pregnant women that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. More >>

Dr Bloomfield brings breadth and depth to chief health role

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:38 pm | NZNO

Chief Executive Memo Musa congratulates Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the Director-General of Health. NZNO is anticipates that his leadership, skill and knowledge will be good for the health sector and for tackling issues facing nursing ... More >>

ACC proposes slashing medical advisory staffing

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:16 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ACC plans to cut its medical advisory staffing by almost 20%, says Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

International alcohol reduction expert coming to NZ

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:34 am | Joe Public Relations

It’s Friday night, the end of an arduous week at work. You’ve already had a couple of beers or a few glasses of wine – but do you really need another one? A common scenario for many people who struggle saying no to that extra glass. More >>

Time running out for participation in Mental Health Inquiry

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:18 am | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is urging all New Zealanders to send written submissions to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry before the set closing date of Tuesday 5 June - less than two weeks from today. More >>

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 8:47 pm | Kids Night Hunt

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy at the Kids Night Hunt HAMILTON, May 2018: University of Waikato students held a Kids Night Hunt on Sunday 20 May 2018 around the lake area on the University of Waikato campus. The event attracted ... More >>

New evidence supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. The research, reported this week by Newshub, champions the benefits of waiting for at least a minute to ... More >>

DG appointment and new interim chief executive at CCDHB

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:25 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The Capital and Coast DHB Board today congratulated Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the role of Director-General of Health, and is pleased to announce former Whanganui DHB chief executive Julie Patterson as interim chief executive to replace Dr Bloomfield. More >>

'My Asthma' app update launches today

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:41 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Released today, 22 May 2018, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ launches an update to the 'My Asthma' app to help keep asthma management simple for the many kiwi families that have members with this condition. This is an important development ... More >>

Thank you Sir Peter: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:29 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

After many years of reminding blokes to ‘get checked’ and raising awareness of the number one cancer in Kiwi men, Sir Peter Leitch is stepping down as Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. More >>

US$18 Million Financing for AK Uni Developed Cancer Therapy

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:29 am | Auckland UniServices Ltd

Rain Therapeutics Closes US$18 Million Financing to Support Cancer Therapy Developed at the University of Auckland More >>

Hope for New Zealand kids battling cancer

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:28 am | Cure Kids

An innovative child cancer clinical trial launches today which aims to use a state-of-the-art genetic test to improve outcomes and quality of life for New Zealand children with difficult-to-treat and relapsed forms of cancer. More >>

Pelvic pain a major issue for women nearing mid-life: study

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:23 am | University of Otago

Many women nearing mid-life suffer some form of pelvic pain like period pain, or pain with sex however, pregnancy and childbirth appears to offer some protection, latest findings from the University of Otago's Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and ... More >>

Correcting delivery of in-home care

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 8:38 am | Mycare

Sam Johnson’s campaign to correct the “broken” way we deliver in-home care to NZ’s most vulnerable citizens More >>

Telehealth a Clot-Busting Game-Changer

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:18 pm | Telestroke

The chance of patients avoiding permanent brain damage or disability from stroke looks set to dramatically improve, thanks to the success of a New Zealand hospital telehealth pilot now being progressively rolled out nationwide. More >>

Thanks to New Zealand Clinical Trial Patients

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:39 pm | Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

Sunday May 20, marks International Clinical Trials Day and the chance to say thank you to New Zealand clinical trial patients around the country. More >>

Let's track the flu so we can help you

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Date: 21 May 2018 The Ministry of Health's Director of Public Health welcomes the introduction of a new way to track influenza online in New Zealand. More >>

Study: waiting a minute can save premature babies’ lives

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:17 am | University of Auckland

A major international study that involved 312 babies from Aotearoa New Zealand has led to life-saving changes in the care of premature babies around the world. More >>

Text messages provide support for people with diabetes

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:14 am | University of Auckland

An innovative University of Auckland trial using text messages has proven a success in getting people to manage their diabetes better. Academics at the University’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), part of the Faculty of Medical and ... More >>

Warning labels on alcohol containers highly deficient

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:06 am | University of Otago

Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows. More >>

Reports highlight failure of specialist workforce planning

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:27 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Reports that much-needed medical graduates from overseas are unable to find jobs in New Zealand highlight the appalling failure of workforce planning for hospital specialist positions by the Government’s agency Health Workforce New Zealand and ... More >>

Can caffeine from birth prevent disability in preterm babies

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:15 am | Health Research Council

Could caffeine given from birth help prevent developmental impairment in babies born four to six weeks early? More >>

Wairarapa Nurses and Midwives Educational Fund

Friday, 18 May 2018, 5:12 pm | Nikau Foundation

Lucy McLaren, Chair of the Wairarapa Fund presents Kate Jurlina from the Bring It to Colombo Trust with her certificate for the $3,000 grant made from the Nikau Foundation. More >>

Pharmacy Guild on Budget

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:35 pm | Pharmacy Guild

Guild sees Budget 2018 will help increase access to primary health care and supports landing a favourable outcome in ongoing contract negotiations More >>

Encouraging kids to play for health

Friday, 18 May 2018, 1:42 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council, with the support of naming rights partner Cummings Kilgariff and Co, is launching a new programme for Lower Hutt schools, designed to address a lack of free, undirected play in children. Build & Play will be launched at ... More >>

Obesity a tough topic for GPs, Otago research reveals

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:10 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research highlights the difficulties for GPs of discussing obesity with patients who are overweight and signals the need for resources to support them and other community health providers in this role. More >>

Ngatai pleased with Health Budget increase

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 7:00 pm | George Ngatai

The Whanau Ora Community Clinic Director George Ngatai has said his Service is pleased with the health spend in Labour’s first budget especially for high needs communities. More >>

No windfall but boost and direction welcome

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:46 pm | NZNO

Media Release 17 May 2018 No windfall but boost and direction welcome Chief Executive Memo Musa says today’s government Budget shows commitment to a decent increase in health spending for the first time in a long time but there is still a way to ... More >>

ACEM statement on 2018 New Zealand Budget

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:43 pm | ACEM

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has welcomed the government’s commitment to health in today’s Budget, and acknowledges the sentiment that not everything can be addressed in one announcement. More >>

Midwives: Budget Announcement Disappointing

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:31 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives appreciates the funding announced today for Community Midwives however is sounding a word of caution. This will not stop the shortage of midwives. More >>

Relief for public health in sight but a lot more needed

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:57 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government’s health budget revealed today offers some relief to the cash-strapped public health system but clearly much more will be required to reverse years of under-resourcing,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried ... More >>



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