Archive for the 'Health' Category

Fastest Growing DHB Not Slowing Waitemata Down

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Boar

Fastest growing DHB not slowing Waitemata down

Having the fastest population growth rate of any health board region, and a busy winter season across all Auckland hospitals, hasn’t stopped Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) from posting one of the shortest average stays amongst Emergency Departments nationally. Read more »

Multisporter and firefighter affected by autoimmune disease

Press Release – Kathmandu

Multisporter and firefighter affected by rare autoimmune disease targets the Kathmandu Coast to Coast


21 August 2017 –
Wanaka multisporter, cyclist and Queenstown Airport Fire Rescue firefighter Gavin Mason, who went from being one of the fittest firefighters in New Zealand to barely being able to walk, now has February’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast in his sights. Read more »

Kiwis Amongst the Highest Consumers of Fruit and Vegetables

Press Release – Five plus a day

New Research Proves Kiwis Amongst the Highest Consumers of Fruit and Vegetables Globally

Auckland, Thursday 17th August – Research released today by the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust puts Kiwis on the global map when it comes to awareness of the health benefits and consumption of fruit and vegetables. Read more »

Protecting the finances of people with dementia

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Protecting the finances of people with dementia

Protecting people with dementia against scams and theft will be one of many engaging topics at Dementia Auckland’s 5th Annual Symposium on Sunday 27th August. Read more »

New discovery could help prevent preterm birth

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New discovery could help prevent preterm birth in at-risk pregnant women

Otago University researchers have discovered a new trigger that stimulates the release of oxytocin from the brain in pregnancy – the hormone responsible for contracting the uterus during birth. Read more »

Gerontology nursing conference to focus on ageing well

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

The Selwyn Institute’s 2017 gerontology nursing conference to focus on ageing well
How can you help those you care for improve their wellbeing as they age? Read more »

Le Va CE Dr Monique Faleafa Wins eHealth Award

Press Release – Le Va

Le Va CE wins eHealth Award

Dr Monique Faleafa, Chief Executive of Le Va, has scooped an AUT Centre for eHealth innovation leadership award presented in Auckland yesterday. Read more »

Dairy intolerance real – “not in people’s heads”

Press Release – Auckland University

Dairy intolerance real – “not in people’s heads”

For the first time, scientists have shown that dairy intolerance is a physiological condition distinct from lactose intolerance, and not “all in people’s heads”. Read more »

Taranaki DHB ranked second most preferred hospital

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB ranked second most preferred hospital by graduating doctors

Taranaki Hospitals (Taranaki DHB) have come second in a survey that ranks graduating doctors’ most preferred hospitals to work in. Read more »

Collaboration the key to addressing rural health workforce

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

Collaboration the key to addressing rural health workforce challenges

The call for a nationally focussed, multidisciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. Read more »

Cancer Prevention Target for Campbell Fellowship Award

Press Release – Cornwall Park Trust Board

Cancer Prevention Target for Campbell Fellowship Award Researcher

10 August 2017 – At a time of a rapid rise in oral cancers in New Zealand, this year’s Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship has been awarded to a young Auckland researcher, Dr Carol Chelimo, hailed as a rising star in her field. Read more »

Medical Emergency on Train Shows Staff Critical for Safety

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Medical Emergency on Train Shows Staff Critical for Public Safety

10 August 2017 – Yesterday’s Read more »

Orion Health Signs Interoperability Contract in Australia

Press Release – Orion Health

Orion Health signs interoperability contract in Australian state of Victoria

Auckland, 8 August 2017 — Orion Health, has signed a five-year contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, Australia, to deploy the company’s flagship interoperability solution, Rhapsody Integration Engine, across the DHHS and 15 public health agencies. Read more »

Academic with a Prescription for Change

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

ACADEMIC WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE

A newly appointed associate professor in EIT’s School of Nursing, Rachael Walker is as focused as ever on boosting health outcomes and reducing inequities for the people of Hawke’s Bay and beyond. Read more »

Waitemata ePrescribing team wins national award

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

A Waitemata District Health Board electronic prescribing and administration [ePA] initiative has won the Hospital Pharmacy Performer of the Year at the 2017 Pharmacy Awards. Read more »

BRANZ Estimates 750,000 NZ Homes Still Need Insulation

Press Release – Sustainability Trust

BRANZ estimates 750,000 NZ homes still need insulation.

July 31, 2017 – A Wellington social enterprise is tired of waiting for a national solution to poor quality housing and has set about rallying key players to get the job done. Read more »

Waipareira Publishes Māori Health & Social Service Journal

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira authors its learnings

Monday July 31 2017 – Te Whānau O Waipareira has released a Journal that showcases a range of Māori health and social service approaches. Read more »

Where Has Our Health Leadership Gone?

Press Release – ASMS

Where Has Our Health Leadership Gone?

Address to the Hospital and Community Dentistry Conference in Christchurch by Ian Powell, Executive Director, ASMS Read more »

Kiwis taking up the challenge

Press Release – National Foundation for the Deaf

July 28, 2017
Kiwis taking up the challenge

Auckland, July 28

Hundreds of New Zealanders will find out what it’s like to live with a hearing loss when they take up the Silent Leadership Challenge next Friday(eds: August 4). Read more »

Child Study Highlights Household Safety Issues

Press Release – Auckland University

Household safety: child study highlights areas for improvement

Evidence from the University of Auckland’s Growing Up in New Zealand study of child development links rental housing to a reduced number of safety features in the homes of young children. Read more »

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