Archive for the 'Health' Category

Global advocate headlines Huntington’s NZ conference

Press Release – Huntington’s Disease Association

Huntington’s Disease Association (Auckland) Inc

25 April 2018

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Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers
Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on Sunday15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Press Release – YMCA

17.4.18

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. Read more »

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger for longer!

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ month long campaign raising awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. Read more »

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Press Release – Massey University

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital. Read more »

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Press Release – Mobile Health

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the country’s first and only mobile surgical bus is set to continue its stellar service, thanks to the renewal of its Health Ministry contract. Read more »

Meeting the health needs in rural communities

Press Release – Massey University

New Zealand has more people living with long-term health conditions, an increasing older population and health inequalities that continue to persist, particularly for Māori and poorer communities. But despite the declining rural medical workforce, New Zealand has been slow to develop nurse practitioner services. Read more »

Winners of the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Achievers’
Awards Announced

Thursday 19 April 2018, marks the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Respiratory Achievers’ Awards organised by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Read more »

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. Read more »

Kiwis’ diet confusion could be killing our gut bacteria

Press Release – Kelloggs

Kiwis’ diet confusion could be killing our gut bacteria

The number ONE reason why Kiwis have been on a food eliminating diet, is to look after their health – yet unnecessary avoidance could be having the opposite effect on your gut health when it comes to grains Read more »

More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Date: 17 April 2018

The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme. Read more »

Caring for those who care for others – Free dental care

Press Release – Lumino

Caring for those who care for others

Free dental care for hundreds of family carers nationwide, on May 5th 2018

17 April 2018 Read more »

Taxpayer-funded health activists bully Youthline

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Taxpayer-funded health activists bully Youthline against advice
16 APRIL 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Taxpayer-funded health activists ignored advice from the Ministry of Health, Auckland Council, and Auckland Transport, to bully a company into dropping a promotion to raise money for Youthline, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Over 216,000 NZers make ACC claim for falls in year

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Over 216,000 New Zealanders make ACC claim for falls in year

New data shows that in a 12-month period more than 216,000 people over 50 made an ACC claim related to a fall. Just over 27,000 people attended hospital as a result of a fall. Read more »

Rise in syphilis cases prompts calls to practise safe sex

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Rise in syphilis cases prompts calls to practise safe sex

Date: 13 April 2018

A rise in the number of syphilis cases being reported in New Zealand is prompting renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms. Read more »

Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out

With some households in the region facing two or more days without electricity, it will be important to take care with food from the fridge and freezer. Read more »

Increase in Māori doctors on the way

Press Release – Medical Council of New Zealand

Increase in Māori doctors on the way

The Medical Council today released the New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2015 Survey. Read more »

Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke

Press Release – University of Auckland

Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke
Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a University of Auckland study has found. Read more »

Professor’s pioneering lung work honoured

Press Release – University of Auckland

Professor’s pioneering lung work honoured with top international honour

Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been honoured with one of the highest international accolades in her field. Read more »

Cure Kids’ 10 million dollar commitment to child health

Press Release – Cure Kids

Cure Kids’ 10 million dollar commitment to child health research

Cure Kids, New Zealand’s leading non-government funder of child health research, has reached its biggest funding milestone, currently supporting more than $10 million of child health research, it was announced today. Read more »

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