Archive for the 'Health' Category

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal for breakthrough research

An Auckland academic and fertility specialist whose research could revive support for a fertility treatment that’s less invasive than IVF, has just received a top honour from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more »

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care through research

Thousands of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have benefited from the clinical trials led in New Zealand by Auckland City Hospital intensive care specialist and clinical researcher Dr Colin McArthur. Read more »

Mental health help by gardening

Press Release – Gardening New Zealand

Labour weekend traditionally triggers Kiwi gardening fever and throughout New Zealand garden centres are standing by to welcome people in. Read more »

He Ora Te Whakapiri – Life course research symposium

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Human development is shaped by the physical and human environment at all stages of life, so life course research is vital for improving health and wellbeing outcomes. Read more »

Scabies study using new technology starts tomorrow

Press Release – Firstcheck

Public Health Physician Dr Simon Thornley’s study is exploring the use of Firstcheck’s smartphone technology to help detect and combat the scabies skin disease. Read more »

Emergency Services’ shocking plea to Kiwis

Press Release – St John

Only 1 in 10 New Zealander’s survive cardiac arrest, a statistic that emergency services say can be dramatically improved with bystander CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Read more »

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper. Read more »

Canadian studies prompt researcher to voice grave concerns

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

New Canadian studies prompt researcher to voice grave concerns about fluoride

Last week three new studies were published on fluoride adding more weight to an already overwhelming body of evidence that fluoridation is not safe. Read more »

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return
Edith Morris of Hamilton has very few regrets in her life despite getting polio in 1945 when only six months old. Read more »

South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

Press Release – NZNO

South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

12 October 2018

More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. Read more »

Origins of female homosexuality

Press Release – University of Auckland

Origins of female homosexuality

Hormonal environments in the womb may help explain the evolutionary origins of female homosexuality and determine the spectrum of sexual orientation in women according to a review article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Read more »

ANZASW on World Mental Health Day

Press Release – ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to express its solidarity with service users and colleagues internationally this World Mental Health Day. Read more »

Maintain Mental Health at work

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Maintain Mental Health at work beyond Mental Health Awareness week

Many of us believe that we could make our workplace a healthier, more compassionate and richer place to be. Instinctively we have a hunch that if we changed things, productivity would improve. Read more »

National Anaesthesia Day – October 16

Press Release – ANZCA

It’s estimated that more than four million anaesthetics are administered each year across New Zealand and Australia. Increasing people’s understanding about anaesthesia is the focus of ANZCA National Anaesthesia Day being held on Tuesday, October 16. Read more »

Wintec takes workshops across NZ to support mental health

Press Release – Wintec

Louise Faulkner has seen many cases of mental health issues in her role as International Student Services Manager at Wintec and says some are not as easy to spot, and it can take years of experience to identify the signs. Read more »

Record number celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Monday 8 October 2018

Record number of Kiwis celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) starts today and thousands of New Zealanders are celebrating. Read more »

NZDF To Hold Runway Walk/Run at Whenuapai

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

5 October 2018

NZDF To Hold Runway Walk/Run at Whenuapai to Mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week will be marked at New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) camps and bases around the country next week, with a focus on this year’s theme of connecting with nature. Read more »

More than half of mental disorders begin in teenage years

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

MEDIA RELEASE

Friday, 5 October 2018

Youth mental health has been recognised as a priority in New Zealand, but more needs to be done to enhance the wellbeing of young people and reverse escalating suicide rates, according to Professor Max Abbott at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Read more »

Measles Alert for West Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (APRHS) has been notified of a possible case of measles at Kelston Boys’ High School, and is advising anyone who has visited the school between 20th – 25th September to be aware and watch for symptoms. Read more »

Auckland clinical trials get a much-needed boost

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation


Auckland clinical trials get a much-needed boost

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is providing a boost to breast cancer clinical trials at Auckland City Hospital, funding trainee oncologist Dr Edmond Ang in the new role of BCFNZ Clinical Trials Fellow. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $160,000 to support the role over two years. Read more »

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