Archive for the 'Health' Category

Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Press Release – Northland DHB

October 31 2014

Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Raising three million in three years to build a local cancer treatment unit sounded nigh on impossible when first suggested but Northland has done it and the public are invited to celebrate this Saturday at its open day. Read more »

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

Press Release – University of Auckland

Community health workers prepare for Ebola
More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases. Read more »

Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Press Release – Stoptober

Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Twice as many females commit to stop smoking and over half of quitters are aged 25-44 Read more »

Selwyn Foundation purchases four healthbots for facilities

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

30 October 2014

‘Seal’ of approval for healthbots from The Selwyn Foundation: Retirement village and aged care operator purchases four for care facilities Read more »

Sir Ray Avery Seeks Funds for Lifesaving Incubator

Press Release – Medicine Mondiale

EMBARGOED 6PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 28 2014
#keeplittleheartsbeating – Game Changing

SIR RAY AVERY ASKS EVERYONE TO GO GLOBAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS LIFESAVING INCUBATOR Read more »

Children in Laos Benefit from Kiwi Ophthalmologist’s Skill

Press Release – Impact PR

Children in Laos to Benefit from Kiwi Ophthalmologist’s Expertise
A top paediatric ophthalmologist from Auckland Eye is helping train a specialist eye surgeon in Laos to deal with high levels of preventable blindness amongst children. Read more »

Life and death in New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

Life and death in New Zealand
Media Release
University of Auckland
24th October 2014 Read more »

The cost of obesity – Professor Boyd Swinburn

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland Read more »

Counselling Funding Still Not Being Measured for Effectivene

Press Release – Steve Taylor

Counselling Funding Still Not Being Measured for Effectiveness

Steve Taylor:

I read with interest the news that Australian Health Insurance provider Medibank had secured Counselling service contracts with ACC, and observed the angst of the NZ Counselling spokespeople in response. Read more »

Students over-estimate fertility

Press Release – University of Auckland

23 October 2014

Students over-estimate fertility

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study. Read more »

Kickstarting Build of World’s Biggest Waterslide

Press Release – Live More Awesome Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Depression Charity Offers Limited Edition ‘Founders’ Tickets to Kickstart Build of World’s Biggest Waterslide 2.0 Read more »

Network established to support families

Press Release – FASD-CAN

Network established to support families, appoints Judge as Patron

FASD-CAN media release 21 October 2014

FASD-CAN Incorporated, a non-profit organisation set up to support people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), is thrilled to announce that Auckland Judge Tony FitzGerald has accepted their invitation to be the organisation’s first patron. Read more »

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week. Read more »

Annie Parker’s message for NZ wome

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

News release, 19 October, 2014

Annie Parker’s message for NZ women;

Movie previews raise money for local research, educate re family cancer risk Read more »

Sir John Kirwan Welcomed as NZCCP Patron

Press Release – NZCCP

Sir John Kirwan Welcomed as NZCCP Patron

Sir John Kirwan was welcomed as the first patron of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) at an afternoon tea held in his honour on Tuesday 7 October. Read more »

West Coast gears up for Ebola

Press Release – West Coast District Health

West Coast gears up for Ebola
The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring it is prepared for Ebola, in line with national and international preparations in case the disease reaches New Zealand. Read more »

Change to life jacket safety by-laws

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Change to life jacket safety by-laws”

In October the Auckland region Navigation and Safety By-laws will change in relation to the wearing of Life Jackets. Read more »

The problem of hunger in our schools

Press Release – NZEI

The problem of hunger in our schools

17 October 2014

Op Ed by Judith Nowotarski, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Read more »

Canterbury Health System preparing for Ebola

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

October 16, 2014

Canterbury Health System preparing for Ebola

With the alert on Ebola being stepped up internationally, there’s been a rapid response within the Canterbury Health System in preparing for the disease if it was to reach our shores. Read more »

Exercise is the wonder drug for people affected by cancer

Press Release – Wright Communications

Physical exercise is the wonder drug for people affected by cancer

Charities stand up together for cancer rehabilitation
On November 1st New Zealand’s largest stand up paddle board event, Starboard Paddle For Hope, and The PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust will come together to raise funds for people affected by cancer in New Zealand.
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