Archive for the 'Health' Category

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

Press Release – Massey University

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow’s milk, and socio demographic factors. Read more »

Retina International World Congress comes to New Zealand

Press Release – Retina 2018 New Zealand

Why is marketing approval for the first retinal gene therapy treatment for patients with blinding retinal degenerations so significant? Is there an exciting future for applying stem cell therapy to treating retinal disorders and what are the scientific and ethical challenges in the use of stem cells? Read more »

More than half New Year’s resolutions dropped by March

Press Release – Southern Cross Health Society


Employers can play a role in helping staff keep their wellbeing resolutions

Of those who make New Year’s resolutions, 56% have let them fall by the wayside in the first quarter, according to a recent Southern Cross Health Society survey[i]. Just 14% of all those surveyed manage to keep their resolution throughout the year. Read more »

Auckland uni expands rural doctor training to Taranaki

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland and Taranaki DHB, along with local leaders and health professionals will welcome 18 year five medical students to Hawera Hospital on Monday, to launch the University’s regional-rural medical programme in Taranaki. Read more »

Kiwis and Protein Shakes

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Auckland, 18 January 2018. A recent report to come out of the USA has predicted that the global protein shake business is set to be worth a staggering (USD) $7.5billion by 2020. And, as their popularity also increases here in New Zealand, how much do we know about what they are and how we should use them? Read more »

Talking about diabetes – improving health

Press Release – University of Otago

Talking about diabetes – improving health, one sentence at a time

Primary care physicians can improve their communication to newly-diagnosed diabetes patients by offering more information specific to the patient’s experience, new research from Otago, Auckland and Victoria universities shows. Read more »

Research aimed at discovering why some don’t re-offend

Press Release – Auckland University

Men previously imprisoned for sexual offending but who have not re-offended for at least five years are being asked to take part in research being carried out at the University of Auckland.
Men previously imprisoned for sexual offending but who have not re-offended for at least five years are being asked to take part in research being carried out at the University of Auckland. Read more »

NZ too slow to act on banning the use of amalgam in children

Press Release – Laser LifeCare Institute

New Zealand is too slow to act on banning the use of amalgam in children

A New Zealand dentist and a leader in dental laser technology practices, Dr Hisham Abdalla thinks the New Zealand government needs to act now and follow the European Union lead and ban the use of amalgam in children. Read more »

Researchers find decline in obesity in NZ 4-year-olds

Press Release – National Science Challenges

Researchers find decline in obesity in New Zealand 4-year-olds

New Zealand’s four-year-olds are resisting the tide towards rising obesity, according to research funded by A Better Start, one of the country’s national science challenges. Read more »

Dengue Fever Spike Prompts Auckland Health Warning

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Dengue Fever Spike Prompts Auckland Health Warning
With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising anyone travelling to the region to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. Read more »

Parents Warned to Monitor Digital Device Use

Press Release – Impact PR

: 19 December 2017

Parents Warned to Monitor Digital Device Use with Kids Hearing at Risk – Expert Read more »

Don’t Give Food Poisoning for Christmas

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Don’t Give Food Poisoning for Christmas
Barbecues, family feasts and outdoor eating go with the territory during the Christmas holidays – unfortunately so do the rates of gastroenteritis reported to public health. Read more »

People with dementia need special care at Christmas

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Tuesday 19th December 2017

People with dementia need special care at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, most people are spending December preparing themselves for the holiday rush. But according to Dementia Auckland CEO Rod Perkins, people with dementia have special needs at this busy time of year. Read more »

Festive season accentuates isolation of dying older people

Press Release – University of Auckland

Festive season accentuates isolation of dying older people

Older people lack support from their communities towards the end of their lives, with many becoming progressively more socially isolated before their death. Both older people and their families and whānau require support which is tailored to match the diversity of our ageing population. Read more »

Potential new treatment and blood test for small babies

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Potential new treatment and blood test for babies born too small
New Zealand research could pave the way for a new, safe treatment for babies whose growth in the womb is stunted by problems with the placenta. The research team have also discovered a possible basis for a blood test for mothers that could identify at-risk babies in utero. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $2.75m

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $2.75 million to medical researchers in second half of 2017

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $2,775,796 in funding to medical researchers in the last three of five funding rounds in 2017. Read more »

Hāpai Te Hauora urges action on smoking in cars

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

Hāpai Te Hauora urges action on smoking in cars
Hāpai Te Hauora supports the recommendations from a study into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards banning smoking in cars carrying children. Read more »

Breast cancer surgery and chronic pain: Who is at risk?

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Breast cancer surgery and chronic pain: Who is at risk?

An important study on why some women suffer long-term pain after breast cancer surgery is being undertaken by an Auckland anaesthetist. Read more »

Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers

Press Release – Massey University

Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers

Drinking alcohol becomes more dangerous in later life, but a new report released today by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older adults in many other countries. Read more »

Counties Manukau Health Celebrates Maaori Midwives

Press Release – Counties Manukau District Health Board

Celebrating Maaori Midwives

Counties Manukau Health celebrates the recipients of the 2017 Pu Ora Matatini Midwifery Scholarships at a special awards ceremony today at Ko Awatea in Middlemore Hospital. Read more »

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