Archive for the 'Health' Category

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers – expert here in NZ

Press Release – PRaxis Public Relations Ltd

Media Release

26 August 2014

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers – But Meaning in Life Can Still be Found Read more »

New CEO for The Phobic Trust

Press Release – Phobic Trust

[Media release]

[28/8/14]

Fresh start for the upper North Island’s only non-profit specialist in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders Read more »

Initiative increases access to medical care for under 6s

Press Release – Health Research Council

After-hours initiative increases access to medical care for under 6s – report
Reducing the cost of subsidised co-payments appears to have led to an increase in the number of children under 6 using after-hours accident and medical clinics, according to a government-commissioned report released today. Read more »

FSANZ to consult public on gluten free beer labelling

Press Release – Coeliac New Zealand

Media Statement

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Coeliac NZ pleased FSANZ will consult public on gluten free beer labelling Read more »

Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
26 August 2014
Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating after achieving all six national Health Targets, proving its dedication and commitment to provide high quality services for patients and their families. Read more »

NZ Junior Rugby and Netball Festivals

Press Release – Global Games

25/08/2014

Kids’ Sporting Event Leads the Way

The healthiest rugby and netball tournament in New Zealand will return to Taupo from September 13-14th followed a week by the South Island leg in Queenstown 20 – 21st. The events have a newfound focus to be the most environmentally friendly junior sporting events in the world. Read more »

Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week
Kiwis can get excited about Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) now, because it’s just over a month away! Over 6-12 October, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is calling for people to KEEP LEARNING – be curious, embrace new experiences and see opportunities in the world around them. Read more »

The Real Housing Crisis

Press Release – Waitakere Housing Call To Action

Media Release

Date:22 Aug 2014

The Real Housing Crisis

Housing Call to Action are launching a campaign to raise awareness of homelessness and the lack of housing in West Auckland from 1st – 8th September. Read more »

Northern DHBs welcome expert fluoridation findings

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

22 August 2014

Expert scientific fluoridation findings welcomed

DHBs across the Northern region have welcomed the findings of an expert scientific review of fluoridation of public water supplies finding ‘compelling evidence’ of dental health benefits for New Zealanders. Read more »

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

MEDIA RELEASE

22 August 2014

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone Read more »

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff

Press Release – St John

Media release

21 August 2014

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff in 35 key locations by July 2015 Read more »

Barefeet NZ set to look after Kiwi soles

Press Release – Barefeet NZ

Barefeet NZ set to look after Kiwi soles

20 August, 2014

With New Zealand Fashion Week in the sights of many of the nation’s most well-known designers, models and fashionistas, there’s no better time to rummage through the wardrobe and take a look at what’s in there and evaluate how much is really needed to get by. Read more »

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment

Press Release – University of Auckland

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment
Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Read more »

GPs use mobile tech to support smoking cessation targets

Press Release – Vensa Health

GPs use mobile technology to support smoking cessation targets
Practice-patient communications platform, Read more »

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Press Release – Massey University

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert. Read more »

STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

Press Release – Healthy Communications

STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 2014

People with diabetes, gout, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease will soon be getting STAR treatment in Otara. Read more »

Successful second implant of NTCELL for Parkinson’s

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

Living Cell Technologies Limited

CAN: 104 028 042

ASX: LCT Read more »

Vast Improvements Possible for Children with Dyslexia

Press Release – Speld

Vast Improvements Possible for Children with Dyslexia

Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, according to research findings. Read more »

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand
Media Release
University of Auckland
15 August 2014 Read more »

Pioneering Pacific health organisation re-launches

Press Release – The Fono

PRESS RELEASE

14 August 2014

For immediate release

Pioneering Pacific health organisation re-launches as The Fono offering broader, more affordable services to Auckland communities Read more »

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