Archive for the 'Health' Category

Line up of experts to address GBS national conference

Press Release – GBS Support

Line up of experts to address GBS national conference

The seventh national conference organised by the Guillain-Barré Syndrome Support Group of New Zealand will be held from 8 to 10 May 2015 at the Sudima Hotel in Rotorua. Read more »

Top chef focused on the ‘recipe for life’

Press Release – Melanoma New Zealand

27 February 2015
For immediate release
Top chef focused on the ‘recipe for life’ Read more »

Routine testing for increased tech time

Press Release – Campuspecs

Routine testing for increased tech time.

Independent Auckland CBD optometry practice, Campuspecs, is asking the public to invest in their personal wellbeing by making time for a routine eye examination. Read more »

“Cellphones Don’t Cause Brain Cancer” – Yeah Right!

Press Release – Journal of Natural Medicine

University of Auckland Study: “Cellphones Don’t Cause Brain Cancer” – Yeah Right!

New Zealand has done it again.

In the same great tradition that has seen NZ “punching above its weight” and besting “overseas experts” a new paper from a group of researchers at the University of Auckland is being promoted as showing that there’s no connection between cell phones and brain tumours. Read more »

Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours

Press Release – University of Auckland

25 February 2015

Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours

The risk of brain tumours has not changed significantly with increased mobile phone use, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

NZ clinical trials give hope to cataract sufferers

Press Release – Abbott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Zealand clinical trials give hope to millions of cataract sufferers across the globe Read more »

Connecting to the environment for better health outcomes

Press Release – Toi Tangata

MEDIA RELEASE
25 February 2015

Connecting to the environment for better health outcomes Read more »

Farewell to Northland Pioneer Doctor

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Statement

Date: Friday February 20

Subject: Farewell to Northland Pioneer Doctor Read more »

Acclaimed Fluoridation Experts Touring NZ in February

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

Acclaimed Fluoridation Experts Touring New Zealand in February
On invitation from public health education and advocacy organisation Fluoride Free New Zealand, international fluoridation experts Professor Emeritus Paul Connett and Dr Bill Hirzy will be in New Zealand next week, 22nd to the 28th of February. Read more »

District Health Board IT initiative to reduce outage risks

Press Release – Health Benefits Limited

District Health Board IT initiative to reduce risk of outages

National Infrastructure Platform moves to IBM Cloud

Auckland, 17 February 2015: District Health Boards (DHBs) across the country are set to introduce new IT infrastructure which will increase security, reliability, and service levels, and reduce the risk of critical outages. Read more »

Linda finds freedom in running

Press Release – CIGNA

Linda finds freedom in running

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WELLINGTON – February 16, 2015 – Auckland woman, Linda Fraser is one of 20 Achilles International athletes from around the country travelling to Wellington to run in the Cigna Round the Bays event, thanks to a grant from the Cigna Foundation. Read more »

Innovative lab initiative may fall under privatisation

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,
MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2015

Innovative Laboratory initiative may fall under the wheels of hospital laboratory privatisation Read more »

Voluntary Euthanasia Society Press release

Press Release – Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia Society Press release

One of the world’s leading experts on voluntary euthanasia, Dutchman Dr Rob Jonquière, arrives in New Zealand this week for a nationwide speaking tour to support local campaigners for a law change to allow end-of-life choice. Read more »

Mental health policy discussion in Auckland

Press Release – University of Auckland

Mental health policy discussion in Auckland
Mental health policy and practice in New Zealand and the influence of the recovery approach and trauma-informed care will be discussed at a mental health and social justice symposium next week. Read more »

Protect our climate and health, not multinational profits

Press Release – OraTaiao

MEDIA RELEASE

Embargoed until 1pm, Friday 13 February 2015

Protect our climate and health, not multinational profits Read more »

New Zealand leads Lancet call for TPPA transparency

Press Release – OraTaiao

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 12 February 2015

Embargoed to Friday 13 February 2015 1.01pm NZDT (12.01am GMT[UK]) Read more »

Paradigm shift for acute stroke therapy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Paradigm shift for acute stroke therapy
Three international trials have proven the benefits of an acute stroke ‘clot retrieval’ therapy that has been carried out at Auckland City Hospital for the last three years. Read more »

Oncology award supports cancer training

Press Release – University of Auckland

Oncology award supports cancer training

An oncology award by a local charity is supporting Auckland’s future cancer specialists to learn more about the genetic abnormalities that underlie cancer. Read more »

Dream home being auctioned to help cure kids

Press Release – Mike Greer Homes

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10 February 2015

Dream home being auctioned to help cure kids Read more »

How teaching helped my breast cancer journey

Press Release – University of Auckland

How teaching helped my breast cancer journey
As a healthy, young woman living the teaching dream overseas Jessica Weller never expected to have her world turned upside down within minutes. But that is exactly what happened after finding a lump in her left breast almost two years ago. Read more »

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