Archive for the 'Health' Category

World First for NZ Company – Simple Vitamin C Testing Device

Press Release – Feedback Research

World First for NZ Company with Simple Vitamin C Testing Device
A major technological breakthrough by a Kiwi company makes it simple for New Zealanders to be tested for vitamin C blood levels. Read more »

New Technology Improving Outcomes at North Shore Hospital

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Cutting-Edge Endoscopic Technology is Dramatically Improving Patient Outcomes at NSH
Revolutionary new technology is reducing the need for pancreatic surgery, saving lives and dramatically reducing recovery times at North Shore Hospital (NSH). Read more »

Pharmaco sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips

Press Release – Pharmaco

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd awarded sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips for the second time

Auckland, 16th November 2017 – Kiwi healthcare specialist Pharmaco (NZ) Limited has been awarded the New Zealand sole supplier agreement for blood glucose meters and strips by PHARMAC following a public consultation in July and August this year.  Read more »

Effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever needed

Press Release – University of Auckland

Northland Māori need effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever
Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori. Read more »

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

Press Release – Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings. Read more »

Clinical trials could save the health system millions

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Mother and baby clinical trials could save the health system $290 million over five years

Not only do findings from clinical trials save lives and improve people’s health, they potentially lead to health savings of millions of dollars – so investing in them is a “no-brainer”, a researcher and neonatologist says. Read more »

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs of Māori youth
A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information. Read more »

Sarah Fitt Appointed as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Press Release – PHARMAC

14 November 2017

Media release:

Sarah Fitt Appointed as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Stuart McLauchlan, Chair of PHARMAC today announced that Sarah Fitt, Director of Operations will be appointed as PHARMAC’s new Chief Executive effective from Saturday 6th January 2018. Read more »

Go Spotty Day – Melanoma NZ

Press Release – Melanoma New Zealand


Go Spotty Day – Melanoma NZ


On Friday 17th of November thousands of New Zealanders will be going ‘spotty’ to raise awareness of melanoma –a disease that affects so many people in this country every year. “We Read more »

Culturally Based Programmes Needed to Reduce Asthma

Press Release – GSK New Zealand

Media release: 13 November 2017

Culturally Based Programmes Needed to Reduce Rate of Severe Asthma in NZ – Experts

Culturally targeted healthcare programmes based in churches and on marae are needed to help reduce the impact of severe asthma in Pasifika and Māori communities according to local experts. Read more »

Academics Call for More Responsiveness to Māori Health Needs

Press Release – University of Auckland

Academics Call for More Responsiveness to Māori Health Needs

A group of University of Auckland Māori health academics are calling for all health researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand to be accountable under the Treaty of Waitangi and be able to act and respond to Māori health needs. Read more »

HiNZ Delegates Interested in Value-Based Healthcare

Press Release – The Clinician

HiNZ Delegates Interested in Value-Based Healthcare

Delegates at this year’s HiNZ conference were interested to learn about The Clinician’s cloud PROMs solution to help them move towards a value-based care model, says the company’s CEO Ron Tenenbaum. Read more »

Auckland School Girl Raise Awareness for Hearing Loss

Press Release – MED-EL

Ideas for Ears: Local Auckland school girl wins a trip to Austria with her Ideas for Ears invention concept for people with hearing loss. Read more »

New Hospice Building a New Zealand First in Design

Press Release – Warkworth Wellsford Hospice

November 10 2017

NEW HOSPICE BUILDING A NEW ZEALAND FIRST IN DESIGN

A new Warkworth Wellsford Hospice caring centre, with architecture influenced by ‘The Architecture of Hope’ from Maggie’s Centres abroad and offering wraparound care within, will be the first of its kind in New Zealand. Read more »

Vensa Health reimagines primary healthcare access

Press Release – Vensa Health

Vensa Health reimagines primary healthcare access; unveils new apps on Vensa.com

AUCKLAND, NZ. Read more »

From Research to Reality – Breast Cancer Sympoisum at AUT

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Experts Share Knowledge at Free Public Seminar

The effectiveness of vitamin C in cancer treatment, benefits of self-hypnosis and the prospect of personalised medicine will be among topics discussed at a free public seminar as part of the NZ Breast Cancer Symposium this Sunday November 12th. Read more »

High-Risk Patients Avoid ‘Surgery Conveyor Belt’ in Taranaki

Press Release – ANZCA

How High-Risk Patients Avoid the “Surgery Conveyor Belt” in Taranaki

Half of all patients seen at high risk pre-operative clinics don’t go ahead with their surgery proving they can make informed decisions before they get on the “surgery conveyer belt,” according to new figures out of Taranaki Base Hospital. Read more »

Vensa wins top NZ health IT award

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Vensa wins top NZ health IT award

November 5, 2017

Cutting-edge, life-changing Auckland mobile solutions developer Vensa Health has won the top New Zealand Health IT accolade. Read more »

Vensa Health takes top honour at NZ Health IT Awards

Press Release – Vensa Health


Vensa Health takes top honour at NZ Health IT Awards
AUCKLAND, NZ., 3 November, 2017 – Vensa Health (www.vensa.com), a leading New Zealand health software company, has been named the winner of this year’s New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) Innovation Awards. The other finalists were Celo and Orion Health. Read more »

Wearable cameras will record the marketing of ‘healthy’ food

Press Release – University of Auckland

Wearable cameras will record the marketing of ‘healthy’ food to children

Children will wear small portable cameras on their clothes as part of a new University of Auckland study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects children’s everyday lives. Read more »

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