Archive for the 'Health' Category

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines

Press Release – Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines which will not ‘sit on the shelf’
The Asthma Foundation is committed to improving respiratory health for Maori. One way to achieve this is through updating the now out-of-date Guidelines for Asthma (last updated in 2002). Read more »

Lasting impact of pre-birth environment on future health

Press Release – Liggins Institute

23 July 2014

Persistent echoes of early life

Lecture highlights the lasting impact of the pre-birth environment on future health. Read more »

Conference Aims to Build Resilient Connected Teen Whanau

Press Release – Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

22 July 2014

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust Conference Aims to Build Strong Resilient Connected Teen Whanau Read more »

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for eye care charity

Press Release – Fred Hollows Foundation

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for leading eye care charity

21 July 2014

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Read more »

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Media Release

Date: 21 July 2014

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Nigel Murray is now a member of a very “special family” of dedicated health professionals at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), board Read more »

New Approach Needed to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand study: Report Suggests New Approach to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Auckland, Read more »

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand’s first Dementia Research Clinic, in Auckland later this year. Read more »

Precautionary recall of Amoxicillin Actavis Powder

Press Release – Actavis

Precautionary recall of Amoxicillin Actavis Powder for Oral Suspension (125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL)

Auckland, Read more »

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

July 17, 2014

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

The announcement by Health Minister Tony Ryall of an additional 34 medical places for students next year at the country’s two medical schools, 17 of which will be earmarked for rural students is extremely encouraging, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network deputy chairperson Sharon Hansen. Read more »

PHARMAC looks to Pasifika community for advisory committee

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC looks to Pasifika community for new advisory committee members
PHARMAC has appointed three new members to its Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), all with strong links to the Pasifika community. Read more »

Fewer medicines subsidised in New Zealand than Australia

Press Release – Auckland University

15th July 2014
Fewer medicines subsidised in New Zealand than Australia

New Zealand has economical medicines policies, but subsidises fewer medicines and fewer new drugs, compared to Australia and other countries.
This was highlighted in a recent editorial on the differences in Australian and New Zealand medicines funding policies, published in Australian Prescriber. Read more »

Ann Andrews QSM author of Positively Parkinsons

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Ann Andrews QSM author of Positively Parkinson’s Read more »

First NZ patient to have groundbreaking post-cancer surgery

Press Release – Macquarie University

First NZ patient set to have groundbreaking post-cancer surgery in Sydney, Australia

Auckland’s Brenda Frearson will become the first New Zealand patient to have groundbreaking specialised surgery on her leg in Sydney’s Macquarie University Hospital tomorrow, Tuesday 15 July, as she seeks to alleviate the debilitating condition of lymphoedema. Read more »

Wellington Hosts International Breast Cancer Conference

Press Release – Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group

15 July 2014

Wellington Hosts International Breast Cancer Conference

Wellington, New Zealand, will host the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group’s (ANZBCTG) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 16-19 July 2014. Read more »

NZAF to take its distinctive perspective to AIDS2014 Melbour

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: 14 JULY 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NZAF to take its distinctive perspective to AIDS2014 Melbourne Read more »

Well well well… we’re the Well Foundation

Press Release – Well Foundation

Well well well… we’re the Well Foundation

A dynamic new charity – the Well Foundation – has launched and is ready to help Waitemata District Health Board meet its promise of “best care for everyone”. Read more »

Solo kayaker’s journey across Tasman world first for asthma

Press Release – Asthma New Zealand

Solo kayaker’s journey across the Tasman a world first for asthma

On the 19th of April, Scott Donaldson left Coffs Harbour, on a mission to be the first person to kayak across the Tasman Sea alone. Now he’s about to arrive on New Zealand shores. In partnership with Asthma New Zealand, Scott has been raising awareness of the importance of aerobic activity for health. Read more »

What manufacturers call Electronic Stability Control

Press Release – Oceania Media

Interpreting good health

Helping Pacific patients and their families overcome language barriers and gain at least a grasp of their respective medical condition is vital to improve general health and wellbeing according to interpreters Vaelua Faauma Lamb and Ikamafana Tameifuna. Read more »

Minister launches innovative project helping young people

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Minister Paula Bennett launches innovative project helping young people find Common Ground with parents, family and friends Read more »

Youthline launches its new online space

Press Release – Youthline

July 10, 2014

Youthline launches its new online space

Youth development organisation Youthline is broadening the way it interacts with young people on July 11 with the launch of its online community. Read more »

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