Archive for the 'Health' Category

World Experts in NZ to Share Latest Research on Vitamin C

Press Release – Lorelei Mason Health

Press Release

Embargoed until 5am Thursday February 14th

World Experts in NZ to Share Latest Research on Vitamin C for Cancer and Infection

This week doctors, scientists and the public will be given the opportunity to hear from the widest group of international researchers working in the field of vitamin C for cancer and infection ever gathered in New Zealand. Read more »

Dr Curtis Walker elected Medical Council chairperson

Press Release – Medical Council of New Zealand

Dr Curtis Walker was today elected chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand.

He succeeds Mr Andrew Connolly who has been the Council’s chair since February 2014. Read more »

Parents Urged to Take Action with Men W Clinics

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

February 8, 2019

Parents Urged to Take Action with Men W Clinics in all Northland High Schools

With just three weeks left of the Northland outbreak meningococcal W campaign clinics in secondary schools are being established to ensure all eligible 13 to under 20 year olds have the chance to be vaccinated. Read more »

New Treatment Available for Hepatitis C1

Press Release – Porter Novelli

New Treatment Available to New Zealanders Seeking a Viral Cure* for Hepatitis C1
Up to half of New Zealanders living with hepatitis C don’t know they have the virus4 Read more »

Student mentors recognised with awards

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Thursday 31 January, 2019

Those who teach and guide the next generation of healthcare professionals have been recognised for their hard work and dedication. Read more »

The shame of ‘fat-shaming’ in public health

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Dr Isaac Warbrick, Director of the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), says societal and institutional racism needs to be challenged in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and weight loss. Read more »

Innovative technology lifting spirits of Starship children

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

The Starship Foundation has introduced new technology which helps children and their families, who are unable to leave the hospital, enjoy some wonderful New Zea-land experiences. Read more »

Medical Students Excited About Their Year In Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

23 January, 2019
For the twelfth year running a select group of year five students from the University of Auckland, School of Medicine were welcomed into the esteemed Pūkawakawa programme at a pōwhiri in Whangarei on Monday. Read more »

New Zealand among world’s highest lifetime risk of stroke

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

New Zealand among world’s highest ‘lifetime risk of stroke’ in developed countries Read more »

Whooping cough spike prompts call for immunisation catch ups

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is asking parents to get their children immunised for the school year as a second spike in whooping cough cases continues. Read more »

NZ among world’s highest ‘lifetime risk of stroke’

Press Release – AUT University

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

New Zealand among world’s highest ‘lifetime risk of stroke’ in developed countries Read more »

Are you a super pooper?

Press Release – University of Auckland

Are you a super pooper?

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute. Read more »

Doctors, drugs of dependence and discipline: new review

Press Release – University of Auckland

18 JANUARY 2019

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NZT: Doctors, drugs of dependence and discipline: new review out

Only 24 doctors in 20 years have faced disciplinary action for inappropriate prescribing of drugs of dependence in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new review has revealed. Read more »

AI Conference Designed to Lift Health Outcomes for Maori

Press Release – Hack Aotearoa

17 January 2019

Artificial Intelligence “Hack Aotearoa” Conference Designed to Lift Health Outcomes for Maori. Read more »

New Detox Beds for Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

16 January, 2019

Wait times for patients referred to Northland’s only addiction detox unit, Timatanga Hou at Dargaville Hospital are likely to be reduced after a portion of funding awarded to the Te Ara Oranga project was allocated to them to expand and enhance responsive treatment at the facility. Read more »

New Zealand doctors prepare nationwide strike

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group
14 January 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/14/nzdo-j14.html Read more »

New Zealand’s public healthcare crisis worsens

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group
9 January 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/09/nzhe-j19.html Read more »

New champion for ageing well calls time on loneliness

Press Release – University of Auckland

New champion for ageing well calls time on loneliness

Professor Ngaire Kerse has two questions for the holiday season: who made your Christmas cake? And if you know an elderly person who is lonely, why not invite them to share some? Read more »

Hui Aligns Healthcare for Māori Across Northern DHBs

Press Release – Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

Karere Pāpāho/Media Release
Friday 21 December 2018
Historic Hui Aligns Healthcare for Māori Across Northern DHBS

Iwi from across the upper North Island have come together in an historic health-sector first, paving the way for a unified approach to the delivery of healthcare to Māori. Read more »

Red Nose Day enables life-changing child health research

Press Release – CureKids

18 December 2018
Kiwis’ support for Red Nose Day enables life-changing child health research


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