Archive for the 'Health' Category

It’s time to put new money where it makes a difference

Press Release – Platform

– MEDIA RELEASE –

It’s time to put new money where it makes a difference

The Prime Minister this week announced more money for mental health. However, for there to be any real change in mental health and addictions services, that investment must go to where the people are – to the community. Read more »

Non-invasive joint implant diagnostics – the missing link

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Non-invasive joint implant diagnostics – the missing link

Research on early detection of wear and tear of hip joint implants is set to make significant new progress following an infusion of funding. Read more »

Mahatma Gandhi Centre to host Jumpstart health programme

Press Release – Jumpstart

28th April 2017

Mahatma Gandhi Centre to host Jumpstart diabetes health programme

Beginning Monday 1 May, 2017, The Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Eden Terrace, Auckland, will host the first targeted South Asian Jumpstart Diabetes Health Programme. Read more »

Crisis in Funding for Mental Health Service

Press Release – Mothers Helpers

MEDIA RELEASE

CRISIS IN FUNDING FOR MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

Mothers Helpers‘ not-for-profit maternal mental health service say their funding is in crisis, and fear for the future of those they serve. Read more »

Guild to host third Pharmacy Business Network

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

MEDIA RELEASE

18 April 2017

Guild to host third Pharmacy Business Network

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to host the third Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) on Saturday 22 July 2017, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. Read more »

New Mothers Suffering Due to Under-Resourced Midwives

Press Release – Maternal Care Action Group – MCAGNZ

MEDIA RELEASE

NEW MUMS SUFFERING DUE TO UNDER-RESOURCED MIDWIVES

New research released by Read more »

Spectrum Care set to expand into Wellington region

Press Release – Spectrum Care

Spectrum Care set to expand into Wellington region

Spectrum currently undertaking due diligence of former IDEA Services’ Respite Bases Read more »

Northland Patients Part of Worldwide Hepatitis C Cure

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Release

12 April 2017

Northland Patients Part of Worldwide Hepatitis C Cure

Northland is among the locations worldwide where a drug to treat Hepatitis C is achieving a near-100 percent success rate. Curing the disease in individuals is hoped to contribute to the worldwide eradication of the debilitating liver disease as an epidemic. Read more »

Menstrual health programme gains medical recognition

Press Release – Endometriosis New Zealand

11 April 2017

New Zealand menstrual health education programme gains medical recognition
Research findings from Endometriosis New Zealand’s world-leading teenage menstrual health education programmed, called me (Menstrual Health and Endometriosis), has now been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, marking a major milestone for the organisation. Read more »

Could mothers’ bacteria prevent obesity in c-section babies?

Press Release – Auckland University

Could mothers’ bacteria protect c-section babies from obesity risk?

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity. Read more »

Update: Auckland typhoid outbreak

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Update: Auckland typhoid outbreak

As at 10 April 2017, the number of cases of typhoid in Auckland remains unchanged for the fourth consecutive day. Read more »

Auckland Typhoid Outbreak: Joint statement

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Auckland Typhoid Outbreak: Joint statement from the family and church most affected by the outbreak, the Mt Albert Assembly of God and family, Read more »

Studies confirm safety of premature baby treatment

Press Release – University of Auckland

Studies confirm long-term safety of life-saving treatment for premature babies
More New Zealand families could benefit from a life-saving treatment for premature babies as new evidence from a major New Zealand and Australian trial confirms its long-term safety. Read more »

Advice to Pacific communities over the weekend

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Advice to Pacific communities over the weekend

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

Auckland typhoid outbreak update 7/4/17

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Pubilc health update: Auckland typhoid outbreak

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

Private Counselling Practitioners invited to “fill the gap”

Press Release – Relationship Matters Ltd

Private Counselling Practitioners encouraged to “fill the gap” within mental health services.

1000’s of desperate people on various publicly funded mental health and counselling waiting lists could be helped immediately by every private counselling practitioner in New Zealand taking just one pro bono client, says a New Zealand-based international Relationship & Family therapist. Read more »

Volunteering Beats Depression

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

This World Health Day, Volunteering New Zealand recognises the thousands of volunteers working throughout New Zealand to beat depression. Read more »

Update: Auckland Typhoid Outbreak

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Update: Auckland Typhoid Outbreak
As at 6 April 2017, there are 18 confirmed cases of typhoid in Auckland. There is also one probable case and a further two cases are under investigation. Of these, there are six people currently in hospital; some patients have now been discharged. Read more »

Treatment of typhoid patient

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Treatment of typhoid patient

Auckland DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Margaret Wilsher says she has reviewed the treatment provided to a female patient who died of typhoid last week in Auckland City Hospital. Read more »

Auckland typhoid outbreak update from public health

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland typhoid outbreak update from public health

Update on cases

As at 5 April 2017, there are have 16 confirmed cases and two probable cases of typhoid in the Auckland. There are 12 people currently in hospital; some patients have now been discharged. Read more »

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