Archive for the 'Health' Category

Funding for heart and gut research

Press Release – Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Funding for heart and gut research at Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Research into heart and gut disease at Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has received a significant boost with recent funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC). Read more »

UK Baroness Says Assisted Dying Would Bring Coercion & Abuse

Press Release – Every Life Research Unit

Baroness Ilora Finlay and her colleague Robert Preston will debate Maryan Street, Lectretia Seales’ lawyer Andrew Butler, and Professor Andrew Geddis at an event in Parliament on Wednesday, 28 June. Read more »

Assessing the health needs of Whānau in West Auckland

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Assessing the health needs of Whānau in West Auckland

A report on the health needs of West Auckland has revealed Whānau Centre delivers services to a young, high needs population who are frequent users of hospital emergency departments and mental health services. Read more »

Far North imoko health service honoured with award

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Far North imoko health service honoured with award

June 27, 2017

One of New Zealand’s leading public health volunteer charity organisations, imoko, has been honoured for its services to the community. Read more »

A+ TRUST LAUNCHES ‘MAKE A WILL’ WEEK

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

A+ TRUST LAUNCHES ‘MAKE A WILL’ WEEK
26 -29 June 2017

The A+ Trust, which is the official fundraising arm for Auckland DHB’s adult services, is encouraging people to write their will or if they already have one, to update it. Read more »

Study seeking to develop and protect Māori end-of-life care

Press Release – University of Auckland

Study seeking to develop and protect Māori end-of-life care
A three-year study by the University of Auckland will seek to discover and strengthen Māori traditional end-of-life care practices to protect them for the future; this will have benefits for whānau carers, iwi and the health and palliative care sectors. Read more »

Menstruation Matters

Press Release – Menstruation Matters

The event ‘Menstruation Matters’ has received well over 1,000 donated products. The public disgust may continue against the art piece “An Expensive Habit,” however, many people are still struggling to access menstruation products. Read more »

Young lads support people with dementia

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today. Read more »

NZ Health Research Strategy to help ‘change the face of heal

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB welcomes the inaugural New Zealand Health Research Strategy, which sets a vision of creating a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. Read more »

Music Therapy Week 2017: Finding Your Voice

Press Release – Great Things

Music Therapy Week 2017: Finding Your Voice
1-9 July

Music Therapy New Zealand is shining a light on the life-changing impact of music therapy during our second annual Music Therapy Week, running from 1-9 July. As well as celebrating the work of our therapists around the country, we invite people to consider music therapy as a career. Read more »

New head and neck cancer initiative

Press Release – Head and Neck Cancer Survivors’ Support Network

New head and neck cancer initiative

Head and neck cancer is the “most unkindest cut of all” according to patients who have been through this disabling and disfiguring disease. And yet unlike breast and prostate cancer there has been no nationwide support for this cancer – until now. Read more »

Red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand

NZ rolls out red carpet for inventor of world’s first cancer vaccine.

Pioneering Australian researcher and 2006 Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, is paying a short visit to New Zealand this week. Read more »

NZ Babies Exposed to a High-Sugar Diet

Press Release – Auckland University

A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials. Read more »

DRC NZ Launches Sweet Friends

Press Release – DRC

DRC NZ Launches Sweet Friends – sweetfriends.co.nz
For sugar free alternatives using Xylitol that sweeten & protect your teeth
Auckland, June, 2017: DRC NZ is announcing the release of their new website Sweet Friends. Read more »

All Blacks players visit Starship Children’s Hospital

Press Release – ASB Bank

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Youth project launches to end mental illness discrimination

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

15 June 2017

Youth project launches to help end mental illness discrimination in New Zealand

One year after Lucy McSweeney took part in the Mental Health Foundation’s social change programme, POD (Point of Difference), the 21-year-old was standing on the steps of Parliament to present her petition. Read more »

Two Massey Health Researchers Secure Over $6M in HRC Funding

Press Release – Massey University

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international alcohol policy and its impact. Read more »

Supreme Court Decision – “a Win for Patient Health”

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Supreme Court Decision – “a Win for Patient Health”

Waitemata District Health Board welcomes today’s decision in the Supreme Court to uphold its smokefree policy. Read more »

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations

Press Release – Northland DHB

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations

It is essential for people suffering kidney failure to talk to their whānau and spread awareness that they will need a kidney donated to them at some point.
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Going to Sleep on Your Back Increases Risk of Stillbirth

Press Release – University of Auckland

New University of Auckland research has found that women who go to sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are almost four times more likely to experience a stillbirth. Read more »

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