Archive for the 'Health' Category

Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines at national RICS Awards 2015

Beca’s Whakatane Hospital project management team is the proud recipient of the Project Management Team of the Year Award. Read more »

Anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Press Release – Euthanasia Free NZ

UK author and anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Dr Kevin Yuill, author of Read more »

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes

New Zealand surgeons are urging the Government to ban the use of quad bikes by children under the age of 16, following comments by the Children’s Commissioner that voluntary guidelines are not working. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Paediatrician Awarded Top Honour

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty Paediatrician Awarded Top Honour

A Bay of Plenty paediatrician says his receipt of a prestigious Australasian award for services to rural medicine is a reflection of teamwork rather than individual accomplishment. Read more »

New World Helps Bring Modern Technology to Starship

Press Release – New World

New World Helps Bring Modern Technology to Starship
New World has helped fund a leading-edge nerve monitor, which will improve surgical outcomes for patients at Starship Children’s Hospital. Read more »

Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight!

Press Release – Macular Degeneration

MEDIA RELEASE: MACULAR DEGENERATION NZ May 2015

Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight!
Awarness Week 25 To 31 May 2015

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in NZ for people over 50 years of age, affecting one person in 7 in this ‘at risk’ group. Read more »

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert. Read more »

New NZMA Chair confirmed

Press Release – NZMA

New NZMA Chair confirmed
Dr Stephen Child, a Canadian-trained general physician with a respiratory interest, has today been confirmed as the new Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association. Dr Child replaces Napier-based GP Dr Mark Peterson, who has completed his two-year tenure as Chair. Read more »

A big thumbs-down to NZ on International Clinical Trials Day

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Tuesday May 19

A big thumbs-down to NZ on International Clinical Trials Day
Kiwis have nothing to celebrate this International Clinical Trials Day (tomorrow, Wednesday May 20), says the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more »

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help

Press Release – Intelligent Ink

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help with their annual Countdown Appeal

Alzheimers Auckland’s annual Countdown Appeal is coming up in the month of July, and they need volunteers to help out by collecting outside their local Countdown during July. Every year the appeal raises a vital amount of money that goes towards support services for people with dementia and their carers. Read more »

Diagnosis delays put lives at risk

Press Release – HAE Australia

Media release: HAE AUSTRALASIA
May 15, 2015

Diagnosis delays put lives at risk for those with hereditary angioedema
Patient group calls for better treatment and diagnosis Read more »

Experts recommend compulsory food education in schools

Press Release – Public Health Association

Experts recommend compulsory food education in schools
Public Health Association media release, 13 May 2015
New Zealand health experts say it misses the point to claim healthy eating is a personal responsibility issue when many Kiwis don’t understand how to do it and aren’t equipped to make healthy food choices. Read more »

Study to tackle NZ’s growing obesity via rugby clubs

Press Release – Health Research Council

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Study to tackle NZ’s growing obesity via rugby clubs

A new study announced today will determine if a weight management programme delivered throughout New Zealand rugby clubs could help to curb the nation’s growing obesity problem, particularly among Māori and Pacific men. Read more »

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, May 19th

Press Release – NZ Society of Gastroentorology

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, May 19th

Tuesday 19th May is designated World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day. Read more »

District Health Board IT initiative gathers momentum

Press Release – Health Benefits Limited

District Health Board IT initiative gathers momentum
Ministry of Health joins DHBs for National Infrastructure Platform Read more »

Pink Ribbon Breakfast -Whangarei

Press Release – Northland DHB

Pink Ribbon Breakfast -Whangarei

Everyone will be in ‘the pink’ next Tuesday (19 May) with the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) shouting staff at the Mauri Ora Breast Clinic service breakfast in acknowledgment of their work towards detecting breast cancer in Northland. The one stop shop clinic is dedicated to screening and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Read more »

Recognising excellence in health innovation and improvement

Press Release – APAC Forum

Recognising excellence in health innovation and improvement
The APAC Forum is Asia Pacific’s premier healthcare conference and will this year take place over 23 to 25 September at Auckland’s SKY City. Set to attract a capacity delegation of 1,700, attendees include CEOs, senior managers, policy makers, clinicians and quality improvement specialists from around the world. Read more »

5 million people live with it worldwide

Press Release – Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand

5 million people live with it worldwide, do you know what it is?

NZ takes part in global campaign for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day on May 19 Read more »

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign

Press Release – STIHL Shop

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign as Accident Rates Spike

STIHL SHOPs educating Kiwis for Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week, 11-16 May Read more »

Three Day Seminar Sounds Out Ethical Healthcare Issues

Press Release – Independent Audiologists

Three Day Seminar Sounds Out Ethical Healthcare Issues
A conference held by Independent Audiologists Australia and Independent Audiologists New Zealand will address complex regulatory and ethical concerns around professionalism and independence and the ability to deliver a sustainable multidisciplinary hearing healthcare for the future. Read more »

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