Archive for the 'Health' Category

Wahakura policy good for all families

Press Release – Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Maori

Wahakura policy good for all families

Whakawhetū, a SUDI prevention programme for Māori was delighted with the Green Party’s policy announcement of a ‘Wahakura welcome for every newborn’. Māori infants have more than four times the SUDI death rates of non-Māori and non-Pacific babies. Read more »

Have you spotted one of the hidden gerberas yet?

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Media Release

15th September 2014

Have you spotted one of the hidden gerberas yet? Read more »

NZ’s First Medical App Wins Health Quality Awards

Press Release – NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

NZ’s First Medical App Wins Health Quality Awards
New Zealand’s first medical manual app has won the top non-clinical prize in the biennial Leaders in Quality Awards run by the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA).
Responding Read more »

Call to action on climate change and health

Press Release – OraTaiao

www.orataiao.org.nz

Media release 16 September 2014 Read more »

New Zealand to lead rheumatic fever vaccine search

Press Release – Joint Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE

New Zealand to lead rheumatic fever vaccine search

AUCKLAND: A trans-Tasman research coalition between New Zealand and Australia is undertaking a unique global project to accelerate the development of a vaccine for rheumatic fever, which disproportionately affects Māori, Pacific Islanders, Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Read more »

Milk contributes to iron deficiency in New Zealand newborns

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

Milk contributes to iron deficiency in New Zealand newborns

Auckland, 12 September 2014 Read more »

Red Cross App will help Kiwis Save Lives

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

NEWS RELEASE

12 September 2014

RED CROSS APP WILL HELP KIWIS SAVE LIVES AND RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES

New Zealand Red Cross will launch a free app offering step-by-step first aid and emergency advice to mark World First Aid Day on Saturday 13 September. Read more »

School Children Help Create New Mobile Ear Clinics

Press Release – Starship Foundation

Media Release
11 September 2014

For immediate release

School Children Help Create Starship’s Two New Mobile Ear Clinics Read more »

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

Press Release – London Ambulance Service

News release

10 September 2014

Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Read more »

Major investment in refurbishing operating theatres

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Major investment in refurbishing operating theatres
A major refurbishment of four operating theatres at North Shore Hospital will deliver state-of-the-art facilities for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Read more »

Public health experts call for an inquiry on conflicts

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Media Release

Embargoed until 1900 5 September 2014

Public health experts call for an inquiry on conflicts of interest Read more »

Auckland Eye Surgeon to Learn New Sight-Saving Surgery

Press Release – Impact PR

Auckland Eye Surgeon to Learn New Sight-Saving Surgery

10 September 2014

An Auckland eye surgeon is heading to the Solomon Islands to learn a new cataract surgery technique that will deliver first world results to patients in developing countries. Read more »

New Kiwi website launches to help NZers combat cancer

Press Release – mywisebody.com

Media Release
Tuesday, 9th September 2014

New Kiwi website launches to help New Zealanders combat cancer Read more »

Bringing music back to life for hearing impaired NZ

Press Release – One Plus One

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

One Plus One & Augusto bring music back to life for hearing impaired New Zealanders Read more »

Kiwis invited to “Pop into the Pink Caravan”

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Caravan hits the road to mark 20 years of breast cancer awareness – Kiwis invited to “Pop into the Pink Caravan” Read more »

Mobile health some potential in Pacific

Press Release – University of Auckland

Mobile health some potential in Pacific

8 September 2014

Mobile health some potential in Pacific

Mobile health services are not the hoped for silver bullet to improved disease prevention and control in the Pacific, according to researcher, Elaine Umali. Read more »

One Day to Go! Kids Child Poverty March in Auckland

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Only one day to go!!
TAKE STEPS AGAINST CHILD POVERTY WITH US

Britomart to Aotea Square, Auckland Read more »

Health experts to speak in Auckland

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Health experts to speak in Auckland
Vaccine development and treating unmet medical needs will be discussed at public talks in Auckland this month as part of Victoria University of Wellington’s 2014 Public Lecture Series. Read more »

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Youth Horizons Trust

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family. Read more »

App allows those with Asthma to Breathe Easy

Press Release – Asthma New Zealand

Number One health app allows those with Asthma to Breathe Easy
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world – second only to the UK. Asthma affects approximately 20% of the population, and is the leading cause of hospitalisation for children. Read more »

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