Archive for the 'Health' Category

Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

Press Release – Tairawhiti District Health

Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

Friday 27 March 2015

Tairāwhiti District Health www.tdh.org.nz
Gisborne people are teaming up to stub out a habit that is still rife in the Gisborne community. Smokers are forming teams and pledging to quit smoking for three months, as part of a national competition, the WERO Challenge, which kicks off on 1 April, 2015. Read more »

Heart help at the click of a mouse

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Heart help at the click of a mouse

Isolated heart attack survivors can now access cardiac rehabilitation from the comfort of home, thanks to a ground-breaking website launched by the Heart Foundation. Read more »

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for cancer research

Press Release – Pink Ribbon

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for breast cancer research – May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with Lorraine Downes asking Kiwis to invite their friends or colleagues to breakfast in May, to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more »

ALRANZ: MPs’ Inaction Over Poor Auckland Abortion Services

Press Release – Abortion Law Reform Association NZ

ALRANZ Slams MPs’ Inaction Over Poor Auckland Abortion Services

The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ) today expressed its disappointment at the failure of the Justice and Electoral select committee to examine access to abortion services across Auckland, and particularly the burden on women in South Auckland. Read more »

Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked to Herbicide Exposure

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked To Exposure to Herbicides

Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked To Exposure to Herbicides. Read more »

NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell Q&A

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell Read more »

Red Cross Distributes Aid in Vanuatu

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

Red Cross Distributes Aid in Vanuatu

On Friday, Red Cross was the first organisation sanctioned by the Government of Vanuatu to begin relief distributions to communities devastated by Cyclone Pam. Read more »

Celebrating Caregivers Week

Press Release – NZNO

Celebrating Caregivers Week

Caregivers all around the country will celebrate Caregivers Week from 22 – 28 March. Events are being held in resthomes, community halls and parks during the week. Read more »

Visiting U.S. Therapist, Author, Songwriter Dr. John Murphy

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

MEDIA RELEASE

Visiting U.S. Therapist, Author, Songwriter Presents Workshops and Gig for New Zealand Community Sector Read more »

Portable defibrillator saves life

Press Release – Schiller

Leamington cardiac arrest survivor tells how a portable defibrillator saved his life

Calls for more public defibrillators to save New Zealander’s lives Read more »

From Cook Islands ED to Whangarei

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Statement

Date: Thursday March 19, 2015

Subject: From Cook Islands ED to Whangarei Read more »

Rural hospital doctor receives Peter Snow Award

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

NZRGPN Press Release: Peter Snow Memorial Award 2015

Rural hospital doctor receives Peter Snow Award

The 2015 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Dr Katharina Blattner, a rural hospital doctor based in the Hokianga. Read more »

Parents Warned To Act Quickly to Prevent Child Hearing Loss

Press Release – Impact PR

Parents Warned To Act Quickly to Prevent Child Hearing Loss – Starship Surgeon

18 March 2015
Kiwi parents need to be more vigilant in monitoring their children for ear infections if we want to prevent hearing loss and reduce the numbers admitted to hospital annually, according to a leading Starship surgeon. Read more »

Cycling World Champion rides for dementia

Press Release – Alzheimers New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE

16 March 2015

Cycling World Champion rides for dementia Read more »

NZ experts lead call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

Press Release – University of Auckland

NZ experts lead call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
Media Release – University of Auckland – 10 March 2015 Read more »

Participants wanted for low dose aspirin trial

Press Release – University of Auckland

Participants wanted for low dose aspirin trial
Media Release – University of Auckland – 13 March 2015 Read more »

High Rate of Strep Bacteria Bugging Kiwi Kids

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

High Rate of Strep Bacteria Bugging Kiwi Kids
Auckland, 13 March 2015 – Over half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, and one in six hostsStreptococcus pyogenes in their nostrils, throat or crook of the arm, according to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand. Read more »

Ford And Disney Join Forces for Kiwi Kids

Press Release – Variety Bash

Ford And Disney Join Forces for Kiwi Kids

Ford runs Toy Story car in Variety Trillian Bash Read more »

No Credible Evidence for Homeopathy: Pharmacists Must React

Press Release – Society for Science Based Healthcare

Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NHMRC Finds No Credible Evidence for Homeopathy: Pharmacists Must React Read more »

Cambodian Children to Benefit from Kiwi Eye Specialist

Press Release – Auckland Eye

Cambodian Children to Benefit from Kiwi Eye Specialist’s Expertise
By Fleur Revell
12 March 2015

A New Zealand ophthalmologist is using his expertise to help train an eye surgeon in Cambodia to deal with hundreds of needy children in the developing nation. Read more »

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