Archive for the 'Health' Category

Startling New Dementia Findings

Press Release – Summerset

Much Feared, Little Understood: Startling New Dementia Findings

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Growing drug resistance will lead to long-term harm

Press Release – University of Auckland

Drugs that fight many common infectious diseases are becoming less effective because of increased antibiotic resistance, a direct consequence of persistent high levels of community antibiotic use in New Zealand. Read more »

Winter illness advice

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of GPs is advising people to go to their GP first if they are suffering from winter ailments, because their GP knows their conditions well and can provide ongoing, specialised care. Read more »

Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

Press Release – Make Lemonade

A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing. Read more »

Family hopeful of receiving rare disease drug

Press Release – NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

Family hopeful of receiving rare disease drug available all over the world

Elizabeth Hunt’s family in New Zealand may finally get treatment for their rare genetic condition – treatment available to other family members who live in Australia, and around 30 other countries. Read more »

New Northland Cancer Clinic Opens Tomorrow

Press Release – Canopy Cancer Care

9 August 2018

Northland cancer patients can now access private cancer treatment closer to home as the first private cancer treatment clinic opens tomorrow in Whangarei. Read more »

New ageing strategy to highlight community connectivity

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

New ageing strategy to highlight community connectivity

In a keynote address at the 2018 Selwyn Centres Annual Conference, Director of the Office for Seniors, Diane Turner, told delegates that dramatic demographic changes in the senior community required the country to take a fresh look at the issues, and questions, that matter for older people. Read more »

Otago demonstrates its commitment to rural health

Press Release – University of Otago

Otago demonstrates its commitment to rural health with new ‘virtual campus’

The University of Otago has reiterated its commitment to training and education in rural health with the establishment of a new Section of Rural Health, believed to be the first dedicated rural health unit currently operating within a New Zealand tertiary institution. Read more »

Clocking the Km’s for Kiwi Health

Press Release – Diabetes New Zealand

During July hundreds of people of all ages and stages of life walked, ran, cycled and rowed their way around New Zealand to raise awareness and much-needed funds for diabetes in the Cardio Kms for Diabetes challenge. Read more »

Suicide Bereaved to meet with Mental Health Inquiry panel

Press Release – National Suicide bereaved whanau families network

Suicide Bereaved to meet with Mental Health Inquiry panel

Suicide Bereaved whanau/families from around the country will gather in Auckland tomorrow to meet with the Mental Health Inquiry Panel. Jane Stevens whose son Nicky Stevens died while in the care of mental health services says “she has high expectations of the mental Health inquiry”. Read more »

New review launched into effectiveness of primary care

Press Release – Health Research Council

New review launched into effectiveness of primary care delivery to New Zealanders

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) have jointly awarded $1.33 million to a two-year research project that will evaluate the effectiveness of primary care models in New Zealand. Read more »

Pāsifika GP recognised for outstanding contribution

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Media release

26 July 2018

Pāsifika GP recognised for outstanding contribution Read more »

New Breast Cancer Partnership Projects Announced

Press Release – Joint Press Release

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MEDIA RELEASE 25 JULY 2018


New Breast Cancer Partnership Projects Announced
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Time to cut back?

Press Release – University of Auckland

Time to cut back?
The research proves it – the kiwi drinking culture leads directly to the emergency department. Read more »

Southern Cross funds essential health positions at Mission

Press Release – Southern Cross Health Society

24 July 2018

Southern Cross Health Trust funds essential health positions at Auckland City Mission Read more »

Booklet for New Mums Highlights Critical Window of Influence

Press Release – Early Life Coalition

24th July 2018

Booklet for New Mums Highlights Critical Window of Influence on Babies’ Lifelong Health

A booklet being distributed to new mums across New Zealand and Australia highlights the importance of healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices during the first thousand days in helping lay the foundation for lifelong health. Read more »

Speaking to youth about sexual health education

Press Release – Massey University

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Chlamydia, herpes, unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS are just some of the outcomes of unprotected sex that can lead to infertility, life-long disease and potentially early death. Now four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers and one general practice to ensure the messages around safe sex get through to teenagers in the most effective way. Read more »

Growing kidney tissue simpler and faster

Press Release – University of Auckland

Growing kidney tissue simpler and faster will help fight disease
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New treatments for kidney diseases and inherited kidney disorders could result from new research that is revolutionising the way human kidney tissue is grown from stem cells. Read more »

Chilling impact of poverty on child health

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

20 July 2018

Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition – some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line. Read more »

Are you following a particular way of ‘eating healthily’?

Press Release – University of Auckland

For immediate release

Following a particular diet for health or other reasons is nothing new, but the contemporary context has seen many different ‘healthy-eating’ regimes, such as Paleo, sugar-free or raw foods, become popular. Read more »

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