Archive for the 'Health' Category

Data a key theme at Emerging Tech in Health 2019 conference

Press Release –

Data and its collection, storage, governance and use was a major theme of the Emerging Tech in Health conference 2019 in Christchurch: A summary of some of the key presentations.
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New Case of Measles in Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

A woman with measles was admitted to Whangarei Hospital ICU on Saturday 25 May and is in a stable condition.

After travelling to the Philippines, the woman travelled back to New Zealand in early May and developed signs and symptoms of measles about two weeks later. She presented at Whangarei Hospital last week, was clinically diagnosed with measles and treated as such. Read more »

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking

Press Release – ProCare Health

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking for Māori Women
Ready Steady Wahine launched in Auckland Read more »

Initiative to tackle escalating youth hearing loss rates

Press Release – NFDHH

With hearing loss in teens increasing at an alarming rate, the National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFDHH) today announces it is fast-tracking the creation of a Youth Advisory Group to support this growing population. Read more »

Symposium focuses on giving our tamariki a better start

Press Release – A Better Start National Science Challenge

Media Release
Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Better Together 2019 symposium focuses on ways to give our tamariki a better start in life Read more »

TBI Network bridges gap

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

TBI Network bridges gap between research, clinical care and public health policy

Auckland University of Technology (Aut) Has Launched a National Network of Individuals, Groups And Organisations Dedicated to Preventing And Managing the Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Read more »

Heart Kids applauds announcement of $12m funding boost

Press Release – Heart Kids

The money, announced by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa yesterday (Saturday 18th May), will go towards supporting programmes that will reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever among Maori and Pacific people and better management of the illness. Read more »

We don’t know what to do about children not eating veges?

Press Release – Supergrans

SuperGrans know what to do! Our life skills work is exactly as research suggests to rectify this situation. We’re just need to be in more communities to create real, measurable change. Read more »

Canterbury measles outbreak declared officially over

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

16 May 2019
Canterbury health authorities have today declared the measles outbreak that started in the region on 16 February officially over. Read more »

Medicinal cannabis users focus of new research

Press Release – Health Research Council

An independent study of medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand will begin next month.

The study comes ahead of the government’s plans to introduce a new licenced medicinal cannabis scheme to broaden access to cannabis products for a wider range of patients – not only the terminally ill – by the end of this year1. Read more »

Chiropractic a key role in managing back pain

Press Release – NZ Chiropractors Association

The efficacy of chiropractic in managing low back pain and its key role in reducing the use of pharmaceuticals has been highlighted by one of the biggest studies of its kind. Read more »

Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers

Press Release – Public Service Association

Access Denied: Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers in unprecedented action

Source: PSA

Access Community Health has suspended workers without pay for a second time this week, in response to low-level industrial action by union members. The move comes ahead of a full day of strike action planned for Friday. Read more »

Suicide prevention and mental health

Press Release – New Zealand Maori Council

NZ Maori Council releases its recommendations into suicide prevention and mental health: Its time the Government got on with it …. Read more »

Record number of illegal cigarette sales to teenagers

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) last month identified nine retailers illegally selling tobacco to teenagers over just a two-week period. Read more »

Myopia in Children Growing at Alarming Rates

Press Release – Matthews Eyewear

The majority (69%) of New Zealand (with children 0-17-years old) parents do not know what child myopia is and alarmingly, only 12% of parents recognise the health risk that their children might develop later in life from myopia. Auckland optometrist and National Clinical Manager for Matthews Eyewear Eyecare, Adele Jefferies, is calling on parents to be aware of myopia, the risk factors and that it can be managed. Read more »

Nurses to network in Napier

Press Release – NZNO

Hawke’s Bay nurses will convene in Napier tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Te Matau a Māui /Hawkes Bay Regional Convention. The theme for the day-long event will be “Nurses a Voice to Lead – Health for All” which was also this year’s theme for International Nurses Day (12 May). Read more »

Advice, not probiotics, helps pregnant mums gain less weight

Press Release – University of Auckland

Advice, not probiotics, helps pregnant mums gain less weight

Women gain less weight during pregnancy when given personalised healthy eating advice, Read more »

Get immunised against measles if you’re going overseas

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are fully immunised against measles before they go overseas. Read more »

World Class Professor Joins Stroke Central Region

Press Release – Stroke Central Region Inc

8 May 2019
Prof. Feigin – has been appointed Honorary Medical Director for Stroke Central Region

Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor. The new role is key to the development of stroke prevention and support services for the central region, including Wellington. Read more »

Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll

Press Release – University of Auckland

Malaria is recognised as a killer – particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people. Read more »

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