Archive for the 'Health' Category

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Press Release – University of Auckland

Media Release
University of Auckland
28 November 2014

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity Read more »

Support people living with HIV in NZ this World AIDs Day

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Take action to support people living with HIV in New Zealand this World AIDS Day Read more »

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Auckland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. Read more »

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand

Press Release – Oticon Foundation

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand, Wednesday 26 November 2014

Early detection and intervention of hearing impairment is key to a baby’s language and social development Read more »

Hurdles for NHS workers wishing to transfer UK pension to NZ

Press Release – GBP Pensions

Another hurdle for ex-NHS workers wishing to transfer their UK pension to NZ?

With the UK Treasury’s proposed 31st March 2015 deadline looming, many former public sector employees are already scrambling to get their pension transfer underway. Read more »

Maori Diabetes service launched in Whanau Centre

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Maori Diabetes service launched in Whanau Centre

The launch of a new service in Whanau Centre will help whanau in west Auckland deal with the diabetes epidemic. Read more »

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank grant winners

Press Release – Medibank

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank Community Fund grant winners
24 November 2014

There are only two weeks left for New Zealanders to vote for the community wellbeing projects most deserving of winning 2015 Medibank Community Fund (MCF) grants. Read more »

Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand’s Changing Attitude

Press Release – Caci

Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand’s Changing Attitudes

Overdone, pricey, scary. Some of the words that may be thrown around at first mention of cosmetic injections. Read more »

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

Press Release – New Zealand Dermatological Society

MEDIA RELEASE

November 2014

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

A FORMER intensive sunbed user and melanoma survivor, Debra Duke, has applauded a move to tighten controls on operators and ban under 18-year-olds and fair-skinned adults from using sunbeds. Read more »

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Research

Press Release – Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute

Media Release

21 November 2014

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Research Read more »

Significant funding for career development

Press Release – University of Auckland

21 November 2014

Significant funding for career development

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week. Read more »

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

Thursday, 20 November 2014

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $2.2 million in funding for Maori health researchers as part of its career development awards programme – up from $1.5 million last year. Read more »

Effects of chronic stress on our brains

Press Release – Health Research Council

Media Release

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Sir Charles Hercus Fellow to examine effects of chronic stress on our brains Read more »

Surgery offers sound to a man plunged into a life of silence

Press Release – MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

MED-EL Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) – Ground breaking surgery in New Zealand – Offering sound to a man plunged into a life of silence Read more »

Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

Press Release – Just Water

17 November, 2014

Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

New Zealand’s battle of the bulge is getting bigger and sugar loaded drinks are a key culprit. Read more »

Students Treated And Discharged From School Bus Crash

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE

Auckland Students Treated And Discharged From Thames School Bus Crash

None of the 13 Howick College students assessed and treated in Thames Hospital’s emergency department following an incident where their school bus crashed and rolled into a ditch this morning, were seriously enough injured to be admitted into the hospital. Read more »

Access to Obesity Surgery Hampered by Lack of Understanding

Press Release – Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zeal

Media Release

Date 17th November 2014

Access to Obesity Surgery in New Zealand Hampered by Lack of GPs’ Understanding Read more »

Asthma NZ Warns More Kiwis will Die without COPD Awareness

Press Release – Impact PR

Asthma NZ Warns More Kiwis will Die without Better COPD Awareness

By Fleur Revell
17 November 2014
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ESR applauds Ebola scare teamwork

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR applauds Ebola scare teamwork

14 November 2014

Following confirmation that a suspicious liquid maliciously delivered in Auckland did not contain any traces of Ebola, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has praised those involved in the response and committed its resources to helping resolve all three incidents. Read more »

Michael Fowler Centre ‘lights up purple’

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

Michael Fowler Centre ‘lights up purple’
in global prematurity awareness campaign
Some of New Zealand’s favourite iconic buildings are lending their support alongside international landmarks as part of a campaign celebrating World Prematurity Day on 17 November. Read more »

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