Archive for the 'Health' Category

Additional MMR Stock secured for New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

18 September 2019

The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC are pleased to confirm that, subject to final regulatory approval, an additional 100,000 doses of MMR vaccine have been secured for New Zealand.
“There has never been such strong demand for MMR vaccine. Read more »

Te Toka Tu Moana – Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Press Release – DAPAANZ

Looking back, moving forward

Te Toka Tu Moana – Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Cordis Hotel, Auckland (Sept 19-`21) Read more »

NZNO awards given for Service to Nursing or Midwifery

Press Release – NZNO

NZNO awards given for Service to Nursing or Midwifery
17 September 2019

The 2019 NZNO Awards for Service to Nursing or Midwifery were presented tonight at the NZNO Awards Dinner at Te Papa in Wellington. Read more »

First steps towards establishing new Health Unit

Press Release – Ministry of Health

First steps towards establishing new Health Infrastructure Unit
17 September 2019
The Ministry of Health is taking the first steps towards establishing its new Health Infrastructure Unit which will support and oversee the building of new clinical facilities in New Zealand. Read more »

Health Promotion leader honoured

Press Release – Health Promotion Forum

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand’s (HPF) Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi has received the 2019 Public Health Champion Award of the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ). Read more »

Daily aspirin – yes or no?

Press Release – University of Auckland

A world-first personalised benefit-harm calculator developed in Aotearoa New Zealand will help people decide, with their doctors, Read more »

Queenstown measles update

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Monday 16 September 2019

Another Queenstown measles case was confirmed over the weekend. The total number of confirmed cases in Queenstown is now 21. Of the 21 cases, 20 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. Read more »

Third person with measles in the MidCentral District

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

16 September 2019

On Friday 13 September a person with measles was identified within the MidCentral District, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the DHB’s area this year to three. Read more »

Measles case confirmed in Canterbury

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

13 September 2019

An infant in the Canterbury region has been confirmed as having measles.

The infant and their family returned to Christchurch from Auckland where there is a major measles outbreak, with more than 1000 cases confirmed. It is thought that this is where they contracted the highly infectious disease. Read more »

Queenstown measles update

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 20. Of the 20 total cases, 19 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. Read more »

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles who travelled home to New Zealand on a Jetstar flight from Melbourne. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Phobia Erased in One Hypnotherapy Session

Press Release – Margo Regan

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor Margo Regan has recently helped 19 year old Hayley Hill who suffered with a lifelong fear of Automatonophobia, specifically Gonzo from Sesame Street, overcome her phobia. Read more »

Measles in the Waikato Rises to 13

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Measles in the Waikato Rises to 13

Waikato DHB’s Medical Officer Dr Richard Hoskins has today (11 September) confirmed 13 cases in the Waikato, including Hamilton, Paeroa and Morrinsville. Read more »

Ministry targets vaccinations to most vulnerable

Press Release – Ministry of Health

11 September 2019

Following advice from an immunisation Expert Advisory Group and feedback from general practices, the Ministry of Health is asking general practices and PHOs to target measles vaccinations to the most vulnerable. Read more »

Queenstown measles update

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at twenty. Of the twenty total cases, nineteen are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. Read more »

40 Confirmed Cases of Measles Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

As at 11am today, the number of confirmed cases of Measles in Northland is now 40; with another seven cases under investigation. This is up from 34 cases as advised on 3 September. Read more »

Auckland Uni vaping research perfectly timed

Press Release – Alt New Zealand

A media statement from The University of Auckland titled ‘Vaping helps smokers quit’ is perfectly timed, says Ben Pryor, co-owner of the largest Kiwi-owned vaping company, Alt New Zealand. Read more »

Vaping helps smokers quit

Press Release – University of Auckland

Vaping helps smokers quit, and nicotine vapes plus patches work best

New evidence from a large New Zealand vaping study suggests that hundreds of thousands more smokers worldwide could successfully quit the killer habit if they used nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (vapes) – illegal in a number of countries – together with nicotine patches. Read more »

Hāpai Te Hauora Welcomes Study Findings

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora Welcomes Study Findings

Source: Hapai Te Hauora

The results from the largest randomised trial in the world of e-cigarette use involving Māori has been warmly welcomed by Mihi Blair, Hāpai Te Hauora General Manager of Tobacco Control Advocacy Services. Read more »

Still Me campaign to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Press Release – Dementia New Zealand

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Still Me campaign to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, this September Read more »

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