Archive for the 'Health' Category

Study shows refugees’ & immigrants’ resilience in disasters

Press Release – University of Auckland

Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters

Many immigrants and refugees were resilient to the Canterbury Earthquakes due to their previous experiences of disasters and war in their homelands, according to research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Nail Salon prosecuted for disregarding health and safety

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

20 February 2017

Nail Salon prosecuted for disregarding health and safety

Worksafe says companies that disregard the health and safety of workers and customers should expect they’ll be held to account. Read more »

Air ambulance services centralised

Press Release – St John

MEDIA RELEASE February 20, 2017

Air ambulance services centralised

A two-year long trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today. Read more »

Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts

Press Release – University of Auckland

Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts
Media Release – University of Auckland Read more »

Unhealthy food choices pushed to youngsters on websites

Press Release – University of Auckland

Unhealthy food choices pushed to youngsters on websites
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Vitamin D supplements may protect against the flu and a cold

Press Release – University of Otago

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Vitamin D supplements may protect against the flu and a nasty cold. Read more »

New fathers can get new baby depression too

Press Release – University of Auckland

New fathers can get new baby depression too

Media ReleaseUniversity of Auckland
14 February 2017 Read more »

Vitamin D supplements can help kiwi children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Vitamin D supplements can help kiwi children

Media ReleaseUniversity of Auckland – 16 February 2017 Read more »

Kiwi babies & children benefit from dental patnership

Press Release – Colgate

Media release
14 February 2017

Baby CJ’s smile off to a good start

Colgate, Plunket and the NZDA reach over 500,000 Kiwi babies in decade-long partnership Read more »

Planet earth and human health

Press Release – University of Auckland

Planet earth and human health
Media Release University of Auckland

14 February 2017 Read more »

Access to selected oral contraceptives in pharmacy

Press Release – Green Cross Health

Women to have access to selected oral contraceptives in pharmacy

A positive recommendation by the Medicines Classification Committee to the Minister of Health signals an end to a three-year process to have selected oral contraceptives made available to women by their pharmacist. Read more »

Ice baths no good for muscle recovery

Press Release – University of Auckland

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Ice baths no good for muscle recovery

New evidence suggests ice baths do nothing to help muscle recovery after exercise. Read more »

NZ’s obesity timebomb is car-related

Press Release – Cycling Action Network

NZ’s obesity timebomb is car-related
Recent media stories highlight the appalling inactivity of today’s Kiwi kids. Read more »

Wai Research to study Māori mental health

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

MEDIA RELEASE

8 February, 2017

Wai Research to study Māori mental health Read more »

Jumpstart goes national to support diabetes health

Press Release – YMCA

8th February 2017

Jumpstart goes national to support diabetes health

The successful diabetes health programme Jumpstart is going national with programmes starting in Wellington and Invercargill on 7th February, and Christchurch on 1st May. Read more »

Kids with weight issues do little exercise

Press Release – University of Auckland

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Kids with weight issues do little exercise, spend lots of time on screens

A new, in depth study of children and teenagers struggling with weight issues found their physical activity levels were low, while their screen time was high. Read more »

Campbell Fellowship Award to help combat patient weight gain

Press Release – Cornwall Park Trust Board

8 February 2017

Campbell Fellowship Award to help GPs combat patient weight gain

Helping fight the modern epidemic of lifestyle diseases is at the heart of further work by a New Zealand medical researcher who is taking up the inaugural Campbell Fellowship to advance her study overseas. Read more »

World Cancer Day 4th February 2017

Press Release – Lung Foundation New Zealand

World Cancer Day 4th February 2017 – Lung Cancer Kills More Kiwis Than Any Other Cancer


Saturday 4th February is World Cancer Day and people are being urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly diseases, the cancers. Read more »

Nutrition labels improve understanding but not food choices

Press Release – University of Auckland

Nutrition labels improve understanding but not food choices

Embargoed to 6am on THURSDAY 2nd February 2017 Read more »

New focus for hearing and balance disorders

Press Release – University of Auckland

New focus for hearing and balance disorders

Media AdvisoryUniversity of Auckland Read more »

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