Archive for the 'Health' Category

New measles case confirmed in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

New measles case confirmed in Auckland
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more »

Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Waikato DHB’s dermatologist Dr Amanda Oakley took out best Google Technology Service in the New Zealand Charities Lifetime Service Award sector. Read more »

Managing tuberculosis (TB) with your smart phone

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Managing tuberculosis (TB) with your smart phone

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health nurse Carolyn Pye is celebrating world TB day this Friday with two awards under her arm after her project team won accolades for using digital devices to manage the disease. Read more »

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE for immediate use, March 21, 2017

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen. Read more »

Study improves prediction of movement recovery

Press Release – Health Research Council

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Study improves prediction of movement recovery to better target rehab after stroke Read more »

Safe asbestos management crisis – information lacking

Press Release – Asbestos Removal NZ

Safe asbestos management crisis – information lacking

Most of us know that asbestos in a residential or commercial building poses significant risk to the health of anyone working on it. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), which came into effect last April, has shifted some of the legal responsibilities for this risk, and there is still much confusion as to liability and correct process. Read more »

New School of Rural Health not the solution

Press Release – University of Waikato

21 March 2017

New School of Rural Health not the solution to New Zealand’s health workforce crisis

New Zealand’s health workforce crisis cannot be solved through the creation of the proposed new national School of Rural Health says University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley. Read more »

Event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic

Press Release – National Science Challenges

For Friday 17 March, 2017

Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic Read more »

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Media Release
University of Auckland
16 March 2017
Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children Read more »

Free flu shots to be available to pregnant women & 65+

Press Release – Green Cross Health

Free flu shots to be available to pregnant women and those 65 years and older in Unichem & Life pharmacies Read more »

DHBs lack consistency for safety of Deaf patients

Press Release – Deaf Action NZ

for immediate release

DHBs lack consistency for safety of Deaf patients

15 March, 2017 Read more »

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

Press Release – Auckland University

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year. Read more »

Kidney Kids Walk for World Kidney Day

Press Release – Kidney Kids of NZ

This Thursday 9th March is World Kidney Day – a day of awareness for the 1 in 10 people worldwide, and hundreds of children in New Zealand, with a chronic kidney condition. Read more »

Global first for rheumatic fever research

Press Release – University of Auckland

Global first for rheumatic fever research
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Altogether Autism conference keynote speakers announced

Press Release – Altogether Autism

Media release

1 March 2017

Altogether Autism conference keynote speakers announced

ALTOGETHER AUTISM has announced the first keynote speakers for its 2017 conference on July 19 and 20 in Auckland, which will explore the theme of transitions. Read more »

Parkinson’s NZ excited about Auckland research discovery

Press Release – Parkinson’s New Zealand

Media Release
Parkinson’s New Zealand
28 February 2017

Parkinson’s New Zealand excited about Auckland research discovery Read more »

Vital announces two off-market hospital acquisitions

Press Release – Vital Healthcare Property Trust

27 February 2017

Vital announces two off-market hospital acquisitions

Vital Healthcare Property Trust (Vital) today announced the acquisition of a 30-bed private mental health hospital in Western Australia for A$20.0m and a 31-bed private surgical hospital in Auckland for $33.0m. Although acquired separately, the combined average yield is approximately 6.65%. Read more »

Auckland brain researchers show how Parkinson’s spreads

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland brain researchers show how Parkinson’s spreads

Media Release – University of Auckland – 24 February 2017 Read more »

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Press Release – Massey University

Thursday, February 22, 2017

International nutritionist visiting Massey

A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health. Read more »

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 »

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