Archive for the 'Health' Category

Immunisation Week 2016: Protection starts during pregnancy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Immunisation Week 2016: Protection starts during pregnancy

Expectant mums can start protecting their babies from serious illnesses before their baby is born. Read more »

Retinal surgeon visits Wanaka

Press Release – Central Vision Optometry Wanaka

Retinal surgeon visits Wanaka

Doctor Mr Harry Bradshaw has completed his first private ophthalmology clinic in Wanaka this Saturday. Read more »

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week

Press Release – Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week by holding Clothing and Nappy drives in seven centres across New Zealand (Auckland, Taupo, Taranaki, Central Hawkes Bay, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin). Read more »

CONZTRUCT – Helping ReBuild a TradesPerson for CanTeen

Press Release – CONZTRUCT

CONZTRUCT – Helping ReBuild a TradesPerson for CanTeen

When the CONZTRUCT Tradeshow Tour opens at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on May 3 it will also be the start of a project to rebuild a broken tradesperson and at the same time raise funds for youth cancer charity, CanTeen. Read more »

Food retailers need to consider school students

Press Release – University of Auckland

Under Embargo to 4pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 (in line with journal embargo Eastern Time, USA)
Food retailers need to consider school students
University of Auckland – Media Release Read more »

Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Wednesday 27 April 2016
Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates participate in nursing programmes within Southern DHB. Read more »

One Drop Vitamin D Supplement Now Available

Press Release – Douglas Nutrition

Exclusively breastfed babies and young children in New Zealand should be on a Vitamin D supplement, say health experts.

Vitamin D deficiency is a growing threat in New Zealand with one in five babies at risk of rickets, a serious bone disorder, due to low Vitamin D levels.[1] Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to respiratory infections. Read more »

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

Press Release – Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

Firefighters across the country have adopted some unique fundraising initiatives in their quest to raise $850,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge. Read more »

What is your child really drinking?

Press Release – Massey University

What is your child really drinking?

In a New Zealand first, a Massey University study hopes to discover what children are drinking before, during and after playing competitive sports. Read more »

Placing the wairua back into health conversations

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Media Release

April 19, 2016

Placing the wairua (spirituality) back into health conversations Read more »

Winners of the New Zealand Respiratory Awards announced

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

18 April 2016
Press release

Winners of the New Zealand Respiratory Awards announced

The New Zealand Respiratory Awards took place on Friday 15 April at Te Papa Wellington. The event included both presentation of national Respiratory Media Awards and Respiratory Achievers Awards. Read more »

Research shows hospital bullying cases rarely resolved

Press Release – Massey University

Monday April 18, 2016
Research shows hospital bullying cases rarely resolved

For her PhD thesis Dr Kate Blackwood completed a series of 34 in-depth interviews with nurses who had been targets of workplace bullying. She found only one of these cases was ever completely resolved. Read more »

Nurse Now Working To Heal People From The Inside

Press Release – Weltec

Nurse Now Working To Heal People From The Inside

Bev Clark had worked as a nurse for nearly two and half decades, but felt it was time to help heal people from the inside. Read more »

Cutting edge research by Auckland medical explorers

Press Release – University of Auckland

Cutting edge research by Auckland medical explorers

Three cutting edge medical and health research projects gained Explorer Grant funding this week. Read more »

Maori are least likely to get professional post-natal suppor

Press Release – Whakawhetu National SIDS Prevention for Maori

Maori are least likely to get professional post-natal support

Maori are less likely to receive the post-natal support they are entitled to than other groups of New Zealanders, a seminar at Parliament hosted by Green MP Marama Davidson will be told today. Read more »

Smart devices study could transform health care for over 65s

Press Release – Health Research Council

Smart devices study could transform health care for over 65s

There’s good news for older New Zealanders worried about having to move out of their homes into residential care because of declining health. Read more »

Mandatory Nationwide Fluoridation by Stealth

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

Media Release

Fluoride Free New Zealand

13th April 2016

Mandatory Nationwide Fluoridation by Stealth Read more »

Push to make cycling a way of life

Press Release – Lincoln University

13 April 2016
– for immediate release
Push to make cycling a way of life

A group of transport and health experts are teaming up with a Lincoln University academic to encourage a stronger cycling culture in Canterbury. Read more »

Fulton Hogan proudly supporting the work of Endometriosis NZ

Press Release – Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan proudly supporting the work of Endometriosis New Zealand
12 April 2016 – under embargo until 7pm

Fulton Hogan today announced its sponsorship of Endometriosis New Zealand, providing funding over the next 12 months to assist with research and educational programmes. Read more »

Starship Foundation Funds Life-Saving Pulse Oximetry Trial

Press Release – Starship Foundation

Media Release: STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL: 10PM SUNDAY 10 APRIL 2016

Starship Foundation Funds Life-Saving Pulse Oximetry Trial for Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns Read more »

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