Archive for the 'Health' Category

Plague of fleas heading our way following mild winter

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Vet warns households to be vigilant and start flea protection early:

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14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday

Press Release – MND Association

14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday
On Sunday morning in 14 towns and cities all over New Zealand, hundreds of people gathered for Walk 2 D’Feet MND events. Read more »

Acute Mental Health System in Crisis

Press Release – People’s Mental Health Review

Press Release from: The People’s Mental Health Review

Acute Mental Health System in Crisis

This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Auckland’s North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels. Read more »

District Health Boards Need Ethnic Voices

Press Release – Monina Gesmundo

21 SEPTEMBER 2016

Health Specialist Says District Health Boards Need Ethnic Voices
District health boards (DHBs) are responsible for providing or funding the provision of health services in their district. Apart from owning and funding public hospitals, they function by setting the overall strategic direction of the health service organisation and by monitoring its performance. Read more »

Bed closures “the tip of the iceberg” in mental health

Press Release – Public Service Association

Bed closures at He Puna Waiora “the tip of the iceberg” in mental health

Source: PSA

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More support needed for Pacific youth

Press Release – University of Auckland

More support needed for Pacific youth – Embargoed to 5am on Thursday 22 September

Media ReleaseUniversity of Auckland20 September 2016 Read more »

Youth health needs specialised training

Press Release – University of Auckland

Youth health needs specialised training

Specialised training in youth health for clinicians who work mainly with young people may result in better health outcomes for students, according to research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Soaring rate of skin infections linked to resistance

Press Release – Health Research Council

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Soaring rate of skin infections linked to antibacterial resistance

A topical cream containing antibiotics that is widely used for treating skin infections caused by staphylococcal (‘staph’) bacteria could have perversely contributed to New Zealand’s soaring rate of staph skin infections. Read more »

Living Spring Ball – a Night with Bond

Press Release – Geneva Health

16 September 2016

Media Release

For immediate release

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Independent Revier for Mental Health Failures Required

Press Release – Graeme Moyle

INDEPENDENT REVIEW AUTHORITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH FAILURES REQUIRED:

Victims’ Advocate.

17 September 2017 Read more »

Walk 2 D’feet MND fundraising event

Press Release – Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ

A resilient character given the ultimate test

On the last Sunday of this month Wellingtonians will have the chance to walk together to support people suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, or MND. On Sunday 25 September, the Wellington Motor Neurone Association will be holding this year’s Walk 2 D’Feet MND event at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie. What do you know about MND? Read more »

All Recommendations Accepted in Mental Health Inquiry

Press Release – Ministry of Health

All Recommendations Accepted in Mental Health Inquiry
All the recommendations have been accepted from an external review into the treatment and management of a forensic mental health patient Manjit Singh by Auckland’s Mason Clinic. Read more »

Revolutionary cancer treatment engineered by Kiwi company

Press Release – Buckley Systems

MEDIA RELEASE

Strictly embargoed until NZT10pm Thursday, 15 September 2016

Revolutionary cancer treatment engineered by Kiwi company Buckley Systems Read more »

Public health alert for Auckland church

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health alert for Auckland church

Public health has confirmed two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended services at the Auckland Fijian Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 34 Atkinson Ave, Otahuhu. Read more »

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Selena Dewar’s serenity in the face of serious health issues is both extraordinary and inspiring. Despite dealing with three different lymphoma diagnoses, the Auckland mother-of-one remains the picture of forward looking positivity. Read more »

Response to Australian water fluoridation draft

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand

Response to Australian water fluoridation draft information paper

Fluoridation of water is effective in reducing the occurrence and severity of tooth decay and it does not cause harm at the levels it is added to the Australian water supply, according to the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government. Read more »

Vital Independent Director nomination closing date

Press Release – Vital Healthcare Property Trust

13 September 2016

Vital Independent Director nomination closing date

Vital Healthcare Management Limited (the Manager), the manager of Vital Healthcare Property Trust (Vital) would like to advise that the Annual Meeting of unitholders of Vital will be held on Thursday 10 November 2016 in Auckland, at a time and venue to be advised. Read more »

Are Kiwi lifestyles in check for healthy lungs?

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Are Kiwi lifestyles in check for healthy lungs?
Breathe Better September kicked-off at the start of this month, which is the first-ever respiratory awareness month in New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand Ambulance Services face a Funding Crisis

Press Release – Paramedics Australasia

Media Statement – For Immediate Release (13/09/2016)

New Zealand Ambulance Services face a Funding Crisis Read more »

Sky lends a hand to Starship with Tiki and McOnie

Press Release – Sky TV

SKY LENDS A HAND TO STARSHIP
WITH TIKI AND McONIE


Tiki Taane and five-year-old Ethan Zakeri Read more »

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