Archive for the 'Health' Category

It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

“It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand”– Hepatitis C can be eliminated.

Chronic Hepatitis C is a significant viral infectious disease which carries serious long-term implications for health. Read more »

Majority of our packaged foods unhealthy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Majority of our packaged foods unhealthy
Thursday 30 July 2015

The majority of packaged food available in New Zealand supermarkets is ultra-processed and so is also the unhealthiest food available. Read more »

Public Health Supports Local Government Remit

Press Release – Toi Te Ora

Public Health Supports Local Government Remit
Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) supports the recent Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) decision to advocate for legislation to prohibit smoking in the outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants. Read more »

Otago/Southland residents most generous regions

Press Release – Impact PR

Otago/Southland residents most generous regions in nationwide cancer fundraiser

Otago and Southland residents have proved they are an encouraging and compassionate bunch by donating nearly $22,000 to back their buddies taking on the Read more »

Cartright Collective hosts Cancer Screening Forum

Press Release – Cartright Collective

Cartright Collective hosts Cancer Screening Forum

29 July 2015

The Cartwright Collective· is hosting a one-day forum, “The Future of Cancer Screening in New Zealand: Balancing the Benefits and Risks,” onFriday, 7 August 2015 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Potters Park Events Centre in Auckland. Read more »

Alzheimers Auckland helps those supporting people

Press Release – Intelligent Ink

Alzheimers Auckland helps those supporting people with dementia through Remember Me

For anyone working with or supporting people with dementia, Alzheimers Auckland’s third annual Symposium, Remember Me, sponsored by HHL Group, is an event not to be missed. Read more »

Breastfeeding Celebrated Nationwide at The Big Latch On

Press Release – Big Latch On

Breastfeeding Celebrated Nationwide at The Big Latch On
From en-masse marae sit-ins and mum ‘n bub coffee groups in city malls, to a mammillary gathering on a pig farm and a maternal meeting at a cheese factory, Big Latch On events celebrate the all-important role breast feeding plays in babies’ lives, and on 31 July and 1 August there will be one at a venue near you. Read more »

Life expectancy increasing in all New Zealand regions

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Life expectancy increasing in all New Zealand regions

28 July 2015

Life expectancy at birth has increased in all regions since 2005–07, with Hawke’s Bay increasing the most, Statistics New Zealand said today. Life expectancy at birth was highest for females in the Tasman region (84.1 years) and males in the Auckland region (80.5 years), based on death rates in 2012–14. Read more »

WHO Commission on Obesity consultation in Auckland

Press Release – Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity to hold regional consultation in Auckland July 27-28

In 2014 Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the WHO established a Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. Read more »

Mt Ruapehu Rescue for injured Skier

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mt Ruapehu Rescue for injured Skier

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Starship’s New Operating Rooms Opened

Press Release – Starship Foundation

Patient Does the Cutting at Opening of Starship’s New Operating Rooms And Surgical Facilities

Starship patient Maia Haves today cut the ribbon to officially open the completed $9 million upgrade of operating rooms and surgical facilities at Starship Children’s Hospital. Read more »

Guild congratulates all 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

Guild congratulates all 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates all the 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists and thanks everyone who took the time to enter the awards. Read more »

Canterbury Clinical Network wins Public Sector Awards

Press Release – Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

Institute of Public Administration New Zealand
22 July 2015 MEDIA RELEASE

Canterbury Clinical Network wins 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards
The Canterbury Clinical Network, nominated by the Canterbury District Health Board, won the Prime Minister’s Award at the 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards held in Wellington last night. Read more »

Mediterranean diet benefits men with prostate cancer

Press Release – Auckland University

Mediterranean diet benefits men with prostate cancer

Auckland researchers have found that a Mediterranean-style diet may benefit New Zealand men with prostate cancer. Read more »

Kiwis Craving Advice to Support Troubled Young People

Press Release – Common Ground


Shortland Street star Beulah Koale stars as Gabe, grappling with his sense of identity, in the newest Common Ground webisode “Me, Myself and I”.
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Autism conference to share research and experiences

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Autism conference to share research and experiences

Leading research and experience relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be shared at the Altogether Autism Conference 2015, in Auckland from 22-23 July, including a Māori parent perspective of living with ASD and how theatre can help communication with teenagers with ASD. Read more »

Jumping Beans classes help children with autism

Press Release – Autism NZ

Jumping Beans classes help children with autism

More and more families are signing up for a uniquely-designed physical development programme for three to six year olds affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read more »

Aged care nursing in the spotlight at The Selwyn Foundation

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

Aged care nursing in the spotlight at The Selwyn Foundation’s annual gerontology conference, 5 August 2014 Read more »

New leadership, new members for PHARMAC consumer committee

Press Release – PHARMAC

New leadership, new members for PHARMAC consumer committee

Wellington smoking cessation advocate Shane Bradbrook has been appointed chair of PHARMAC’s Consumer Advisory Committee. Read more »

New Telehealthcare pilot for older people

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

New Telehealthcare pilot for older people promotes health and independence at home

Aged care services provider and retirement village operator, The Selwyn Foundation, has launched an innovative Telehealthcare pilot which uses simple touch-screen technology to help older people monitor their health and receive timely healthcare support and advice from the comfort of their own home. Read more »

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