Archive for the 'Health' Category

Osteopathy Recognised Globally & Celebrated Locally

Press Release – Osteopaths NZ

Osteopathy Recognised Globally & Celebrated Locally
“It’s More Than Just Treating Bad Backs” Read more »

Pharmacist made fraudulent claims

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Media statement, April 17th, 2015

Pharmacist made fraudulent claims
A pharmacist has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today to nine months home detention for dishonest use of documents after a case was successfully taken by the Ministry of Health. Read more »

Have a conversation that counts… before it’s too late

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
15 April 2015

Have a conversation that counts… before it’s too late

Well-known TV household personality, Tammy Wells, is encouraging New Zealanders to start thinking, talking and planning for their future and end-of-life care before it is too late. Read more »

New Health Minister – no pressure!

Press Release – ASMS

New Health Minister – no pressure!
PAPER TO
AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
INDUSTRIAL COORDINATION MEETING
CANBERRA, 16-17 APRIL 2015
Ian Powell
Executive Director
Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Read more »

Health workers to protest for better mental health services

Press Release – PSA

Media advisory: Health workers to protest at Waikato DHB for better mental health services

Waikato DHB mental health workers, members of the PSA, will protest on Friday April 17 for the inaugural Better, Safer, Fairer day in support of their system for rostering that the DHB is currently proposing to scrap, to the detriment of mental health staff and patients. Read more »

Confirmed Measles Case – Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Confirmed Measles Case – Auckland

Auckland has a new confirmed case of measles. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) says the person visited several public places while they were infectious before being diagnosed. Read more »

Dementia And Dancing

Press Release – Alzheimers Auckland Inc

Dementia And Dancing: the Innovative New Project Supporting People with Dementia

When you think of ways to improve brain function, dance is not the first thing that might come to mind, and yet a recent Alzheimers Auckland socialisation project has investigated the role the dance could play for people with dementia. Read more »

Haemophilia Foundation launches Buddy Awards

Press Release – Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

Haemophilia Foundation launches Buddy Awards on World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day is observed around the world on 17 April to increase awareness of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders, with an ultimate goal of ensuring better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who have a rare bleeding disorder yet remain without treatment. Read more »

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care

David Galler describes keeping his promise to honour his mother’s final wishes about how she was cared for before she died as the best thing he has ever done. Read more »

Food industry technology could aid critically ill patients

Press Release – Health Research Council

NZ study to explore how food industry technology could aid critically ill patients

The same technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea, and wine could be adapted to monitor the oxidative stress of critically ill patients in intensive care. Read more »

Majority of packaged foods unhealthy

Press Release – National Institute for Health Innovation

Majority of packaged foods unhealthy

Fewer than half of all packaged foods available in New Zealand and Australia in 2012 met nutritional criteria to carry health claims, according to recently published research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Bestselling US health writer gives Wellington public lecture

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Bestselling US health writer Dr Atul Gawande gives Wellington public lecture

Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, is to give a public lecture in Wellington. Read more »

Every day is Parkinson’s Day for People with Parkinson’s.

Press Release – Parkinsons New Zealand

World Parkinsons Day, 11 April 2015 – Join us!
Every day is Parkinson’s Day for People with Parkinson’s.

Press Release – Parkinson’s New Zealand Read more »

Racing Club Raises Over $90,000 for Ronald Mcdonald House

Press Release – Auckland Racing Club

Media Release
2 April 2015

Auckland Racing Club Raises Over $90,000 for Ronald Mcdonald House Charities® Read more »

12 Nominees in the running for NZRDA Horse of the Year

Press Release – Riding for the Disabled

2nd April 2015

12 Nominees in the running for NZRDA Horse of the Year 2015

NZRDA are excited to announce the 12 heroic RDA horses up for this years’ NZRDA Horse of the year competition. Read more »

NZ schools get free filter system to improve water quality

Press Release – Boyd PR

NZ schools get free filter system to improve water quality

A new project to improve the water quality in schools will see new innovative filtration systems installed in 60 schools around the country. Read more »

Leading innovators in wellbeing establish a fresh direction

Press Release – Dragon Institute

**For Immediate Release**

Leading innovators in wellbeing establish a fresh direction

Driven by the need to foster innovation and quality in developing wellbeing solutions, globally respected health professionals Dr Hayden McRobbie and Nigel Chee have founded the Dragon Institute. Read more »

Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

Press Release – Tairawhiti District Health

Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

Friday 27 March 2015

Tairāwhiti District Health www.tdh.org.nz
Gisborne people are teaming up to stub out a habit that is still rife in the Gisborne community. Smokers are forming teams and pledging to quit smoking for three months, as part of a national competition, the WERO Challenge, which kicks off on 1 April, 2015. Read more »

Heart help at the click of a mouse

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Heart help at the click of a mouse

Isolated heart attack survivors can now access cardiac rehabilitation from the comfort of home, thanks to a ground-breaking website launched by the Heart Foundation. Read more »

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for cancer research

Press Release – Pink Ribbon

Lorraine Downes says host a brekkie for breast cancer research – May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with Lorraine Downes asking Kiwis to invite their friends or colleagues to breakfast in May, to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more »

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