Archive for the 'Health' Category

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Research

Press Release – Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute

Media Release

21 November 2014

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Research Read more »

Significant funding for career development

Press Release – University of Auckland

21 November 2014

Significant funding for career development

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week. Read more »

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

Thursday, 20 November 2014

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $2.2 million in funding for Maori health researchers as part of its career development awards programme – up from $1.5 million last year. Read more »

Effects of chronic stress on our brains

Press Release – Health Research Council

Media Release

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Sir Charles Hercus Fellow to examine effects of chronic stress on our brains Read more »

Surgery offers sound to a man plunged into a life of silence

Press Release – MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

MED-EL Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) – Ground breaking surgery in New Zealand – Offering sound to a man plunged into a life of silence Read more »

Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

Press Release – Just Water

17 November, 2014

Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

New Zealand’s battle of the bulge is getting bigger and sugar loaded drinks are a key culprit. Read more »

Students Treated And Discharged From School Bus Crash

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE

Auckland Students Treated And Discharged From Thames School Bus Crash

None of the 13 Howick College students assessed and treated in Thames Hospital’s emergency department following an incident where their school bus crashed and rolled into a ditch this morning, were seriously enough injured to be admitted into the hospital. Read more »

Access to Obesity Surgery Hampered by Lack of Understanding

Press Release – Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zeal

Media Release

Date 17th November 2014

Access to Obesity Surgery in New Zealand Hampered by Lack of GPs’ Understanding Read more »

Asthma NZ Warns More Kiwis will Die without COPD Awareness

Press Release – Impact PR

Asthma NZ Warns More Kiwis will Die without Better COPD Awareness

By Fleur Revell
17 November 2014
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ESR applauds Ebola scare teamwork

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR applauds Ebola scare teamwork

14 November 2014

Following confirmation that a suspicious liquid maliciously delivered in Auckland did not contain any traces of Ebola, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has praised those involved in the response and committed its resources to helping resolve all three incidents. Read more »

Michael Fowler Centre ‘lights up purple’

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

Michael Fowler Centre ‘lights up purple’
in global prematurity awareness campaign
Some of New Zealand’s favourite iconic buildings are lending their support alongside international landmarks as part of a campaign celebrating World Prematurity Day on 17 November. Read more »

Getting healthy through kapahaka, thanks to Medibank grant

Press Release – Medibank

Getting healthy through kapahaka, thanks to Medibank grant

13 November 2014
Adults in South Auckland and North Waikato are improving their health through kapahaka, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund. Read more »

20-year research career recognised with leadership award

Press Release – Injury Prevention Network

13 November 2014

20-year research career is recognised with national leadership award

Dr Marilyn McPherson (also known as Dr Marilyn Brewin) has been awarded Injury Prevention Aotearoa’s 2014 Te Manaia Leadership Award. Dr McPherson received her award in Wellington last week, at the national injury prevention conference. Read more »

NZ is 30 years ahead of North America in outdoor play

Press Release – Nature Education Network

NZ is 30 years ahead of North America in outdoor play, says global expert
Do you remember the sensation of your legs caked in cold mud? Read more »

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY NZRGPN FOR IMMEDIATE USE, 12 November 2014

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes Read more »

Advice around measles case

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Advice around measles case
People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Auckland earlier this month are being advised that a child on the flight has since developed measles. Read more »

Rethinking youth health and education through research

Press Release – University of Auckland

Rethinking youth health and education through research

How would you describe the state of young people’s health in New Zealand, particularly those from poorer or disadvantaged communities? Phrases like “the obesity epidemic”, “binge drinking culture”, “sexual promiscuity”, and “TV or computer fixated” might be at the top of the list. Read more »

Community and national leaders lined up to attend Buddy Day

Press Release – Child Matters

Media Release
12 November 2014

Community and national leaders lined up to attend Buddy Day

Buddy Day, taking place this Friday (14 November), is shaping up to be an action-packed event with overwhelming support from community and national leaders in the four participating centres of Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland. Read more »

Oamaru Opera House ‘lights up purple’

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release
12 November 2014.

Oamaru Opera House ‘lights up purple’ in global prematurity awareness campaign
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Auction raises awareness for child abuse prevention

Press Release – Child Matters

Media Release
12 November 2014

Celebrity Trade Me auction raises awareness for child abuse prevention Read more »

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