Archive for the 'Health' Category

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death

Press Release – Northland DHB

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death


The 16-year-old male from Kerikeri, who had been among 190 people attending the St John youth camp on Motutapu Island this weekend, died in Auckland City Hospital on Saturday of suspected meningococcal disease. Read more »

Antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last night in Auckland City Hospital. Read more »

New $220 million surgical hospital supports best care

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

New $220 million surgical hospital supports best care

Today’s announcement of a new $220 million surgical hospital on the North Shore Hospital campus will create significant additional elective capacity to meet the future health needs of the people of the Waitemata district and beyond. Read more »

Domestic fires can affect more than just kids’ breathing

Press Release – University of Auckland

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

Domestic fires can affect more than just children’s breathing Read more »

ASA decision on anti-vax billboard

Press Release – Advertising Standards Authority

COMPLAINT NUMBER 18/340
COMPLAINANT K Bronlund & 145 others
ADVERTISER WAVES NZ
ADVERTISEMENT WAVES NZ, Out of Home
DATE OF MEETING 9 October 2018
OUTCOME Upheld


SUMMARY Read more »

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal for breakthrough research

An Auckland academic and fertility specialist whose research could revive support for a fertility treatment that’s less invasive than IVF, has just received a top honour from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more »

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care through research

Thousands of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have benefited from the clinical trials led in New Zealand by Auckland City Hospital intensive care specialist and clinical researcher Dr Colin McArthur. Read more »

Mental health help by gardening

Press Release – Gardening New Zealand

Labour weekend traditionally triggers Kiwi gardening fever and throughout New Zealand garden centres are standing by to welcome people in. Read more »

He Ora Te Whakapiri – Life course research symposium

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Human development is shaped by the physical and human environment at all stages of life, so life course research is vital for improving health and wellbeing outcomes. Read more »

Scabies study using new technology starts tomorrow

Press Release – Firstcheck

Public Health Physician Dr Simon Thornley’s study is exploring the use of Firstcheck’s smartphone technology to help detect and combat the scabies skin disease. Read more »

Emergency Services’ shocking plea to Kiwis

Press Release – St John

Only 1 in 10 New Zealander’s survive cardiac arrest, a statistic that emergency services say can be dramatically improved with bystander CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Read more »

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper. Read more »

Canadian studies prompt researcher to voice grave concerns

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

New Canadian studies prompt researcher to voice grave concerns about fluoride

Last week three new studies were published on fluoride adding more weight to an already overwhelming body of evidence that fluoridation is not safe. Read more »

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return
Edith Morris of Hamilton has very few regrets in her life despite getting polio in 1945 when only six months old. Read more »

South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

Press Release – NZNO

South Pacific Nurses Forum to convene

12 October 2018

More than 300 nursing leaders will convene in Rarotonga on Monday (15 October) for the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum and AGM. Read more »

Origins of female homosexuality

Press Release – University of Auckland

Origins of female homosexuality

Hormonal environments in the womb may help explain the evolutionary origins of female homosexuality and determine the spectrum of sexual orientation in women according to a review article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Read more »

ANZASW on World Mental Health Day

Press Release – ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to express its solidarity with service users and colleagues internationally this World Mental Health Day. Read more »

Maintain Mental Health at work

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Maintain Mental Health at work beyond Mental Health Awareness week

Many of us believe that we could make our workplace a healthier, more compassionate and richer place to be. Instinctively we have a hunch that if we changed things, productivity would improve. Read more »

National Anaesthesia Day – October 16

Press Release – ANZCA

It’s estimated that more than four million anaesthetics are administered each year across New Zealand and Australia. Increasing people’s understanding about anaesthesia is the focus of ANZCA National Anaesthesia Day being held on Tuesday, October 16. Read more »

Wintec takes workshops across NZ to support mental health

Press Release – Wintec

Louise Faulkner has seen many cases of mental health issues in her role as International Student Services Manager at Wintec and says some are not as easy to spot, and it can take years of experience to identify the signs. Read more »

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