Archive for the 'Health' Category

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer
Whether you are staying home or travelling out of town, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking Aucklanders to take steps to reduce the risks that can arise over summer. Read more »

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Press Release – University of Auckland

19th December 2014

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. Read more »

International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

Press Release – Kyle Macdonald

International Recognition for Pioneering Kiwi Mental Health Website

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this year’s top-10 online experts on the subject. Read more »

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Press Release – University of Auckland

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Caution On Iron Supplements During Pregnancy

Press Release – Natural Products NZ

MEDIA RELEASE – 16 December 2014

Care Cautioned When Taking Iron Supplements During Pregnancy Read more »

Trial of pre-hospital blood transfusions approved

Press Release – New Zealand Blood Service

Three month trial of pre-hospital blood transfusions approved

In a move that is a first for New Zealand, Auckland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and its land-based Rapid Response Vehicle will be able to administer a pre-hospital blood transfusion at the site of an accident, medical emergency or in transit to the hospital, during a three-month trial that began on 12th December 2014. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards Grants

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

15 December 2014

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards over $3.62 million to Medical Researchers

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $2,335,306 in funding to medical researchers in the last three funding rounds for 2014, reaching a total of $3.62 million distributed in 2014. Read more »

LCT completes patient implants in Parkinson’s trial

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

LCT completes patient implants in Parkinson’s trial

Sydney & Auckland, 15 December 2014 – Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that the final patient has been successfully implanted in its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of regenerative cell therapy NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease. The operation took place at Auckland City Hospital last week. Read more »

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Media Release

Date: 12 December 2014

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients Read more »

New wheels for Ronald McDonald House

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House

Immediate Release

12 December 2014

New wheels for Ronald McDonald House thanks to Auckland City Toyota Read more »

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Press Release – University of Auckland

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Helping Kiwis change their relationship with alcohol

Press Release – Medibank

New mobile app will help Kiwis change their relationship with alcohol
A new mobile app will help Kiwi members of the popular Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) movement change their relationship with alcohol, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund (MCF) for its development. Read more »

Older people moderate with alcohol

Press Release – University of Auckland

Older people moderate with alcohol

Most people in advanced age don’t drink alcohol or only drink alcohol moderately, according to recent research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Many falls in advanced age result in hospital admission

Press Release – University of Auckland

Many falls in advanced age result in hospital admission

University of Auckland

9 December 2014

Many falls in advanced age result in hospital admission Read more »

Don’t Let the Fun Stop This Summer: Playground Safety Tips

Press Release – Safekids

Don’t Let the Fun Stop This Summer: Playground Safety Tips

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to head to the playground and park. Safekids Aotearoa and Starship Foundation want every child to be active this season and avoid unnecessary stays in hospital. Read more »

Immunise On Time Every Time to protect your baby

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

8 December 2014

Immunise On Time Every Time to protect your baby

Parents and caregivers are being urged to be on time, every time with infant immunisations for the best protection against serious, preventable diseases. Read more »

New Youth Garden – safe space for sexual abuse survivors

Press Release – HELP Foundation

New Youth Garden offers safe, restorative space for sexual abuse survivors

HELP have opened a new outdoor area, specially designed for young women who have been affected by sexual abuse and assault to regenerate, reflect and heal. Based in Auckland, HELP are a specialist organisation who support survivors and facilitate prevention programmes surrounding sexual abuse and assault. Read more »

Health Excellence Awards Winners 2014 announced

Press Release – ADHB

Health Excellence Awards Winners 2014 announced

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) presented the winners of its Health Excellence Awards 2014 last night at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Event Centre. Read more »

Young author wears a winning smile

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Young author wears a winning smile

When Muskan Devta was born prematurely in her home country of India, doctors said she would not survive. Muskan, which means ‘smile’, proved the doctors wrong and is now a happy 15-year-old with a passion for writing and fundraising for worthy causes. Read more »

NZMA honours former Health Select Committee Chair

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

NZMA honours former Health Select Committee Chair
The New Zealand Medical Association has this year presented its highest honour—the Chairman’s Award—to former MP Dr Paul Hutchison. Read more »

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