Archive for the 'Health' Category

Evidence Based Eating (NZ) defends plant heathy diets

Press Release – Evidence Based Eating NZ

Evidence Based Eating (EBE NZ) would like to reassure the New Zealand public that, contrary to claims in the latest issue of North and South magazine, a plant-based diet is perfectly safe for human nourishment and thriving. Read more »

Launch of new self-management support website

Press Release – Health Navigator and Health Literacy NZ

A much-needed New Zealand website providing healthcare professionals with information and resources about self-management support (SMS) is now live. Read more »

New framework for e-mental health services

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Date:13 November 2019

The Ministry of Health has announced a new framework to better support New Zealand’s rapidly expanding e-mental health services. Read more »

ACEM Service Award recognises Middlemore Hospital physician

Press Release – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Tuesday 12 November 2019
For immediate release

ACEM Service Award recognises Middlemore Hospital emergency physician Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles on a flight from Samoa to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Oncologist Urges Kiwi Lung Cancer Patients to be Screened

Press Release – Roche

Oncologist Urges Kiwi Lung Cancer Patients to be Screened for Access to Free Medication

An oncologist is urging hundreds of Kiwi lung cancer patients to contact their doctor to ensure they are screened for a rare form of the disease, which can now be treated for free, under a new initiative. Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

Landmark partnership announced for int’l medical conference

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

In 2017, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) won its bid to host the 2020 WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Auckland, 23 – 26 April. Read more »

New measles case in Queenstown and other NZ locations

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB/Public Health South has been notified that a visitor from Samoa has travelled around New Zealand, including Queenstown, between 31 October and 4 November, while infectious with measles. Read more »

Confirmed Measles case infectious while at Auckland event

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Release

5 November, 2019
A Northland person with a confirmed case of Measles attended an event in Auckland, while infectious, over the labour weekend. This latest case brings the number of confirmed cases of measles in Northland to 91. Read more »

PHARMAC funding new leukaemia medicine

Press Release – PHARMAC

4 November 2019

New Zealanders with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia will have another medicine option available to help them live longer from 1 December 2019. Read more »

10,000 Kiwis diagnosed with Parkinson’s must get more active

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Exercise NZ says many of the 10,000 New Zealanders who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s need to get more active.

Richard Beddie, chief executive of Exercise NZ, says one in every 500 Kiwis suffers from Parkinson’s and regular activity will help them. Parkinson’s New Zealand starts its annual awareness week tomorrow. Read more »

AI about to speed up hospital processes

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The days of hospital specialists spending more time treating patients and less time processing referrals may soon be over. Read more »

“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”

Press Release – Tohatoha

AUCKLAND, 4 November 2019 – Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access advocacy group Tohatoha NZ. Read more »

Preterm blood-test a step closer with $NZ230k boost

Press Release – University of Auckland

A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $NZ230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth. Read more »

Drug for bone health reduces cancer, heart disease

Press Release – University of Auckland

Drug for bone health reduces cancer, heart disease in older women
A drug used to treat osteoporosis and bone loss also appears to protect against heart disease and cancer, Read more »

Frances Clarke Memorial Awards

Press Release – Wellington Down Syndrome Association

31st October 2019

The Wellington Down Syndrome Association (WDSA) wishes to advise of the upcoming annual Frances Clarke Memorial Awards to recognise and encourage the special achievements of people born with Down syndrome in the greater Wellington region. Read more »

Medicinal cannabis presents global opportunity

Press Release – Helius Therapeutics

Helius Therapeutics

Friday, 1 November 2019

By Paul Manning

New Zealanders from all walks of life are truly embracing medicinal cannabis and the prospect of products becoming more widely available from next year. Read more »

Protecting Students Against Meningococcal B

Press Release – GSK New Zealand

Health Experts Call for More to Be Done to Protect Students Against Meningococcal B

Health experts are calling for secondary schools to take a greater role in preventing the spread of meningococcal B with new figures showing a rise in the number of confirmed cases this year.[1] Read more »

Study aims to reduce drop-out rate for weight loss patients

Press Release – Health Research Council

31 October 2019

New study aims to reduce high drop-out rate for Pacific patients awaiting weight loss surgery

Pacific peoples in New Zealand have the highest drop-out rate for weight loss or bariatric surgery despite being the most affected by obesity-related health conditions. Read more »

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