Archive for the 'Health' Category

Picture perfect scans for mums and bubs

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

Picture perfect scans for mums and bubs

Women across the lower North Island and upper South Island now have free access to the latest in ultrasound technology, with Wellington Regional Hospital having this week installed two new maternal fetal medicine (MFM) ultrasound scanners. Read more »

WERO a success among mental health patients and staff

Press Release – WERO

WERO a success among mental health patients and staff

WERO was designed to appeal to the competitive nature of smoking Maori, and after a successful pilot in Te Taitokerau and Hawke’s Bay, was funded through the innovation fund for national competitions. Read more »

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Press Release – LCT Global

Living Cell Technologies Limited

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

As advised in our 7 June Read more »

Weighty future in store for pre-term babies

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Weighty future in store for pre-term babies

Parents of premature babies need to be extra vigilant in ensuring their children eat a good diet and remain active, with researchers today revealing a link between pre-term birth and weight-related health complications in later life. Read more »

Vensa Health recognised in NZ Health IT Innovation Awards

Press Release – Vensa Health

Vensa Health recognised in 2016 NZ Health IT Innovation Awards

AUCKLAND, NZ., June 22, 2016 Read more »

New steps to tackle worsening Asian heart health

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

New steps to tackle worsening Asian heart health

The Heart Foundation is taking action to help address the declining heart health of Asians living in New Zealand, as indicated by concerning statistics. Read more »

Sky Bridge next major step

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Sky Bridge next major step in North Shore Hospital’s ongoing renaissance

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital’s new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital campus site. Read more »

Motor Neurone Disease- Latest News

Press Release – MND Association

Global MND/ALS Awareness Day is June 21, 2016
Walks 2 D’Feet MND to be held in 12 New Zealand cities and towns on September 25th
Three inspiring women with MND take the lead
Well-known Kiwis join upcoming campaign Read more »

Tuia Te Ao Marama: Māori Nursing History Online

Press Release – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses

Tuia Te Ao Marama: Māori Nursing History Online
The first Oral History website of Māori nurses who practiced in mental health services between 1950 to 1990 was launched at Whatu Kaimarie, Māori Health Services in Auckland. The website is a resource that will ensure the history, knowledge and experiences of Māori Nurses is preserved for future generations. Read more »

1000 + have benefitted from hospital flight service

Press Release – Hauora Tairawhiti

1000 + have benefitted from hospital flight service

In 2012 the then Tairāwhiti District Health Board made the decision to launch its own flight service. Read more »

Minister of Health honours Totara Hospice Youth Ambassadors

Press Release – Totara

Minister of Health honours Totara Hospice Youth Ambassadors

The work of a group of young people helping those with life-limiting illness in the South Auckland region has been recognised with a special award from the Minister of Health. Read more »

Smart technology will transform NZ healthcare

Press Release – Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Smart technology will transform NZ healthcare

Wearable or implantable smart devices, robotics and artificial organs using living cells could all be part of New Zealand’s healthcare future – and some of this technology is NZ-made. Read more »

RCEP trade agreement threatens access to affordable medicine

Press Release – University of Auckland

Medecins Sans Frontieres say: RCEP trade agreement threatens access to affordable medicines for half the world’s population Read more »

Innovative Tairāwhiti programme scores well

Press Release – University of Otago

Innovative Tairāwhiti programme scores well
A new study has shown that a rural health professional programme on the East Coast of the North Island near Gisborne is highly successful for students, patients and the local community. Read more »

Med-tech focus of Auckland conference

Press Release – University of Auckland

Med-tech focus of Auckland conference

Media Release – University of Auckland

10 June 2016

Research and innovation in medical technologies from New Zealand and overseas will be the focus of a conference in Auckland this month. Read more »

Diabetes distribution reflects Auckland’s health inequities

Press Release – University of Auckland

Embargoed by NZ Medical Journal to 9am NZT on Friday 10 June, 2016
Diabetes distribution reflects Auckland’s health inequities Read more »

‘Pasifika Flavours’ sure to win hearts

Press Release – National Heart Foundation

Pasifika Flavours sure to win hearts

The Heart Foundation will launch its latest cookbook, Pasifika Flavours, in the Otara Town Centre this Saturday, 11th June. Read more »

Adjust your driving to keep safe during winter months

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Adjust your driving to keep safe during treacherous winter months

With winter weather starting to settle in motorists are reminded to adjust their driving to keep themselves and other road users safe as we head into the most treacherous months for driving. Read more »

Fat Science author Robin Toomath shares her opinion

Column – Liam Butler


Fat Science author Robin Toomath shares her opinion with Liam Butler

How can the aged care and retirement sector help regain control over our food systems that are making us fat? Read more »

NZBCF joins call for new radiation therapy treatment

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

NZBCF joins call for new radiation therapy treatment in public hospitals

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has joined leading doctors in calling for intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) to be made available to Kiwi breast cancer patients in public hospitals. IORT offers patients significant advantages, while delivering the same level of safe, effective treatment as traditional radiation. Read more »

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