Archive for the 'Health' Category

Funding boost helps NZ researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

Funding boost helps New Zealand researchers protect our minds and memories

Keeping our brains sharp and memories alive is the focus of at least two research projects that have just received a significant funding boost from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more »

New Zealanders are more likely to die of MND

Press Release – MND New Zealand

Trapped inside a body that no longer works, unable to speak, move or, eventually, breathe. People living with motor neurone disease know this is how their life will end, and it is a terrifying fate. Read more »

Facility relaunch marks step forward in primary birthing

Press Release – Birthcare

Auckland District Health Board, Birthcare and Auckland University of Technology’s Primary Birthing Project support value of primary, midwife-led birth. Read more »

Special women thanked for 50 years of volunteering

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

Two very special women who have been putting smiles on children’s faces for nearly 50 years are being celebrated.

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Trust launched to help those at risk of losing vision

Press Release – Eye Institute

14 June 2018
Trust launched to help vulnerable New Zealanders at risk of losing vision Read more »

Cultural factors key to health of older Māori

Press Release – Massey University

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New research from Massey University and the University of Auckland suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori that may lead to less hospitalisations and lower mortality rates. Read more »

Ethnic disparities in access to chronic pain services

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Ethnic disparities in access to
New Zealand’s chronic pain services

With New Zealand’s high prevalence of chronic pain, diverse cultural mix and disparities in healthcare, it seems pertinent to examine whether our chronic pain services are meeting the needs of the population. Read more »

Get Inspired at the National Zero Suicide Forum 2018

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Get Inspired at the National Zero Suicide Forum 2018
Each week I see news reports and read data telling me that there is a growing need to increase and improve the support that those experiencing mental distress can access in New Zealand. Read more »

Dementia NZ Applauds Strengthened Monitoring

Press Release – Dementia New Zealand

Dementia NZ Applauds Strengthened Monitoring of Dementia Units – and Calls for Better Support for Those Living Independently
“A much-needed step in the right direction” is how Dementia New Zealand CEO Paul Sullivan describes the announcement of increased monitoring of dementia units. Read more »

Vote No to Sellout of New Zealand Nurses

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Vote No to Sellout of New Zealand Nurses! Build Rank-And-File Committees!
The struggle of New Zealand hospital workers for decent wages and conditions is at a crossroads. This week and next, 27,000 public hospital nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are voting on an offer from District Health Boards (DHBs) to increase pay by 9 percent over two years and slightly raise staffing levels. Read more »

Cattle vs Kid : What‘s More Important?

Press Release – Heart Kids

Cattle vs Kids: What‘s More Important?
Heart Kids, the New Zealand charity representing those children affected by Rheumatic Heart Disease is calling for more action over eradicating the disease.
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Plain package cigarettes now in full effect but critiqued

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Plain package cigarettes now in full effect but critiqued for lack of industry targeting

Source: Hapai Te Hauora Read more »

New research on antidepressant addiction and withdrawal

Press Release – Auckland University

A study of more than 1800 New Zealanders has found a significant number of people on antidepressants believe the drugs are addictive and more than half report experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Read more »

Ground-breaking Study: Too Much Oxygen Risks Patient Death

Press Release – Lorelei Mason Health

Ground-breaking Study Shows Too Much Oxygen Risks Patient Death

Oxygen … it’s routinely given to support acutely sick patients around the world every day. But a new study, co-authored by a New Zealand doctor and researcher, now shows that too much of it increases the risk of death for acutely unwell patients. Read more »

Martine Abel-Williamson – Awarded QSM

Press Release – Auckland Disability Law

Auckland Disability Law (ADL) is delighted that Martine Abel-Williamson has been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to people with disabilities in this year’s Queen’s Honour List. Read more »

End Smoking campaigners welcome Snus into NZ

Press Release – End Smoking NZ

End Smoking New Zealand is pleased to see Swedish snus will soon be available in New Zealand, something it has been lobbying for, for more than a decade. Read more »

Drug for two leading causes of NZ blindness now funded

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Treatment to tackle the country’s two leading causes of blindness[1],[2] now funded on the Pharmaceutical Schedule Read more »

Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health officials will be working with licensed clubs, theatres and hospitality venues over Auckland in the upcoming months to ensure compliance with the Smoke-free Environments Act. Read more »

New MRI method highlights the moving brain

Press Release – University of Auckland


Preliminary data in a normal control and a Chiari Malformation I patient (both who are 4-years old). The colour overlay shows increased and abnormal brain motion behaviour (red) in the Chiari Malformation I patient.

New MRI method highlights the moving brain Read more »

Public health services in crisis require urgent Govt fix

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Public health services in crisis require urgent fix from Government

28 MAY 2018 • MEDIA RELEASE – ASMS Read more »

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