Archive for the 'Health' Category

More Maori patients finding ways to access palliative care

Press Release – University of Auckland

More Maori patients and their whanau are finding ways to access palliative care

Resourceful and resilient Māori patients and their whānau are increasingly finding pathways through the numerous obstacles they face in order to access palliative care as the number of older Maori grows, evidence shows. Read more »

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps Kiwi kids’ dreams

Press Release – Countdown

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps Kiwi kids’ dreams come true

Media release – 1 August 2014: Dreams are wonderful things. Read more »

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported. Read more »

Making Sense of Psychosis, Registration Now Open!

Press Release – ISPS

Making Sense of Psychosis, Registration Now Open!

Registration for the upcoming ISPS-NZ Making Sense of Psychosis Conference is now open! Read more »

Education sessions aim to level the playing field

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate cancer education sessions aim to level the playing field

Men urged to increase their knowledge of prostate cancer, Read more »

Treatment A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

Press Release – Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

One Dose, One Time Early Stage Treatment – A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

The news that Intrabeam, the revolutionary one dose, one time treatment for early-stage breast cancer is being made available to women in the UK by Britain’s national health service has been welcomed by New Zealand breast cancer organisations. Read more »

New oral drug regimens for hardest-to-treat hep C patients

Press Release – The Lancet

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

The Lancet: New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients and could improve treatment uptake Read more »

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay

With water fluoridation in the news recently, Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service wants to ensure that Rotorua residents have reliable and credible information on water fluoridation. Read more »

“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference from The Selwyn Foundation, 13 August 2014

The Selwyn Foundation’s annual gerontology nurses’ conference (13 August 2014, 7.30am to 5.00pm, at the Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland) is likely to be the largest yet. Read more »

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines

Press Release – Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines which will not ‘sit on the shelf’
The Asthma Foundation is committed to improving respiratory health for Maori. One way to achieve this is through updating the now out-of-date Guidelines for Asthma (last updated in 2002). Read more »

Lasting impact of pre-birth environment on future health

Press Release – Liggins Institute

23 July 2014

Persistent echoes of early life

Lecture highlights the lasting impact of the pre-birth environment on future health. Read more »

Conference Aims to Build Resilient Connected Teen Whanau

Press Release – Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

22 July 2014

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust Conference Aims to Build Strong Resilient Connected Teen Whanau Read more »

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for eye care charity

Press Release – Fred Hollows Foundation

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for leading eye care charity

21 July 2014

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Read more »

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Media Release

Date: 21 July 2014

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Nigel Murray is now a member of a very “special family” of dedicated health professionals at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), board Read more »

New Approach Needed to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand study: Report Suggests New Approach to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Auckland, Read more »

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand’s first Dementia Research Clinic, in Auckland later this year. Read more »

Precautionary recall of Amoxicillin Actavis Powder

Press Release – Actavis

Precautionary recall of Amoxicillin Actavis Powder for Oral Suspension (125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL)

Auckland, Read more »

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

July 17, 2014

Network applauds extra rural medical student allocation

The announcement by Health Minister Tony Ryall of an additional 34 medical places for students next year at the country’s two medical schools, 17 of which will be earmarked for rural students is extremely encouraging, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network deputy chairperson Sharon Hansen. Read more »

PHARMAC looks to Pasifika community for advisory committee

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC looks to Pasifika community for new advisory committee members
PHARMAC has appointed three new members to its Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), all with strong links to the Pasifika community. Read more »

Fewer medicines subsidised in New Zealand than Australia

Press Release – Auckland University

15th July 2014
Fewer medicines subsidised in New Zealand than Australia

New Zealand has economical medicines policies, but subsidises fewer medicines and fewer new drugs, compared to Australia and other countries.
This was highlighted in a recent editorial on the differences in Australian and New Zealand medicines funding policies, published in Australian Prescriber. Read more »

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