Archive for the 'Health' Category

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Two Day Workshop – Auckland – Thursday, 26 September & Friday, 27 September
An evidence based approach on how to respond effectively to youth and adults who are engaging in non-suicidal self-harm. Read more »

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and Palmerston North that they may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

Heart Foundation TV Ad Proves to be a life saver

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says its heart attack awareness TV campaign is saving lives by prompting more Kiwis to get help faster when experiencing heart attack symptoms. Read more »

Measles case on flight to Palmerston North

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to Palmerston North on Saturday 6 July, and returned to Auckland on Sunday 7 July who has since been confirmed as having measles. Read more »

Be an Everyday Hero this Breathe Better September

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

16 July, 2019
The Breathe Better September campaign is open for signups now, with five-year-old Sapphire being the first to get involved. Read more »

Confirmed case of measles in Taranaki

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit is urging people to check their immunisation status after being notified of a confirmed case of measles in Taranaki. Read more »

Measles case on Auckland to New Plymouth flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to New Plymouth last Sunday and has since been confirmed as having measles. Read more »

Māori working with and for Māori in health research

Press Release – University of Auckland

MEDIA RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
Māori working with and for Māori in health research, and for better vision

Researchers at the University of Auckland have successfully led a trial that could improve participation rates in health research among Māori and other communities who could most benefit from it. Read more »

Dr Lester Levy appointed in new role as strategic advisor

Press Release – Southern Cross Healthcare

MEDIA RELEASE
10 July 2019

Southern Cross Health Society appoints Dr Lester Levy in new role as strategic advisor Read more »

Measles case on Bali to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealander travelling from Bali to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Further measles case in Wellington & Auckland

Press Release – CCDHB

Further measles case in Wellington & Auckland

Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of a case of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more »

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ

Press Release – University of Auckland

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ hunt for new Parkinson’s drugs
A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to Read more »

Forums planned to hear from those affected by surgical mesh

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Media Release

Forums planned to hear from New Zealanders affected by surgical mesh

5 July 2019
The Ministry of Health’s Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield has welcomed the chance for New Zealand men and women harmed by surgical mesh to participate in restorative justice forums. Read more »

Reducing vulnerability in older people

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

4 July 2019

On the front line of building resilience: The Selwyn Institute’s 2019 Gerontology Nursing Conference will focus on reducing vulnerability in older people Read more »

New Research Set to Help Address High Rate of Diabetes in NZ

Press Release – Zoom Pharmacy

Two new studies have been launched to help address the high rates of diabetes in New Zealand.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Read more »

High blood pressure risk for women born early

Press Release – University of Auckland

Born prematurely? Here’s another reason to look after your health: you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. Read more »

Data shows increased syphilis and gonorrhoea in New Zealand

Press Release – ESR

2 July 2019 .

Media Release

Sexually transmitted infections data show increased syphilis and gonorrhoea in New Zealand Read more »

Royal College endorses cannabis masterclass

Press Release – Helius Therapeutics

Royal College endorses cannabis masterclass

A New Zealand masterclass in medicinal cannabis has been formally endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) – marking a significant first for the country. Read more »

New Zealanders Set to Benefit from New Cataract Treatment

Press Release – Johnson and Johnson

2 July 2019

Thousands of New Zealanders Set to Benefit from New Cataract Treatment

New Zealanders living with cataracts are set to benefit from the launch of a new treatment that will allow patients to experience high-quality vision at both intermediate and far distances. Read more »

Network reduces claims costs for members

Press Release – nib New Zealand

The First Choice network was created after nib identified significant variation in the cost of surgical procedures across the country. Read more »

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