Archive for the 'Health' Category

Robotic seal “colony” expanded for aged care

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

10 February 2016

The Selwyn Foundation expands its ‘colony’ of therapeutic robotic seals for aged care!

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Dads Can Help Boost Child Immunisation Rates

Press Release – University of Auckland

Dads Can Help Boost Child Immunisation Rates

Auckland, 11 February 2016 – Aiming immunisation campaigns specifically at fathers-to-be could be a promising new approach to get more New Zealand children immunised on time suggests new research by the Growing Up in New Zealand study. Read more »

Bronchiectasis in NZ–the Growing Problem That Goes Unnoticed

Press Release – The Asthma Foundation

Bronchiectasis in New Zealand – the Growing Problem That Goes Unnoticed

The Dominion Post’s recent cover story (9 February) pays tribute to the tragic passing of beautiful young toddler Ataahua, who died of bronchiectasis just shy of three years of age. Read more »

National health & safety awards now open for entries

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

National health & safety awards now open for entries

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 10 February 2016

Entries are now open for the 2016 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. In operation since 2005, the awards are run by Safeguard magazine and proudly supported by WorkSafe New Zealand. They are the only cross-sector national awards celebrating achievement in health and safety. Read more »

David Matthews on the 2018 Disability Survey

Column – Liam Butler

David Matthews Chief Executive CCS Disability Action gives his opinion to Liam Butler regarding the cancellation of the 2018 Disability Survey. Read more »

Better nutrition policies needed for children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Better nutrition policies needed for children

Media Release – University of Auckland – 04 February 2016

Most early childhood education services strive to encourage healthy eating among children, but need stronger and more detailed nutrition policies to support change in everyday staff and parent behaviours. Read more »

Measles Alert Over Infected Plane Passenger

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

3 Feb 2016

Measles Alert Over Infected Plane Passenger

Passengers on board the China Southern Airlines flight CZ305 arriving at Auckland International Airport on Saturday 30th January 2016 may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could Answer

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

5 Burning Questions Kiwi Cancer Researchers Could Answer

February 4, World Cancer Day, is a chance to reflect on the burning questions that remain unanswered for the disease that is now the single biggest cause of death for New Zealanders.[1] Read more »

Zika Update

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Zika Update

The Ministry of Health has extended its Pacific travel advice around the ZIka virus to include Tonga as well as Samoa as an area of active transmission. Read more »

Aria Gardens Opens State-of-the-Art Dementia Care

Press Release – Aria Gardens

Aria Gardens Opens State-of-the-Art Dementia Care

Aria Gardens in Albany is excited to announce the opening of their newly refurbished state-of-the-art Dementia Care Unit on Thursday 28 January. The Kauri Wing, catering specifically to cognitively impaired residents, now provides specialized accommodation for 20 residents. Read more »

Kiwis Are Urged to be Sunsmart

Press Release – Sunsmart

Kiwis Enjoying Summer Events And Holiday Weekends Are Urged to Be Sunsmart.

“It is important to use sun protection every day, even on cloudy days,” says Megan Chapman, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA) SunSmart manager. Read more »

NTCELL® Continues to Reverse the Progression of Parkinson’s

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

NTCELL® Continues to Reverse the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease – One Year After Implant

27 January 2016 – Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand – Over a year after treatment all four patients who took part in Living Cell Technologies Limited’s Phase I/IIa clinical study of NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease remain well, and at 58 weeks post-implant there are no safety concerns. Read more »

2016 Training for healthy homes advice

Press Release – Home Performance Advisor

2016 Training for healthy homes advice

It might be summer now, but health workers planning their 2016 work programmes will have fresh memories of the cold damp homes and ill health their clients experienced over winter. Read more »

Don’t make health workers pay price for ADHB funding crisis

Press Release – Public Service Association

Don’t make health workers pay the price for Auckland DHB’s funding crisis

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Obesity threatens sugary drinks industry

Press Release – Auckland University

Obesity threatens sugary drinks industry
University of Auckland 20 January 2016

Soft drink companies see the obesity debate as the biggest threat to their products, according to leading nutrition commentator Professor Marion Nestle. Read more »

2016 Marks 10 Years of Manuka Honey Science

Press Release – Manuka Health NZ

2016 Marks 10 Years of Manuka Honey Science

2016 marks 10 years since the compound methylglyoxal was discovered in manuka honey, a discovery that revolutionised the manuka honey industry. Read more »

Soft drinks have devastating impact on public health

Press Release – University of Auckland

Soft drinks have devastating impact on public health

Media Release – University of Auckland – 13 January 2015

How did soft drinks that contain inexpensive ingredients, become the basis of multi-billion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on our health? Read more »

Public hospital workers bear brunt of financial belt-tighten

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Public hospital workers bear brunt of financial belt-tightening

“Public hospital staff are clearly bearing the brunt of the Government’s belt-tightening in the health sector,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Optometrist Warns UV Damage Could Cause Ocular Melanoma

Press Release – Essilor Vision Foundation

Optometrist Warns Summer UV Damage Could Cause Ocular Melanoma

A new campaign is underway to raise awareness of the dangers of ocular melanoma due to UV damage. Read more »

Police warn against illicit drugs

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police warn against illicit drugs

Police are reminding the public of the dangers of taking illicit drugs after seven people have sought hospital treatment in Auckland in the last 48 hours. All have since been released. Read more »

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