Archive for the 'Health' Category

Take your stance on better breathing this September

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Take your stance on better breathing this September

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is excited to announce that tomorrow on 1 September the first ever respiratory awareness month in New Zealand will be launched. Breathe Better September is a national movement that invites all Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs. Read more »

Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism

Press Release – University of Auckland

Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism
Media Release – University of Auckland
31 August 2016 Read more »

Whanau Tahi acquisition of Simpl Health

Press Release – Whanau Tahi

MEDIA RELEASE

Wednesday 31 August, 2016

WHĀNAU TAHI – ONE WHĀNAU, ONE PLAN, ONE PLACE Read more »

Hawaiki Cable Donates Lifesaving Incubators to Pacific

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

Hawaiki Cable Donates Lifesaving Incubators to Pacific

Auckland, New Zealand – August 31, 2016 – Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, Read more »

AVCA Vape It Forward succeeds where others have failed

Press Release – Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

PRESS RELEASE:  Immediate Publication

AVCA Vape It Forward (VIF) succeeds where others have failed.

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Diversity presents unique health service challenges

Press Release – University of Auckland

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Diversity presents unique health service challenges

Media Release – University of Auckland
29 August 2016 Read more »

KEYTRUDA now registered to treat lung cancer

Press Release – Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

News Release
KEYTRUDA now registered to treat lung cancer

August 29th 2016, MSD today announced that its anti-PD1 immunotherapy KEYTRUDA®(pembrolizumab) has been registered by Medsafe for New Zealand patients who have previously been treated for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and whose tumours express the PD-L1 biomarker. Read more »

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

Press Release – University of Otago

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets.
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Dr Tukuitonga honoured for contribution to Pacific health

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for outstanding contribution to Pacific health

26 August 2016

Auckland, New Zealand – The Pacific Community’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment towards improving Pacific health services and training. Read more »

AUT stroke expert’s global contribution recognised

Press Release – Health Research Council

AUT stroke expert’s global contribution recognised
Professor Valery Feigin has tonight been recognised for his outstanding contribution to stroke and traumatic brain injury research at a special ceremony at Auckland University of Technology. Read more »

Full EUS service reducing pain and the need for surgery

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

26 August 2016

Full EUS service reducing pain, discomfort and the need for surgery

Two highly-trained specialists and the latest in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology are enabling Capital & Coast DHB to detect some cancers earlier, reduce the need for surgery, minimise pain, and lower recovery times for many patients. Read more »

Awards recognise outstanding contribution to Pacific health

Press Release – Pacific Health Service

26 August 2016
Awards recognise outstanding contribution to Pacific health
The Pasifika Medical Association Service Awards and Life Awards 2016 recognises the outstanding service made by Pacific medical practitioners to their communities. Read more »

Equally Well wins TheMHS award for innovation and excellence

Press Release – Equally Well

25 August 2016

Equally Well wins TheMHS award for innovation and excellence


The Equally Well collaborative has scooped the top prize in the Physical Health and/or Primary Care category at the TheMHS Learning Network Awards in Auckland. TheMHS is the largest mental health and addiction services conference in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and is held in New Zealand every eight years.
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WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Press Release – WellSouth

Please find attached a release from WellSouth – Primary Health Network:

WellSouth Recognised for Development of Programme Focusing on Mental Health in Farming Communities Read more »

EnviroNZ gets behind Cancer Society

Press Release – EnviroNZ

EnviroNZ gets behind Cancer Society

Waste collection in South and West Auckland is about to get a lot more colourful with the unveiling of a new EnviroNZ waste collection truck design in support of Cancer Society. Read more »

Leading Midwifery Expert to Address NZ Midwives

Press Release – New Zealand College of Midwives

Leading Midwifery Expert to Address NZ Midwives at Biennial Conference

Less than a fortnight after New Zealand midwives began mediation with the Ministry of Health to progress their struggle for gender pay equity, midwifery conference delegates will hear of a similar battle currently underway in Canada. Read more »

Kiwi Instagram Sensation Shares Story of Depression

Press Release – Zeal NZ

Kiwi Instagram Sensation Shares Story of Depression In New Campaign Video

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 24
Auckland, NZ Read more »

Apple Co-Founder Awards NZ Startup

Press Release – oDocs Eye Care

Apple Co-Founder Awards NZ Startup
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 24 of August 2016
An Auckland social enterprise restoring eyesight to the blind with smartphones has had its work recognised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson. Read more »

20 Years of Successful Navigation

Press Release – Pasifika Medical Association

MEDIA RELEASE

24 August 2016

20 Years of Successful Navigation

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) tonight launches its 20 year history book, “The Pasifika Medical Association Journey – 20 Years of Successful Navigation 1996–2016”, as part of the 20th anniversary conference. Read more »

New funding for research into heart disease

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

NEWS RELEASE – TUESDAY 23 AUGUST 2016


New funding for research into heart disease

The Heart Foundation has today announced $1.5 million in new funding for life-saving research into heart disease, New Zealand’s leading cause of death. Read more »

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