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Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using light therapy during anaesthesia helps patients get over the ‘jet lag’ effect of the anaesthetic and shortens their stay in hospital after surgery, according to a ground-breaking new study. Read more »

Nurses to gather in Wellington

Press Release – NZNO

Nurses from the Greater Wellington Region will convene in Wellington tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Greater Wellington Regional Convention. The theme for the day-long event will be “Nurses a Voice to Lead – Health for All” which is also this year’s theme for International Nurses Day (12 May). Read more »

Measles in Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

An 11 year old visitor from Auckland has been diagnosed with measles, and another 14 month old from Australia suspected to have measles, has presented to the Bay of Islands Hospital over the weekend. Read more »

Two is better than one when quitting

Press Release – University of Auckland

Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they use nicotine gum or another short-acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) together with a patch, rather than just one or the other.
‘Pre-quitting’ – starting NRT a week or two before actively trying to stop smoking, also probably helps, though more evidence is needed. Read more »

Moderate meat-eaters still at risk of bowel cancer

Press Release – University of Auckland

People who eat moderate amounts of red and processed meat are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, according to a major new study Read more »

Women in HealthTech launched

Press Release – Women in HealthTech

A sold-out audience of 80 women and men attended the first event of the newly formed Women in HealthTech organisation in Auckland this month. Read more »

Mild brain injuries may have widespread impact

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Social difficulties caused by mild brain injuries may have widespread impact


Mindfulness Key to Reducing Childhood Anxiety

Press Release – Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand

Growing rates of anxiety and depression in Kiwi children can be managed through mindfulness, a growing practice that can benefit both teachers and their students. Read more »

Postcode lottery for weight loss surgery

Press Release – University of Auckland

A ‘postcode lottery’ is denying people with obesity access to weight loss surgery through the public health system in some parts of Aotearoa New Zealand, researchers say. Read more »

Venues across NZ lighting up red for World Haemophilia day

Press Release – Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

Kia ora,

On April 17 each year, people and member organisations worldwide celebrate World Haemophilia Day to increase public awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Read more »

Two in five Auckland and Northland kids have teeth cavities

Press Release – University of Auckland

Two in five Auckland and Northland kids have teeth cavities by age five

A new University of Auckland study shows two in five (41 percent) children living in Auckland and Northland have one or more decayed, missing or filled tooth when they start school. Read more »

Successful launch of Pacific health research partnership

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus

11 April 2019
Last Friday, a group of over 120 people gathered on a cold, blustery Autumn night in a hall above a burnt out pub on Bedford Street in Cannons Creek, Porirua, to hear about a ground-breaking project to change health outcomes in one of the neediest Pacific communities in New Zealand. Read more »

Speed critical to a better recovery says stroke survivor

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

The fact that Barry Anderson is on his way to a full recovery after a major stroke is down to one thing he says, speed of action. Read more »

Simon Gault collaborates with Autism New Zealand

Press Release – Autism NZ

When Simon Gault learned about the struggles autistics and their families face he was heartbroken, so he has teamed up with Autism New Zealand for Autism Awareness Month to help create awareness about how all kiwis can support those living with Autism. Read more »

Auckland measles cases: 15

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of three new measles cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in Auckland for this year to 15. Read more »

Increasing Māori health workforce focus of day-long event

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

Thursday 4 April, 2019

Increasing Māori health workforce focus of day-long event

Around 40 students from seven Tauranga schools have taken part in a day-long event focussed on increasing the Māori workforce in health. Read more »

Telehealth on the rise

Press Release – Telehealth Leadership Group

Telehealth is increasingly being used to connect clinicians within and between New Zealand’s hospitals and to reach into people’s homes, a new survey reveals. Read more »

Sleeping on either side more than halves stillbirth risk

Press Release – University of Auckland

Pregnant women can now rest easier – on their side. A University of Auckland-led international study published today in a prestigious Lancet group journal provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on either side in the last three months of pregnancy, women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth. Read more »

How a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality

Press Release – Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington scientist hopes to bring us a major step closer to a vaccine for drug addiction, with the help of an Explorer Grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Read more »

Ground-breaking research partnership in Porirua

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus

Ground-breaking research partnership in Porirua to tackle significant Pacific health problems

Pacific Health Plus and the Maurice Wilkins Centre are pleased to announce a joint research initiative to improve the health of Pacific people in New Zealand. Read more »

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