Archive for the 'Health' Category

No Credible Evidence for Homeopathy: Pharmacists Must React

Press Release – Society for Science Based Healthcare

Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NHMRC Finds No Credible Evidence for Homeopathy: Pharmacists Must React Read more »

Cambodian Children to Benefit from Kiwi Eye Specialist

Press Release – Auckland Eye

Cambodian Children to Benefit from Kiwi Eye Specialist’s Expertise
By Fleur Revell
12 March 2015

A New Zealand ophthalmologist is using his expertise to help train an eye surgeon in Cambodia to deal with hundreds of needy children in the developing nation. Read more »

SCL selected as integrated laboratories preferred provider

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Joint Media Release
9 March 2015
SCL selected as preferred provider for integrated laboratories

Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards (DHBs) have selected Southern Community Laboratories (SCL) as their preferred provider for hospital and community laboratory services. Read more »

Launch of online archive of nursing oral histories

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Launch of online archive of nursing oral histories

Nau mai, haere mai. The Nursing Education and Research Foundation welcomes media to attend the launch of a new online archive of nursing oral histories. Read more »

Confirmed Case of Measles – Auckland

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday 6 March 2015

Confirmed Case of Measles – Auckland Read more »

Auckland researchers join focus on healthy ageing

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland researchers join focus on healthy ageing
Researchers from the University of Auckland are among many from throughout New Zealand taking part in the National Science Challenge to promote healthy ageing. Read more »

Cricketers team up to support efforts to end AIDS epidemic

Press Release – UNAIDS

PRESS RELEASE

Cricketers team up to support efforts to end the AIDS epidemic

At the Cricket World Cup 2015, cricketing champions show their commitment to raise awareness around HIV and break down stigma and discrimination Read more »

Nationhood Event to celebrate Pacific Health Initiatives

Press Release – Government House

Nationhood Event to celebrate Pacific Health Initiatives
Pacific Island health will be the focus of a Nationhood reception at Government House in Auckland on Friday. The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae will host four organisations promoting public health initiatives to combat conditions which are prevalent in Pacific Island populations. Read more »

Line up of experts to address GBS national conference

Press Release – GBS Support

Line up of experts to address GBS national conference

The seventh national conference organised by the Guillain-Barré Syndrome Support Group of New Zealand will be held from 8 to 10 May 2015 at the Sudima Hotel in Rotorua. Read more »

Top chef focused on the ‘recipe for life’

Press Release – Melanoma New Zealand

27 February 2015
For immediate release
Top chef focused on the ‘recipe for life’ Read more »

Routine testing for increased tech time

Press Release – Campuspecs

Routine testing for increased tech time.

Independent Auckland CBD optometry practice, Campuspecs, is asking the public to invest in their personal wellbeing by making time for a routine eye examination. Read more »

“Cellphones Don’t Cause Brain Cancer” – Yeah Right!

Press Release – Journal of Natural Medicine

University of Auckland Study: “Cellphones Don’t Cause Brain Cancer” – Yeah Right!

New Zealand has done it again.

In the same great tradition that has seen NZ “punching above its weight” and besting “overseas experts” a new paper from a group of researchers at the University of Auckland is being promoted as showing that there’s no connection between cell phones and brain tumours. Read more »

Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours

Press Release – University of Auckland

25 February 2015

Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours

The risk of brain tumours has not changed significantly with increased mobile phone use, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Read more »

NZ clinical trials give hope to cataract sufferers

Press Release – Abbott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Zealand clinical trials give hope to millions of cataract sufferers across the globe Read more »

Connecting to the environment for better health outcomes

Press Release – Toi Tangata

MEDIA RELEASE
25 February 2015

Connecting to the environment for better health outcomes Read more »

Farewell to Northland Pioneer Doctor

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Statement

Date: Friday February 20

Subject: Farewell to Northland Pioneer Doctor Read more »

Acclaimed Fluoridation Experts Touring NZ in February

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

Acclaimed Fluoridation Experts Touring New Zealand in February
On invitation from public health education and advocacy organisation Fluoride Free New Zealand, international fluoridation experts Professor Emeritus Paul Connett and Dr Bill Hirzy will be in New Zealand next week, 22nd to the 28th of February. Read more »

District Health Board IT initiative to reduce outage risks

Press Release – Health Benefits Limited

District Health Board IT initiative to reduce risk of outages

National Infrastructure Platform moves to IBM Cloud

Auckland, 17 February 2015: District Health Boards (DHBs) across the country are set to introduce new IT infrastructure which will increase security, reliability, and service levels, and reduce the risk of critical outages. Read more »

Linda finds freedom in running

Press Release – CIGNA

Linda finds freedom in running

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WELLINGTON – February 16, 2015 – Auckland woman, Linda Fraser is one of 20 Achilles International athletes from around the country travelling to Wellington to run in the Cigna Round the Bays event, thanks to a grant from the Cigna Foundation. Read more »

Innovative lab initiative may fall under privatisation

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,
MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2015

Innovative Laboratory initiative may fall under the wheels of hospital laboratory privatisation Read more »

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