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Pink Ribbon Breakfast -Whangarei

Press Release – Northland DHB

Pink Ribbon Breakfast -Whangarei

Everyone will be in ‘the pink’ next Tuesday (19 May) with the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) shouting staff at the Mauri Ora Breast Clinic service breakfast in acknowledgment of their work towards detecting breast cancer in Northland. The one stop shop clinic is dedicated to screening and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Read more »

Recognising excellence in health innovation and improvement

Press Release – APAC Forum

Recognising excellence in health innovation and improvement
The APAC Forum is Asia Pacific’s premier healthcare conference and will this year take place over 23 to 25 September at Auckland’s SKY City. Set to attract a capacity delegation of 1,700, attendees include CEOs, senior managers, policy makers, clinicians and quality improvement specialists from around the world. Read more »

5 million people live with it worldwide

Press Release – Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand

5 million people live with it worldwide, do you know what it is?

NZ takes part in global campaign for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day on May 19 Read more »

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign

Press Release – STIHL Shop

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign as Accident Rates Spike

STIHL SHOPs educating Kiwis for Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week, 11-16 May Read more »

Three Day Seminar Sounds Out Ethical Healthcare Issues

Press Release – Independent Audiologists

Three Day Seminar Sounds Out Ethical Healthcare Issues
A conference held by Independent Audiologists Australia and Independent Audiologists New Zealand will address complex regulatory and ethical concerns around professionalism and independence and the ability to deliver a sustainable multidisciplinary hearing healthcare for the future. Read more »

Legal action taken against Southern District Health Board

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

Legal action taken against Southern District Health Board

The union representing food workers has informed the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) that they intend to legally challenge the decision to outsource food production to Compass Group. Read more »

Investigating nutrition in young children with autism

Press Release – Massey University

Investigating nutrition in young children with autism

In New Zealand one child in every 100 is diagnosed with a condition on the autism spectrum. It can be a stressful time for families coping with the reality of this diagnosis. Read more »

Celebrating Indigenous health achievements

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Celebrating Indigenous health achievements

Four surgeons were recognised today for their contributions to better Indigenous health outcomes at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in Perth. Read more »

Birthcare celebrates 20 years providing maternity care

Press Release – Birthcare

May 7, 2015

Birthcare celebrates 20 years providing primary maternity care in Auckland and Huntly
Birthcare has been providing primary maternity services to women and newborns in Auckland and Huntly for 20 years. Read more »

Patient wellbeing at centre of in-hospital design lab

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Patient wellbeing at centre of New Zealand’s first in-hospital design lab

Child-friendly medical equipment and navigation guides are among the patient-friendly innovations being created at a first-in-kind hospital design centre to improve the experience of staff, patients, families and visitors. Read more »

International Nurses Day

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

International Nurses Day

Whangarei nurse and midwife Donna Collins is currently helping earth quake victims in Nepal. On the eve of her flying out and for International Nurses Day this week, she spoke to Jodi Fraser about her career to date. Read more »

Heart disease not just a ‘man’s disease’

Press Release – National Heart Foundation

Heart disease not just a ‘man’s disease’

New Zealand women are being encouraged to take charge of their heart health this month as the Heart Foundation runs its annual Go Red for Women campaign. Read more »

Home healthcare funding unsustainable

Press Release – Home and Community Health Association

Home healthcare funding unsustainable
Auckland, 29 April – New Zealanders will lose access to good, safe home and community support unless there’s a change to the way services are planned and funded. Read more »

Food Allergy Awareness Week Media Release

Press Release – Allergy New Zealand

Food Allergy Awareness Week Media Release

Allergy New Zealand is campaigning this year to raise awareness for kiwi families living with food allergies. Read more »

New Zealanders at significant risk of getting shingles

Press Release – Trio Communications

Study shows New Zealanders at significant risk of getting shingles

Auckland. April 29, 2015 – A recently-published study by a Lower Hutt GP Dr Stewart Reid has shown that New Zealanders are at higher risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in their lifetime than was previously thought.1 Read more »

Love of job not enough for New Zealand’s aged care workforce

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Love of job not enough to sustain New Zealand’s aged care workforce, says researcher.

The New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey 2014 released today offers a valuable snapshot of New Zealand’s aged care workforce and raises important questions about the value we place on the care of the elderly, says its lead author. Read more »

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Press Release – Auckland University

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials. Read more »

New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now available

Press Release – The PR Shop

New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now available

Women in New Zealand now have an extra choice in contraception with the launch of Jaydess, a new long-acting, reversible intrauterine contraceptive system from Bayer. Read more »

Addiction symposium tackles multiple issues

Press Release – Massey University

Addiction symposium tackles multiple issues

The sixth annual National Addiction Research Symposium gets underway on April 22 at Massey University’s SHORE & Whariki Centre in central Auckland, aiming to tackle both traditional and ‘new’ substance use issues. Read more »

Immunisation Week 2015

Press Release – Immunisation Advisory Centre

Immunisation Week 2015

Last week hundreds of people in South Auckland were potentially exposed to one of the world’s most contagious diseases. A disease that remains in the air two hours after an infected person has left the room. A disease that in 2013 killed 145,700 people across the world leaving thousands more with permanent hearing loss, brain damage or other debilitating conditions. Read more »

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