Archive for the 'Health' Category

Largest national fundraiser for hospice – ever!

Press Release – Hospice NZ

Largest national fundraiser for hospice – ever!

For immediate release

Today more than $600,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country as a result of the newly established relationship with Farmers Trading Company called Caring Connections in Our Community. Read more »

Parks and green spaces make healthier lives

Press Release – University of Canterbury

People are likely to be healthier living close to parks and green spaces, new research shows

February 5, 2015

New Zealanders who live close to parks or green spaces are less likely to be overweight or suffer from obesity, a University of Canterbury research project has found. Read more »

Grants to improve knowledge and treatment of local cancers

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

February 4, 2015

“Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country”
NZBCF marks World Cancer Day with grants to improve knowledge and treatment of local cancers
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NZ public invited to step aboard mobile eye clinic for Fiji

Press Release – Fred Hollows Foundation

NZ public invited to step aboard the first mobile eye clinic for Fiji

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is throwing open the doors of its new mobile eye clinic, destined for Fiji. On 13 and 14 February, the public are warmly invited to step aboard the state-of-the-art clinic in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Read more »

Associate Health Minister on rest home audits

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Associate Health Minister Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.
Liam Butler

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Multivitamins a Kiwi Winner

Press Release – Canstar Blue

MEDIA RELEASE

Multivitamins a Kiwi Winner

43% of people are unsure if multivitamins work but enjoy taking them anyway Read more »

Skin Cancer is a Timebomb for New Zealanders

Press Release – Accuro Health Insurance

Skin Cancer is a Timebomb for New Zealanders

A leading New Zealand dermatologist says skin cancers are a time bomb for New Zealand’s ageing population. Read more »

Aucklanders to Benefit from Keyhole Surgical Laser

Press Release – Impact PR

Aucklanders to Benefit from Million Dollar Keyhole Surgical Laser

by Fleur Revell
27 January 2015
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Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Press Release – FIND

PRESS RELEASE FROM FIND.
22nd January 2015

Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. Read more »

South Auckland residents’ health concerns about motorway

Press Release – University of Canterbury

South Auckland residents have health concerns about living close to the motorway
January 25, 2015

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand’s busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found. Read more »

Smart inhaler delivers results for kids with asthma

Press Release – University of Auckland

Smart inhaler delivers results for kids with asthma
Media Release

University of Auckland and Cure Kids NZ Read more »

NZ born dental expert – managing teeth without fillings

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

NZ born dental expert succeeds in managing teeth without using fillings

PUBLISHED: 20 JANUARY 2015

Big Day in 2014

The key-note speaker at an annual conference for oral health professionals in Hamilton on Friday will talk on why fillings in teeth are unnecessary because they are avoidable. Read more »

Worldwide Market for NZ Firm’s Breakthrough Medical Device

Press Release – Nexus6

Media Release January 22, 2015
Worldwide Market for New Zealand Firm’s Breakthrough Medical Device Read more »

10 years of Operating Room induction program

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
21 January 2015

Nurses celebrate 10 years of Operating Room induction program Read more »

Dietary supplement may protect the brain from injury

Press Release – University of Auckland

Dietary supplement may protect the brain from injury

The dietary supplement creatine can protect the brain when its oxygen supply is reduced, a University of Auckland study has found. Read more »

STI Vaccine for Year Eight Girls Campaign

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Media Statement

Date: Wednesday January 21

Subject: STI Vaccine for Year Eight Girls Campaign Read more »

2014 Provisional Drowning Toll at 90 Deaths

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

2014 PROVISIONAL DROWNING TOLL AT 90 DEATHS

Ninety people – mostly men and including eight pre-school children – drowned in New Zealand in 2014. Read more »

ProCare Nursing Director appointed

Press Release – ProCare Health

ProCare Nursing Director appointed

Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens begins her new role today as ProCare’s Nursing Director. Clinical Director Dr Allan Moffitt says the PHO took some time to select the right candidate for this position because nursing leadership is integral to the future of general practice and primary care in New Zealand. Read more »

A royal blunder

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

A royal blunder

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand admitted yesterday, Thursday 15th January, that a serious blunder had been made in their report “Health effects of water fluoridation: a Review of the scientific evidence”. Read more »

Interview: Richard MacManus on Technology and Health

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Richard MacManus author of Trackers: How Technology is helping us Monitor & Improve our Health. Read more »

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