Archive for the 'Health' Category

Getting healthy through kapahaka, thanks to Medibank grant

Press Release – Medibank

Getting healthy through kapahaka, thanks to Medibank grant

13 November 2014
Adults in South Auckland and North Waikato are improving their health through kapahaka, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund. Read more »

20-year research career recognised with leadership award

Press Release – Injury Prevention Network

13 November 2014

20-year research career is recognised with national leadership award

Dr Marilyn McPherson (also known as Dr Marilyn Brewin) has been awarded Injury Prevention Aotearoa’s 2014 Te Manaia Leadership Award. Dr McPherson received her award in Wellington last week, at the national injury prevention conference. Read more »

NZ is 30 years ahead of North America in outdoor play

Press Release – Nature Education Network

NZ is 30 years ahead of North America in outdoor play, says global expert
Do you remember the sensation of your legs caked in cold mud? Read more »

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY NZRGPN FOR IMMEDIATE USE, 12 November 2014

NZRGPN slams Air NZ decision to cut provincial routes Read more »

Advice around measles case

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Advice around measles case
People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Auckland earlier this month are being advised that a child on the flight has since developed measles. Read more »

Rethinking youth health and education through research

Press Release – University of Auckland

Rethinking youth health and education through research

How would you describe the state of young people’s health in New Zealand, particularly those from poorer or disadvantaged communities? Phrases like “the obesity epidemic”, “binge drinking culture”, “sexual promiscuity”, and “TV or computer fixated” might be at the top of the list. Read more »

Community and national leaders lined up to attend Buddy Day

Press Release – Child Matters

Media Release
12 November 2014

Community and national leaders lined up to attend Buddy Day

Buddy Day, taking place this Friday (14 November), is shaping up to be an action-packed event with overwhelming support from community and national leaders in the four participating centres of Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland. Read more »

Oamaru Opera House ‘lights up purple’

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release
12 November 2014.

Oamaru Opera House ‘lights up purple’ in global prematurity awareness campaign
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Auction raises awareness for child abuse prevention

Press Release – Child Matters

Media Release
12 November 2014

Celebrity Trade Me auction raises awareness for child abuse prevention Read more »

Older people specialists needed for community care

Press Release – University of Auckland

Older people specialists needed for community care
More health professionals specialising in the care of older people are needed in the community to prevent unnecessary admissions to nursing homes and hospitals. Read more »

The Fono spreads Healthy Babies Healthy Families message

Press Release – The Fono

11 November 2014

The Fono spreads Healthy Babies Healthy Families message

The Fono, which provides healthcare and community services across four Auckland locations, has launched a new service, Pacific Maternal and Infant Nutrition, to combat the markedly higher prevalence of obesity compared to the total population. Read more »

Babies given the best start in life

Press Release – ADHB

NEWS RELEASE
10 November 2014

Babies given the best start in life

New mums in Auckland can be assured they have all the help and support needed to give their baby the best start in life, as National Women’s Health maternity services were once again accredited as Baby Friendly. Read more »

New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch

Press Release – Network Media

New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch
The Minister of Health’s opening of the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) Christchurch Blood Centre at 15 Lester Lane this week is a significant milestone for the Blood Service, with the centre set to become the lifeblood of the South Island as its new southern headquarters. Read more »

Study finds influenza viruses put more people in hospital

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Study finds influenza viruses put more people in hospital than last year

Preliminary findings from the third year of a multi-million dollar five-year international flu study reveal high numbers of people were hospitalised with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) caused by influenza viruses. Read more »

High risk from black market oysters

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

High risk from black market oysters
The Ministry for Primary Industries is warning people about the serious health risks of buying black market shellfish after it closed down two illegal oyster selling operations in South Auckland this week. Read more »

Best foot forward to reduce falls

Press Release – ADHB

NEWS RELEASE
7 November 2014

Best foot forward to reduce falls

Coloured wristbands and a confusion screening tool are some of the latest techniques being used at Auckland City Hospital to help reduce the number of patients falling in wards. Read more »

Health Excellence Awards Finalists 2014 announced

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
5 November 2014
Health Excellence Awards Finalists 2014 announced

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is pleased to announce the finalists in the five categories of its Health Excellence Awards 2014. Read more »

Men Likely to do Double-Take

Press Release – NZ Men’s Health Trust

Men Likely to do Double-Take


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Medibank grants to wellbeing projects exceed $100,000

Press Release – Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Medibank grants to Kiwi health and wellbeing projects exceed $100,000
4 November 2014

The Medibank Community Fund (MCF) has distributed more than $100,000 in grants to community organisations that promote healthy lifestyles and community connectedness. Read more »

Teas for teenies teams to mark World Prematurity Day

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

Teas for teenies teams to mark World Prematurity Day

Volunteers often provide morning teas and lunches for parents of premature babies in New Zealand – but the teas being held to mark World Prematurity Day on 17 November will be a little different.
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