Archive for the 'Health' Category

SWRB response to unregistered social worker sexual charges

Press Release – Social Workers Registration Board

SWRB response to unregistered social worker charged with unlawful sexual connection

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), has become aware through media reports that an unregistered female ‘social worker’ previously employed at Auckland’s Waipareira Trust is on trial charged with unlawful sexual connection with a 15-year-old boy in her care. Read more »

Government salt reduction initiative needed

Press Release – University of Auckland

Government salt reduction initiative needed

A government led national salt reduction strategy is needed for New Zealand, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Confirmed Measles Case Visits Auckland

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Confirmed Measles Case Visits Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified that a person now confirmed to be suffering from measles visited central Auckland between 22-24 May. Read more »

New treatment approved for blindness in diabetes

Press Release – The PR Shop

New treatment approved for one of the leading causes of blindness in people with diabetes

EYLEA® (aflibercept) approved in New Zealand for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DME) in adults1C Read more »

‘Conductor of people’ key note speaker at APAC conference

Press Release – APAC Forum

‘Conductor of people’ key note speaker at APAC health conference
Itay Talgam is a world-renowned orchestral conductor turned ‘conductor of people’ and has taught leadership to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and universities, and at conferences around the world, including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, and the World Economic Forum at Davos. Read more »

Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

May 27, 2015

Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing
Canterbury DHB is among key business leaders publicly recognised for their commitment to improve staff wellbeing. Read more »

Smokefree campaign tunes into Maori and Pasifika

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Smokefree campaign tunes into Maori and Pasifika

The drive over the decade to the nation’s Smokefree 2025 goal must see more smokefree programs tailored to help Maori and Pasifika quit smoking, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. Read more »

Ruby’s Cake Pop Tea Towel Art Raises $50k for Starshship

Press Release – Starship

Ruby’s Cake Pop Tea Towel Art Raises a Sweet $50k for Starship

Ruby Seeto’s latest Cake Pop tea towel has raised $50,232 to help upgrade the operating theatres and surgical facilities at Starship. Read more »

Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

Press Release – University of Auckland

Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

25 May 2015

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines at national RICS Awards 2015

Beca’s Whakatane Hospital project management team is the proud recipient of the Project Management Team of the Year Award. Read more »

Anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Press Release – Euthanasia Free NZ

UK author and anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Dr Kevin Yuill, author of Read more »

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes

New Zealand surgeons are urging the Government to ban the use of quad bikes by children under the age of 16, following comments by the Children’s Commissioner that voluntary guidelines are not working. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Paediatrician Awarded Top Honour

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty Paediatrician Awarded Top Honour

A Bay of Plenty paediatrician says his receipt of a prestigious Australasian award for services to rural medicine is a reflection of teamwork rather than individual accomplishment. Read more »

New World Helps Bring Modern Technology to Starship

Press Release – New World

New World Helps Bring Modern Technology to Starship
New World has helped fund a leading-edge nerve monitor, which will improve surgical outcomes for patients at Starship Children’s Hospital. Read more »

Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight!

Press Release – Macular Degeneration

MEDIA RELEASE: MACULAR DEGENERATION NZ May 2015

Time Lost is Vision Lost – Early Detection Saves Sight!
Awarness Week 25 To 31 May 2015

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in NZ for people over 50 years of age, affecting one person in 7 in this ‘at risk’ group. Read more »

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert. Read more »

New NZMA Chair confirmed

Press Release – NZMA

New NZMA Chair confirmed
Dr Stephen Child, a Canadian-trained general physician with a respiratory interest, has today been confirmed as the new Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association. Dr Child replaces Napier-based GP Dr Mark Peterson, who has completed his two-year tenure as Chair. Read more »

A big thumbs-down to NZ on International Clinical Trials Day

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Tuesday May 19

A big thumbs-down to NZ on International Clinical Trials Day
Kiwis have nothing to celebrate this International Clinical Trials Day (tomorrow, Wednesday May 20), says the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more »

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help

Press Release – Intelligent Ink

Alzheimers Auckland needs your help with their annual Countdown Appeal

Alzheimers Auckland’s annual Countdown Appeal is coming up in the month of July, and they need volunteers to help out by collecting outside their local Countdown during July. Every year the appeal raises a vital amount of money that goes towards support services for people with dementia and their carers. Read more »

Diagnosis delays put lives at risk

Press Release – HAE Australia

Media release: HAE AUSTRALASIA
May 15, 2015

Diagnosis delays put lives at risk for those with hereditary angioedema
Patient group calls for better treatment and diagnosis Read more »

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