Archive for the 'Health' Category

Leading Health Staffing Company Reveals Rebrand

Press Release – Geneva Health

09 September 2019

Inadequate staffing in health organisations can leave both patients and staff vulnerable. Staff may experience increased stress and fatigue, while patients may have longer wait times for less urgent procedures and treatment. Read more »

Research to help children with cerebral palsy

Press Release – University of Auckland

MEDIA RELEASE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

New research to improve the bones and muscles of children with cerebral palsy Read more »

Queenstown measles update

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

The total number of confirmed Queenstown measles cases continues to be seven in total. Six of those are local residents, one was a visitor from Auckland. Read more »

Measles case in MidCentral DHB region

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

6 September 2019

A case of measles in the MidCentral region was notified to MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service on 30 August, and confirmed via test results on 2 September. Read more »

Let’s Talk Cancer Hui

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is hosting a Hui in Rawene on Tuesday 10 September with the aim to build bridges and engage with the community around cancer care and what a patient’s journey currently looks like in Northland. Read more »

Measles case on Auckland to Melbourne flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a passenger travelling from Auckland to Melbourne. The person, a New Zealand citizen currently living in Australia, did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Vietnam Veterans’ Health Focus at Lower Hutt Expo

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

5 September 2019

VIETNAM VETERANS’ HEALTH TO BE THE FOCUS AT LOWER HUTT EXPO

A health and wellbeing expo for Vietnam veterans and their whanau living in the lower North Island will be held in Lower Hutt on 19 October. Read more »

Lego Based Therapy – Places selling fast

Press Release – Grow Ltd

LEGO-Based Therapy is an evidence based social skills programme for individuals on the autism spectrum. The programme was originally developed by Clinical Psychologist Daniel Le Goff (2004) in the United States. Past research has shown that school-aged children and adolescents who attended LEGO-Based Therapy made significant improvement in their social skills (Owens et al., 2008) and anxiety (Nguyen 2016). Read more »

Iron Campaign Survey Points To Worrying Trends

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Following the conclusion of World Iron Awareness Week (26 August – 1 September), a quiz, conducted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand which received over 3,500 responses, pointed to worrying trends that many Kiwis are suffering from the symptoms often attributed to iron deficiency. One of the most alarming statistics was over one in five of all respondents stated they felt ‘weak or dizzy all of the time’. Read more »

Measles cases rise to 821 in Auckland, nationally 991

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 821 today, up from 812 cases yesterday. Of this, 567 cases are in Counties Manukau District Health Board, with 991 cases nationally. Read more »

Kiwis Turning to Dr. Google for Back Pain Remedies

Press Release – Active Plus

Almost 100,000 Kiwis Per Year Are Turning to Dr. Google for Back Pain Remedies

However, rehab experts at Active+ say that many could be finding relief with some simple health and pain management strategies. Read more »

Measles case confirmed in Queenstown

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Measles case confirmed in Queenstown

Southern DHB/Public Health South is alerting Queenstown residents that they may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

Measles in Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB urges parents to ensure their entire whānau are up to date with their Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations, with 34 cases of measles now confirmed in the region. Read more »

Measles case on Auckland-Sydney-Auckland flights

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealander who flew between Auckland and Sydney late last month. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Sexual abuse prevention research wins award

Press Release – New Zealand Psychological Society

September 3, 2019

Media Release

Sexual abuse prevention research wins psychological society award

University of Auckland psychologist, Dr Gwenda Willis, is this year’s recipient of the Hunter Award from the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS). Read more »

The inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards

Press Release – Primary Healthcare Awards

Press Release: 30 August 2019

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!!!!!!!

He Tohu Mauri Ora

Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora Read more »

Measles outbreak – 963 cases nationally

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles outbreak – 963 cases nationally, 804 in Auckland, 556 in CMDHB
The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 804 today, up from 778 cases on Saturday. Of this, 556 cases are in Counties Manukau District Health Board, with 963 cases nationally. Read more »

Cancer Action Plan

Press Release – Action On Smoking And Health

ASH NZ – Action for Smokefree 2025
2 September 2019
ASH NZ, a leading organisation campaigning to eliminate the death and harm caused by tobacco, welcomes the Government’s Cancer Action Plan, released yesterday. Read more »

Measles outbreak serious but majority need not worry

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles outbreak serious but majority of Aucklanders need not worry.

Auckland is experiencing a significant and ongoing outbreak of measles, with a total of 778 cases as of today, up from 759 yesterday. There have been 937 cases nationally this year. Read more »

$2 Million to tackle heart health inequities

Press Release – National Heart Foundation

$2 Million to tackle heart health inequities

The Heart Foundation and the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge have joined forces to tackle inequities in health outcomes from cardiovascular disease among Māori and Pacific people. Read more »

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