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Experts Gather for National Melanoma Summit

Press Release – Melanoma Summit

New Zealand and international experts in melanoma will gather in Auckland on 2-3 November for the 2018 Melanoma Summit. Read more »

Research For Life awards $57,500 to Medical Researchers

Press Release – Research for Life

Ten Wellington-based medical researchers received grants in the second funding round of the year from Read more »

Urgent action needed to prevent 8000 cancer diagnoses yearly

Press Release – Cancer Society Auckland

Around 8,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with potentially preventable cancer each year and bold action is needed to curb the dramatic harm caused by the “big three” risk factors: obesity, alcohol and tobacco. Read more »

Different gut bugs in kids with type 1 diabetes

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the role gut bugs may play in the development of type 1 diabetes.

A major international study has charted the developing gut bug populations of babies and toddlers who were later diagnosed with the condition, which affects an estimated 10,000-20,000 New Zealanders. Read more »

Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit at AUT

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

World’s leading minds will gather for Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit at AUT

International researchers, health professionals and policymakers will gather at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) for the Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit on November 27. Read more »

One-third of Kiwis may drink hazardously their entire lives

Press Release – Massey University

October 26, 2018 at 0715

One-third of Kiwis may drink hazardously their entire adult lives

Many of us assume that risky drinking is something we ‘grow’ out of as we age, but new research shows that this might not be the case. Read more »

Celebrated US HIV activist coming to New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Bruce Richman, the founder of U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) movement is heading to Aotearoa next week for a series of keynote speaking engagements about the realities of HIV. Read more »

Virtual heart model could reduce risk

Press Release – University of Auckland

Virtual heart model could reduce risk of life-threatening stroke
A team at the University of Auckland Bioengineering Institute has created a virtual heart model that could help reduce the risk of life-threatening stroke.
Dr Jichao Zhao and his team have developed a virtual heart model to investigate the electrical changes in atrial fibrillation of the heart. Read more »

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death

Press Release – Northland DHB

Tragic suspected meningococcal disease death


The 16-year-old male from Kerikeri, who had been among 190 people attending the St John youth camp on Motutapu Island this weekend, died in Auckland City Hospital on Saturday of suspected meningococcal disease. Read more »

Antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last night in Auckland City Hospital. Read more »

New $220 million surgical hospital supports best care

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

New $220 million surgical hospital supports best care

Today’s announcement of a new $220 million surgical hospital on the North Shore Hospital campus will create significant additional elective capacity to meet the future health needs of the people of the Waitemata district and beyond. Read more »

Domestic fires can affect more than just kids’ breathing

Press Release – University of Auckland

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

Domestic fires can affect more than just children’s breathing Read more »

ASA decision on anti-vax billboard

Press Release – Advertising Standards Authority

COMPLAINT NUMBER 18/340
COMPLAINANT K Bronlund & 145 others
ADVERTISER WAVES NZ
ADVERTISEMENT WAVES NZ, Out of Home
DATE OF MEETING 9 October 2018
OUTCOME Upheld


SUMMARY Read more »

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal for breakthrough research

An Auckland academic and fertility specialist whose research could revive support for a fertility treatment that’s less invasive than IVF, has just received a top honour from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more »

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care

Press Release – Health Research Council

18 October 2018

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care through research

Thousands of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have benefited from the clinical trials led in New Zealand by Auckland City Hospital intensive care specialist and clinical researcher Dr Colin McArthur. Read more »

Mental health help by gardening

Press Release – Gardening New Zealand

Labour weekend traditionally triggers Kiwi gardening fever and throughout New Zealand garden centres are standing by to welcome people in. Read more »

He Ora Te Whakapiri – Life course research symposium

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Human development is shaped by the physical and human environment at all stages of life, so life course research is vital for improving health and wellbeing outcomes. Read more »

Scabies study using new technology starts tomorrow

Press Release – Firstcheck

Public Health Physician Dr Simon Thornley’s study is exploring the use of Firstcheck’s smartphone technology to help detect and combat the scabies skin disease. Read more »

Emergency Services’ shocking plea to Kiwis

Press Release – St John

Only 1 in 10 New Zealander’s survive cardiac arrest, a statistic that emergency services say can be dramatically improved with bystander CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Read more »

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper. Read more »

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