Archive for the 'Health' Category

Maori are least likely to get professional post-natal suppor

Press Release – Whakawhetu National SIDS Prevention for Maori

Maori are least likely to get professional post-natal support

Maori are less likely to receive the post-natal support they are entitled to than other groups of New Zealanders, a seminar at Parliament hosted by Green MP Marama Davidson will be told today. Read more »

Smart devices study could transform health care for over 65s

Press Release – Health Research Council

Smart devices study could transform health care for over 65s

There’s good news for older New Zealanders worried about having to move out of their homes into residential care because of declining health. Read more »

Mandatory Nationwide Fluoridation by Stealth

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

Media Release

Fluoride Free New Zealand

13th April 2016

Mandatory Nationwide Fluoridation by Stealth Read more »

Push to make cycling a way of life

Press Release – Lincoln University

13 April 2016
– for immediate release
Push to make cycling a way of life

A group of transport and health experts are teaming up with a Lincoln University academic to encourage a stronger cycling culture in Canterbury. Read more »

Fulton Hogan proudly supporting the work of Endometriosis NZ

Press Release – Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan proudly supporting the work of Endometriosis New Zealand
12 April 2016 – under embargo until 7pm

Fulton Hogan today announced its sponsorship of Endometriosis New Zealand, providing funding over the next 12 months to assist with research and educational programmes. Read more »

Starship Foundation Funds Life-Saving Pulse Oximetry Trial

Press Release – Starship Foundation

Media Release: STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL: 10PM SUNDAY 10 APRIL 2016

Starship Foundation Funds Life-Saving Pulse Oximetry Trial for Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns Read more »

Conference offers insights to ‘Chain of Survival’

Press Release – Resuscitation Council

Conference offers insights to ‘Chain of Survival’

8 April 2016

For the next two days the New Zealand Resuscitation Council welcomes over 340 delegates to Guidelines 2016, its biennial conference being held in Auckland. Read more »

How Obesogenic is my City?

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

How Obesogenic is my City? – Auckland gets a mixed score card

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

National rural health conference ticks all the boxes

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

National rural health conference ticks all the boxes

A record number of delegates were amongst the highlights of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference held recently in Dunedin. Read more »

Britain, White House spotlight climate change health impacts

Press Release – OraTaiao

MEDIA RELEASE
6 April, 2016

British health institutions and the White House spotlight the health impacts of climate change Read more »

Sausage vs steak – does it matter?

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Sausage vs steak – does it matter?

Parents want their children to eat the same foods as the rest of family, so it can be challenging if they prefer a sausage sizzle to steak on the barbecue. Read more »

Public health professors call for sugary drinks tax

Press Release – University of Auckland

Public health professors call for sugary drinks tax
Media Release – University of Auckland – 02 April 2016 Read more »

St John Annual Appeal Will Help Buy Ambulances And Equipment

Press Release – St John

St John Annual Appeal Will Help Buy Ambulances And Equipment

Last year St John treated and transported over 425,000 patients in an ambulance. During the St John Annual Appeal, the charity is asking New Zealanders to help buy more ambulances and lifesaving equipment. Read more »

‘Industry Rumble’ boxing fundraiser for prostate cancer

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

‘Industry Rumble’ boxing fundraiser in support of prostate cancer

Glozier-Ewing Productions are proud to announce the ‘Industry Rumble Fight for Life’ on Friday 29 April in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ. Read more »

Should NZ copy the UK sugar tax? – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Should NZ copy the UK sugar tax?
– Expert reaction

17 March 2016
New comments below

The UK have announced plans to introduce a tax on sugary drinks. Should New Zealand follow suit? Read more »

New Zealand could be next for tax on sugary drinks

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand could be next for tax on sugary drinks

The New Zealand Government may reconsider its position on a tax on sugary drinks as part of a comprehensive strategy to tackle obesity, says FIZZ spokesman, Dr Gerhard Sundborn. Read more »

Auckland DHBs’ Proposal to Avert Strike Action

Press Release – Auckland DHBs

Auckland DHBs’ Proposal to Avert Strike Action

The three Auckland DHBs have today filed papers with the Employment Relations Authority seeking facilitation of the protracted and difficult bargaining dispute with the PSA for Allied, Public Health and Technical employees. Read more »

Public at risk from unqualified paramedics

Press Release – Paramedics Australasia

Public at risk from unqualified paramedics

New Zealand media recently reported on an individual claiming to be a paramedic but who is not a qualified paramedic: “Former stripper starts up ambulance service”. Read more »

New Zealander Awarded Highest International Nursing Honour

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

New Zealander Awarded Highest International Nursing Honour

Red Cross nurse Graham Zinsli has been awarded the highest international nursing distinction, the Florence Nightingale Medal. Read more »

How precision medicine is radically improving health care

Press Release – Orion Health

How precision medicine is radically improving health care

Orion Health releases precision medicine report Read more »

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