Archive for the 'Health' Category

Countdown fundraising effort nets nearly $100,000

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Countdown fundraising effort nets nearly $100,000 for sick Bay children

Sick Bay of Plenty children have been given a boost of nearly $100,000 thanks to the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. Read more »

Smartphone App Study Finds Label Use Lead to Healthier Food

Press Release – Auckland University

Smartphone App Study Finds Label Use Lead to Healthier Food Choices

Research using a smartphone app has found people buy healthier foods if they use food labels. Read more »

Innovation reigns supreme in Clinicians’ Challenge

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Innovation reigns supreme in this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge

Date: 29 November 2017
Innovative digital solutions to improve health care have won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge. Read more »

Movember on track to deliver most successful fundraiser yet

Press Release – Movember

Media Release

29 November 2017

Movember on track to deliver most successful fundraising campaign yet

With the hairy season drawing to a close for 2017, New Zealand is not too far away from achieving the biggest Movember fundraising effort to date. Read more »

Huge breakthroughs could spell the end for HIV in NZ

Press Release – AIDS Foundation

Huge breakthroughs could spell the end for HIV in New Zealand

This World AIDS Day, New Zealanders have two reasons to celebrate – a massive scientific discovery and the proposed funding of a revolutionary HIV prevention pill. Read more »

Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland

Press Release – Northland DHB


Confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis in Northland

Northland DHB are appealing to Northland parents to ensure their family is up to date with Immunisations after confirmed cases of Mumps and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the region.

Confirmed cases in Northland Read more »

Campaign highlights anti-epilepsy challenge in pregnancy

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

Campaign highlights anti-epilepsy challenge for pregnant women

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy. Read more »

Be mindful of mumps

Press Release – West Coast DHB

Media release

Thursday 23 November 2017

Be mindful of mumps
While tests showed two suspected cases of mumps reported in the past few weeks on the West Coast were not actually mumps, Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton advises caution. Read more »

Taranaki Doctor wins Australasian award for supervision

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Media Release

November 22, 2017

Taranaki Doctor wins Australasian award for teaching and supervision of Junior doctors. Read more »

Green Cross Training Platform Wins Big on Global Stage

Press Release – Green Cross Health

Training Platform Wins Big on Global Stage

Green Cross Health Academy wins gold in Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards
22 November 2017, AUCKLAND, NZ: Investment in an innovative on the job learning platform has paid off for Green Cross Health, crowned best in its field in a globally renowned HR awards programme. Read more »

Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response

Press Release – Geneva Healthcare

20 November 2017

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response From Geneva Healthcare And Industry Leaders Read more »

Parenting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Press Release – FASD-CAN

Spotlight On Parenting a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight again this week when international expert Jeff Noble gives insight and hope to New Zealand parents, caregivers and professionals dealing with fetal alcohol and its effects daily. Read more »

World First for NZ Company – Simple Vitamin C Testing Device

Press Release – Feedback Research

World First for NZ Company with Simple Vitamin C Testing Device
A major technological breakthrough by a Kiwi company makes it simple for New Zealanders to be tested for vitamin C blood levels. Read more »

New Technology Improving Outcomes at North Shore Hospital

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Cutting-Edge Endoscopic Technology is Dramatically Improving Patient Outcomes at NSH
Revolutionary new technology is reducing the need for pancreatic surgery, saving lives and dramatically reducing recovery times at North Shore Hospital (NSH). Read more »

Pharmaco sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips

Press Release – Pharmaco

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd awarded sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips for the second time

Auckland, 16th November 2017 – Kiwi healthcare specialist Pharmaco (NZ) Limited has been awarded the New Zealand sole supplier agreement for blood glucose meters and strips by PHARMAC following a public consultation in July and August this year.  Read more »

Effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever needed

Press Release – University of Auckland

Northland Māori need effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever
Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori. Read more »

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

Press Release – Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings. Read more »

Clinical trials could save the health system millions

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Mother and baby clinical trials could save the health system $290 million over five years

Not only do findings from clinical trials save lives and improve people’s health, they potentially lead to health savings of millions of dollars – so investing in them is a “no-brainer”, a researcher and neonatologist says. Read more »

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs of Māori youth
A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information. Read more »

Sarah Fitt Appointed as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Press Release – PHARMAC

14 November 2017

Media release:

Sarah Fitt Appointed as PHARMAC Chief Executive

Stuart McLauchlan, Chair of PHARMAC today announced that Sarah Fitt, Director of Operations will be appointed as PHARMAC’s new Chief Executive effective from Saturday 6th January 2018. Read more »

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