Archive for the 'Health' Category

New Telehealthcare pilot for older people

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

New Telehealthcare pilot for older people promotes health and independence at home

Aged care services provider and retirement village operator, The Selwyn Foundation, has launched an innovative Telehealthcare pilot which uses simple touch-screen technology to help older people monitor their health and receive timely healthcare support and advice from the comfort of their own home. Read more »

Plans to cut Disability Advisors at Auckland Council

Press Release – Save Auckland Council DA

Plans to cut Disability Advisors at Auckland Council Anger Disability Community

Disability Rights campaigners are angry about plans to disestablish the only Disability Advisors at Auckland Council. Read more »

Open letter to Australian leaders on children in detention

Press Release – Dr Ian Hassall

Attached is an open letter sent to Mr Abbott and Mr Shorten on Friday expressing concern for the children in the Australian Commonwealth Government detention centres on Nauru and elsewhere. Also attached is a list of the forty signatories who are New Zealand paediatricians and child health workers. Read more »

The time is right for a sugar sweetened beverages tax

Press Release – FIZZ New Zealand

The time is right for a sugar sweetened beverages tax

FIZZ New Zealand (Fighting Sugar in Soft-drinks) Dr Gerhard Sundborn, Dr Simon Thornley Read more »

Official launch of the NZ Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

Press Release – Merlin Consulting

Official launch of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

$900,000 in grants kick starts Trust dedicated to New Zealand-based Multiple Sclerosis research The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust (“NZMSRT”) today announces it has received a combined $900,000 investment portfolio as founding capital for the Trust. Read more »

How hot is your bedroom?

Press Release – Boyd PR

How hot is your bedroom?

How many times have you turned to flannelette pyjamas, woolly socks, hot water bottles and electric blankets when the temperature drops at night and you struggle to stay warm in bed? You might be surprised to learn how much temperature really affects sleep. Read more »

Half-Year Drownings up Thirty Percent

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

Half-Year Drownings up Thirty Percent

Preliminary drowning figures show 61 people have drowned in New Zealand waters so far this year, up a third on the same time last year (46) and the highest year to date toll since 2011. Read more »

Braving the open waters to change the perceptions of MS

Press Release – Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand

Braving the open waters to change the perceptions of MS

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was life changing for both Neil Barnett from Akaroa and Russell Watts, Taupo. However, on July 5 for four weeks both gentlemen will board and become part of the crew sailing the 67-foot vessel, Oceans of Hope, sailing from Darwin to Singapore, in an effort to change the perceptions of MS around the world. Read more »

Fight the Furry Feeling in Oral Health Month

Press Release – Colgate

Fight the Furry Feeling in Oral Health Month

Today Colgate-Palmolive and the New Zealand Dental Association are launching Oral Health Month across New Zealand, and are urging Kiwis to Fight the Furry Feeling in their mouths. Read more »

Leading health tech company winning global awards

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Leading health tech company winning global awards for improving people’s health

A cutting-edge Wellington-based international health start-up is winning awards for their innovative mobile health platform, which is benefitting New Zealanders in need. Read more »

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

Press Release – University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. Read more »

Asthma Auckland is here for you this winter

Press Release – Intelligent Ink

Asthma Auckland is here for you this winter

It’s winter, and we all know what that means: colds, flus and general sickness. But for the over 20% of New Zealanders – including 25% of Kiwi kids – who have asthma, this can have a much more drastic effect than a desire to stay in bed all day. Read more »

Ronald McDonald House and Sealy NZ partner

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House and Sealy NZ partner to provide a super sleep

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) NZ is proud to announce a new partnership with Sealy New Zealand who are committed to meeting the Houses bedding needs. Read more »

Kiwis urged not to turn their back on chronic back pain

Press Release – Senate SHJ

Stoic Kiwis urged not to turn their back on chronic back pain any longer
25 June 2015: Survey results released today revealed that too many New Zealanders are putting on a brave front when it comes to dealing with chronic back pain, suffering for too long and often in silence. Read more »

Audiological Society ensures hearing aid consumers protected

Press Release – NZ Audiological Society

Audiological Society ensures hearing aid consumers protected

Auckland, June 24, 2015: The New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) through their code of ethics and robust complaints process, strives to ensure people are well served when they seek audiological services, purchase hearing instruments and support from their members. Read more »

Cancer Society volunteers win Health Volunteer of year

Press Release – Cancer Society New Zealand

Media Release

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Cancer Society of New Zealand volunteers win Health Volunteer of the Year Award Read more »

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths
23 June 2015

The rate of babies dying from 20 weeks of pregnancy to 28 days old (perinatal mortality rate) has fallen to the lowest number since reporting began in New Zealand in 2007. Read more »

Christchurch Eye Surgery wins awards

Press Release – PerceptionPR

Christchurch Eye Surgery wins awards

Christchurch Eye Surgery has won an excellence award in the Property Council of New Zealand’s annual awards held at the Vector Arena in Auckland, the fifth award the purpose-built ophthalmic day surgical facility has won this year. Read more »

Whānau on Bus Trip to Heal Issues of Suicide

Press Release – Kiriata Films

Whānau on Bus Trip to Heal Issues of Suicide

Five Māori families affected by the suicide of a family member are participating in a unique project in which they will travel on a bus from marae to marae, making their way from Taranaki to Cape Reinga. The journey begins today and lasts for one week. Read more »

Homecare Medical announced as successful partner

Press Release – Homecare Medical

Homecare Medical announced as successful partner to develop and deliver new integrated national telehealth service
Reaching the community in new ways with comprehensive health and wellness advice, support and information. Read more »

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