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Confirmed cases of typhoid now stands at 15

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Confirmed cases of typhoid now stands at 15

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service

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Toi Tangata Hosts Maori Health Symposium

Press Release – Toi Tangata

Tuesday 4 April 2017

For Immediate Release

Toi Tangata Hosts Maori Nutrition And Physical Activity Symposium

The Toi Tangata Symposium 2017 brings together visionaries from around the motu for a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to share andinform kaupapa Māori health approaches, create opportunities to share innovative ideas, and make new connections within and across sectors. Read more »

11th case of typhoid confirmed in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

11th case of typhoid confirmed in Auckland
Another suspected case of typhoid has been confirmed bringing the total number of cases in Auckland to 11. Read more »

Nicotine e-cigs will be legal

Article – Science Media Centre

Nicotine e-cigs will be legal

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be legalised. Read more »

Nadia says Host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast!

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

News release, March 30 2017

“Get involved for a great cause!” Nadia encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast Read more »

Cure Kids $10 Queenstown Challenge kicks off today

Press Release – Cure Kids

Media Release

30 March 2017

$10 GOES A LONG WAY TO HELP CHILD HEALTH

More than 50 people have set off on a quest to travel from Auckland to Queenstown spending no more than $10. Read more »

Nicotine e-cigarettes legalised – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Nicotine e-cigarettes legalised – Expert Reaction
29 March 2017

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be legalised. Read more »

Altogether Autism Rejects Measles Vaccine Myth

Press Release – Altogether Autism

ALTOGETHER AUTISM REJECTS MEASLES VACCINE MYTH

24 March 2017 – THE COUNTRY’S leading provider of trusted autism information and advice has come out strongly against claims of a link between vaccinations and autism in its latest Altogether Autism journal published today. Read more »

New measles case confirmed in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

New measles case confirmed in Auckland
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more »

Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Waikato DHB’s dermatologist Dr Amanda Oakley took out best Google Technology Service in the New Zealand Charities Lifetime Service Award sector. Read more »

Managing tuberculosis (TB) with your smart phone

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Managing tuberculosis (TB) with your smart phone

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Public health nurse Carolyn Pye is celebrating world TB day this Friday with two awards under her arm after her project team won accolades for using digital devices to manage the disease. Read more »

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE for immediate use, March 21, 2017

Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen. Read more »

Study improves prediction of movement recovery

Press Release – Health Research Council

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Study improves prediction of movement recovery to better target rehab after stroke Read more »

Safe asbestos management crisis – information lacking

Press Release – Asbestos Removal NZ

Safe asbestos management crisis – information lacking

Most of us know that asbestos in a residential or commercial building poses significant risk to the health of anyone working on it. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), which came into effect last April, has shifted some of the legal responsibilities for this risk, and there is still much confusion as to liability and correct process. Read more »

New School of Rural Health not the solution

Press Release – University of Waikato

21 March 2017

New School of Rural Health not the solution to New Zealand’s health workforce crisis

New Zealand’s health workforce crisis cannot be solved through the creation of the proposed new national School of Rural Health says University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley. Read more »

Event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic

Press Release – National Science Challenges

For Friday 17 March, 2017

Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic Read more »

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Media Release
University of Auckland
16 March 2017
Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children Read more »

Free flu shots to be available to pregnant women & 65+

Press Release – Green Cross Health

Free flu shots to be available to pregnant women and those 65 years and older in Unichem & Life pharmacies Read more »

DHBs lack consistency for safety of Deaf patients

Press Release – Deaf Action NZ

for immediate release

DHBs lack consistency for safety of Deaf patients

15 March, 2017 Read more »

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

Press Release – Auckland University

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year. Read more »

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