Archive for the 'Health' Category

Big data cohort study pinpointing personalised healthcare

Press Release – University of Auckland

Big data cohort study pinpointing personalised healthcare for New Zealanders

New University of Auckland research is helping to unpack the debate as to whether taking aspirin should be recommended for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. Read more »

National stillbirth prevention campaign launches

Press Release – Cure Kids

27 June 2018

National stillbirth prevention campaign launches to advise pregnant women to sleep safely during their last trimester
From today, pregnant women in New Zealand will benefit from a public health campaign providing vital information that could reduce the number of stillborn babies during late stages of pregnancy. Read more »

What Māori men really think about exercise

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Māori men are disproportionately affected by lifestyle-related illnesses associated with sedentary behaviour, but relatively little is known about their thoughts and preferences towards exercise. Read more »

Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding plan

Press Release – University of Auckland

Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding for brain development

Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties. Read more »

Dental Association says low-cost prevention measures work

Press Release – New Zealand Dental Association

20 June 2018

Media release

Dental Association says low-cost prevention measures the answer

The recent Healthy Auckland Together monitoring report shows poorer oral health outcomes for children in the poorest neighbourhoods, being 12 times more likely to have worse oral health compared to children from affluent areas. Read more »

Rise in obesity rates in school children

Press Release – Healthy Auckland Together

Rise in obesity rates in school children reverses promising preschool trend

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

Care of Pasifika elders under the spotlight

Press Release – Massey University

Care of Pasifika elders under the spotlight

Pacific elders (Matua) are traditionally cared for at home by extended family who consider it a blessing, not a burden. A Massey University study will investigate how these traditions are being played out in 21st century Aotearoa amid new economic and social pressures on families. Read more »

A heart for dementia patients, and their carers

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Media release
Tuesday 19th June 2018

A heart for dementia patients, and their carers

Lynfield resident Naomi Johnson knows what it is like to care for someone with dementia and to feel all alone in the heartache and frustration, which is why she is volunteering for this year’s Dementia Auckland’s Annual Countdown Appeal from 28 June to 1st July. Read more »

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Press Release – University of Otago

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise, Otago research reveals

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. Read more »

Funding boost helps NZ researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

Funding boost helps New Zealand researchers protect our minds and memories

Keeping our brains sharp and memories alive is the focus of at least two research projects that have just received a significant funding boost from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Read more »

New Zealanders are more likely to die of MND

Press Release – MND New Zealand

Trapped inside a body that no longer works, unable to speak, move or, eventually, breathe. People living with motor neurone disease know this is how their life will end, and it is a terrifying fate. Read more »

Facility relaunch marks step forward in primary birthing

Press Release – Birthcare

Auckland District Health Board, Birthcare and Auckland University of Technology’s Primary Birthing Project support value of primary, midwife-led birth. Read more »

Special women thanked for 50 years of volunteering

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

Two very special women who have been putting smiles on children’s faces for nearly 50 years are being celebrated.

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Trust launched to help those at risk of losing vision

Press Release – Eye Institute

14 June 2018
Trust launched to help vulnerable New Zealanders at risk of losing vision Read more »

Cultural factors key to health of older Māori

Press Release – Massey University

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New research from Massey University and the University of Auckland suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori that may lead to less hospitalisations and lower mortality rates. Read more »

Ethnic disparities in access to chronic pain services

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Ethnic disparities in access to
New Zealand’s chronic pain services

With New Zealand’s high prevalence of chronic pain, diverse cultural mix and disparities in healthcare, it seems pertinent to examine whether our chronic pain services are meeting the needs of the population. Read more »

Get Inspired at the National Zero Suicide Forum 2018

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Get Inspired at the National Zero Suicide Forum 2018
Each week I see news reports and read data telling me that there is a growing need to increase and improve the support that those experiencing mental distress can access in New Zealand. Read more »

Dementia NZ Applauds Strengthened Monitoring

Press Release – Dementia New Zealand

Dementia NZ Applauds Strengthened Monitoring of Dementia Units – and Calls for Better Support for Those Living Independently
“A much-needed step in the right direction” is how Dementia New Zealand CEO Paul Sullivan describes the announcement of increased monitoring of dementia units. Read more »

Vote No to Sellout of New Zealand Nurses

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Vote No to Sellout of New Zealand Nurses! Build Rank-And-File Committees!
The struggle of New Zealand hospital workers for decent wages and conditions is at a crossroads. This week and next, 27,000 public hospital nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are voting on an offer from District Health Boards (DHBs) to increase pay by 9 percent over two years and slightly raise staffing levels. Read more »

Cattle vs Kid : What‘s More Important?

Press Release – Heart Kids

Cattle vs Kids: What‘s More Important?
Heart Kids, the New Zealand charity representing those children affected by Rheumatic Heart Disease is calling for more action over eradicating the disease.
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