Archive for the 'Health' Category

Nutrition labels improve understanding but not food choices

Press Release – University of Auckland

Nutrition labels improve understanding but not food choices

Embargoed to 6am on THURSDAY 2nd February 2017 Read more »

New focus for hearing and balance disorders

Press Release – University of Auckland

New focus for hearing and balance disorders

Media AdvisoryUniversity of Auckland Read more »

Canadian brain book author/educator speaking in Chch Mar 6

Press Release – alexanders

Shaping the Mind
Barbara Arrowsmith live

Monday, 6 March 2017, 7-9pm, Halswell, Christchurch
(see below for Auckland & Dunedin dates)
Read more »

HPV vaccine now funded for boys

Press Release – Science Media Centre

HPV vaccine now funded for boys

31 January 2017

As students head back to school this week, boys, as well as girls, will have funded access to the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Read more »

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers
Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Air New Zealand flight NZ281 from Singapore at midnight on January 25 may have been exposed to measles, Read more »

Mental health review released

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

26 January 2017

Mental health review released

Work is underway on the eight recommendations made in an independent review of the care of five mental health clients involved in homicides. Read more »

Fund for innovative child health research launched

Press Release – Cure Kids

26 January, 2017

Multi-million dollar fund for innovative child health research launched

A multi-million dollar funding pool to foster research that delivers tangible benefits to New Zealand children and their families was launched today. Read more »

Record number of summer students complete research studies

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Friday 20 January, 2017
Record number of summer students complete research studies

A record number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks. Read more »

Whakatāne to get trainee doctors

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Wednesday 18 January, 2017
Whakatāne to get trainee doctors

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatāne Hospital and in local GP rooms. Read more »

Talking Healthy Ageing, Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

Press Release – Pindrop Foundation

Talking Healthy Ageing, Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

18th January 2017

For the first time in New Zealand, internationally renowned doctor and researcher in the field of healthy ageing and hearing loss, Frank Lin, M.D, PhD., will be presenting the findings of his research at the 2017 Pindrop Foundation Adult Cochlear Implant Forum on Saturday 11th March in Auckland. Read more »

Union’s strike action to hit thousands of patients

Press Release – DHB Shared Services

Media Release
13 January 2017
Union’s strike action to hit thousands of patients

Several thousand patients’ nationwide will be directly impacted by the NZ Resident Doctors’ Association’s decision to proceed with a 73-hour strike at 18 of the 20 DHBs next week. Read more »

1 in 3 Be Free App: A gift to New Zealand women this season

Press Release – Inner City Women’s Group

MEDIA RELEASE 22 December 2016

1 in 3 Be Free App: A gift to New Zealand women this season

Inner City Women’s Group (ICWG) in Auckland is encouraging women to screen their relationships for violence and abuse. Read more »

Local Author Donates to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Local Author Donates to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward

Donating 40 of her books to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward is a dream come true says one local author. Read more »

Merry ‘Fitness’ from the exercise community

Press Release – New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release
FROM: The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

As our year winds up, it’s time to reflect on the successes and challenges we have all faced in 2016 and look forward to a year ahead. Read more »

Gas heater link to child illness

Press Release – University of Auckland

Gas heater link to child illness

Media ReleaseUniversity of Auckland20 December 2016 Read more »

$800,000 of funding into new child health research projects

Press Release – Cure Kids

Monday, 19 December 2016

Cure Kids announces $800,000 of funding into new child health research projects

Cure Kids has today announced the recipients of just over $800,000 in grants to fund vital child health research projects throughout the country. Read more »

Mental health experience leads to Supreme Award

Press Release – University of Auckland

Mental health experience leads to Supreme Award
University of Auckland – 19 December 2016

Supreme Award winner at the annual Attitude Awards this year was mental health awareness advocate and University of Auckland professional teaching fellow, Debra Lampshire. Read more »

Better nutrition information for GPs

Press Release – University of Auckland

Better nutrition information for GPs

Media Release – University of Auckland – 19 December 2016

Improving the quality of nutrition information available to general practitioners for their patients, is the focus of a study funded by a new research fellowship. Read more »

Otago newbie & Auckland “old hand” share research payday

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

News Release, 16 December 2016

Otago newbie and Auckland “old hand” share $160K breast cancer research payday Read more »

Need for well-resourced sexual health service

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

16 December 2016

Syphilis findings highlight need for well-resourced sexual health service Read more »

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