Archive for the 'Health' Category

Older people specialists needed for community care

Press Release – University of Auckland

Older people specialists needed for community care
More health professionals specialising in the care of older people are needed in the community to prevent unnecessary admissions to nursing homes and hospitals. Read more »

The Fono spreads Healthy Babies Healthy Families message

Press Release – The Fono

11 November 2014

The Fono spreads Healthy Babies Healthy Families message

The Fono, which provides healthcare and community services across four Auckland locations, has launched a new service, Pacific Maternal and Infant Nutrition, to combat the markedly higher prevalence of obesity compared to the total population. Read more »

Babies given the best start in life

Press Release – ADHB

NEWS RELEASE
10 November 2014

Babies given the best start in life

New mums in Auckland can be assured they have all the help and support needed to give their baby the best start in life, as National Women’s Health maternity services were once again accredited as Baby Friendly. Read more »

New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch

Press Release – Network Media

New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch
The Minister of Health’s opening of the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) Christchurch Blood Centre at 15 Lester Lane this week is a significant milestone for the Blood Service, with the centre set to become the lifeblood of the South Island as its new southern headquarters. Read more »

Study finds influenza viruses put more people in hospital

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Study finds influenza viruses put more people in hospital than last year

Preliminary findings from the third year of a multi-million dollar five-year international flu study reveal high numbers of people were hospitalised with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) caused by influenza viruses. Read more »

High risk from black market oysters

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

High risk from black market oysters
The Ministry for Primary Industries is warning people about the serious health risks of buying black market shellfish after it closed down two illegal oyster selling operations in South Auckland this week. Read more »

Best foot forward to reduce falls

Press Release – ADHB

NEWS RELEASE
7 November 2014

Best foot forward to reduce falls

Coloured wristbands and a confusion screening tool are some of the latest techniques being used at Auckland City Hospital to help reduce the number of patients falling in wards. Read more »

Health Excellence Awards Finalists 2014 announced

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
5 November 2014
Health Excellence Awards Finalists 2014 announced

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is pleased to announce the finalists in the five categories of its Health Excellence Awards 2014. Read more »

Men Likely to do Double-Take

Press Release – NZ Men’s Health Trust

Men Likely to do Double-Take


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Medibank grants to wellbeing projects exceed $100,000

Press Release – Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Medibank grants to Kiwi health and wellbeing projects exceed $100,000
4 November 2014

The Medibank Community Fund (MCF) has distributed more than $100,000 in grants to community organisations that promote healthy lifestyles and community connectedness. Read more »

Teas for teenies teams to mark World Prematurity Day

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

Teas for teenies teams to mark World Prematurity Day

Volunteers often provide morning teas and lunches for parents of premature babies in New Zealand – but the teas being held to mark World Prematurity Day on 17 November will be a little different.
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New health literacy resource helps patients plan GP visits

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

New health literacy resource helps patients plan for GP visit
For many New Zealanders, GP and pharmacy visits are their most frequent interaction with health services, but are they getting as much out of them as they could? Read more »

Supporting Movember – Changing the face of men’s health

Press Release – New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Supporting Movember – Changing the face of men’s health
New Zealanders are known for having a number 8 fencing wire attitude, and while this has it’s advantages on the farm, when it comes to health and wellness of our men, it’s no longer good enough to say ‘he’ll be right’. Read more »

Flash your legs for Men’s Health

Press Release – Stubbies

Flash your legs for Men’s Health

The sun’s out so, Kiwi men, get ready to show some thigh this summer and raise money for Movember. Read more »

Marsden grants to advance novel medical research

Press Release – University of Auckland

4 November 2014

Marsden grants to advance novel medical research

Novel medical research projects for personalised cancer, treating skin inflammation, diabetes’ impact on the heart, and creating neural bridges in pharmacology were the recipients of Marsden Grants worth $2.16 million this week. Read more »

Auckland leads global asthma fight

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland leads global asthma fight
University of Auckland
Media Release
28 October 2014 Read more »

LCT completes recruitment of patients in Parkinson’s trial

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

LCT completes recruitment of all patients in Parkinson’s trial

Sydney & Auckland, 3 November 2014 – Living Cell Technologies Limited has completed recruitment of all patients for the Phase I/IIa clinical trial of the regenerative cell therapy NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease. Read more »

Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops for NZ health professionals
A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Read more »

Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Press Release – Northland DHB

October 31 2014

Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Raising three million in three years to build a local cancer treatment unit sounded nigh on impossible when first suggested but Northland has done it and the public are invited to celebrate this Saturday at its open day. Read more »

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

Press Release – University of Auckland

Community health workers prepare for Ebola
More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases. Read more »

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