Archive for the 'Health' Category

NZMA honours former Health Select Committee Chair

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

NZMA honours former Health Select Committee Chair
The New Zealand Medical Association has this year presented its highest honour—the Chairman’s Award—to former MP Dr Paul Hutchison. Read more »

ProCare Mission Smokefree success – Health Excellence Awards

Press Release – ProCare Health

ProCare Mission Smokefree success at Health Excellence Awards

ProCare’s Mission Smokefree last night won the Auckland District Health Board’s Healthcare Excellence award for Excellence in Community Health and Wellbeing. Read more »

Wasp attacks – Allergy New Zealand

Press Release – Allergy New Zealand

Wasp attacks – Allergy New Zealand

• Awareness campaign for the duration of Spring and beginning of Summer
• To highlight the burden of allergies – $5 billion cost per annum
• Promoted by Allergy New Zealand, a national charity. Read more »

Cancer treatment facility opens in Tauranga

Press Release – Wingate and Farquhar

Design for life: state-of-the-art cancer treatment
facility opens in Tauranga

Today the doors opened at one of Tauranga’s most technically accomplished buildings. Read more »

Supportive high schools help sexual minority males

Press Release – University of Auckland

Supportive high schools help sexual minority males
Supportive high school environments can make a difference to the mental health of male sexual minority students, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. Read more »

Prescribed medication a potential workplace hazard

Press Release – NZ Drug Detection Agency

Prescribed medication a potential workplace hazard

Auckland, 2 December 2014: New Zealand’s leading workplace drug testing agency is calling for GP’s to delve a bit deeper when prescribing drugs to patients to help reduce accidents in the workplace. Read more »

Study looks at safety of contraceptive pills

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Study looks at safety of contraceptive pills

- More than 85,000 women involved in study
- Blood clots a major study focus
- Similar risk of blood clots across all contraceptive pills studied, Read more »

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Press Release – University of Auckland

Media Release
University of Auckland
28 November 2014

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity Read more »

Support people living with HIV in NZ this World AIDs Day

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Take action to support people living with HIV in New Zealand this World AIDS Day Read more »

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Auckland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. Read more »

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand

Press Release – Oticon Foundation

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand, Wednesday 26 November 2014

Early detection and intervention of hearing impairment is key to a baby’s language and social development Read more »

Hurdles for NHS workers wishing to transfer UK pension to NZ

Press Release – GBP Pensions

Another hurdle for ex-NHS workers wishing to transfer their UK pension to NZ?

With the UK Treasury’s proposed 31st March 2015 deadline looming, many former public sector employees are already scrambling to get their pension transfer underway. Read more »

Maori Diabetes service launched in Whanau Centre

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Maori Diabetes service launched in Whanau Centre

The launch of a new service in Whanau Centre will help whanau in west Auckland deal with the diabetes epidemic. Read more »

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank grant winners

Press Release – Medibank

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank Community Fund grant winners
24 November 2014

There are only two weeks left for New Zealanders to vote for the community wellbeing projects most deserving of winning 2015 Medibank Community Fund (MCF) grants. Read more »

Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand’s Changing Attitude

Press Release – Caci

Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand’s Changing Attitudes

Overdone, pricey, scary. Some of the words that may be thrown around at first mention of cosmetic injections. Read more »

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

Press Release – New Zealand Dermatological Society

MEDIA RELEASE

November 2014

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

A FORMER intensive sunbed user and melanoma survivor, Debra Duke, has applauded a move to tighten controls on operators and ban under 18-year-olds and fair-skinned adults from using sunbeds. Read more »

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Research

Press Release – Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute

Media Release

21 November 2014

GastroFest raises over $70,000 for Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Research Read more »

Significant funding for career development

Press Release – University of Auckland

21 November 2014

Significant funding for career development

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week. Read more »

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

Thursday, 20 November 2014

$2.2m awarded to promising Maori health researchers

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $2.2 million in funding for Maori health researchers as part of its career development awards programme – up from $1.5 million last year. Read more »

Effects of chronic stress on our brains

Press Release – Health Research Council

Media Release

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Sir Charles Hercus Fellow to examine effects of chronic stress on our brains Read more »

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