Archive for the 'Health' Category

Blood-sucking tick denied entry

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Blood-sucking tick denied entry

A mum who spotted a blood-thirsty tick embedded in her daughter’s shoulder at Auckland airport did the right thing by alerting biosecurity officials, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more »

Over 1,500 Sign up to Quit in First Week of January

Press Release – Quitline

9 January 2015

Media Release
Over 1,500 Sign up to Quit in First Week of January Read more »

Tennis fans show support of Ronald McDonald House Auckland

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House

Immediate Release

Date: 9 January 2015

Tennis fans show their support of Ronald McDonald House Auckland Read more »

Feijoa and blackberry help reduce inflammation

Press Release – University of Auckland

Feijoa and blackberry help reduce inflammation

Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Lorraine Lea FUN-raises for Kids with Cancer

Press Release – Lorraine Lea

Lorraine Lea FUN-raises for Kids with Cancer

Australian family-owned homewares company Lorraine Lea has raised over $5,000 to support the work of Camp Quality New Zealand in 2014. Read more »

Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust Appoints CEO

Press Release – Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust

TE ROOPU TAURIMA O MANUKAU TRUST APPOINTS CEO

The charitable trust Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust has today confirmed the appointment of Tania Thomas to the role of CEO, effective 19 January 2015. Read more »

Get a Jump on Trampoline Safety

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Get a Jump on Trampoline Safety

There’s probably nothing that’s more fun in summer than jumping on a trampoline in the backyard. It’s a great way to encourage kids to exercise and helps them to develop confidence, balance and coordination. Read more »

NZ CanTeen president student helps young people with cancer

Press Release – Canterbury University

NZ CanTeen president and University of Canterbury student helping young people with cancer

December 23, 2014

While many young people are enjoying the beach over the holidays, University of Canterbury student Rachel Allan has been helping young people face up to cancer. Read more »

78% of Kiwis think that they need to be more sun smart

Press Release – Nivea

78% of Kiwis think that they need to be more sun smart
NIVEA and renowned artist show New Zealanders the reality of sun protection and launch the NIVEA Sun Summer Resolution Read more »

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer
Whether you are staying home or travelling out of town, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking Aucklanders to take steps to reduce the risks that can arise over summer. Read more »

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Press Release – University of Auckland

19th December 2014

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. Read more »

International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

Press Release – Kyle Macdonald

International Recognition for Pioneering Kiwi Mental Health Website

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this year’s top-10 online experts on the subject. Read more »

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Press Release – University of Auckland

More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Caution On Iron Supplements During Pregnancy

Press Release – Natural Products NZ

MEDIA RELEASE – 16 December 2014

Care Cautioned When Taking Iron Supplements During Pregnancy Read more »

Trial of pre-hospital blood transfusions approved

Press Release – New Zealand Blood Service

Three month trial of pre-hospital blood transfusions approved

In a move that is a first for New Zealand, Auckland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and its land-based Rapid Response Vehicle will be able to administer a pre-hospital blood transfusion at the site of an accident, medical emergency or in transit to the hospital, during a three-month trial that began on 12th December 2014. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards Grants

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

15 December 2014

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards over $3.62 million to Medical Researchers

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $2,335,306 in funding to medical researchers in the last three funding rounds for 2014, reaching a total of $3.62 million distributed in 2014. Read more »

LCT completes patient implants in Parkinson’s trial

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

LCT completes patient implants in Parkinson’s trial

Sydney & Auckland, 15 December 2014 – Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that the final patient has been successfully implanted in its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of regenerative cell therapy NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease. The operation took place at Auckland City Hospital last week. Read more »

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Media Release

Date: 12 December 2014

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients Read more »

New wheels for Ronald McDonald House

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House

Immediate Release

12 December 2014

New wheels for Ronald McDonald House thanks to Auckland City Toyota Read more »

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Press Release – University of Auckland

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

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