Archive for the 'Health' Category

Māori water safety record under spotlight

Press Release – Health Research Council

Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Māori water safety record under spotlight
A newly funded study will investigate why Māori are overrepresented in the national drowning statistics despite having a strong cultural connection to the water. Read more »

Increasing challenge to provide psychiatric care in old age

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

For immediate use

21 December 2015

Increasingly challenging to provide psychiatric care in old age Read more »

Study helps give kids the best start to reduce obesity rates

Press Release – Massey University

Monday, December 21, 2015

Study helps give kids the best start to reduce obesity rates Read more »

‘Game-changing’7-9 leukaemia treatment approved

Press Release – Janssen-Cilag

‘Game-changing’7-9 leukaemia treatment approved

A new breakthrough9 cancer-fighting therapy that significantly improves survival1-3 in the most common form of leukaemia4 has received regulatory approval in New Zealand. Read more »

Miracles happen. So can LifePods

Press Release – Medicine Mondiale

Miracles happen. So can LifePods.
Sir Ray Avery’s Mondiale LifePod is a miracle waiting to happen. Ever since he saw a dire need for more reliable and affordable infant incubators, Avery and his team of scientists and engineers have been hard at work innovating, to provide a miracle for developing countries. That miracle is the Mondiale LifePod. Read more »

Early detection key to stopping Syphilis

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

December 16, 2015

Early detection key to stopping Syphilis

Cantabrians who have unprotected sex or who have multiple sex partners are being urged to get a sexual health check for Christmas. Read more »

Famous Faces Share the Joy of Giving to Help Cure Kids

Press Release – Cure Kids

Famous Faces Share the Joy of Giving to Help Cure Kids

This festive season, Auckland’s newest duty free retailer, The Loop Duty Free has teamed up with New Zealand charity, Cure Kids to help share the Joy of Giving. Read more »

Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe
“We breathe every second of every day. Some people are in a constant battle but they put all that aside and achieve beyond expectation. They don’t use their condition as an excuse but as a motivator to achieve even more,” comments previous Awards winner Vaughan Sommerville. Read more »

Vensa Health’s solution helps GPs focus on health targets

Press Release – Vensa Health

Vensa Health’s solution helps GPs focus on health targets

Auckland, NZ., December 14, 2015 – General Practice (GP) clinics around the country are using Vensa Health’s ( Read more »

Mammograms save Kiwi lives – it’s official

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Mammograms save Kiwi lives – it’s official

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation says new research released today by BreastScreen Aotearoa should give Kiwi women confidence that our mammogram screening programme is the best way to find breast cancer early and to save lives. Read more »

Save your pets from Christmas

Press Release – Auckland Council

Save your pets from Christmas

11 December, 2015

Christmas is the most sociable time of the year and your dog loves all the attention, right? Well, maybe, but how do you know when he’s had enough and needs rescuing? Read more »

Neurological Foundation December 2015 Grant Round Recipients

Press Release – Neurological Foundation of NZ

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: 7 December 2015

Neurological Foundation Announces December 2015 Grant Round Recipients Read more »

Tackling Pacific health issues through better nutrition

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Tackling Pacific health issues through better nutrition

A group of passionate Pacific workers will soon be taking their messages of healthy eating to communities ranging from Northland to Waikato. Read more »

Orion Health announces global launch of Amadeus

Press Release – Orion Health

Media Release
9 December 2015

Orion Health announces global launch of Amadeus
Accelerates move to Precision Medicine
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Local cystic fibrosis therapy trial kicks into second gear

Press Release – Breathe Easy

Media Release

7 December, 2015

Local cystic fibrosis therapy trial kicks into second gear after a successful Phase 1 Read more »

Wide variation in cancer drug pricing

Press Release – University of Auckland

Wide variation in cancer drug pricing

A comparison of cancer drug pricing in 18 countries, including New Zealand and Australia, has revealed a wide variation in prices. Read more »

New Healthier Lives Challenge

Press Release – University of Otago

New Healthier Lives Challenge takes aim at NZ’s major killers

Innovative research aimed at significantly reducing the death and disease burden of some of New Zealand’s leading health problems will be pursued through the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge launched by the Hon Steven Joyce at Ōtākou Marae on the Otago Peninsula today. Read more »

Survey highlights benefits of breastfeeding

Press Release – NZ Breastfeeding Alliance

Survey highlights benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding between pregnancies is a natural, economic and simple way to manage a mother’s weight which can help lower the risk of stillbirth and infant death, says New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) Executive Officer, Julie Stufkens. Read more »

Pregnancy weight gain linked to stillbirths

Press Release – University of Auckland

Pregnancy weight gain linked to stillbirths
Media Release – University of Auckland

Embargo to 8am Thursday 3 December 2015 Read more »

Government fails to address high rates of Maori SUDI

Press Release – Dr Tipene-Leach

3 December 2015

Government fails to address high rates of Maori SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy)

Maori parents receiving timely safe sleep messages is important if we want to ensure recent reductions in SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) continue, says Maori public health physician Dr David Tipene-Leach. These messages need to occur in the antenatal period. Read more »

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