Archive for the 'Health' Category

Speaker on rise of the health bots

Press Release – Auckland University

Speaker on rise of the health bots
Media Advisory
University of Auckland
13 October 2014 Read more »

Young People Facing a Positive Future with Arthritis

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Media Release

10 October 2014

Young People Facing a Positive Future with Arthritis

Today 20 young people aged from 12-20 years old are travelling to Auckland from around New Zealand. So what you might ask. Read more »

Pharmacy to Remove Homeopathic Product Following Complaint

Press Release – Society for Science Based Healthcare

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Pharmacy to Remove Homeopathic Product Following Complaint

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Ground breaking deal provides new access for treatments

Press Release – Novartis

Ground breaking deal provides new access for thousands of New Zealanders to medical treatments

Multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) asthma, cystic fibrosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s among disease targets in major Novartis-PHARMAC deal Read more »

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Claire McLintock, a New Zealand representative on the governing council of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), hopes the organisation’s inaugural World Thrombosis Day will raise awareness of a massive killer she describes as a “poor relation” to some other disorders. Read more »

Kiwi Cycles over 130 kms A Day To Save His 8 Year Old Cousin

Press Release – kay patel

“My 8 Year Old Cousin Is In A Wheelchair And I Can Not Bare To See Him Die, I Am Cycling Over 130 Kilometers A Day To Try And Save Him” Read more »

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Claire McLintock, a New Zealand representative on the governing council of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), hopes the organisation’s inaugural World Thrombosis Day will raise awareness of a massive killer she describes as a “poor relation” to some other disorders. Read more »

More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Media Release 9 October 2014

More to be done on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A ‘Call to Action’ released today calls for more to be done to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ Population Health Congress declares commitment to action

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

NZ Population Health Congress declares commitment to action

The three organisations co-hosting the first ever NZ Population Health Congress, which concludes today in Auckland, have declared their commitment to work more closely together to address key issues in population health. Read more »

Experts highlight stark climate-health risks

Press Release – OraTaiao

Media release, 8 October 2014

Experts highlight stark climate-health risks at NZ Population Health Congress Read more »

Community agencies and sponsors create sugar-free Polyfest

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

Community agencies collaborate with commercial sponsors to create a sugar-free Polyfest

NZ Population Health Congress media release, 8 October 2014 Read more »

Another sustainability award for Waitemata DHB

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Another sustainability award for Waitemata DHB
Waitemata DHB has collected a second award recognising its commitment to providing national leadership in environmental sustainability in healthcare. Read more »

Health Board Wins Award for Climate And Environmental Action

Press Release – NZ Climate and Health Council

Health Board Wins Award for Climate And Environmental Action

The Waitemata District Health Board has won an award for ‘Leadership in Environmental Sustainability by a Health Sector Organisation’ at this week’s Population Health Congress in Auckland. Read more »

Text message service aids malaria care

Press Release – University of Auckland

Text message service aids malaria care
Media Release
University of Auckland
7 October 2014 Read more »

Poultry processing changes cut campylobacter

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

Poultry processing changes cut campylobacter and save New Zealand millions

NZ Population Health Congress media release, 8 October 2014 Read more »

‘Health for Maori Means Embracing Who We Are’

Press Release – Public Health Association

Honoured Hauraki Health Promoter Says Health for Maori Means Embracing Who We Are

Hauraki health promoter Carrie Taipari (Ngati Maru, Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Makirangi) has been named this year’s winner of the Public Health Association’s Tu Rangatira mo te Ora Award for her leadership in being a role model for the rangatahi and whanau in her rohe. Read more »

Smokefree Advocate Named Public Health Champion

Press Release – Public Health Association

Smokefree Advocate Named Public Health Champion

The Public Health Association (PHA) is pleased to announce its Public Health Champion for 2014 is well-know physician Dr Murray Laugesen. Read more »

MPI investigating source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

7 October 2014

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been notified by Environmental Science and Research of a cluster of human illnesses linked to the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Read more »

Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest
NZ Population Health Congress media release, 7 October 2014

A recent analysis of patent-holding pharmaceutical industry statements about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) reveals that the rhetoric used is designed to mask the Industry’s own interests and engender sympathy and support, at the expense of public health. Read more »

Unhealthy foods don’t give kids a sporting chance

Press Release – NZ Population Health Congress

Research shows unhealthy foods don’t give kids a sporting chance

NZ Population Health Congress media release, 7 October 2014 Read more »

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