Archive for the 'Health' Category

Tackling diet-related disease in New Zealand

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country. Read more »

Auckland asthma expert leads global fight

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland asthma expert leads global fight against the disease

In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here every week. Read more »

Men Facing “Russian Roulette” with Prostate Cancer Checks

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

Kiwi Men Facing “Russian Roulette” with Prostate Cancer Checks
1 September 2018

Urgent calls for consistency amongst GPs as attitudes and vigilance fluctuate Read more »

Dad’s influence on their child’s health

Press Release – Early Life Nutrition Coalition

Dad’s influence on their child’s health begins long before they celebrate becoming a father

As dads across the New Zealand prepare to have their fatherhood celebrated this Sunday, the Early Life Nutrition Coalition is reminding all prospective dads of the vital role they play in shaping the long-term health of their offspring. Read more »

HIV prevention drug could be hindered by slow roll out

Press Release – University of Auckland

A promising new drug that almost entirely eliminates the risk of contracting HIV might fail to control the epidemic in New Zealand if not enough people are using it. Read more »

Survey shows support for clinical informatics roles

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

15 August 2018

Health providers with chief information officers should also have a formal funded role for a lead clinician working within digital health, respondents to an eHealthNews.nz survey say. Read more »

‘Get togethers’ planned to support people with dementia

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Thursday 30th August 2018

Throughout September hundreds of people will be getting together across Auckland with friends, colleagues and family members to support Dementia Auckland’s annual fundraiser. Read more »

Giving life to the Health Research Strategy

Press Release – University of Auckland

MEDIA RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018

Giving life to the Health Research Strategy Read more »

New Zealand’s unmet oral health needs are ‘deplorable’

Press Release – AUT University

MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

New Zealand’s massive unmet oral health needs are ‘deplorable’

Professor Max Abbott, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) says it is deplorable that many adults in New Zealand cannot afford dental care. This is especially the case for people living in deprived areas. Read more »

Free dental care for low income Kiwis

Press Release – Southern Cross Healthcare

Hundreds of low-income adults throughout the country will receive free dental care in mid-September, thanks to a joint campaign by Southern Cross Health Trust and New Zealand Dental Association. Read more »

Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Providing Positive Impact

Press Release – Village PR

New research into the impact of Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) has found it is the widest-reaching health initiative for low decile schools in New Zealand, vastly improving health and education outcomes for students. Read more »

New dental teaching facility in South Auckland

Press Release – University of Otago

University of Otago to build new dental teaching facility in South Auckland

The University of Otago is building a dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland to help meet high health needs, while providing students with wide-ranging learning opportunities in a diverse community. Read more »

Save emergency departments for emergencies only

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board is seeking the support of the public to avoid hospital emergency departments unless in genuine need of emergency healthcare. Read more »

Kiwi Chef’s Commitment to Changing Child Obesity

Press Release – Ecostore


Monday 27 August 2018

Kiwi Chef’s Commitment to Changing Child Obesity in New Zealand


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Scientist wins national award for cancer research

Press Release – Roche

Christchurch scientist wins national award for cancer research

University of Otago, Christchurch scientist Dr Andrew Das has won the 2018 NZSO (NZ Society of Oncologists) Read more »

Maori Council to act on Suicide

Press Release – Maori Council

New Zealand Maori Council to act on Suicide after record numbers by the Chief Coroner are published.

The latest suicide data released by New Zealand’s Chief Coroner is a telling story of the impact of suicide on Maori. Read more »

Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Now Registered

Press Release – Biogen New Zealand

First Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Now Registered in New Zealand
SPINRAZA® (nusinersen) was Gazetted on August 23, Read more »

Dance for PD is coming to NZ

Press Release – Parkinsons New Zealand

23 August 2018
Parkinson’s New Zealand is proud to partner with Dance for PD Australia to help spread the word of this world renowned programme. Lead by Dance for PD Australia’s director, Erica Rose Jeffrey, there will be a training workshop for potential Dance for PD teachers, followed by various free community classes held around the country. Read more »

Startling New Dementia Findings

Press Release – Summerset

Much Feared, Little Understood: Startling New Dementia Findings

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Growing drug resistance will lead to long-term harm

Press Release – University of Auckland

Drugs that fight many common infectious diseases are becoming less effective because of increased antibiotic resistance, a direct consequence of persistent high levels of community antibiotic use in New Zealand. Read more »

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