Archive for the 'Health' Category

Fat Science author Robin Toomath shares her opinion

Column – Liam Butler


Fat Science author Robin Toomath shares her opinion with Liam Butler

How can the aged care and retirement sector help regain control over our food systems that are making us fat? Read more »

NZBCF joins call for new radiation therapy treatment

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

NZBCF joins call for new radiation therapy treatment in public hospitals

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has joined leading doctors in calling for intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) to be made available to Kiwi breast cancer patients in public hospitals. IORT offers patients significant advantages, while delivering the same level of safe, effective treatment as traditional radiation. Read more »

#MenStartTalking – It’s As Simple As Starting A Conversation

Press Release – NZ Men’s Health Trust

#MenStartTalking – It’s As Simple As Starting A Conversation

01 June 2016 – 3,000* New Zealand men continue to die each year from conditions that could have been prevented. Women live four^ years longer than men, 65%** of men are overweight or obese, the suicide rate for men is three* times that of women. Read more »

Minister to open global food safety and security conference

Press Release – NZ Premium Foods

Minister to open NZ’s inaugural global food safety and security conference

Food Safety Minister, the Hon Jo Goodhew, will open New Zealand’s global Food Integrity Conference in Auckland on 13 July. Read more »

Pet cancers linked to second-hand smoke

Press Release – SPCA Auckland

Pet cancers linked to second-hand smoke

SPCA Auckland urges pet owners to protect pets from second-hand smoke as World Smokefree Day approaches Read more »

e-cigarettes and managing memory loss

Press Release – Liam Butler


Marewa Glover share her opinion with Liam Butler on the evidence surrounding e-cigarettes and consumers trying to quit who manage memory loss?
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Pathway to Leadership is Service – Call for abstracts

Press Release – Pasifika Medical Association

Pathway to Leadership is Service – Call for abstracts now open

The call for abstracts is now open for the Pasifika Medical Association 20 years celebration conference to be held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland from 24-26 August 2016. Read more »

Researchers find new ways to reduce smoking in NZ

Press Release – University of Auckland

Researchers find new ways to reduce smoking in NZ

AUCKLAND: May 27, 2016: It will take radical, fresh ideas and new technology to break some New Zealanders of their smoking habit and for smoking prevalence to be less than the Government’s goal of five percent in NZ by 2025. Read more »

Massive Mass Quit Smoking Challenge

Press Release – National Maori Tobacco Control Leadership Service

Massive Mass Quit Smoking Challenge

Smoking prevalence remains high amongst people using mental health and addictions services, with a prevailing attitude that they are already under enough stress and smoking is a great way to relieve that stress. Read more »

More tools needed to combat HIV

Press Release – University of Auckland

More tools needed to combat HIV
University of Auckland – Media release – 24 May 2016

New prevention tools are needed to reduce the rising number of HIV transmissions in New Zealand, according to an HIV researcher. Read more »

World Smoke Free Day 31st May 2016

Press Release – National Maori Tobacco Control Leadership Service

World Smoke Free Day 31st May 2016

May 31st is World Smoke Free Day. This year we have decided to commemorate the day by presenting a special prize giving for the Wero Challenge, a fun stop smoking competition that allows participants to raise money for a good cause. Read more »

New database and funding improve access to clinical trials

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

International Clinical Trials Day 20 May 2016

New database and funding improve access to breast cancer clinical trials Read more »

Food safety partnership to protect $50b industry

Press Release – Massey University

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Food safety partnership to protect $50b industry

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I will march for Moko

Press Release – Angels Saving Kids

This Sunday, 22nd of May at various centres around the country the New Zealand public is invited to join together as a nation to march against Child Abuse. Read more »

Step change funding boost for health research

Press Release – University of Auckland

Step change funding boost for health research
Media Release – University of Auckland – 18 May 2017 Read more »

Osteoporosis and Bone Disease: Big Steps Forward

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

17 May 2016

Free Public Lecture

Osteoporosis and Bone Disease: Big Steps Forward Read more »

UC researchers study how children with autism sleep

Press Release – University of Canterbury

UC researchers study how children with autism sleep

Two University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are seeking participants for a study into the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disturbance in children with autism. Read more »

Hospice North Shore invites local residents to participate

Press Release – Hospice North Shore

Hospice North Shore invites local residents to participate in community initiative
Hospice Awareness Week: 16-22 May 2016 Read more »

Renowned Artists Unite to Fight Bowel Cancer

Press Release – Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Renowned Artists Unite to Fight Bowel Cancer

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AuramerBio makes diagnosis easier, faster and smarter

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

13 May 2016

AuramerBio makes diagnosis easier, faster and smarter

A new medical diagnostics start-up company spun out of Victoria University of Wellington is set to revolutionise the way medical professionals diagnose and monitor the health of their patients. Read more »

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