Archive for the 'Health' Category

Maori and Pacific Island Children to Benefit from Vaccine

Press Release – GlaxoSmithKline

ISSUED: 17 August 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand.

Maori and Pacific Island Children to Benefit from Newly Funded Vaccine – Expert
Maori and Pacific Island children will benefit significantly from the change in formulation of a funded vaccine designed to prevent the most common form of hearing loss among young people, according to a Starship Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. Read more »

The human microbiome – the new frontier

Press Release – Massey University

The human microbiome – the new frontier in our fight against obesity

Is obesity the result of a complex interplay between the human brain and a range of biological processes? Read more »

Watercare provides treatment for Havelock North water

Press Release – Watercare

Watercare provides ultraviolet light treatment for Havelock North water

The Hastings District Council has accepted an offer from Auckland’s Watercare of two ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection plants that, in conjunction with the chlorination systems that have been recently installed, will make Havelock North’s water safe to drink. Read more »

NZME Supports New Zealand Blood Service

Press Release – NZME.

NZME Supports New Zealand Blood Service

16 August 2016 – Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that many of New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s (NZME) publishing and radio brands dropped a couple of vowels from the mastheads on their digital sites and newspapers yesterday. Read more »

With y_ur help, we c_n fill the g_ps

Press Release – New Zealand Blood Service

With y_ur help, we c_n fill the g_ps

People rarely think about their blood type – but what if that ‘type’ was to go missing in everyday life? Read more »

Top scientist appointed food safety director

Press Release – Massey University

Monday 15 August, 2016

Top scientist appointed food safety director

Massey University’s Professor Nigel French, a world leader in molecular epidemiology and public health research, has been appointed the inaugural director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

Mental illness found to be a significant comorbidity for CVD

Press Release – Wise Group

12 August 2016

Mental illness found to be a significant comorbidity for CVD

People who experience serious mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, have a premature mortality rate two to three times higher than the general population. Researchers estimate that cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 40 to 50 per cent of this excess mortality. Read more »

Winning breast cancer studies bring personalised approach

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

August 11 2016

Winning breast cancer studies bring personalised approach to treatment

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has announced the results of its Innovation and Impact in Breast Cancer funding round, with four winning studies to receive a total of $340,000. Read more »

Nutrition and health claims could mislead consumers

Press Release – University of Auckland

Media Release – University of Auckland
10 August 2016

Nutrition and health claims could mislead consumers

Consumers need to be better protected from misleading nutrition and health claims on food packaging, according to new research. Read more »

What do babies, boobs and broccoli have in common?

Press Release – Five plus a day

9th August 2016

What do babies, boobs and broccoli have in common?

5+ A Day is proud to announce its support of a series of seminars on the importance of good nutrition for mums, kids and families. Read more »

New Research Targets Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Press Release – Breast Cancer Cure

New Research Targets Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Cure is proud to announce the funding of two new research projects as part of The Breast Cancer Research in New Zealand 2016 initiative, a joint partnership between Breast Cancer Cure, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Read more »

World-class Emergency Department opens at Waitakere Hospital

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

World-class Emergency Department opens at Waitakere Hospital

Waitakere Hospital’s new Emergency Department officially opens today providing a world-class emergency medicine facility for the people of West Auckland. Read more »

Superstition can affect eye tests

Press Release – University of Auckland

Superstition can affect eye tests

Media release
University of Auckland
04 August 2016

People having eye examinations may be affecting the results due to a natural tendency to base their responses on past decisions. Read more »

Small change gives kids hospital wards big hope

Press Release – Countdown

Small change gives kids hospital wards big hope

Kiwis encouraged to dig deep as Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal
aims to raise $10 million in 10 years
1 August 2016: Liam Parsons dreams of one day becoming a policeman – just like his dad. Read more »

Value of Medicines Award is now Open

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand’s Value of Medicines Award is now Open
1 August 2016

Applications for the 2016 Value of Medicines Award are open for medical researchers and clinicians Read more »

Dying 16 Year Old’s Final Wish

Press Release – Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP

Dying 16 Year Old’s Final Wish is for Kiwis to Stand up Against Sexual Violence

16 year old Eva is dying of cancer and her final wish is to make New Zealand a safe place for her loved ones before she leaves. Many of her friends have been sexually assaulted. Read more »

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Media Release

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges
Date: 29 July 2016

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court. Read more »

Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in NZ

Press Release – University of Otago

Friday 29 July 2016

Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in New Zealand
From August 2016, paediatricians are being asked to report all cases of infants and children less than six months of age with microcephaly or other brain abnormalities, whose mother, or her partner, has been in a country with active Zika virus transmission during (or just before) her pregnancy. Read more »

Musicians to give a voice to autism at national conference

Press Release – Autism NZ

Musicians to give a voice to autism at national conference

For immediate release

A young musician who has written a song which he hopes will change the way people think about an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is to launch his debut single We Are One at the Autism New Zealand national conference next month with Mike Chunn, of Split Enz fame. Read more »

Alliance Health Plus announces new community initiatives arm

Press Release – Alliance Health Plus

Alliance Health Plus announces new community initiatives arm

Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+) today announced the establishment of Alliance Community Initiatives Trust (ACIT). Read more »

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