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Neuroscientists support Huntington’s disease conference

Press Release – University of Auckland

Neuroscientists support Huntington’s disease conference

Media Release

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Fashion for a Cure Auckland 2016

Press Release – Breast Cancer Cure

MEDIA RELEASE MAY 2016
Fashion for a Cure Auckland 2016
Help Find a Cure

Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) is New Zealand’s only not-for-profit organisation established solely to support research into breast cancer. Throughout the year it hosts an array of exclusive events to help raise funds – attending one of these events is the best way for supporters to get behind BCC. Read more »

HRC honours top University of Auckland researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council

HRC honours top University of Auckland researchers

New Zealand’s pre-eminent brain researcher and a talented up-in-coming eye researcher have received the first Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) awards for an outstanding contribution to health research excellence at the University of Auckland’s annual Celebrating Research Excellence Awards this evening. Read more »

Guild announces second Pharmacy Business Network

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

Guild announces second Pharmacy Business Network

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to announce that the second Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) will be held on Saturday 6 August 2016, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. Read more »

Professor calls for inquiry into mental health services

Press Release – AUT University

Professor calls for inquiry into mental health services

Professor Max Abbott, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, is calling for an independent commission of inquiry into mental health services. Read more »

Rotorua mum ditches fast food and turns life around

Press Release – Air New Zealand

FAST-FOOD MAKES WAY FOR FAST-FEET AS ROTORUA MUM TURNS LIFE AROUND

When Alison King moved to New Zealand in 2003, she would never have imagined that 13 years later she would have completed four Ironman races in Taupo, 11 marathons, roughly 15 half marathons and five half Ironman races. Read more »

Surgeons recognised for contribution to Aboriginal health

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons recognised for contribution to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Māori health
Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Two surgeons were recognised today for their contributions to better Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health outcomes today at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane. Read more »

Confirmed case of measles in Northland

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Confirmed case of measles in Northland: Northlanders urged to get vaccinated
A case of Measles has been confirmed in the Kaeo area. The person had participated in the national Kapa Haka event at Claudelands Events Centre, in the Waikato on the 16 April 2016. Read more »

Does ketamine prevent chronic pain after surgery?

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Does ketamine prevent chronic pain after surgery?

Using a pain-reliever called ketamine during surgery and as part of pain relief afterwards could cut the risk of the patient developing chronic pain by up to half. Read more »

Surgeons want more Māori specialists

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons want more Māori specialists

Monday 2 May, 2016
Four Māori junior doctors interested in surgical training are in Brisbane this week as guests of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their Annual Scientific Congress. Read more »

Exercise has more impact on health than diet

Press Release – ANZCA

Exercise has more impact on health than diet

Exercise has more impact than dieting on people’s health. Even among people who are obese, those who exercise regularly have a lower death rate than both obese and slender people who do not exercise. Read more »

Pain is the hidden side of the obesity epidemic

Press Release – ANZCA

Pain is the hidden side of the obesity epidemic

People who are obese are more likely to suffer from chronic pain and need special help to manage it, an international speaker told a meeting of Australian and New Zealand pain specialists today. Read more »

New technique revolutionises treatment for stroke

Press Release – ANZCA

New technique revolutionises treatment for stroke

A revolutionary treatment for stroke that involves removing the clot using a tiny device inserted into an artery results in more people able to go home independent, and has no higher rate of injury or death than conventional treatments. Read more »

Immunisation Week 2016: Protection starts during pregnancy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Immunisation Week 2016: Protection starts during pregnancy

Expectant mums can start protecting their babies from serious illnesses before their baby is born. Read more »

Retinal surgeon visits Wanaka

Press Release – Central Vision Optometry Wanaka

Retinal surgeon visits Wanaka

Doctor Mr Harry Bradshaw has completed his first private ophthalmology clinic in Wanaka this Saturday. Read more »

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week

Press Release – Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help is celebrating Waste Free Parenting Week by holding Clothing and Nappy drives in seven centres across New Zealand (Auckland, Taupo, Taranaki, Central Hawkes Bay, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin). Read more »

CONZTRUCT – Helping ReBuild a TradesPerson for CanTeen

Press Release – CONZTRUCT

CONZTRUCT – Helping ReBuild a TradesPerson for CanTeen

When the CONZTRUCT Tradeshow Tour opens at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on May 3 it will also be the start of a project to rebuild a broken tradesperson and at the same time raise funds for youth cancer charity, CanTeen. Read more »

Food retailers need to consider school students

Press Release – University of Auckland

Under Embargo to 4pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 (in line with journal embargo Eastern Time, USA)
Food retailers need to consider school students
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Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Wednesday 27 April 2016
Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates participate in nursing programmes within Southern DHB. Read more »

One Drop Vitamin D Supplement Now Available

Press Release – Douglas Nutrition

Exclusively breastfed babies and young children in New Zealand should be on a Vitamin D supplement, say health experts.

Vitamin D deficiency is a growing threat in New Zealand with one in five babies at risk of rickets, a serious bone disorder, due to low Vitamin D levels.[1] Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to respiratory infections. Read more »

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