Archive for the 'Health' Category

Progesterone does not prevent preterm birth or complications

Press Release – University of Auckland

Progesterone does not prevent preterm birth or complications: study

An increasingly popular hormonal “treatment” for pregnant women with a history of preterm birth does not work, a major new international study shows. Read more »

Ten cases Paratyphoid now confirmed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Ten cases Paratyphoid now confirmed

Ten cases of Paratyphoid Fever have now been confirmed by Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, and a number of other cases have been tested with results still pending. Read more »

Sky Tower Glows for Pink October

Press Release – SKYCITY Auckland

Sky Tower Glows for Pink October

The Sky Tower has joined landmarks around New Zealand and the world lighting pink to put the spotlight on breast cancer this October. Read more »

Planetary Wellbeing: the Way of the Future

Press Release – Public Health Association

Planetary Wellbeing: the Way of the Future

The Public Health Association’s 2017 Conference got underway this morning at Rydges Hotel Latimer, Otautahi (Christchurch). Read more »

Remember Mumps These School Holidays

Press Release – Nelson Malborough District Health Board

Remember mumps these school holidays

Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, has issued a reminder to GPs and other healthcare professionals in the region to be alert to mumps. Read more »

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter to Lead International Team

Press Release – Heart Kids

Nz Ceo to Lead International Team

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter has been appointed co-chair of a working party looking into streamlining “not for profit” services and support around the world. Read more »

Giving Waitemata Babies ‘the Best Start in Life’

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Giving Waitemata Babies ‘the Best Start in Life’

Waitemata District Health Board has given in-principle approval to plans to establish an urban primary birthing unit – a direct response to community requests to provide more choices for the district’s population. Read more »

Heart Foundation celebrates $60 million research milestone

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation celebrates $60 million research milestone on World Heart Day

The Heart Foundation in New Zealand will be the first to light the torch for World Heart Day this Friday, 29 September as the Sky Tower pulsates red to raise awareness for the world’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke. Read more »

Jupl Creates Breakthrough for Dementia Care

Press Release – Jupl

Jupl Creates Breakthrough for Dementia Care

Auckland, 26 September, 2017: The constant worry that families live with when a loved one is in the early stages of dementia is all consuming. Read more »

Vensa Health a finalist in NZ Health IT Innovation Awards

Press Release – Vensa Health

Vensa Health a finalist in 2017 NZ Health IT Innovation Awards

AUCKLAND, NZ., 26 September, 2017 – Vensa Health (www.vensa.com), a leading New Zealand health software company, has been named as a finalist in the 2nd annual New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) Innovation Awards. Read more »

Six Cases of Paratyphoid in Hawke’s Bay Now Confirmed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Six Cases of Paratyphoid in Hawke’s Bay Now Confirmed

Six cases of Paratyphoid Fever have now been confirmed by Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, today (26 September). Read more »

New Head of Bayer’s Consumer Health Division Impressed by NZ

Press Release – Bayer NZ

New Consumer Health head impressed with NZ: NZ trade environment more advanced and dynamic

· Industry more liberal and innovative Read more »

BabyStart Boxes Gifted As Parenting Course Completed

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

BabyStart Boxes Gifted As Parenting Course Completed

On September 20, ten young mums and whānau celebrated at Te Ora Hou as they completed a seven week Noho Rangimarie/Living in Harmony course teaching them everything they need to know about pregnancy, birth and how to give their babies a successful first 100 days. Read more »

Study shows General Practices at health training capacity

Press Release – University of Otago

New study shows General Practices at health training capacity

A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity. Read more »

Be A STAR & Walk for Breast Cancer

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more »

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study
New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. Read more »

Kerri Nuku Wins NZNO Award of Honour 2017

Press Release – NZNO

NZNO Award of Honour 2017
At Wednesday night’s Annual Conference Awards Dinner, the NZNO Award of Honour was presented. The award is granted biennially. The nomination for Kerri Nuku met the criteria for the award. Ms Nuku was presented with the award of honour last night by NZNO President Grant Brookes. Read more »

Jess Tiplady Wins NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

Press Release – NZNO

NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady, Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, Auckland. Read more »

J. Walter Thompson wins MoleMap

Press Release – J. Walter Thompson

J. Walter Thompson wins MoleMap

Auckland, September 20, 2017: J. Walter Thompson New Zealand has been named Agency of Record by MoleMap, the country’s leading skin cancer detection specialist, after a competitive pitch. Read more »

Experts gathered in Tauranga for psychiatry conference

Press Release – Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

National and international experts to gather in Tauranga for psychiatry conference

Stress and the brain, living to 100 and the mental health of transgender people are just some of the topics to be discussed at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand Conference. Read more »

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