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Final autism conference keynote speakers confirmed

Press Release – Altogether Autism

Media release

Final autism conference keynote speakers confirmed

13 June 2017 – Altogether Autism has confirmed the final two keynote presentations for the 2017 learning event at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport on July 19 and 20. Read more »

Mental health of rural NZ at tipping point

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Mental health of rural NZ at tipping point

June 12, 2017

The health of New Zealand’s rural communities is at an all-time low, a leading mobile health expert says. Read more »

Bioengineers show how science is personalising healthcare

Press Release – Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Bioengineers go public to show us how science is personalising healthcare

Imagine going to the doctor and seeing a personalised 3D model of your heart, lungs and gut flash up on a computer screen. Read more »

Cigna and GrownUps partner with Heart Saver to save lives

Press Release – CIGNA

6 June 2017

Cigna and GrownUps partner with Heart Saver to save Kiwi lives

With sudden cardiac arrest being the leading cause of death in New Zealand adults*, Cigna and GrownUps have today joined Heart Saver’sBecome a Heart Saver campaign to help address the issue. Read more »

Euthanasia advocates’ survey still shabby, still wrong

Press Release – The Care Alliance

Euthanasia advocates’ survey still shabby, still wrong

Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, says he is disappointed that the New Zealand Medical Journal has chosen to publish an article by Phillipa Malpas, Mike Wilson and Pam Oliver based on their flawed 2015 survey. Read more »

Bed sharing, maternal smoking raise sudden death in infancy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Bed sharing, maternal smoking raise sudden unexpected death in infancy risk

The combination of bed sharing and maternal smoking is extremely hazardous for infants, giving rise to a 32-fold increase in the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy, new research has found. Read more »

Auckland’s newest innovative clinic joins Alliance Health

Press Release – Alliance Health

1 June 2017
For immediate release
Auckland’s newest innovative clinic joins Alliance Health Plus PHO

Caring Clinic Doctors was officially opened today by Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner saying that the clinic simply is “fantastic”. Read more »

Youth-Driven Health Campaign Reaches Out to Samoan Community

Press Release – Kiwa

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Youth-Driven Health Campaign Reaches Out to Samoan Community

A vibrant youth-driven campaign to raise awareness of rheumatic fever has now been brought to life for Samoan communities, with the launch of the beat.fever app in Samoan. Read more »

Global recognition for work with endometriosis

Press Release – Endometriosis New Zealand

Endometriosis New Zealand

Media Statement

1 June 2017

History-making New Zealanders gain global recognition for work with endometriosis Read more »

Young Pacific researchers seek obesity circuit-breaker

Press Release – University of Auckland

Young Pacific researchers seek obesity circuit-breaker with Pacific youth

Four young Pacific health researchers are working with Pacific teens and their communities to help break the intergenerational cycle of obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Read more »

VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

PRESS RELEASE for immediate use, May 31, 2017

VBS part of the rural workforce challenge

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is making a valuable contribution to solving rural workforce shortages but is only part of the ongoing response to GP and nurse shortages in rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. Read more »

Research calls for action on adolescent relationship violence

Press Release – University of Otago

*EMBARGOED* until 12.01AM (NZT) Wednesday 31 May 2017

Research calls for action on adolescent relationship violence Read more »

Generation Guilt: Takeaways driving food guilt among youth

Press Release – Sealord

Generation Guilt: Takeaways driving food guilt among young Kiwis

Three-quarters of Kiwis aged 18-24 left feeling guilty after eating takeaways Read more »

New provider for Wellington respite centres

Press Release – IHC

New provider for Wellington respite centres

Media Release
30 May 2017
Two respite bases in the Wellington region are to be run by Spectrum Care, which is set to take over these two services from IDEA Services. Read more »

Senior doctors welcome anti-bullying initiative

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate use

29 May 2017

Senior doctors welcome anti-bullying initiative Read more »

Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people

Press Release – Massey University

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 2PM
Friday, May 26, 2017

Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people Read more »

Auckland District Health Board signs RACS Respect Agreement

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Auckland District Health Board signs RACS Respect Agreement

26 May 2017

Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery. Read more »

Auckland DHB signs RACS Respect Agreement

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Media Release

Auckland District Health Board signs RACS Respect Agreement

26 May 2017 Read more »

Proposed closure of ACC call centres “disappointing”

Press Release – Public Service Association

Proposed closure of ACC call centres “disappointing” – PSA

Source: PSA

PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporation’s proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

Altogether Autism announces programme for 2017 conference

Press Release – Altogether Autism

Final keynote speakers and full conference programme announced

We’re delighted to confirm the programme for the 2017 Altogether Autism Conference at Auckland Airport Holiday Inn, 19-20 July. Read more »

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