Archive for the 'Health' Category

Solo kayaker’s journey across Tasman world first for asthma

Press Release – Asthma New Zealand

Solo kayaker’s journey across the Tasman a world first for asthma

On the 19th of April, Scott Donaldson left Coffs Harbour, on a mission to be the first person to kayak across the Tasman Sea alone. Now he’s about to arrive on New Zealand shores. In partnership with Asthma New Zealand, Scott has been raising awareness of the importance of aerobic activity for health. Read more »

What manufacturers call Electronic Stability Control

Press Release – Oceania Media

Interpreting good health

Helping Pacific patients and their families overcome language barriers and gain at least a grasp of their respective medical condition is vital to improve general health and wellbeing according to interpreters Vaelua Faauma Lamb and Ikamafana Tameifuna. Read more »

Minister launches innovative project helping young people

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Minister Paula Bennett launches innovative project helping young people find Common Ground with parents, family and friends Read more »

Youthline launches its new online space

Press Release – Youthline

July 10, 2014

Youthline launches its new online space

Youth development organisation Youthline is broadening the way it interacts with young people on July 11 with the launch of its online community. Read more »

International Student Counselling Centre achieving well

Press Release – International Student Counselling Centre

International Student Counselling Centre achieving impressive outcomes

The International Student Counselling Centre (ISCC), launched just 3 months ago, is already showing some impressive client outcomes, says Steve Taylor, Head of Faculty for the Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy at the National Tertiary Education Consortium (NTEC). Read more »

Prostate Cancer Study Finds Disparities

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Prostate Cancer Study Finds Disparities for Rural And Maori Men
When it comes to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, Maori men emerge worse in most or all statistics and there is significant variation in screening between GP practices, with Maori and rural men less likely to be screened. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards close to $1.5m

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

4 July 2014

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards close to $1.5 million to Medical Researchers for first half of 2014 Read more »

Candidates sought for a study to improve lung treatment

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Candidates sought for a study to improve lung treatment for elderly
Clinicians at the Auckland District Health Board’s Department of Respiratory Medicine are recruiting participants in a study to improve lung treatment for elderly patients and build a computer model of an ageing lung. Read more »

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated against measles

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated against measles


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Demand for measles vaccine rises by 40 percent

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand

July 1, 2014

Demand for measles vaccine rises by 40 percent

Demand for measles vaccine has risen by 40 percent in June in New Zealand in the wake of a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the disease in the Auckland and Waikato regions. Read more »

It’s Green for Go – St John Unveils New Uniform

Press Release – St John

MEDIA RELEASE 30/06/14

It’s Green for Go – St John Unveils New Uniform

St John ambulance officers are sporting a new look from this week in what is the organisation’s first major uniform upgrade in twelve years. Read more »

Dual Launch for Pacific Health

Press Release – The Maori Party

Friday 27th June 2014

Dual Launch for Pacific Health

Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia facilitated the dual launch of Tangata o le Moana – the Auckland Regional Provider Network and the refreshed ‘Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014-2018 at Pacific Homecare in Papatoetoe, Auckland this week. Read more »

How to reduce cancer death rates

Press Release – Cancer Control Trust

How to reduce cancer death rates

New Zealand death rates from cancer are about 10% higher than Australia, not because we have higher incidence of cancer but because our survival rates are lower. Read more »

Bypassing BMI to build a better health profile for women

Press Release – Massey University

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Bypassing BMI to build a better health profile for women

Nutrition experts at Massey University are bypassing the more traditional Body Mass Index (BMI) to build a better health profile based on body fat and the risk of chronic disease. Read more »

Family History Significant Risk Factor in Eye Disease

Press Release – Impact PR

Family History Significant Risk Factor in Eye Disease – Expert

By Fleur Revell
24 June 2014

Kiwis with a family history of conditions like cataracts and glaucoma may have an increased risk of developing eye disease according to a leading New Zealand eye specialist. Read more »

1 in 3 Kiwi women suffer from a leaky bladder

Press Release – Return to Form Physiotherapy

Media release
Return to Form
June 2014

World Continence Week: 1 in 3 Kiwi women suffer from a leaky bladder Read more »

LCT Parkinson’s trial resumes patient recruitment

Press Release – Living Cell Technologies

LCT Parkinson’s trial resumes patient recruitment

23 June 2014 – Sydney, Australia & Auckland, New Zealand – Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that it has received the necessary regulatory approval to resume recruitment of the remaining three patients in the Phase I/IIa clinical trial of NTCELL® in Parkinson’s disease. Read more »

Luxottica charity OneSight launches in NZ

Press Release – Luxottica

Luxottica charity OneSight launches in New Zealand

Auckland, 20 June 2014: OneSight, a not-for-profit organisation and official charity of Luxottica, believes everyone should have access to world-class eye care – regardless of circumstance- and that’s why they are thrilled to launch this week in New Zealand. Read more »

Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

Press Release – Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ

MEDIA RELEASE 20 June, 2014
Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day – fieldworkers provide advocacy and support
Each year around 100 New Zealanders are diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a fatal degenerative illness that slowly robs people of the ability to carry-out simple, everyday tasks. Read more »

Research screens for drugs that will help patients with MND

Press Release – Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ

Research screens for drugs that will help patients with MND June 20, 2014

Potentially ground-breaking new research into how different drugs can alter the development of Motor Neurone Disease is underway at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research. Read more »

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