Archive for the 'Health' Category

Type 2 diabetes slowly rising in Auckland kids

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Type 2 diabetes slowly rising in Auckland kids – Pacific and Māori have highest rates
New research shows increasing numbers of children and teens under 15 in Auckland are developing type 2 diabetes, Read more »

‘Life-like’ surgical training programme expands in NZ

Press Release – University of Auckland

Auckland, Thursday, May 3, 2018.

World-leading ‘life-like’ surgical training programme expands in NZ

The University of Auckland welcomes increased funding from ACC for NetworkZ™, a world-leading ‘life-like’ surgical training programme, created by researchers at the University. Read more »

Free Public Lecture: Heart Attacks and Stroke

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Free Public Lecture: Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is delighted to partner with The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary with a series of free lectures every month through September. Read more »

Southern Cross joint-venture hospitals get EMR

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

Implementation is now underway so that by June all of Southern Cross’s joint-venture hospitals will have joined its wholly owned ones in using the same EMR. Read more »

Deaths preventable if reach of asthma medicines increased

Press Release – University of Auckland

Around the world an estimated 1,000 people a day die of asthma related conditions, with some 340 million affected by this common chronic disease. Read more »

Protected? Back-to-school prompts measles vaccine reminder

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Are you protected? Back-to-school prompts measles vaccine reminder

As students prepare to head back to school or universities after enjoying a holiday break, the Ministry of Health is reminding people to be aware of the risks of measles. Read more »

New Council members elected

Press Release – Nursing Council of New Zealand

New Council members elected

Following Ministerial approval, we are pleased to announce the outcome of Council elections, which were held in September 2017. Read more »

Research funding boost for one of biggest health burdens

Press Release – University of Auckland

Funding boost for research into one of our biggest health burdens

A spotlight is about to be shone on one of our biggest health burdens thanks to a funding boost. Read more »

Global advocate headlines Huntington’s NZ conference

Press Release – Huntington’s Disease Association

Huntington’s Disease Association (Auckland) Inc

25 April 2018

Global advocate headlines Huntington’s NZ conference Read more »

Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers
Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on Sunday15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Press Release – YMCA

17.4.18

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. Read more »

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger for longer!

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ month long campaign raising awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. Read more »

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Press Release – Massey University

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital. Read more »

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Press Release – Mobile Health

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the country’s first and only mobile surgical bus is set to continue its stellar service, thanks to the renewal of its Health Ministry contract. Read more »

Meeting the health needs in rural communities

Press Release – Massey University

New Zealand has more people living with long-term health conditions, an increasing older population and health inequalities that continue to persist, particularly for Māori and poorer communities. But despite the declining rural medical workforce, New Zealand has been slow to develop nurse practitioner services. Read more »

Winners of the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Achievers’
Awards Announced

Thursday 19 April 2018, marks the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Respiratory Achievers’ Awards organised by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Read more »

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. Read more »

Kiwis’ diet confusion could be killing our gut bacteria

Press Release – Kelloggs

Kiwis’ diet confusion could be killing our gut bacteria

The number ONE reason why Kiwis have been on a food eliminating diet, is to look after their health – yet unnecessary avoidance could be having the opposite effect on your gut health when it comes to grains Read more »

More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Date: 17 April 2018

The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme. Read more »

Caring for those who care for others – Free dental care

Press Release – Lumino

Caring for those who care for others

Free dental care for hundreds of family carers nationwide, on May 5th 2018

17 April 2018 Read more »

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