Archive for the 'Health' Category

Health experts to speak in Auckland

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Health experts to speak in Auckland
Vaccine development and treating unmet medical needs will be discussed at public talks in Auckland this month as part of Victoria University of Wellington’s 2014 Public Lecture Series. Read more »

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Youth Horizons Trust

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family. Read more »

App allows those with Asthma to Breathe Easy

Press Release – Asthma New Zealand

Number One health app allows those with Asthma to Breathe Easy
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world – second only to the UK. Asthma affects approximately 20% of the population, and is the leading cause of hospitalisation for children. Read more »

Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 September 2014

REPORT TO UN CALLS FOR ACTION TO ENSURE DISABLED AUCKLANDERS GET A FAIR GO Read more »

Paint Yourself Blue This September for Prostate Cancer

Press Release – Mango Communications

Paint Yourself Blue This September for Prostate Cancer
With more than 3000 Kiwi men being diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, the PlaceMakers Blue Streak is yet again zipping around the length and breadth of the country to raise awareness of the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Blue September appeal. Read more »

New Zealand’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians

Press Release – La Leche League

New Zealand’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians

31 August 2014

The country’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians is to be held in Auckland next month. Read more »

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand

A national symposium ‘FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act’ will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Auckland’s Tamaki campus. Read more »

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers – expert here in NZ

Press Release – PRaxis Public Relations Ltd

Media Release

26 August 2014

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers – But Meaning in Life Can Still be Found Read more »

New CEO for The Phobic Trust

Press Release – Phobic Trust

[Media release]

[28/8/14]

Fresh start for the upper North Island’s only non-profit specialist in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders Read more »

Initiative increases access to medical care for under 6s

Press Release – Health Research Council

After-hours initiative increases access to medical care for under 6s – report
Reducing the cost of subsidised co-payments appears to have led to an increase in the number of children under 6 using after-hours accident and medical clinics, according to a government-commissioned report released today. Read more »

FSANZ to consult public on gluten free beer labelling

Press Release – Coeliac New Zealand

Media Statement

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Coeliac NZ pleased FSANZ will consult public on gluten free beer labelling Read more »

Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

NEWS RELEASE
26 August 2014
Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating after achieving all six national Health Targets, proving its dedication and commitment to provide high quality services for patients and their families. Read more »

NZ Junior Rugby and Netball Festivals

Press Release – Global Games

25/08/2014

Kids’ Sporting Event Leads the Way

The healthiest rugby and netball tournament in New Zealand will return to Taupo from September 13-14th followed a week by the South Island leg in Queenstown 20 – 21st. The events have a newfound focus to be the most environmentally friendly junior sporting events in the world. Read more »

Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week
Kiwis can get excited about Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) now, because it’s just over a month away! Over 6-12 October, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is calling for people to KEEP LEARNING – be curious, embrace new experiences and see opportunities in the world around them. Read more »

The Real Housing Crisis

Press Release – Waitakere Housing Call To Action

Media Release

Date:22 Aug 2014

The Real Housing Crisis

Housing Call to Action are launching a campaign to raise awareness of homelessness and the lack of housing in West Auckland from 1st – 8th September. Read more »

Northern DHBs welcome expert fluoridation findings

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

22 August 2014

Expert scientific fluoridation findings welcomed

DHBs across the Northern region have welcomed the findings of an expert scientific review of fluoridation of public water supplies finding ‘compelling evidence’ of dental health benefits for New Zealanders. Read more »

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

MEDIA RELEASE

22 August 2014

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone Read more »

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff

Press Release – St John

Media release

21 August 2014

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff in 35 key locations by July 2015 Read more »

Barefeet NZ set to look after Kiwi soles

Press Release – Barefeet NZ

Barefeet NZ set to look after Kiwi soles

20 August, 2014

With New Zealand Fashion Week in the sights of many of the nation’s most well-known designers, models and fashionistas, there’s no better time to rummage through the wardrobe and take a look at what’s in there and evaluate how much is really needed to get by. Read more »

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment

Press Release – University of Auckland

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment
Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Read more »

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