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Plunket’s growing family of mobile clinics

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

For immediate release

6 August 2014

Plunket’s growing family of mobile clinics bring services to where they are needed Read more »

Nation gets behind ‘Choose your challenge’ this August

Press Release – Cancer Society New Zealand

NEWS RELEASE: 4 AUGUST 2014

Nation gets behind ‘Choose your challenge’ this August ahead of Daffodil Day Read more »

Record number of Kiwis take on Dry July

Press Release – Acumen Republic

Record number of Kiwis take on Dry July
The beginning of August means the end of Dry July for 6,041 Kiwis who embarked on a booze-free month to raise money for adults living with cancer. Read more »

ProCare commitment to patient health screening

Press Release – ProCare Health

ProCare practices demonstrate to Health Minister their commitment to patient health screening
Primary Health Organisation ProCare, which has New Zealand’s largest number of Pacific and Maori patients, welcomed Health Minister Tony Ryall to their Grafton office on Friday 1st along with several practices from across the ProCare network. Read more »

Home Parenteral Nutrition Awareness Week

Press Release – PNDU Support Group

Life without Food: Home Parenteral Nutrition Awareness Week, 3rd-9th August
Each year, nearly 30,000 babies are born prematurely in New Zealand and Australia with immature gastro intestinal tracts that cannot absorb enough food to sustain life. Read more »

More Maori patients finding ways to access palliative care

Press Release – University of Auckland

More Maori patients and their whanau are finding ways to access palliative care

Resourceful and resilient Māori patients and their whānau are increasingly finding pathways through the numerous obstacles they face in order to access palliative care as the number of older Maori grows, evidence shows. Read more »

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps Kiwi kids’ dreams

Press Release – Countdown

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps Kiwi kids’ dreams come true

Media release – 1 August 2014: Dreams are wonderful things. Read more »

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported. Read more »

Making Sense of Psychosis, Registration Now Open!

Press Release – ISPS

Making Sense of Psychosis, Registration Now Open!

Registration for the upcoming ISPS-NZ Making Sense of Psychosis Conference is now open! Read more »

Education sessions aim to level the playing field

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate cancer education sessions aim to level the playing field

Men urged to increase their knowledge of prostate cancer, Read more »

Treatment A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

Press Release – Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

One Dose, One Time Early Stage Treatment – A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

The news that Intrabeam, the revolutionary one dose, one time treatment for early-stage breast cancer is being made available to women in the UK by Britain’s national health service has been welcomed by New Zealand breast cancer organisations. Read more »

New oral drug regimens for hardest-to-treat hep C patients

Press Release – The Lancet

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

The Lancet: New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients and could improve treatment uptake Read more »

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Water fluoridation means 40% less tooth decay

With water fluoridation in the news recently, Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service wants to ensure that Rotorua residents have reliable and credible information on water fluoridation. Read more »

“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

“In Demand” Gerontology Nurses’ Conference from The Selwyn Foundation, 13 August 2014

The Selwyn Foundation’s annual gerontology nurses’ conference (13 August 2014, 7.30am to 5.00pm, at the Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland) is likely to be the largest yet. Read more »

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines

Press Release – Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines which will not ‘sit on the shelf’
The Asthma Foundation is committed to improving respiratory health for Maori. One way to achieve this is through updating the now out-of-date Guidelines for Asthma (last updated in 2002). Read more »

Lasting impact of pre-birth environment on future health

Press Release – Liggins Institute

23 July 2014

Persistent echoes of early life

Lecture highlights the lasting impact of the pre-birth environment on future health. Read more »

Conference Aims to Build Resilient Connected Teen Whanau

Press Release – Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

22 July 2014

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust Conference Aims to Build Strong Resilient Connected Teen Whanau Read more »

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for eye care charity

Press Release – Fred Hollows Foundation

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for leading eye care charity

21 July 2014

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Read more »

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Media Release

Date: 21 July 2014

Waikato DHB’s New CEO Part of the Family

Nigel Murray is now a member of a very “special family” of dedicated health professionals at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), board Read more »

New Approach Needed to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand study: Report Suggests New Approach to Identify Vulnerable Children Earlier

Auckland, Read more »

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