Archive for the 'Health' Category

Bigger bodies require bigger servings of 5+ a day

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

NEW STUDY RECOMMENDS GREATER VARIETY AND COLOUR IN FOOD DIETARY GUIDELINES, AND SERVING SIZES IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO BODY SIZE. Read more »

NZ’s first licensed digital pharmacy

Press Release – PillDrop

New Zealand’s first licensed digital pharmacy set to change how we manage our health
It’s here! New Zealand’s first licensed digital pharmacy is set to change the way we manage our health Read more »

Sick Heart Kids Gather for Special Camp

Press Release – Heart Kids

Around 90 children will gather in Auckland on Monday (13th – 17th January 2020) for a special, week long Heart Kids Camp. Read more »

Response to Whakaari – White Island

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Staff across the health system continue to work hard in response to Whakaari – White Island
Date: 8 January 2020
The Ministry of Health has acknowledged the ongoing work of the New Zealand health system in responding to the Whakaari – White Island disaster. Read more »

50 years of newborn screening

Press Release – Ministry of Health

A screening programme that has seen thousands of newborn babies avoid a potential life of ill-health and suffering has celebrated its 50th anniversary. Read more »

Auckland psychiatrist Dr David Codyre awarded Order of Merit

Press Release – Total Healthcare

It is with absolute delight that Total Healthcare PHO announces that Dr David Codyre has today been awarded a New Year’s honour – he is now a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health. Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on a flight from Samoa to Auckland last week. Read more »

Robotic Surgery Arriving In Wellington

Press Release – Acurity Health Group

Wellington will soon be receiving its first da Vinci Xi, a state-of-the-art surgical robot at Wakefield Hospital.

Controlled by the surgeon via a console, the da Vinci Xi surgical system enables trained surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area. Read more »

Stars plus warnings for healthier food choices

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealanders would find it easier to eat better and nurture their own and their families’ health if packaged food and drink had to carry a health star rating, a health warning, or both, University of Auckland experts say. Read more »

Measles exposure on flights

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB

Regional Public Health (RPH) is asking passengers on the flights listed below to check if they have been immunised for measles; Read more »

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB in crisis

Press Release – PSA

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. Read more »

Partnership at Te Papaioea Birthing Centre

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB and Wright Family Foundation Announce Partnership at Te Papaioea Birthing Centre

12 December 2019: MidCentral District Health Board has announced an innovative, exciting opportunity for birthing women in the region. Read more »

Treat drugs as a health issue, says justice sector review

Press Release – NZ Drug Foundation

Media Release – 12 December 2019

The recommendations in Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group’s report Turuki! Turuki! Moving Together released today offer a concrete way forward for the Government to treat drugs as a health issue. Read more »

Forget everything you’ve been taught about dieting

Press Release – PreKure

Always Hungry? Forget everything you’ve been taught about dieting.

Leading Harvard Medical School expert and “Obesity Warrior” Dr. David Ludwig rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health. Read more »

Urgent plan to mitigate the impact of neurological disorders

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS, PUBLISHED BY THE LANCET NEUROLOGY, AIM TO BRIDGE THE DISPROPORTIONATE GAP BETWEEN THE INCREASING GLOBAL BURDEN OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND THE RESOURCES TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE. Read more »

MPI directs halt to unregistered raw milk sales

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI puts consumer health first – directs unregistered raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk producers to stop selling Read more »

Pacific Doctors Engage Thousands to Fight Measles Misinforma

Press Release – STOP Measles NZ

Pacific Doctors Engage Thousands to Fight Measles Misinformation

2 December 2019

Two young Pacific doctors in Auckland joined the fight to stop the spread of measles by addressing misinformation and encouraging MMR vaccinations using a free, Read more »

Te Kura o Otangarei MMR coverage 97 percent

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Te Kura o Otangarei have achieved an outstanding 97 percent MMR immunisation coverage rate.

“The Te Kura o Otangarei whānau have done a fantastic job of protecting their tamariki and community by achieving a very high rate of immunisation coverage for measles. Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Read more »

Don’t Get Sucked In – New campaign to tackle teen vaping

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Don’t Get Sucked In – New campaign to tackle teen vaping epidemic
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) has announced its plans today to launch a nationwide, youth focussed vaping education campaign, at the beginning of Term One 2020. Read more »

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