Archive for the 'Health' Category

Making Health Services More Accessible to Pacific Families

Press Release – Pacific Perspectives

New study hopes to identify ways to making health services more accessible to Pacific families

A team of researchers, led by Debbie Ryan of Pacific Perspectives, has been awarded a Health Research Council grant of $400,000 over two years to help practitioners and planners more deeply understand how Pacific individuals and families relate to our health system. Read more »

Waimauku Village Pharmacy – Community Pharmacy of the Year

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

Guild congratulates Community Pharmacy of the Year, Waimauku Village Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates Waimauku Village Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2017 Pharmacy Read more »

Poi study points to health benefits for over 60s

Press Release – University of Auckland

Poi study points to health benefits for over 60s
A clinical trial conducted between the Centre for Brain Research and the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland has established the benefits of poi on physical and cognitive function in healthy older adults. Read more »

Experts Call for Action to Fill Gaps on Healthy Food Policy

Press Release – Auckland University

Experts call for action to fill gaps on healthy food policies

New Zealand needs major improvements in food policies if it is going to seriously tackle the country’s obesity epidemic, Read more »

Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Related Incidents And Deaths

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Related Incidents And Deaths

St John and Auckland District Health Board and are asking the public to refrain from taking synthetic cannabis products due the detrimental effect they are having on health, lives, and emergency health care. Read more »

Waitemata DHB – winter illness and an aging population

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB – winter illness and an aging population

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is experiencing increased demand from sick patients who are requiring admission to inpatient beds and is asking patients to only present to North Shore and Waitakere hospital emergency departments in emergency situations. Read more »

Communities Win And Lose Against Alcohol Industry

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Communities win and lose against the alcohol industry

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard. Read more »

Bariatric Surgery Registry Launches in New Zealand

Press Release – Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zeal

Bariatric Surgery Registry launches in New Zealand

Thursday 19 July, 2017 – New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and private hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

Busy Winter Workload for St John

Press Release – St John

Busy Winter Workload for St John

St John experienced a significant increase in workload in June and it looks likely to continue as New Zealand experiences a cold snap with freezing conditions. Read more »

‘Sailor the Puffer Fish’ Educates 14,000 Children on Asthma

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Puffer Fish educates 14,000 children on asthma

Sailor the Puffer Fish is nearing the finale of his 2017 North Island tour, educating 14,000 school children about asthma, tips on how to manage it, and what to do in an emergency. Read more »

Fresh Fish Oil Lowers Diabetes Risk in Rat Offspring

Press Release – Auckland University

Fresh fish oil lowers diabetes risk in rat offspring

Fresh fish oil given to overweight pregnant rats prevented their offspring from developing a major diabetes risk factor, Auckland researchers have found. Read more »

NZ 2nd in the world to register KEYTRUDA – chemo combination

Press Release – Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

New Zealand second in the world to register KEYTRUDA® – chemo combination

July 14, 2017, New Zealand follows the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in being the second country worldwide to register KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy for untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 1,2 Read more »

Altogether Autism conference

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Altogether Autism conference
Auckland 19 and 20 July, 2017

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenging transitions Read more »

Waitemata DHB’s data science partnership wins big

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB’s data science partnership wins big at research awards

Waitemata DHB is thrilled to have won the Research and Business Partnership Award with partners the University of Auckland and Orion Health at this year’s KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards. Read more »

Leading the fight against Rheumatic Fever

Press Release – Alliance Health Plus

12 July 2017
For immediate release

Alliance Health Plus: Leading the fight against Rheumatic Fever

“Absolutely brilliant” is what Lita Foliaki, Pacific Planning and Funding Manager- Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) describes the work being carried out by Alliance Health Plus (AH+) in their fight to reduce the alarming rates of Rheumatic Fever among Pasifika. Read more »

Orthopaedic design up in the clouds

Press Release – Formus Labs

Orthopaedic design up in the clouds

Waiting times for complex hip and other joint replacements could be slashed in the not-too-distant-future if Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) spin-out company Formus Labs has anything to do with it. Read more »

Brave Kiwi Children Take Life Saving Seriously

Press Release – St John

CHILDREN TAKE LIFE SAVING SERIOUSLY

Brave Kiwi children made more than 400 emergency 111 calls to St John in the 12 months ending March 2017 and 321 of them related to life-threatening and urgent situations such as cardiac arrest. Read more »

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenges

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Altogether Autism conference, Auckland 19/20 July

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenging transitions

10 July 2017 – Every two years Altogether Autism, New Zealand’s leading provider of trusted autism information and advice, brings together a top line up of international and New Zealand speakers and advisors on autism. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $1.28m

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $1.28 million to medical researchers in the first half of 2017

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $1,287,664 in funding to medical researchers in its first two of five funding rounds in 2017. Read more »

Gambling related community harm exceeds that of drug use

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Study finds gambling related community harm exceeds that of drug use disorders and common physical health problems

New research conducted for the New Zealand Ministry of Health by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Central Queensland University (CQU) found harm associated with gambling is almost double that of drug use disorders, bipolar affective disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia combined. Read more »

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