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Nationwide study unearths new Leptospirosis strain

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 02:09PM

Media release from Massey University: A landmark study of Leptospirosis by Massey University has found that a strain previously thought to be infrequent raised public health concerns in 10% of the dairy herds in the study with farmers, veterinarians and dairy workers at risk
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$1.5m cash injection to Ashburton Hospital  

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 12:49PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Ashburton Hospital has received a $1.5 million cash injection thanks to community generosity
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New graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 10:21AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says data from the system which matches graduates with employers shows hundreds more nurses are now in mental health services, surgical, and medical areas
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Dr Amanda Oakley takes out TechSoup’s Lifetime Service Award

Monday 27 March 2017, 03:22PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Waikato DHB’s dermatologist Dr Amanda Oakley took out best Google Technology Service in the New Zealand Charities Lifetime Service Award sector
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Porirua after-hours GP clinic to remain open

Monday 27 March 2017, 03:11PM

Media release from Capital and Coast DHB: People in Porirua and Kapiti will continue to have access to quality after-hours healthcare close to home
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Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year

Monday 27 March 2017, 02:50PM

Media release from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: Respiratory disease continues to make a substantial contribution to New Zealand’s health burden
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New research shows real impact of National’s health cuts  

Friday 24 March 2017, 12:43PM

Media release from the Green Party: The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently help the thousands of people who are missing out on crucial healthcare, according to new research from senior doctors and health specialists
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New measles case confirmed in Auckland

Friday 24 March 2017, 11:57AM

Media release from Auckland Regional Public Health Service: The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms
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Speaking tour by ME expert Dr Charles Lapp 

Friday 24 March 2017, 09:58AM

Media release from Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society: ANZMES (Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society) is pleased to host a speaking tour by Dr Charles Lapp, Physician and Medical Director of Hunter Hopkins Centre in North Carolina, USA
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NZDSN not surprised at IHC decisions

Friday 24 March 2017, 09:36AM

Media release from Disability Support Network: While NZDSN has no specific comment to make about IHC’s recent actions it is important to highlight that many disability service providers are having to be realistic about how they can maintain quality services and ensure long term financial viability in the face of longstanding pricing and funding issues
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Innovative vaccine could prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrhoea

Thursday 23 March 2017, 04:31PM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières: An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger
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The latest issue of the NZMJ is out tomorrow

Thursday 23 March 2017, 01:38PM

Media release from NZMA: New Zealand Medical Journal (Vol 130 No 1452: 24 March 2017) comes out tomorrow
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Managing tuberculosis with your smart phone

Thursday 23 March 2017, 01:15PM

Media release from Auckland Regional Public Health Service: Public health nurse Carolyn Pye is celebrating world TB day this Friday with two awards under her arm after her project team won accolades for using digital devices to manage the disease
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New policy for major trauma patients

Thursday 23 March 2017, 01:06PM

Media release from St John: Transporting patients with severe injuries directly to the most appropriate hospital whenever it is feasible and safe to do so is the objective behind a Major Trauma policy launched today by St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the National Major Trauma Clinical Network
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Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas

Thursday 23 March 2017, 12:38PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to share their ideas on how technology can transform patient care
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Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

Thursday 23 March 2017, 10:22AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC minister Michael Woodhouse: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say hundreds will benefit from a new major trauma policy which will see patients taken to the most appropriate hospital more quickly
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Survey reveals high levels of salt in bread

Thursday 23 March 2017, 09:40AM

Media release from Stroke Foundation: A new study has found families may be eating surprisingly high levels of salt in their morning toast and lunchtime sandwiches – possibly as much as a bag of potato chips
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Response to HDC report from Nigel Millar, chief medical officer, Southern DHB

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 04:41PM

Media statement from Nigel Millar: Southern DHB apologises sincerely to the family and friends of this patient whose diagnosis was missed
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Mylan initiates recall of EpiPen® auto-injector in NZ

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 02:01PM

Media release from Mylan New Zealand: Mylan New Zealand Ltd, following consultation with Medsafe, Ministry of Health, New Zealand is recalling the following batches of EpiPen® 300 microgram (µg) Adrenaline Auto-Injectors due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the device failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate
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Proposed School of Rural Health a timely initiative

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 01:54PM

Media release from New Zealand Rural General Network: Today’s announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen
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