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Medicinal cannabis trial shows reduced seizures in children with severe epilepsy 

Thursday 25 May 2017, 01:11PM

Media release from University of Melbourne: A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy. Five per cent of children became seizure-free
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Sysmex New Zealand announce new management roles

Thursday 25 May 2017, 12:35PM

Media release from Sysmex New Zealand: Long-standing CEO for Sysmex New Zealand, James Webster, will be relinquishing the management of NZ operations to take up the position of Sysmex Australia CEO full time
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Sysmex New Zealand commence direct sales of Urinalysis instrument portfolio

Thursday 25 May 2017, 12:34PM

Media release from Sysmex New Zealand: Sysmex New Zealand has been synonymous with the Delphic and Eclair suite of lab and clinical IT solutions for over three decades
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Board approves changes to maternity services in South Waikato and King Country

Thursday 25 May 2017, 12:32PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Maternity services run by Waikato District Health Board in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui will be delivered in a different way, the board confirmed at its monthly meeting on Wednesday
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Our kitchen rules

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 03:27PM

Media release from Capital & Coast DHB: Wellington Regional Hospital kitchen staff are full of beans after scoring 100 percent in their latest food safety audit.
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Government response to suicide miss-placed

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 03:39PM

Media release from Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. - Closing the Gap: The current debate about high levels of suicide in New Zealand misses the point says Peter Malcolm, Closing the Gap national secretary
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New research calls for personal injury commissioner

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 03:36PM

Media release from the New Zealand Law Foundation: Changes including establishing a Personal Injury Commissioner are needed to help the hundreds of thousands of injured New Zealanders whose claims are declined each year by ACC, important new research has found
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HealthPathways bridges gap created by ransomware attacks

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 03:14PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: While health systems across much of the world were crippled by the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, there were oases of relative calm – the New Zealand health system in general and in the UK where the National Health Service (NHS) was severely disrupted, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust who weathered the crisis very well
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Sustainability core to the health of people

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 03:07PM

Media release from the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine: Nearly a quarter of all deaths each year around the world could be prevented by healthier environments
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The Hits puts the rhythm into CPR

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 03:05PM

Media release from NZME: This week, The Hits are shining the spotlight on songs that have 104 beats per minute, the same rhythm to remember if you ever have to perform CPR
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Leading diabetes experts discuss best practice in injection technique at the inaugural ANZ FITTER event

Monday 22 May 2017, 04:31PM

Media release from BD: Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the Australian and New Zealand healthcare systems
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'Netflix for fitness' launches first wellness program designed specifically for seniors

Monday 22 May 2017, 04:07PM

Media release from VARLAH: Renowned aerobics pioneer Wendi Carroll has joined forces with VARLAH to create a program that caters for the unique physical activity and nutrition needs of baby boomers
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$2.3 billion health funding gap shows nurses' concern for patients is justified

Monday 22 May 2017, 03:15PM

Media release from the New Zealand Nurses Organisation: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year’s budget on Thursday
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Advisory: Child Poverty Action Group annual Post Budget events

Monday 22 May 2017, 03:10PM

Media release from the Child Poverty Action Group: Find out what the impact of Budget 2017 will be for families and children, in Child Poverty Action Group’s 2017 Post Budget presentations
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Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Monday 22 May 2017, 02:11PM

Media release from Health Research Council: New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
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Chronic shortage of doctors

Monday 22 May 2017, 01:07PM

Media release from Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust: Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui say it’s time for the Taranaki District Health Board and the Midlands Primary Health Organisation to formulate a plan to reverse the chronic shortage of doctors
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Portable operating theatres key for NZ hospitals

Monday 22 May 2017, 10:20AM

Media release from Mobile Health: Mobile operating theatre units will soon significantly help struggling New Zealand hospitals during periods of high patient surgery demands, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says
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Healthcare getting closer to home

Monday 22 May 2017, 10:18AM

Media release from NZ Health IT: The accelerating changing face of Kiwi healthcare will in the coming years see health services get closer to where people actually live, a leading national health IT expert says
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Youth health and development services are struggling to meet growing demand with scarce resource

Friday 19 May 2017, 12:00PM

Media release from Ara Taiohi: Youth development services are working to prevent mental health concerns from escalating and providing much needed health promotion
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Pressure injury prevention & management guide

Friday 19 May 2017, 08:44AM

Media release from government ministers: The launch of national guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries is being welcomed by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse
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