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Assessing the health needs of Whanau in West Auckland

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:18AM

Media release from Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust: A report on the health needs of West Auckland has revealed Whānau Centre delivers services to a young, high needs population who are frequent users of hospital emergency departments and mental health services
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Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:17AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the introduction of free chickenpox vaccination for 15 month olds, beginning on 1 July
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Thousands set to benefit from PHARMAC funded chickenpox vaccine

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:16AM

Media release from Pharmac: Thousands of children a year are set to avoid chickenpox infection, with flow-on benefits to families and the wider health system, after the varicella vaccine which prevents chickenpox is funded from 1 July 2017
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Moving your mood with music

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 01:51PM

Media release from Massey University: With the second Music Therapy Awareness Week coming up (1-9 July), it is a good time to remind ourselves of the health benefits of music and how its everyday use can help move your mood
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Far North imoko health service honoured with award

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 09:25AM

Media release from Navilluso: One of New Zealand’s leading public health volunteer charity organisations, imoko, has been honoured for its services to the community
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New Maori glossary helps bridge gap in understanding mental health addiction and disability issues

Monday 26 June 2017, 03:24PM

Media release from the Wise Group: Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment, is a new Māori glossary that not only provides translations for existing words, it has also created many new words in te reo Māori - for use in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors
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Southern DHB nurses improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness

Monday 26 June 2017, 02:53PM

Media release from Southern DHB: Mental health nurses in Southern DHB are taking steps to improve the physical health of people with major mental illness.
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Glucose response holds key to better obesity, diabetes drugs

Monday 26 June 2017, 01:36PM

Media release from Flinders University: New research into the mysteries of food digestion has pinpointed exactly how an important metabolic hormone is released from the human gut in response to the food we eat
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Young lads support people with dementia

Monday 26 June 2017, 09:13AM

Media release from Dementia Auckland: When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today
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Support for mental health and addictions issues matters

Monday 26 June 2017, 09:03AM

Media release from Platform Trust: At some stage in their lives, all New Zealanders are affected by mental health and addictions issues, either in their own lives or in the life of someone they know
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Testing Times – for allergy treatment in primary care and more from New Zealand Doctor

Friday 23 June 2017, 01:46PM

The 21 June issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now
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Public health advice: Cryptosporidium cases in Marlborough

Friday 23 June 2017, 10:26AM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service: Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 pool complex has been closed temporarily as a precautionary measure to prevent more cryptosporidium cases
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General practice increasingly popular with young doctors 

Friday 23 June 2017, 10:00AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend
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Augmenix announces first prostate cancer patient treated with SpaceOAR® hydrogel in New Zealand

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:51AM

Media release from Augmenix, Inc: Augmenix, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary absorbable hydrogels that separate and protect organs at risk during radiotherapy, today announced that the first patient in New Zealand has been treated with SpaceOAR® hydrogel at the Kathleen Kilgour Centre (KKC) in Tauranga
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New social health and wellbeing qualifications launched at Open Polytechnic

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:49AM

Media release from the Open Polytechnic: A pathway for students wishing to study innovative new qualifications in Social Health and Wellbeing is now on offer through Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s leading online and distance education provider
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Supporting world class health research in NZ 

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:47AM

Media release from Jonathan Coleman and Paul Goldsmith: Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research
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Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:45AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards
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Claire Austin appointed to Health Workforce NZ

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:45AM

Media release from Ministry of Health: The Director-General of Health, Chai Chuah, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Austin as the new Group Manager - Health Workforce New Zealand
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Two reports show health and poverty gaps widening

Friday 23 June 2017, 09:43AM

Media release from Closing the Gap: Two reports released last week show need for real concern about widening children’s health & poverty gaps, according to the Closing the Gap organisation
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Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ support NZMA health literacy policy briefing

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10:30AM

Media release from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: The foundation fully supports improving health literacy across New Zealand
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