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New Chair Appointed for Alliance Health Plus PHO

Wednesday 31 December 2014, 12:28PM

Media release from Alliance Health Plus PHO: Alliance Health Plus has announced that Uluomato’otua (Ulu) Saulaulu Aiono ONZM BSc MBA has been appointed the new Chairman of the Alliance Health Plus Board of Trustees
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Chief Ombudsman launches major review of OIA practices in the public sector

Friday 19 December 2014, 11:21AM

Media release from the Office of the Ombudsman: The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today begun a wide ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector.
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Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

Friday 19 December 2014, 10:12AM

Media release from Auckland Regional Public Health Service: Whether you are staying home or travelling out of town, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking Aucklanders to take steps to reduce the risks that can arise over summer
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Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

Friday 19 December 2014, 10:09AM

Media release from customs minister Nicky Wagner and associate health minister Paseta Sam Lotu-liga: The more than 800kg of tobacco and cigarettes left at the border since 1 November is a further step towards reducing the damage caused by smoking
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Full audits of all rest homes available to public

Thursday 18 December 2014, 03:56PM

Media release from the associate health minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga: Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.
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Waikato DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Thursday 18 December 2014, 01:52PM

Media release from the Public Service Association: The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed that the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is proposing to cut the 4 and 2 roster system, established nationally, for mental health nurses
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The latest New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 18 December 2014, 12:03PM

Media release from the NZMJ: The following articles appear in the 19 Dec issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal (Vol 127 No 2014)
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Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:15AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices of graduating health professionals
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Government appears deeply ambivalent about alcohol marketing recommendations

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:12AM

Media release from Alcohol Action NZ: Ministers Adams and Dunn issued a media release yesterday nearly two months after receiving a final report from their Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, and four years following an original announcement to review alcohol marketing by way of an expert committee
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Ministerial alcohol forum recommendations: a big step in the right direction

Thursday 18 December 2014, 11:09AM

Media release from Alcohol Action New Zealand: The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship was released yesterday
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Kiwis’ caring Christmas in Madagascar

Thursday 18 December 2014, 08:58AM

Media release from Mercy Ships NZ: A group of compassionate Kiwis are bringing a whole new meaning to the gift of giving this Christmas
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More evidence electronic cigarettes help smokers quit

Thursday 18 December 2014, 08:56AM

Media release from the University of Auckland: An international research review has concluded that there is more evidence smokers using electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking
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International recognition for pioneering Kiwi mental health website

Thursday 18 December 2014, 08:51AM

Media release from overcomingsocialanxiety.com: New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this year’s top-10 online experts on the subject.
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Hugs help protect against stress and infection, say Carnegie Mellon researchers

Thursday 18 December 2014, 08:35AM

Media release from Carnagie Mellon University: Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away?
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Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended for common sense

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 04:12PM

Media release from Alcohol Healthwatch: Alcohol Healthwatch commends the members of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship for listening to the evidence put forward by experts and community groups on the impact of alcohol advertising on drinking behaviour
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A unique report on patient behaviours in self-management of diabetes

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 03:24PM

Media release from Atlantis Healthcare: Atlantis Healthcare presents a PatientResearch™ Summarized (PRS) report that examines the daily challenges faced by diabetes patients in managing their condition
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New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 03:01PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health minister Jonathan Coleman says today’s visit to South Canterbury DHB marks the end of a 20 DHB tour to engage with the health sector
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A Dozen Doozies...and more from New Zealand Doctor

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 02:22PM

Update from nzdoctor.co.nz: The 17 December issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now.
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New Northland Health Consumer Council boosts partnership

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12:24PM

Media release from Northland DHB: Communication between Northland DHB and the public is about to run smoother courtesy of the region’s first Northland Health Consumer Council
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New gestational diabetes guidelines published

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 12:18PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened for diabetes as part of new national guidelines
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