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april 2014

Government urged to act on child health recommendations

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 02:49PM

Media release from New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM): The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is urging the government to act on all the Health Select Committee's recommendations to improve health outcomes and prevent child abuse for children under three years old
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Immunisation Week prompts timely measles reminder

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 02:37PM

Media release from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service: With measles continuing to spread through Auckland, Immunisation Week is a timely reminder to parents to check their children’s immunisation status
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DHBs commended for initiative over global warming and climate change

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 02:29PM

Media release from the ASMS: “South Island district health boards (DHBs) are to be commended for taking the initiative to manage the increased health risks associated with global warming and climate change,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)
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Goodhew visits Starship for Immunisation Week

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 02:26PM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Mrs Goodhew has celebrated Immunisation Week by attending an immunisation clinic at Starship Hospital this morning
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Renal denervation may reduce hypertension in patients with renal artery stents

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 09:59AM

Media release from Allen Press: The Journal of Endovascular Therapy presents a proof-of-concept study of 10 patients with renal artery stents who were treated with radiofrequency renal denervation
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Blood pressure campaign changing behaviour

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 05:00PM

Media release from the Stroke Foundation: Four out of ten people who took part in the Stroke Foundation’s annual blood pressure awareness campaign say they are taking action to control their blood pressure as a result
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Midwives – not just for mums

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 04:45PM

Media release from the New Zealand College of Midwives: Next Monday is International Day of the Midwife, celebrating the work of midwives throughout the world
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Chair of ProCare Health Limited board to retire

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 04:33PM

Media release from ProCare: The Chair of the ProCare Health Limited (PHL) Board, Dr Peter Didsbury has today announced he will retire from the position as Chair and member of the Board on 30 June 2014
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West and Central Africa patients have been ' left behind' by the AIDS revolution

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 02:39PM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières: April 29, 2014 – As the International Francophone conference on HIV and Hepatitis (AFRAVIH) takes place in Montpellier from 27 to 30 April, the international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has expressed concern about the lack of significant progress in the fight against HIV / AIDS in several countries of Central and West Africa.
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Minister launches new scanners at Hawke’s Bay Hospital

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 02:36PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall today launched two new scanners at the Tom McCormack suite in Hawke’s Bay Hospital which will greatly improve diagnostic services for local patients.
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Flu vaccines top 1 million doses once again

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 02:01PM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: 2014 is New Zealand’s third year in a row in which over one million doses of seasonal flu vaccine have been distributed, says Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
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New Stroke Unit seeks sponsorship for high tech beds

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 01:55PM

Media release from Whanganui DHB: Wanganui Hospital’s AT&R (Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation) Ward staff are appealing for community support to help them purchase three high tech beds for patients admitted to the hospital’s new dedicated Acute Stroke Unit.
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Advisory: Suspected shellfish poisoning on Waiheke Island

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 01:01PM

Media release from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service: ARPHS advises the public not to consume shellfish collected from Onetangi Beach, on Waiheke Island, after being notified of a suspected case of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.
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New Zealander makes history at international health conference

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 12:13PM

Media release from Endometriosis New Zealand: Chief executive officer for Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ), Deborah Bush, will attend the World Congress on Endometriosis in Brazil this week, as the only non-medically trained keynote speaker in the world
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Immunisation Week – get the basics right

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 12:09PM

Media release from the Immunisation Advisory Centre: Over the last two years New Zealand has marked International Immunisation Week, and this year we focus on getting the basics right
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Extra funding for Cochlear Implants set to transform lives

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 12:05PM

Media release from the Northern Cochlear Implant Trust: Additional funding for Cochlear Implants set to transform the lives of children born without hearing
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New scanners investment in health for the community

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 09:06AM

Media release from Hawke's Bay DHB: A $2.5 million investment in state of the art diagnostic scanners was celebrated today as the Minister of Health, Hon. Tony Ryall officially declared them open for use at Hawke’s Bay Hospital
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More support needed in rural communities as legal highs withdrawn

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 09:04AM

Media release from Rural Women NZ: Rural Women NZ welcomes news that the Government is tackling the issue of legal highs, following reports from our members of a surge in anti-social and threatening behaviour in rural townships, apparently stemming from their use
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SPARX e-therapy for young people launched

Monday 28 April 2014, 04:20PM

Media release from the Ministry of Health: SPARX, an online game-style tool to help young people develop skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed has been launched today
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PM launches e-therapy for young people

Monday 28 April 2014, 04:00PM

Media release from prime minister John Key: Prime minister John Key has today launched SPARX, an online game-style tool to help young people develop skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed
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