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august 2014

Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

Friday 29 August 2014, 03:06PM

Media release from the National Influenza Strategy Group: The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday)
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Annual Carnation Day street appeal

Friday 29 August 2014, 12:15PM

Media release from Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society: Carnational Day street appeal, Friday 5th and Saturday, 6th, Spetember 2014
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Clinic making a difference in the Solomons

Friday 29 August 2014, 12:13PM

Media release from Peak Appearance: Hawke’s Bay’s leading appearance and cosmetic medicine practice, Peak Appearance has partnered with Interplast Australia and New Zealand to sponsor a nurse educator training programme in the Solomon Islands
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Liberia: Médecins Sans Frontières' new Ebola management centres already overwhelmed

Friday 29 August 2014, 10:13AM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières Australia: Médecins Sans Frontières is rapidly scaling up its operations in Liberia as the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to be chaotic and entirely inadequate
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Cervical screening awareness campaign begins

Friday 29 August 2014, 10:05AM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes Cervical Screening Awareness Month this September encouraging women to get up to date with their cervical smears
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New patient IT system for South Island hospitals

Friday 29 August 2014, 09:41AM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the go-ahead for the introduction of a single patient information system to all hospitals in the South Island
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Dementia is scariest for baby boomers - expert here in NZ

Friday 29 August 2014, 09:00AM

Media release from the Selwyn Foundation: Getting dementia tops the list of fears for older people including baby boomers, says a celebrated world authority on ageing and spirituality
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New CEO for The Phobic Trust

Friday 29 August 2014, 08:56AM

Media release from the Phobic Trust: Fresh start for the upper North Island’s only non-profit specialist in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders
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New independent alcohol marketing committee questions government’s motives

Thursday 28 August 2014, 02:59PM

Media release from Alcohol Action NZ: An Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has been formed out of concern amongst alcohol and public health researchers about the government’s Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (MFAAS)
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No new Waikato measles cases

Thursday 28 August 2014, 02:35PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: There have been no new cases of measles notified to Waikato District Health Board’s public health unit, Population Health, in the last fortnight
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Auckland measles outbreak over

Thursday 28 August 2014, 02:31PM

Media release from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service: After nearly three months with no new confirmed cases, Auckland’s measles outbreak is officially over
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The latest New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 28 August 2014, 02:24PM

Media release from the NZMA: The following articles appear in the 29 August issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal (Vol 127 No 1401)
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Kiwi astronauts begin space training programme

Thursday 28 August 2014, 01:46PM

Media release from House of Travel: Nine Kiwi space tourists have embarked on a rigorous astronaut training programme to prepare themselves for their upcoming space flight on Virgin Galactic’s new extra-terrestrial service
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World Health Organization holds groundbreaking health and climate conference

Thursday 28 August 2014, 11:32AM

Media release from OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council: The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding its first conference on climate change and health at its headquarters in Geneva this week, with New Zealand health experts in attendance
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FSANZ to consult public on gluten free beer labelling

Thursday 28 August 2014, 11:12AM

Media release from Coeliac New Zealand: Proposal aims to keep gluten-free beer on the menu
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“Better, sooner and more integrated” health and social services the aim of Kia Puawai pilot

Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:42AM

Media release from Tipu Ora: Health services provider Tipu Ora is working with Western Heights Health Centre from next week to provide more responsive midwifery, health and social support services for the community of Western Heights
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MDHB patients being surveyed on healthcare

Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:40AM

Media release from MidCentral District Health Board: MidCentral District Health Board is urging hospital patients to take part in a new survey asking them for feedback on their healthcare
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Ball starts rolling on Taranaki Stoptober event

Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:38AM

Media release from Taranaki District Health Board: A giant red disc rolls into town on September 12 as New Plymouth prepares to join the country’s first stop smoking month, Stoptober
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Health services in Tairawhiti focused on prevention

Wednesday 27 August 2014, 04:11PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: The latest National Health Target results show more people in Tairawhiti are getting help to quit smoking and getting checked to see if they are at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease
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Congratulating hard work and healthy hearts

Wednesday 27 August 2014, 02:43PM

Media release from the Heart Foundation: Today’s National Health Target results announcement for quarter four, paint a positive picture across the board for the primary care and health sectors
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