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june 2014

Alcohol labelling decision a travesty of justice for unborn babies

Monday 30 June 2014, 05:25PM

Media release from Alcohol Healthwatch: At a meeting in Australia last week, trans-Tasman ministers responsible for food safety voted to allow the alcohol industry yet another two years to ‘voluntarily’ warn consumers of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy
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Chair of National Health Board steps down

Monday 30 June 2014, 04:55PM

Media release from Ministry of Health: After nearly six years as chair of the National Health Board (NHB), Dr Murray Horn is stepping down from his role on 30 June 2014
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2014 Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award winners announced

Monday 30 June 2014, 04:14PM

Media release from the Sir Peter Blake Trust: A host of New Zealand’s most celebrated leaders gathered to honour six new Blake Leaders and the 2014 Blake Medalist, at the 10th anniversary of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards
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$18 million for improving care for rest home residents

Monday 30 June 2014, 01:52PM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew today announced additional investment of $18 million to further improve the care of rest home residents throughout the country
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Funded gastroenteritis vaccine is here

Monday 30 June 2014, 01:49PM

Media release from Hawke's Bay DHB: As of today, babies born in Hawke’s Bay will be eligible for funded vaccination against rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection
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Masterton Medical location decision

Monday 30 June 2014, 11:24AM

Media release from Masterton Medical: Masterton Medical has now completed its assessment of the location options and is pleased to announce the decision to remain at the Hospital site for the short to medium term while opportunities for a new facility are explored
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Dual launch for Pacific Health

Monday 30 June 2014, 11:13AM

Media release from The Maori Party: Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia facilitated the dual launch of Tangata o le Moana – the Auckland Regional Provider Network and the refreshed ‘Ala Mo’ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014-2018 at Pacific Homecare in Papatoetoe, Auckland
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Heart Foundation welcomes Health Star Rating System

Monday 30 June 2014, 11:11AM


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NZMA commends Government for food labelling step

Monday 30 June 2014, 11:07AM

Media release from NZMA: The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) commends the Government for supporting the introduction of a food labelling system to help inform New Zealanders about their food choices
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upholds three complaints

Monday 30 June 2014, 10:59AM

Media release from Society for Science Based Healthcare: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld three complaints from the newly formed Society for Science Based Healthcare today regarding misleading health claims
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Children’s charity @Heart Inc renamed Heart Kids New Zealand

Monday 30 June 2014, 10:55AM

Media release from Heart Kids New Zealand: @Heart Inc, the only charity in New Zealand that provides lifelong support for Kiwi kids with an inborn or acquired heart defect has recently changed its name to Heart Kids New Zealand Inc (Heart Kids NZ), marking an exciting development for this long-standing organisation
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Health star rating food labelling – experts respond

Monday 30 June 2014, 10:42AM

Media release from the Science Media Centre: A new voluntary food labelling system aims to give Australian and New Zealand consumers greater insight in the nutritional value of their food at a glance. Will it lead to healthier choices?
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NZMA commends Government for food labelling step

Friday 27 June 2014, 04:33PM

Media release from the NZMA: The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) commends the Government for supporting the introduction of a food labelling system to help inform New Zealanders about their food choices
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It’s not too late to get immunised against flu

Friday 27 June 2014, 11:50AM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging anyone who has not yet been immunised against influenza to do so before the winter season peaks in late July to early August
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Eighty-four measles cases confirmed in Hamilton

Friday 27 June 2014, 11:05AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: There are now five Waikato schools with confirmed cases of measles
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How to reduce cancer death rates

Friday 27 June 2014, 09:44AM

Media release from Cancer Control Trust: New Zealand death rates from cancer are about 10% higher than Australia, not because we have higher incidence of cancer but because our survival rates are lower
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High rate of STIs outcome of ‘safe sex’ myth

Friday 27 June 2014, 09:42AM

Media release from Family First New Zealand: Family First NZ says that "staggeringly high" rates of chlamydia reported among New Zealand teenage girls is proof that young people are being left misinformed and with a false sense of security
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Breast cancer screening programme targets women too soon: researchers

Friday 27 June 2014, 09:37AM

Media release from University of Otago: New Zealand should re-consider the age at which its breast cancer screening programme starts in light of growing questions about the balance of benefits and harms for women under 50, public health experts from the University of Otago Wellington say
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New CT Scanner for Nelson Hospital

Friday 27 June 2014, 09:27AM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough DHB: Next week Nelson Hospital installs a new CT Scanner that will give clinicians a better look at what’s going on inside a patient’s body
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Minister opens $80 million Taranaki Hospital

Friday 27 June 2014, 09:25AM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall will today open the new $80 million clinical building at Taranaki Hospital which will help meet the current and future health needs of the region
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