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march 2014

Health and climate change time bomb

Monday 31 March 2014, 04:59PM

Media release from Ora Taiao: Government representatives and scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have released their climate impacts report today.
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Update on Work Ability Assessment

Monday 31 March 2014, 03:21PM

Update from the Ministry of Social Development: Work and Income is continuing to develop the way we support people with a health condition and disabled people into work, and have now introduced Work Ability Assessment.
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Shellfish ban lifted in Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel

Monday 31 March 2014, 03:16PM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough DHB: The public has been given the all clear to collect shellfish in the Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel.
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Health warning removed for algal blooms at Glentunnel and Whitecliffs on the Selwyn River

Monday 31 March 2014, 02:51PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warnings issued at Whitecliffs and Glentunnel on the Selwyn River / Rakahuri, issued on January 20, 2014 and February 14, 2014 respectively.
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Let’s talk more

Monday 31 March 2014, 02:48PM

Media release from NZ Men's Health Trust: Men’s Health Trust New Zealand is encouraging men to talk more with their friends and loved ones about health.
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New Bill will protect victims of domestic violence & reduce costs to employers

Monday 31 March 2014, 01:20PM

Media release from The Public Service Association: The Public Service Association is supporting the Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill, a new Member’s Bill launched today by Jan Logie, Green MP.
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Southern DHB starting new ACC funded Traumatic Brain Injury Service

Monday 31 March 2014, 01:16PM

Media release from Southern DHB: Southern DHB starting new ACC funded Traumatic Brain Injury Service Southern DHB tomorrow starts a new high-quality, residential rehabilitation service for clients with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) .
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New Breast Cancer Research partnership funds three projects

Monday 31 March 2014, 10:48AM

Media release from the Health Research Council of New Zealand: The HRC is pleased to announce funding for three innovative research projects which share the goal of improving and ultimately ensuring breast cancer survival in New Zealand
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Our Jane does good

Monday 31 March 2014, 10:30AM

Media release from Hawke's Bay DHB: When you first meet Hawke’s Bay DHB occupational health nurse Jane O’Kane a few things strike you
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Suicide the topic for Chief Coroner and Mike King’s Southern visit

Monday 31 March 2014, 10:27AM

Media release from Southern DHB: Southern DHB is bringing Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean and radio and TV celebrity Mike King to Invercargill, Dunedin and Oamaru in April to talk and listen to community agencies about suicide
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Chicken-pox vaccine should be made free to New Zealand children

Friday 28 March 2014, 02:39PM

Media release from the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID) meeting: New Zealand health experts are today calling for the vaccine to protect children from Varicella-Zoster Virus to be made free on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Schedule (NIS)
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Technology to improve heart disease treatment

Friday 28 March 2014, 02:00PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Cardiac doctors and nurses now have two new online tools designed to help improve the treatment of heart disease, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.
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The latest New Zealand Medical Journal is out today

Friday 28 March 2014, 11:09AM

Media release from NZMA: The following are summaries of items appearing in the 28 March 2014 (Vol 127 No 1391) issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal, the journal of the New Zealand Medical Association
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Waikato DHB can bring the billboards down

Friday 28 March 2014, 10:14AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Three giant billboards on an inner city Waikato DHB building will come down tomorrow following today’s 9-1 vote from Hamilton City councillors to reinstate water fluoridation in the city
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Official opening for Taupo Hospital redevelopment

Friday 28 March 2014, 09:47AM

Media release from Lakes DHB: Planning is well advanced for the formal opening of the redeveloped Taupo Hospital, at the end of this week
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Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd now working in a new Frontier

Thursday 27 March 2014, 04:09PM

Media release from Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd: Healthcare sales, marketing and distribution specialist Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd has completed the integration of Frontier Medical, providing emergency services with an entirely new and enhanced sales, service, support and supply chain for critical care products and equipment.
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Low-cost inner-city Health Centre gets more support

Thursday 27 March 2014, 03:38PM

Media release from Te Aro Health Centre and Compass Health: Te Aro Health Centre (TAHC), a low-cost, not-for-profit, charitable trust based in upper Willis Street in Wellington recently contracted Compass Health as its Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
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Push to stop sore throats hurting hearts

Thursday 27 March 2014, 02:23PM

Media release from Bay Of Plenty DHB: Listen out for a hard hitting message from New Zealand kids to their parents and caregivers. Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service will be spreading the children’s message on local radio and newspapers throughout the Bay of Plenty from April to June.
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New specialist e-referrals service takes hold

Thursday 27 March 2014, 01:57PM

Media release from HealthLink: 1,000 specialist referrals have now been sent using the new HealthLink CareSelect service
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Waikato DHB seeking maternity hub proposals for two communities

Thursday 27 March 2014, 11:27AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Waikato District Health Board will no longer offer primary birthing services at its Matariki and Rhoda Read facilities in Te Awamutu and Morrinsville but before the board closes the doors, it wants to hear from the communities around alternative maternity options
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