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may 2014

Possible measles spread at Hamilton's Armageddon expo

Friday 30 May 2014, 02:00PM

Media release from the Waikato DHB: A confirmed measles case attended the Armageddon Expo at Claudelands Event Centre on Sunday 25 May
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Health Excellence seminar series to be streamed live

Friday 30 May 2014, 01:58PM

Media release from Bay of Plenty DHB: Accelerating performance improvement by learning from the nation’s leading healthcare professionals is the vision of a seminar series being streamed live for the first time
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Nurses to work together with churches and communities to improve Pacific health

Friday 30 May 2014, 01:53PM


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Strong public support for smokefree cars

Friday 30 May 2014, 01:40PM

Media release from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH): A new survey conducted for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by UMR shows over 90 per cent of New Zealanders back a law change on smoking in cars with children
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Southern DHB mobile oral health clinics test results meet standards

Friday 30 May 2014, 07:45AM

Media release from Southern DHB: Test results from the Southern District Health Board mobile oral health clinics have shown they meet workplace and environmental standards
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Media release from Dr Paul McCormack, chair, West Coast DHB

Thursday 29 May 2014, 05:03PM

Media release from Dr Paul McCormack, chair, West Coast DHB: I have advised the Minister of Health of my decision to resign as Chair of the West Coast District Health Board, effective Friday 13th June 2014. My final duty as chair will be to attend the West Coast DHB’s Committee meetings in Greymouth on the 12th June
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NMDHB Top of the South report released

Thursday 29 May 2014, 04:24PM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough DHB: Communities across Nelson and Marlborough will see a more positive future for hospital health care with today’s release of the District Health Board’s (DHB) Top of the South report
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New child protection coordinator to begin role mid-June

Thursday 29 May 2014, 02:48PM

Media release from Whanganui DHB: The Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) has appointed WDHB child and youth mortality review coordinator Awhina Rushworth to the newly established role of child protection coordinator. A qualified social worker, Ms Rushworth is keen to support the WDHB’s efforts to reduce child abuse in the Whanganui region
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Oral cholera vaccine highly effective during outbreak in Guinea

Thursday 29 May 2014, 02:33PM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières: An oral cholera vaccine protected individuals by 86 per cent during a recent outbreak in Guinea, according to a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study to be published tomorrow
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Encouraging pregnant women to stop smoking a key focus @ Lakes DHB

Thursday 29 May 2014, 01:44PM

Media release from Lakes DHB: Encouraging pregnant women to stop smoking is a major area of work in the Lakes District Health Board area
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The growing problem of obesity - experts respond

Thursday 29 May 2014, 12:20PM

Media release from the Science Media Centre (NZ): A brand new analysis of obesity worldwide has shown that global rates have climbed steadily over the last three decades and New Zealand, unfortunately, is leading the charge
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Radiotherapy cancer treatment one step closer for Bay of Plenty patients

Thursday 29 May 2014, 11:56AM

Media release from the Bay of Plenty DHB: Radiotherapy cancer treatment will come one step closer for Bay of Plenty patients when the new Kathleen Kilgour Cancer Centre (KKC) receives two state-of-the-art linear accelerators on Saturday 31 May
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Kiwis gain greater access to immunisation

Thursday 29 May 2014, 10:21AM

Media release from Medicines New Zealand: New Zealanders will gain greater access to new and existing vaccines when the new National Immunisation Schedule takes effect on July 1, 2014
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154 more families to stay safe@home

Thursday 29 May 2014, 10:08AM

Media release from minister of justice Judith Collins: A pilot programme supporting families at risk of serious harm from domestic abuse to stay safely in their own homes will be extended for 12 months, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today
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Updated immunisation guide for the health sector

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 02:35PM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate health minister Jo Goodhew has today launched an updated immunisations reference guide for health professionals
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Chch residents deserve assurances over asbestos

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 01:48PM

Media release from the Green Party: The Government must take responsibility for the uncertainty around potential asbestos contamination in Christchurch and reassure residents by testing the potentially affected homes, the Green Party said today
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Research raises questions about physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 01:11PM

Media release from the University of Otago: A new study co-authored by a University of Otago researcher has found that combining several physiotherapy treatments does not produce greater improvements in pain or function than inactive ‘sham’ treatments among adults with hip osteoarthritis
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Better figures for heart/diabetes checks in West Coast DHB health targets

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 12:53PM

Media release from the West Coast DHB: The West Coast District Health Board’s performance against the National Health Target for heart and diabetes checks in primary care has continued to climb in Quarter 3
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Newly-merged Lifeline uses rebrand to signal change

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:07AM

Media release from LifeLine: Lifeline New Zealand rebrands to Lifeline Aotearoa, merging eight local Centres with new image and logo
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Family whanau sign language facilitation service welcomed

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:29AM

Media release from the Human Rights Commission: Today’s launch of a new Government service to support deaf children and their families and whānau has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission
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