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Your local pharmacy can help this summer

Friday 16 December 2016, 02:40PM

Media releas from Bay of Plenty DHB: As the holiday season heats up, people are being reminded to pop into their local pharmacy for help on a broad range of medical issues
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Whatever happened to 2016.... and more from New Zealand Doctor

Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:13PM

Update from nzdoctor.co.nz
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Improved care aim for older Pacific people study

Thursday 15 December 2016, 01:35PM

Media release from University of Auckland: A study to improve end-of-life care for older Pacific people will begin early next year at the University of Auckland as part of the Ageing Well, National Science Challenge
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The latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 15 December 2016, 01:01PM

Media release from NZMA: Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association (Vol 129 No 1447) 16 December 2016
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New report: Contradicting views on reasons behind unnecessary tests

Thursday 15 December 2016, 10:43AM

Media release from Choosing Wisely Australia: While Australians understand the importance of reducing unnecessary medical testing, many people still want their doctors to conduct all the available tests related to their condition regardless of need, according to a new report from Choosing Wisely Australia
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Health and independence highlighted in ageing population

Thursday 15 December 2016, 10:03AM

Media release from the University of Auckland: Health, independence and caregiving in advanced age are investigated in a major report released today that will assist policy and services on the health care impacts of population ageing in New Zealand
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Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Wednesday 14 December 2016, 03:43PM

Media release from Kirstie Hewlett, acting chief executive WorkSafe: Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do
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Nursing graduates finding jobs sooner

Wednesday 14 December 2016, 11:13AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than half the country’s nurses who graduated in November have already found jobs through the system which matches graduates with employers
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St John releases Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest report 2015/16

Tuesday 13 December 2016, 01:16PM

Media release from St John: St John’s latest Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) report confirms the emergency ambulance service has maintained a strong 16% survival rate for patients who are treated for cardiac arrest
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Cancer nurse coordinators improving care

Friday 09 December 2016, 05:07PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health minister Jonathan Coleman says cancer nurse coordinators are helping to improve the diagnosis and treatment process for over 1,000 patients a month
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$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Friday 09 December 2016, 03:21PM

Media release from Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB chair: We’re very pleased to see some additional funding going into Kaikoura and North Canterbury.
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Youthline Wellington desperately needs your help

Friday 09 December 2016, 03:05PM

Media release from Youthline: Youthline Wellington has been running for 45 years, and we desperately need your help
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Dental Association highlight range of actions for sugary drinks

Friday 09 December 2016, 01:34PM

Media release from New Zealand Dental Association: The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption
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Green Party releases updated drug law reform policy

Friday 09 December 2016, 10:46AM

Media release from the Green Party: The Green Party today released its updated drug law reform policy, which would regulate access to cannabis and allow for medicinal cannabis
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Legionella infection alert

Friday 09 December 2016, 10:33AM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough DHB: Gardeners and spa pool owners are being warned to protect themselves against serious illness caused by Legionella bacteria
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Building a sustainable future medical workforce

Thursday 08 December 2016, 02:36PM

Media release from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and the New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA): New Zealand has a high quality public health system and an expert medical workforce committed to providing the best possible health care
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Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases

Thursday 08 December 2016, 02:21PM

Media release from Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand: Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases to be presented at 12.30pm, Tuesday 13 December 2016
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NZ health on cusp of bright new digital era

Thursday 08 December 2016, 02:19PM

Media release from New Zealand Health Information and Technology: New Zealand health is on the cusp of an exciting new era in bettering the country’s healthcare for all Kiwis, New Zealand Health, Information and Technology chief executive Scott Arrol says
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Massey scientists to lead international protein project

Thursday 08 December 2016, 02:17PM

Media release from Massey University: A major research project with far-reaching humanitarian consequences has been announced by the Riddet Institute, New Zealand's top food and nutrition scientific research body
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Waikato DHB already on board with Choosing Wisely

Wednesday 07 December 2016, 01:50PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: A group of clinical staff are leading Waikato DHB’s campaign to reduce tests, treatment and procedures that are unnecessary, duplicating what has already been done, or potentially could cause more harm than good to a patient
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