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Patients urged to dispose of unwanted medicines safely

Thursday 29 June 2017, 03:25PM

Media release from Waitemata DHB: People with expired or unwanted medicines at home are urged to dispose of them through the Dispose of Unwanted Medicine Properly (DUMP) initiative
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Men of different ethnicities needed for Wellington weight loss study

Thursday 29 June 2017, 02:58PM

Media release from the University of Otago: Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) are seeking 20 men from different ethnic backgrounds for a study to find out how well people of different body shapes and different ethnicities respond to a weight loss diet
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US food poisoning lawyer at Food Integrity Conference

Thursday 29 June 2017, 11:40AM

Media release from Food Integrity Conference: As New Zealand chefs, food experts, and MPI debate what constitutes a cooked beef burger, leading US food safety litigator Bill Marler, who made his name prosecuting the burger company responsible for a major E. coli outbreak, is today’s keynote speaker at the Food Integrity Conference
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Advancing the endgame for the tobacco pandemic

Thursday 29 June 2017, 10:39AM

Media release from Hapai Te Hauora: Advancing the endgame for the tobacco pandemic: Hāpai Te Hauora backs new research to achieve Smokefree 2025
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Funding for heart and gut research at Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Thursday 29 June 2017, 09:42AM

Media release from Auckland Bioengineering Institute: Research into heart and gut disease at Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has received a significant boost with recent funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC)
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Pathways to Achieve Smokefree NZ – new research

Thursday 29 June 2017, 09:38AM

Media release from University of Otago: New modelling research has shown the major ways for reducing smoking on the path to New Zealand’s smokefree goal by 2025
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CCDHB announces results of staff engagement survey

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 03:27PM

Media release from Capital & Coast DHB: Over two thirds of Capital & Coast District Health Board staff feel positively engaged according to their recent engagement survey
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Pay rise on the way for 1,480 Auckland DHB care and support workers

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 03:23PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Dr Coleman says care and support workers across Auckland will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week
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Assessing the health needs of Whanau in West Auckland

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:18AM

Media release from Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust: A report on the health needs of West Auckland has revealed Whānau Centre delivers services to a young, high needs population who are frequent users of hospital emergency departments and mental health services
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Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:17AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the introduction of free chickenpox vaccination for 15 month olds, beginning on 1 July
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Thousands set to benefit from PHARMAC funded chickenpox vaccine

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:16AM

Media release from Pharmac: Thousands of children a year are set to avoid chickenpox infection, with flow-on benefits to families and the wider health system, after the varicella vaccine which prevents chickenpox is funded from 1 July 2017
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Moving your mood with music

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 01:51PM

Media release from Massey University: With the second Music Therapy Awareness Week coming up (1-9 July), it is a good time to remind ourselves of the health benefits of music and how its everyday use can help move your mood
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Far North imoko health service honoured with award

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 09:25AM

Media release from Navilluso: One of New Zealand’s leading public health volunteer charity organisations, imoko, has been honoured for its services to the community
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New Maori glossary helps bridge gap in understanding mental health addiction and disability issues

Monday 26 June 2017, 03:24PM

Media release from the Wise Group: Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment, is a new Māori glossary that not only provides translations for existing words, it has also created many new words in te reo Māori - for use in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors
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Southern DHB nurses improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness

Monday 26 June 2017, 02:53PM

Media release from Southern DHB: Mental health nurses in Southern DHB are taking steps to improve the physical health of people with major mental illness.
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Glucose response holds key to better obesity, diabetes drugs

Monday 26 June 2017, 01:36PM

Media release from Flinders University: New research into the mysteries of food digestion has pinpointed exactly how an important metabolic hormone is released from the human gut in response to the food we eat
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Young lads support people with dementia

Monday 26 June 2017, 09:13AM

Media release from Dementia Auckland: When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today
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Support for mental health and addictions issues matters

Monday 26 June 2017, 09:03AM

Media release from Platform Trust: At some stage in their lives, all New Zealanders are affected by mental health and addictions issues, either in their own lives or in the life of someone they know
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Testing Times – for allergy treatment in primary care and more from New Zealand Doctor

Friday 23 June 2017, 01:46PM

The 21 June issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now
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Public health advice: Cryptosporidium cases in Marlborough

Friday 23 June 2017, 10:26AM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service: Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 pool complex has been closed temporarily as a precautionary measure to prevent more cryptosporidium cases
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