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july 2017

The RCPA provides guidance on thyroid function testing

Monday 31 July 2017, 03:53PM

Media release from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia: Today, the RCPA provides a new position statement to offer guidance on thyroid function testing in the Australian and New Zealand context in the adult population
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Linda Robertson joins Pacific Radiology Group Board

Monday 31 July 2017, 03:51PM

Media release from Pacific Radiology Group: The chairman and board of Pacific Radiology Group are pleased to announce that, on 21 July 2017, Linda Robertson was appointed as an independent non-executive director and chair of the Financial Risk & Audit Committee
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Bereaved mums ask politicians to have courage

Monday 31 July 2017, 10:49AM

Media release from PSA: Three mothers of young adults lost to suicide are calling on politicians to have the courage to end New Zealand's physical and mental health crisis
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Where has our health leadership gone?

Monday 31 July 2017, 10:42AM

Media release from ASMS: Address to the Hospital and Community Dentistry Conference in Christchurch by Ian Powell, Executive Director, ASMS
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Waikato DHB opens a new hospital ward to meet growth in demand

Monday 31 July 2017, 09:19AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Waikato District Health Board is working on a number of initiatives at Waikato Hospital to increase bed capacity, enhance theatre usage and improve patient flow to cope with increased demand for its services
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No evidence higher doses of cholesterol-lowering drug increase risk of acute kidney damage

Monday 31 July 2017, 08:50AM

Media release from University of Otago: New Zealanders taking a higher dose of simvastatin, one of the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, do not appear to have a higher risk of acute kidney damage than those taking a lower dose
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Dignity and respect for very large patients

Monday 31 July 2017, 08:27AM

Media release from Capital and Coast DHB: Innovation and sensitivity are the cornerstones of the approach to treating very large – ‘bariatric’ – patients at local hospitals
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Mental health billboards appear in Minister’s electorate overnight 

Monday 31 July 2017, 07:40AM

Media release from ActionStation: Billboards highlighting the fact that most New Zealanders want an inquiry into the public mental health system have sprung up overnight in the Health Minister’s Northcote electorate
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First private cancer care centre opens in Wellington

Friday 28 July 2017, 04:48PM

Media release from Acurity Health Group: Cancer patients will be able to be treated privately in Wellington with the opening of the new Bowen Icon Cancer Centre at Acurity’s Bowen Hospital by Prime Minister Bill English
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Marking World Hepatitis Day

Friday 28 July 2017, 11:44AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to focus on what more can be done to diagnose and treat hepatitis B and C
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Today is World Hepatitis Day!

Friday 28 July 2017, 10:54AM

Media release from Hepatitis Foundation NZ: Around 150,000 people live with hepatitis B or C in New Zealand and many of those people are undiagnosed
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Boehringer Ingelheim starts clinical study on interchangeability between its adalimumab biosimilar candidate and HUMIRA®

Friday 28 July 2017, 10:32AM

Media release from Boehringer Ingelheim: Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the first patient has been enrolled into its VOLTAIRE-X interchangeability study
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Dr Lance Lawler joins the Research For Life Board

Friday 28 July 2017, 09:16AM

Media release from Research for Life: Dr Lance Lawler, the founder and former chief executive of Pacific Radiology Group, has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life board
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Rise in e-cigarettes linked to rise in smokers quitting

Friday 28 July 2017, 09:10AM

Media release from University of Auckland: New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland
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Energizing kids and keeping obesity at bay

Thursday 27 July 2017, 04:51PM

Media release from Captital & Coast DHB: Thousands of greater Wellington primary school kids are getting their blood pumping, and learning about healthy eating, to avoid obesity
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Joint statement

Thursday 27 July 2017, 10:09AM

Media release from RNZCGP president Tim Malloy and health minister Jonathan Coleman: GPs from across the country have raised their concerns about issues, in particular workforce numbers and the funding model
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Ground-breaking NZ course for cancer patients

Thursday 27 July 2017, 10:07AM

Media release from Life 2.0: Breast cancer survivor gives back with ground-breaking NZ course for cancer patients
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Free health advice after hours from the comfort of your favourite chair

Thursday 27 July 2017, 10:02AM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Why brave the elements, when you can access health advice from the comfort of home?
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'Safety first' as Napier water chlorination continues

Thursday 27 July 2017, 09:03AM

Media release from Napier City Council: Napier’s water will remain chlorinated for at least three more months
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Using social media to help save women’s lives

Thursday 27 July 2017, 09:00AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new website and social media campaign will help encourage women to have regular cervical smear tests and mammograms
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