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march 2017

Chief executive announcement for Nelson Marlborough DHB

Friday 31 March 2017, 02:05PM

Media release from Nelson Marlborough DHB: Jenny Black, Chairman Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Dr Peter Bramley as Chief Executive
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Otago researchers scrutinise DHBs’ spend on outside consultants  

Friday 31 March 2017, 01:19PM

Media release from University of Otago: The amount of money spent on external consultants by New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) is substantial and poorly monitored, University of Otago research suggests
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World Allergy Week: Highlighting allergy-triggered asthma

Friday 31 March 2017, 10:02AM

Media release from Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: World Allergy Week is an annual event organised by the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and will take place from 2-8 April this year, with the focus of raising awareness of allergies
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Arthur’s keen to get them talking about planning for end-of-life care

Friday 31 March 2017, 09:02AM

Media release from Health Quality and Safety Commission: Arthur Te Anini has a chronic illness he knows will limit his life
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West Coast focuses on falls prevention in community

Thursday 30 March 2017, 02:52PM

Media release from the West Coast DHB: In an effort to reduce the number of falls experienced by people on the West Coast, a programme of community awareness events is being produced for “April Falls Month”
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Review & plan to future proof palliative care

Thursday 30 March 2017, 01:03PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the Adult Palliative Care Services in New Zealand – Review and Action Plan at Hospice North Shore, Auckland
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Refining US app to help NZers manage alcohol misuse

Thursday 30 March 2017, 09:41AM

Media release from the Health Research Council: A new version of the popular US-designed smartphone app ‘Step Away’ can now be developed and tested to help adults in New Zealand self-manage their hazardous drinkin
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Very premature babies benefit most from corticosteroids before birth

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 04:21PM

Media release from the BMJ: Study supports treatment for infants, even those born at 23 weeks
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Shoe donations kick in for mental health

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 03:54PM

Media release from Capital & Coast: A Shoe Clinic donation is helping young people experiencing psychosis to exercise and build confidence to aid their recovery
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Nicotine e-cigarettes to become legal

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 02:29PM

Media release from associate health minister Nicky Wagner: The minister today announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal with appropriate controls
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Practice interrupted.... and more from New Zealand Doctor

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 02:24PM

The 29 March issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now
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Ministers welcome $2m in health study grants  

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 02:00PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman and science and innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed $2 million in feasibility study grants announced today by the Health Research Council
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Nicotine e-cigarettes to become legal

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 01:38PM

Media release from associate health minister Nicky Wagner: Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal with appropriate control
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Quitline supports decision to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 01:16PM

Media release from Quitline: Today Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner has announced that Government are taking the proactive step of legalising nicotine e-cigarettes
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Over-reliance on medical tests and treatments subject of symposium

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 01:15PM

Media release from Health Quality & Safety Commission: Health professionals from around the country will gather in Wellington tomorrow Thursday 30 March to consider how to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments
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Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 09:49AM

Media release from University of Otago: Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults
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High patient numbers causing longer waits in Wellington ED

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 08:19AM

Media release from Capital & Coast DHB: People may wait longer to be seen at Wellington Regional Hospital emergency department because of high patient numbers
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Nationwide study unearths new Leptospirosis strain

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 02:09PM

Media release from Massey University: A landmark study of Leptospirosis by Massey University has found that a strain previously thought to be infrequent raised public health concerns in 10% of the dairy herds in the study with farmers, veterinarians and dairy workers at risk
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$1.5m cash injection to Ashburton Hospital  

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 12:49PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Ashburton Hospital has received a $1.5 million cash injection thanks to community generosity
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New graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 10:21AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says data from the system which matches graduates with employers shows hundreds more nurses are now in mental health services, surgical, and medical areas
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