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Governments still too slow at tackling the dementia epidemic

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 04:34 PM
Greater progress is needed by countries to implement national plans to respond to dementia, a new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has revealed. Around the world, dementia is the 7th leading cause of death. Every 3 seconds someone ... Read more...

Campaign Ups the Ante on Drinking During Pregnancy

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 03:39 PM
A new multi-media campaign aims to send a strong message to pregnant women that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. Read more...

Dr Bloomfield brings breadth and depth to chief health role

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 12:38 PM
Chief Executive Memo Musa congratulates Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the Director-General of Health. NZNO is anticipates that his leadership, skill and knowledge will be good for the health sector and for tackling issues facing nursing ... Read more...

ACC proposes slashing medical advisory staffing

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 11:16 AM
ACC plans to cut its medical advisory staffing by almost 20%, says Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more...

International alcohol reduction expert coming to NZ

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 10:34 AM
It’s Friday night, the end of an arduous week at work. You’ve already had a couple of beers or a few glasses of wine – but do you really need another one? A common scenario for many people who struggle saying no to that extra glass. Read more...

Time running out for participation in Mental Health Inquiry

Published: Wed 23 May 2018 10:18 AM
The Public Service Association (PSA) is urging all New Zealanders to send written submissions to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry before the set closing date of Tuesday 5 June - less than two weeks from today. Read more...

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy

Published: Tue 22 May 2018 08:47 PM
Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy at the Kids Night Hunt HAMILTON, May 2018: University of Waikato students held a Kids Night Hunt on Sunday 20 May 2018 around the lake area on the University of Waikato campus. The event attracted ... Read more...

New evidence supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Published: Tue 22 May 2018 05:24 PM
Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. The research, reported this week by Newshub, champions the benefits of waiting for at least a minute to ... Read more...

DG appointment and new interim chief executive at CCDHB

Published: Tue 22 May 2018 04:25 PM
The Capital and Coast DHB Board today congratulated Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the role of Director-General of Health, and is pleased to announce former Whanganui DHB chief executive Julie Patterson as interim chief executive to replace Dr Bloomfield. Read more...

'My Asthma' app update launches today

Published: Tue 22 May 2018 10:41 AM
Released today, 22 May 2018, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ launches an update to the 'My Asthma' app to help keep asthma management simple for the many kiwi families that have members with this condition. This is an important development ... Read more...
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