Archive for the 'Health' Category

Cycling and walking bring better health – research

Press Release – University of Otago, Wellington
Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Health Board exceeding target for elective surgery; Coleman credits professionals

News from NZ Government
The latest health targets results show the gains made in the previous quarter have again been largely maintained in Capital & Coast DHB. Read more »

Wellington doctor gets funding for research into heart disease

Press Release – The Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation has today announced $1.5 million in new funding for life-saving research into heart disease, New Zealand’s leading cause of death. Read more »

Economist visiting Wellington to present cancer research

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand
Renowned American economist, Professor Frank Lichtenberg, has been commissioned by Medicines New Zealand to analyse the impact new cancer medicines have on New Zealand patients and the healthcare system. Read more »

Wellington yoga practitioner wins $10,000 award for unpublished book

Press Release – Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust
Literary works by a retired Nelson engineer and a Wellington yoga practitioner are the winners of the 2016 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, described by judges’ convenor Adonia Wylie as an outstanding body of work from within the genre. Read more »

VUW health researchers honoured

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Read more »

Be a Star and walk for Breast Cancer

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2016 NZ Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Star Walks in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Read more »

Candidate and MP want Kenepuru open at night

Press Release – Eileen Brown
“I commit to do everything I can as a CCDHB candidate and a Board member to stop the closure of the Kenepuru Medical Centre at night,” said Labour’s Capital and Coast District Health Board candidate Eileen Brown. Read more »

30-year VUW study: influence of Māori and Pasifika ancestry on health

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
European and Polynesian genepools are different and should be treated differently when matching tissues for transplants or prescribing medicines, says a Victoria University of Wellington researcher who has just completed an extensive 30-year study. Read more »

Can protein plus exercise improve type 2 diabetes?

Press Release – Massey University
Exercise has been shown to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes. But the benefits of exercise vary greatly between people, meaning some benefit more than others. Now, researchers from Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise believe they may have discovered why. Read more »

Shift Speaker series aims to increase wellbeing of young Wellington women

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Shift Speaker Series will begin next Wednesday at the Wellington Boys and Girls Institute (BGI) in Wellington from 4pm–5.30pm. Read more »

Radical new law needed to achieve Smokefree goal by 2025

Press Release – University of Otago
Sweeping changes to the Smokefree Environments legislation are proposed by University of Otago researchers in a newly published article in the New Zealand Medical Journal. Read more »

Health care home system will benefit 40,000 Wellington patients

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Around 40,000 patients at four general practices will benefit from improved access options as Capital & Coast DHB and local PHOs – Compass Health, Cosine, Ora Toa and Well Health – roll out the new Health Care Homes model across the greater Wellington region. Read more »

Wellington measles alert: from Brisbane flight on 24 July

Press Release – Ministry of Health
People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Wellington in late July are being advised that a person on the flight has since developed measles. Read more »

The immune system—when does a friend become an enemy?

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
The immune system is designed to protect our bodies against disease, but it can have a darker side, says a Victoria University of Wellington researcher. Read more »

Smokefree Coalition closes its doors, after state funding ends

Press Release – Smokefree Coalition
The organisation that provided a platform for unity and collaboration in New Zealand tobacco control is no more. Read more »

Vigil in Frank Kitts Park remembers 19 people murdered in Japan

News from Disability Clothesline
The murder of 19 disabled Japanese people in their beds by a man who thought disabled people should be killed has left disabled New Zealanders aghast, and tonight they held a vigil for them at Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park from 5 -6 pm. Read more »

Health Board offers pulse checks to save you from a stroke

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Just a few minutes out of your day for a pulse check could save you from a stroke – that’s why Capital & Coast DHB is inviting people to come in and get their pulse checked at the Wellington Regional Hospital on Thursday. Read more »

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