Archive for the 'Health' Category

Free Ambulance paramedics report increase in winter call-outs

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are being kept busy as wintery chills boost ambulance call-outs. Read more »

Wellington forum to offer information on prostate cancer

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand is calling for all men living with advanced prostate cancer, and their families, to learn more about the disease and take an active role in defining their own health outcomes. Read more »

Vodafone gives $100,000 to help buy a new Wellington ambulance

Press Release – Vodafone
Wellingtonians will have another new ambulance on the road with the launch of a new free ambulance enabled by corporate donations – including $100,000 from Vodafone. Read more »

It’s Loss and Grief Awareness Week

Press Release – Skylight
This week marks the start of Skylight’s inaugural Loss and Grief Awareness Week. It is being held from today until Sunday. Read more »

National conference of Prostate Cancer Foundation at Te Papa

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation National Conference will be held at Te Papa in Wellington on 27 July and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health Tony Ryall. Read more »

Theatre show raises $2000 for Wellington Rape Crisis

Press Release – Christine Brooks
With support from 30 pledgers and nearly 300 audience members, Taking off the Bird Suit is delighted to announce that the show raised $2000 to support Wellington Rape Crisis. Read more »

Wellington hosting international breast cancer conference this week

Press Release – Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
Wellington will host the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group’s (ANZBCTG) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 16-19 July. Read more »

HPV vaccination for school boys not yet cost-effective – Wgtn research

Press Release – University of Otago
HPV vaccination of New Zealand school boys is not yet a value-for-money option, according to a study just published by the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Former Wellington cancer patient enters elite race on Japan’s Mt Fuji

Press Release – The PR Company
Wellington man Nick White is heading to Japan this month to take part in a running race up Mt Fuji to raise money for research into different ways of treating cancer. Read more »

New retirement village to be built in Newtown; “great site, terrific views”

Press Release – Ryman Healthcare
Ryman Healthcare has bought a significant site in Newtown which will be developed into a boutique retirement village for the wider South Wellington community. Read more »

Swimmability ignored; new water policy supports wading and boating

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
More than decade of false starts and collaborative process by both Labour and National-led governments has ended with government decisions on a new national policy governing freshwater resources, with some wins for the environment, but an acceptance there are water bodies that will not be fit to swim in for many years. Read more »

Cockles returning to Pauatahanui Inlet

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The health of Pauatahanui Inlet is being restored, judging by the big increase in cockle numbers recorded in the latest survey by the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet (GOPI). Read more »

Paraparaumu College students campaigning against binge drinking

Press Release – Paraparaumu College
A group of 16 and 17-year old health students from Paraparaumu College are promoting a thought-provoking anti-binge drinking initiative and helping to raise money for Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) at the same time. Read more »

Margaret Sparrow’s book being launched by Alison McCulloch

Press Release – Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand
The tragic toll of unsafe illegal abortion in 19th Century New Zealand is the focus of a powerful new book by longtime women’s health advocate Dame Margaret Sparrow that is being launched today in Wellington. Read more »

Water and sewerage connected to Pauatahanui Village, to protect inlet

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Work to reticulate Pauatahanui Village is now fully operational with benefits to residents and the environment. Read more »

Cancer control symposium wants to increase survival rates

Press Release – Cancer Control Trust
New Zealand death rates from cancer are about 10% higher than Australia, not because we have higher incidence of cancer but because our survival rates are lower. Read more »

Breast cancer screening targets women too soon, say Wellington researchers

Press Release – University of Otago
New Zealand should re-consider the age at which its breast cancer screening programme starts in light of growing questions about the balance of benefits and harms for women under 50, public health experts from the University of Otago Wellington say. Read more »

Wellington symposium to look at cancer control priorities

Press Release – New Zealand Cancer Control Trust
Cancer was the leading cause of death in New Zealand in 2010, accounting for nearly a third of all deaths. That’s an increase of nearly 13% between 2000 and 2010. New Zealand Cancer Control Trust and Massey University are hosting a symposium in Wellington this week to look at current and future priorities for cancer control. Read more »

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