Archive for the 'Health' Category

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 »

International researchers headline national autism conference

Press Release – Autism NZ
Two world-renown autism researchers from the University of California are headlining Autism New Zealand’s strongest ever national conference at Wellington’s Shed 6 on August 19-20. Read more »

“No peas, no weevils” anti-pest ban now in place in Wairarapa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries
Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. Read more »

Brooklyn GP joins national executive of Pharmaceutical Society

Press Release – Pharmaceutical Society
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Wellington GP Dr Lynn McBain to its National Executive. Read more »

Wellington study shows long-term benefits of weight loss surgery

Press Release – Health Research Council
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes in New Zealand have had good long-term results after weight loss surgery, according to a new study. Read more »

VUW researching new prescription for community pharmacies

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
The changing role of local pharmacists will be examined in-depth in a new research project led by Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Trial of nine-week course to to nurture nursing students

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A new initiative to be piloted by Capital & Coast DHB will see nursing students benefit from a more comprehensive and collaborative learning experience, and become better prepared for their entry into the health care workforce. Read more »

Top chefs to cook for deserving families

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House
Some of Wellington’s top chefs will set aside culinary rivalry to create a home cooked meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Wellington tonight. Read more »

Research offers clues about causes of toxic algae in region’s rivers

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
New research into toxic algal (Phormidium) blooms in the Wellington region’s rivers gives our river users more information on what causes it. Read more »

Five priorities for the region’s environment

by Dr Roger Blakeley
We need some bold, workable ideas to tackle the environmental issues in the Wellington region. Read more »

Measles, melanoma and ripples in the deep – two VUW talks

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
From how the universe began to how our immune systems can be used to treat cancer, two researchers at Victoria University of Wellington will this month discuss their work at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. Read more »

‘Safe’ detergents don’t wash with Hutt City Council

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council is frustrated by residents, groups and businesses that continue to pollute the city’s waterways when they wash their cars. Read more »

Hospitals near capacity; emergency departments overloaded

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast DHB is encouraging people who are unwell or who have minor injuries to seek medical help from their GP in the first instance, as both Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital are currently operating at or near full capacity. Read more »

Tawa Intermediate wins national dance for asthma contest

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Three schools are winners of national dance contest Dance4Asthma. The contest shines a light on New Zealand’s appalling asthma statistics and encourages kids to be active and healthy. Read more »

$20m private cancer care unit opening before Christmas

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Acurity Healthcare plans to open Wellington’s first private cancer care unit in a $20 million joint venture with Australian cancer care provider Icon Group. Read more »

Water quality at Island Bay and Owhiro Bay “not so great”

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Many places in Wellington City are good for swimming but a few spots are not so great, especially after rain, a new Recreational Water Quality report card shows. Read more »

Autism conference in Wellington in August

Press Release – Autism NZ
The Autism New Zealand Conference 2016 provides a unique opportunity for delegates to network with the New Zealand autism community, experts and international speakers –and share our celebrations at the inaugural Autism New Zealand awards dinner. Read more »

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