Health Headlines

Nurses to play bigger role in bowel cancer care

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced specialist nurses will now be trained to perform colonoscopies, a diagnostic test which can identify whether a person has bowel cancer and can find and remove pre-cancerous growths. Read more »

Rainbow Wellington General Election Candidates Forum

Press Release – Rainbow Wellington

In many ways the transgender community is in a similar position now to that faced by lesbians and gay men a generation ago. It is having to face many of the same difficulties, often based on the same ignorance and prejudice, including from some who deny their … Read more »

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking

Press Release – UN News

On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years. Read more »

Ban calling again for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Press Release – UN News

Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, in the name of humanity, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, allowing … Read more »

Focus On Growth Continues For Healthcare Investor

Press Release – Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Healthcare investor and operator, Abano Healthcare Group (NZX:ABA) has delivered a Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $4.9 million for the 2014 financial year, a 75% increase on the previous year and at the top of the Companys guidance. Read more »

Green-Star Champion Launches $5m Charitable Foundation

Press Release – Mansons TCLM

Green Building champion and long-time philanthropist Ted Manson has launched a new charitable trust – the Ted Manson Foundation – with a $5million personal contribution. Read more »

New actions work to empower youth in the South

Press Release – SWEET

A project aiming to put South Taranaki youth on a better path to adulthood is welcoming a raft of local initiatives and a new name. Read more »

On the 20th Day of the Israeli Offensive

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

During Declared Humanitarian Truce, Medical and Defense Crews Have Access to Areas Invaded by Israeli Forces; Israeli Forces Cause Extensive Damage to These Areas; Dozens of Corpses of Palestinian Recovered; 2 Families Found under … Read more »

Health expert in Rotorua to talk about alcohol harm

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Clinical toxicologist and Wellington Regional Hospital emergency medicine specialist, Dr Paul Quigley, is in Rotorua this week to speak about the harmful impacts of alcohol on New Zealand society. Dr Quigley is both a frontline clinician dealing on a daily … Read more »

Rhoda Read nurses training saves Berkeley’s life

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Retired Pateronga farmer Berkeley Clark, 83, is living proof training for saving lives is just as important as actually saving them. Read more »

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