Health Headlines

Dropping ANZTPA joint regulatory agency a wise decision

Press Release – Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Dropping the proposed Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) is a wise decision, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Dawn whales, #shirtstorms and antibiotics

Column – Science Media Centre

Ancient NZ whale; Science radar; A ‘shirty’ situation; Antibiotic awareness; Friday video; Policy news; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events Read more »

Student researcher looks at refuelling for disabled drivers

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is helping a community-based organisation conduct further research into the feasibility of an automated refuelling device for mobility-impaired drivers. Read more »

Living Well With Endometriosis – Seminar in Hamilton

Press Release – Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a seminar hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled Living Well with Endometriosis on Saturday 29 November. The meeting will be held in Hamilton, 10am-3.30pm. Read more »

Potentially toxic cyanobacteria health warnings

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

Health warnings have been put in place at two Canterbury rivers following the detection of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria), while a health warning has been lifted for potentially toxic algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) for Lake Forsyth//Wairewa. Read more »

Presbyterian Support East Coast opposing family violence

Press Release – Presbyterian Support

New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD Countries, and family violence costs every man, woman and child in New Zealand $1833 every year. All Andrew has ever known is family violence. Andrew lives in fear. Every day he … Read more »

Thirty exhibition to open on World AIDS Day

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Ng Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland presents Thirty, a moving image exhibition that illuminates the early years of HIV AIDS, explores changing community attitudes and responses, and acknowledges those that have passed. Read more »

Lab plan the beginning of slippery slope?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Its time for new Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to show his hand on plans to privatise lab services which doctors are warning could put patients lives at risk, Labours Health spokesperson Annette King says. Read more »

Alpha Gallery – “cheap as chips” group “cash and carry” show

Press Release – Alpha Art Studio

Come and purchase your Christmas presents and spend a fun day with us, whilst supporting artists with intellectual disability and the studio that represents them. Read more »

Risks of hospital privatisation in Greater Wellington region

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district … Read more »

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