Health Headlines

Local media company ‘shoots cancer in the face’

Press Release – Shotover Media

Queenstown-based commercial video and photography company Shotover Media have raised more than $14,000 for The Cancer Society New Zealand since May 2015. Read more »

Proposals to widen funding access to important vaccines

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC is asking the public for feedback on proposals to widen funding access to the varicella (chickenpox) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, as well as other changes to funded vaccines. Read more »

How can we make work safer for early childhood teachers?

Press Release – Child Forum

Early childhood education workers are suffering from stress, physical injuries and bullying according to the results of a survey conducted by the early childhood national organisation ChildForum. Read more »

Dairy-owner punished for illegal trading

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

A dairy-owner faces a criminal record with restrictions on employment, business and international travel after being prosecuted by health authorities for illegally selling $1.50 single cigarettes. Read more »

Turning the spotlight on volunteers

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Nominations have opened for the Palmerston North City Councils annual Civic Honour Awards 2016. Read more »

Falling home ownership to hit older people hard

Press Release – Massey University

A future in which older people are homeless or even living in cars and garages lies ahead if nothing is done to avert the rapid decline in home ownership, says a Massey University expert in healthy ageing. Read more »

Working together to prevent abuse

Press Release – People First

A new 5 day abuse prevention course designed to teach adults with learning disability about domestic violence and abuse and how to keep safe is being launched in Christchurch this week. Read more »

Medical Researchers Receive Funding From Research for Life

Press Release – Research for Life

Ten Wellington-based medical researchers have received grants in the first funding round of the year from the Wellington Medical Research Foundation, now known as Research for Life . Five Research Grant applicants received a total of $67,325 to undertake … Read more »

HPF Wins Bid to Host World Conference in New Zealand

Press Release – Health Promotion Forum

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake I Te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) has won the bid to host a world health promotion conference in New Zealand in 2019. Read more »

Third case of measles confirmed in Nelson

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has confirmed a third case of measles, and this person has been admitted to Nelson Hospital. Read more »

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