Health Headlines

World Breastfeeding Week, 1 – 7 August 2017

Press Release – World Breastfeeding Week

Southland is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, a global initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together, which highlights we all need to work together so mothers … Read more »

Youth Suicide in NZ: A Discussion Paper

Press Release – Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Over recent months the Prime Ministers Chief Science Advisor together with the Departmental Science Advisors from Health, Education, Social Development and Justice have been preparing a discussion paper on youth suicide. This paper was provided … Read more »

Taupo Medical Centre to Provide ‘Live’ Virtual GP Care

Press Release – Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

Patea & District Community Medical Trust teams up with Taupo Medical to provide live virtual GP care Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 25

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime MinisterStatements 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (LeaderNZ First) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Prime Minister) : Yes. … Read more »

Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new project is seeking to establish if tracking trends on social media and unconventional data can help predict outbreaks and further improve our responses to epidemics. Read more »

Oral Questions – 25 July 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how? Read more »

Sweet Rebellion: campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax

Press Release – Sweet Rebellion

Sweet Rebellion: a campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in New Zealand Dr. Tiffany Parmenter, BSc(hons), PhD on behalf of Sweet Rebellion. Recently, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we undertook a project aiming to devise strategies … Read more »

Strong support from medical community for Healthy Homes Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Strong support from medical community for Healthy Homes Bill More than a thousand medical professionals, medical students, and other New Zealanders have shown their support for Labours Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, says Leader of the Opposition … Read more »

Waimauku Village Pharmacy – Community Pharmacy of the Year

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates Waimauku Village Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2017 Pharmacy Awards held on Saturday night (22 July). This years awards ceremony was held at the Pullman … Read more »

Ngati Ruanui & Maihealth: Innovative Health Solution Patea

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust (Ngati Ruanui) is pleased to be supporting a much needed solution for the Doctor shortage in Patea. Dr Lance OSullivan 2014 New Zealander of the year will be providing a pop-up virtual medical service in Patea. Read more »

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