Sweeten Up Winter Days With Nature’s Perfect Healthy Snack

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 9:30 amPress Release: Five plus a day Grey skies and cold temperatures can leave us all feeling a bit low over the cooler months, so this winter the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust are encouraging Kiwi families to brighten up their day by choosing delicious, seasonal fruit for a super healthy, … Read more

Canterbury Health Says Help Us Help You By Going To The Right Place For Your Health Care Needs

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:29 pmPress Release: Canterbury DHB Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure on our Canterbury health system, with general practices, pharmacies, urgent care facilities and our Emergency Department all stretched to capacity and beyond. Te Whatu Ora, Canterbury is appealing to the public to help take some of the pressure off … Read more

Supervised Toothbrushing Programme Launched In Far North

Friday, 1 July 2022, 3:02 pmPress Release: Te Tai Tokerau In late June, the Northland DHB-supervised tooth brushing programme commenced in the Far North, starting at Pukenui and Pukepoto schools, where our oral health team visited the first of an initial 4,300 children. The total cost per annum to run this Programme is expected to … Read more

Supporting The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Will Save Lives

Friday, 1 July 2022, 5:49 amPress Release: Alcohol Healthwatch Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that the reality of thriving communities free from alcohol harm is one step closer now that MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill will proceed to be debated in Parliament. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill (the Bill) seeks … Read more

Cautiously Optimistic On The Eve Of Health Reforms

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 12:26 pmPress Release: Federation of Primary Health Tomorrow will see the introduction of the most significant changes to the New Zealand health system in decades. Executive director of the country’s leading primary health organisation, the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand (FPHANZ)Angela Francis, says they support the reforms, addressing workforce … Read more

Babies And Māmā At The Heart Of Community Innovation

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 12:21 pmPress Release: Te Hiringa Hauora Close to $1.5 million is going into nationwide projects to uplift generations of mothers, babies and whānau in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The 18 projects include a ‘match-making’ service to pair-up isolated whānau with local aunties, the revival of centuries old … Read more

The Tips, Tricks, And Simple Swaps For Prioritising Health On A Budget

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 10:10 amPress Release: Nature Bee As the cost of living rises around the globe, people are feeling the pinch in household expenses. A common pain point is the rising price of groceries, and being aware of your shopping habits can have a wider impact than you think. How do we continue … Read more

Accuretic Supply Issue, Almost 36,000 New Zealanders Taking The Blood Pressure Medicine Will Need To Change Treatments

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 5:46 amPress Release: PHARMAC Pharmac has updated health care professionals that supply of quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide (branded as Accuretic), from supplier Pfizer, will be disrupted due to the detection of a contaminant called nitrosamine. This is a global issue, with voluntary recalls happening in other countries, including in Australia, Europe, the … Read more

Soup-er Wellness Wednesday Vaccination Clinics Extended To End Of Winter

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 3:05 pmPress Release: Taranaki District Health Board Following the success of Soup-er Wellness Wednesday at the New Plymouth and Hāwera vaccination centres throughout June, Taranaki DHB is extending the vaccination incentive to happen every Wednesday for the rest of Winter. Feedback about the clinic has been extremely positive. A parent who … Read more

Vaccination And Immunisation – What’s The Difference?

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 9:32 amPress Release: Waikato District Health Board We have all heard and used the terms vaccination and immunisation many times, particularly over the past two years. However, now that our discussions are as common at BBQ’s as with our healthcare professionals, it’s likely we have heard or used the terms interchangeably… … Read more