Brain Day Nelson

The Neurological Foundation’s Medical Advisor Dr Jon Simcock will speak about the latest progress in the understanding of brain disorders. He will also discuss how the 21st century has introduced exciting new neurological investigation techniques, paving the way for enhanced diagnosis and treatment.

  • 25 Jun 2012

Positively Parkinson’s

More than 10,000 New Zealanders have Parkinson’s disease, but many thousands more are dealing with Parkinson’s every day – relatives and friends, carers and health professionals. This event takes on a unique interview format with Sue Giddens from the Neurological Foundation interviewing Positively Parkinson’s author Ann Andrews, then University of Auckland neuroscientist Associate Professor Debbie Young.

  • 25 Jun 2012

Brain Disorders: Progress & prospects – free lecture

There are more than 1,100 known neurological disorders. Your nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout your body: together they control all the workings of the body.

  • 25 Jun 2012

Post-Stroke protection & repair – free public lecture

Injuries to the brain or spinal cord from stroke, trauma or neurodegenerative disease result in the loss of limb function with limited potential for recovery. Currently, there is no effective drug treatment to promote recovery from stroke and the main treatment used following a stroke is physical therapy.

  • 25 Jun 2012

Minister of Health opens new EBOS Auckland facility

New Zealand’s largest medical and pharmaceutical supplies and healthcare logistics provider, EBOS Group, yesterday had its new EBOS Healthcare facility in Albany opened by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

  • 22 Jun 2012

Documentary film: “A Good Death”

Professor Robin Taylor wants to change the way that we care for people with long-term, but inevitably fatal medical conditions as they reach the end of their lives. Instead of writing another academic paper, he decided to take a completely different tack and commission a film about the issues.

  • 21 Jun 2012

New Zealand Continence Awareness week plans underway

The New Zealand Continence Association is preparing for their national annual awareness week to be run from the 24th to the 30th of June this year.

  • 20 Jun 2012

Filmmaker highlights indifference to institutionalised abuse

Jim Marbrook’s Mental Notes tells the often shameful story of this country’s psychiatric institutions, a story that remains largely unknown despite a 2007 report by a government-appointed forum detailing corroborated evidence of poor practice and abuse in government-run mental hospitals.

  • 17 Jun 2012

2000 registrations needed before the end of June

Today, a New Zealander will receive a life-saving blood transfusion or blood product every 12 and a half minutes*. Each will be just one of the thousands ‘rescued’ every year by a declining number of heroic blood donors, with recent statistics suggesting many are unaware of how important their voluntary contributions really are.

  • 14 Jun 2012

You don’t have to save the world, just help save a life

NZ Blood’s True Heroes Survey for World Blood Donor Day – Thursday 14 June 2012

In the eyes of Kiwis, you don’t have to be Superman or conquer a world-first achievement to be a hero. Saving lives by donating blood will do just as well.

  • 13 Jun 2012

Stoic Auckland males urged to ring Healthline when unwell

Kiwi males are being urged to call Healthline if they feel unwell – rather than carrying on stoically. June 11 to 17 is Men’s Health Week.

  • 11 Jun 2012

Kiwi men tool up to better health

In our Kiwi “number 8 wire” culture, men’s health has always been a tricky nut to crack for health promoters.

  • 08 Jun 2012

Circa reaches blind audiences

Circa Theatre is excited to offer an audio described performance of the Arthur Miller classic, All My Sons, for blind and visually impaired audience members. This will be the second time the theatre undertakes a performance of this type: Circa’s first audio described performance, of Roger Hall’s Four Flat Whites in Italy, took place in October 2011.

  • 08 Jun 2012

Registration open for 2012 Arthritis New Zealand Marathon

It’s time to register for the 2012 Arthritis New Zealand Marathon, dust off your shoes, and get training!

  • 06 Jun 2012

Ben and Owen Franks tackle bowel cancer

This week (June 4-10) marks New Zealand’s second ever official Bowel Cancer Awareness Week. Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa is pleased to announce star rugby brothers, Ben and Owen Franks, as its latest supporters of the cause in 2012.

  • 05 Jun 2012

Applications close 1 July for Rural Women NZ scholarship

Health professionals with an interest in the rural sector have just one month to apply for this year’s the Rural Women NZ & Access Homehealth scholarship, with a closing date of 1 July.

“This $3000 scholarship will be awarded to a health professional to help further his or her studies,” says Rural Women New Zealand National President, Liz Evans.

  • 05 Jun 2012

First symposium for Gut Health Network

A variety of medical disorders which all appear to originate in the gut will be the focus of the first annual symposium of the recently formed Gut Health Network which take places at the University of Otago this Friday.

  • 30 May 2012

Focus on family for Smokefree Day 2012

Smoking is “incredibly destructive to our people’s health, massively expensive for our country and detrimental to our communities” says Auckland Mayor, Len Brown. Aucklanders seem to agree, if the drive towards a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 is anything to go by.

  • 30 May 2012

Pizza to help raise dough for Chopper Appeal

Wellington and Hutt Valley Domino's stores are combining forces once again in their Doughraiser this week to support the Westpac Chopper Appeal.

  • 29 May 2012

Antioxidants may help maintain healthy vision

Declining eye health affects one in seven New Zealanders over the age of 50 and the incidence is increasing.

Charitable organisation Macular Degeneration New Zealand is launching the first-ever Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, running from Sunday May 27 – Saturday June 2 and in its recent media statement said New Zealanders should consider taking a lutein supplement to support eye health.

  • 28 May 2012