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Green space and depression during pregnancy: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Study - Nichani V, Dirks K, Burns B, Bird A, Grant C.
This study aimed to determine whether exposure to green space during pregnancy is associated with less depression, and whether this association ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Essilor, Luxotica rebuff EU anti-trust regulators
(Reuters) –Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) and Essilor (EPA:EI) have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust regulators’ concerns over their proposed 46-billion-euro ($55.2 billion) merger, increasing the possibility of a lengthy EU investigation into the deal. Italian eyewear maker Luxottica, which owns brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, and French lens manufacturer Essilor had until Sept. 19 to offer concessions after the EU competition enforcer expressed its reservations about the deal to the companies last week. The European Commission recognises if the parties to a merger have made concession...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Essilor Luxottica Source Type: news

Energy drink consumption among New Zealand adolescents: associations with mental health, health risk behaviours and body size - Utter J, Denny S, Teevale T, Sheridan J.
AIM: With the increase in popularity of energy drinks come multiple concerns about the associated health indicators of young people. The current study aims to describe the frequency of consumption of energy drinks in a nationally representative sample of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Endologix touts Japanese collab dev & distro deal, 1st-in-human Ovation Alto trial data
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) this week announced a joint R&D and exclusive distribution deal with Japan Lifeline and released case review results from the 1st-in-human use of its Ovation Alto stent graft designed for endovascular aneurysm repair. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said it inked a deal with Japan Lifeline to jointly invest in development, clinical research and commercialization of novel endovascular stent graft systems for the treatment of thoracic aortic disease. Japan Lifeline will gain exclusive distribution rights to the systems in Japan, while Endologix said it will commercialize the system through its...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Distribution Research & Development Stents Vascular Endologix Source Type: news

Winter flu
With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy
Mother Dayna Allen, from New Zealand, who smoked her way through her first pregnancy has spoken of her guilt after learning of the  dangers her habit posed to her unborn daughter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jane Campion on How Top of the Lake Changed Her Opinion on Sex Work
Throughout her career, Jane Campion has wrangled with questions of womanhood and sexuality that many mainstream films and television shows ignore. She has brought her specific style, which melds the breathtaking and the heartbreaking with idiosyncratic humor, to projects like the 1993 Oscar winner The Piano and, more recently, the detective series Top of the Lake. The second season of that show is now underway on SundanceTV as Campion, the first female director to win the Palme d‘Or at Cannes, celebrates her career in a retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through Sept. 17. Four years after the first s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

NHS told to brace itself for bad flu season
Health bosses say bad winter in Australia and New Zealand should act as a warning for the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dayna Allen, 25, smoked through her first pregnancy
Mother Dayna Allen, from New Zealand, who smoked her way through her first pregnancy has spoken of her guilt after learning of the  dangers her habit posed to her unborn daughter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little evidence that light drinking in pregnancy is harmful, say experts
Women worried by guidance advising abstinence should be told there is little evidence that the odd glass of wine causes harm to the baby, says studyMothers who are consumed by anxiety and guilt for having drunk the odd glass of wine when they are pregnant should be reassured by a new study showing there is very little evidence that it harms the baby, say experts.Drinking in pregnancy is a fraught issue and causes much anxiety. Last year new guidance to the NHS in England urged women to try not to drink at all, but in the real world, say the new study ’s authors, up to 80% in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Alcohol Pregnancy Family Health & wellbeing Life and style Parents and parenting Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Risk factors of poisoning: findings from the New Zealand Blood Donors' Health Study (Safety-2016 abstract #374) - Peiris-John R, Reid P, Lee A, Ameratunga S.
This study investigated the predictors of hospital admissions or deaths for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Zealand campaign calls for action to prevent suicides - Shepherd A.
This poignant display of 606 pairs of shoes, one for every person who took their own life in New Zealand last year, is at the heart of a campaign to force the … Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Older babies 'sleep better' in their own room
Conclusion This study seems to show that parents of infants aged 6 to 12 months who sleep in a separate room report better infant sleep outcomes, such as sleep times and sleep duration, than parents who keep their infant in the same room or bed. These findings are similar to a study covered in June 2017, which found "independent sleepers" slept for longer aged nine months than room-sharers. But there are some considerations that need to be taken into account: This questionnaire-based study didn't follow infants over a long period of time, so we only know about their sleep behaviours and patterns at one particul...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

NZ mother dies giving birth to triplets conceived with IVF
New Zealand born Chervonne Magaoa died from a rare medical condition within hours after giving birth to triplets. It's understood she died following an amniotic fluid embolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother dies from rare condition giving birth to triplets
New Zealand born Chervonne Magaoa died from a rare medical condition within hours after giving birth to triplets. It's understood she died following an amniotic fluid embolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury among older workers in an ageing New Zealand workforce (Safety-2016 abstract #193) - Lilley R, Jaye C, Davie G, Excellence (CARE) CAR.
Background The New Zealand (NZ) workforce is experiencing rapid demographic ageing and older workers (aged 55+ years) are a fast growing segment of the working population. Few analyses have examined the nature and cause of injury for older workers in any d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Injury prevention campaigns for children, by children - the SafeKids New Zealand creative quest competition (Safety-2016 abstract #71) - Weaver A, Francoia A.
Background Scooter-related injuries have doubled every year since 2008--from just 697 claims in 2008 to 6,474 in 2012. Cycling related injuries are one of the top 10 causes of unintentional injury related deaths for children.Wearing a correctly fitted helm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Partnering to focus on child injury prevention?- the SafeKids New Zealand and Housing New Zealand driveway run over campaign (Safety-2016 abstract #207) - Francoia A, Weaver A.
BACKGROUND This presentation demonstrates the success of a Driveway Run over Campaign by using intersectoral collaboration to support the implementation of this child injury prevention initiative. Incorporating increased awareness, behaviour change, enviro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A new NGO in the pan Pacific region to promote injury prevention and the Safe Community movement (Safety-2016 abstract #319) - Peters T, Costello D, Nie C, Fuselli P.
BACKGROUND The Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network represents almost 100 accredited Safe Communities - 1.5 million people in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. As an advocate for injury/violence prevention the PPSCN promotes evidence ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

PREDICT prioritisation study: establishing the research priorities of paediatric emergency medicine physicians in Australia and New Zealand - Deane HC, Wilson CL, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, Cheek JA, Craig SS, Oakley E, Borland M, Cheng NG, Zhang M, Cotterell E, Schuster T, Krieser D.
BACKGROUND: The Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) performs multicentre research in Australia and New Zealand. Research priorities are difficult to determine, often relying on individual interests or prior wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Media accounts of unintentional child injury deaths in New Zealand: a teachable moment? - John S, Kool B.
AIM: To review media accounts of fatal child unintentional injury events reported in leading New Zealand newspapers for their completeness and potential to deliver evidence-based injury prevention messages. METHOD: Media accounts of fatal unintenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Zealand researchers makes 'natural born killer' cell discovery
(University of Otago) An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell -- a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by researchers t New Zealand's University of Otago. The NK cell is a 'vigilante' killer -- a white blood cell that destroys invaders and cancer cells through a process of 'identity card' checking.The researchers' new work shows that violent vigilante NK cells act as helper cells to start up the immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Co-design project to raise awareness around sexual violence and safety in Auckland youth (Safety-2016 abstract #462) - Good K.
Background New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child sexual violence in the developed world. One in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 15. Maori and Pacific Island girls are at significantly increased risk compared to European girls. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Genevieve Mora battling OCD reveals mental health issues
Genevieve Mora, from New Zealand's Auckland, revealed how her obsessive compulsive disorder eventually led to a devastating eating disorder from the tender age of 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High novelty seeking as a predictor of antisocial behaviour in early adulthood - Foulds J, Boden J, Horwood J, Mulder R.
This study aimed to examine the association between novelty seeking (NS) and antisocial behaviours (age 18-35). METHOD: A New Zealand general population birth cohort was studied from 1977 to 2012. Sample sizes ranged from n  = 962 (age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lessons on developing accountable care systems from New Zealand
The health system in Canterbury, New Zealand, has undertaken a significant programme of transformation over the past decade. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Developing accountable care systems: lessons from Canterbury, New Zealand
This report examines how the Canterbury health system in New Zealand has moderated demand for hospital care, particularly among older people, by investing in alternative models of provision and community-based services. The transformation has taken more than a decade and required significant investment; this report considers the lessons that the NHS can learn. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zealand partner Boehringer begins Phase I trials for two obesity and / or diabetes drugs
Zealand Pharma has announced the launch of two Phase I clinical trials by its partner Boehringer Ingelheim to investigate a glucagon / GLP-1 agonist and an amylin analogue for the treatment of obesity and / or type 2 diabetes. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIIT is recommended for CHILDREN to boost brain power
HIIT boosted cognitive  skills in youngsters more than moderate activity, New Zealand research shows, by improving short-term memory and cognitive control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Malin ’ s Hourglass peripheral embolization plug
Irish life sciences company Malin Corp said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Hourglass peripheral embolization plug. The company said the Hourglass plug is designed to be deployed over-the-wire for peripheral embolization procedures, and can provide immediate occlusion with a single integrated device. “This is the 1st integrated, over-the-wire device designed for peripheral embolization procedures. The goal with over-the-wire design is to provide physicians with accurate, stent-like delivery of the device in the vessel,” Hourglass co-developer George Wallace, said in prepared remarks. “The Hourgl...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular malincorp Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 18, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Sperm Research Hazardous and Toxic Substances Men and Boys Reproductive System (Human) Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Shanna H. Swan Mount Sinai Medical Center phthalates North America Europe Australia New Zealand Source Type: news

From care to custody: trajectories of children in post-war New Zealand - Stanley E.
This article considers the trajectory of children from state care to imprisonment in relation to 105 New Zealanders who spent time in residential care between the 1950s and 1990s. Following previous research, the article demonstrates how children in state ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The youth guarantee education initiative and its impact on criminality: M āori youth perceptions - Poa D, Wright Monod S.
M āori youth are over-represented within the New Zealand criminal justice system. Māori youth comprise 60 per cent of the total youth apprehensions and represent only 20 per cent of New Zealand's youth population. This qualitative study focuses on the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dark shadow of the long white cloud: neighborhood safety is associated with self-rated health and cortisol during pregnancy in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand - Thayer ZM.
Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand is a culturally and ethnically diverse city. Despite popular global conceptions regarding its utopian nature, the lived experience for many individuals in Auckland attests to the substantial social, economic, and health inequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of traumatic brain injury in a male adult prison population and its association with the offence type - Mitchell T, Theadom A, du Preez E.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of TBI in a prison population in New Zealand and to identify whether age, ethnicity, offence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed
(University of Otago) New insights into the lifeways -- and death rites -- of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through funerary studies led by a researcher at the Department of Anatomy at New Zealand's University of Otago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jess Quinn who lost her leg to bone cancer talks struggles
Jessica Quinn, from New Zealand, who lost her leg to cancer has opened up about her struggles with body image - and how she was able to bounce back by embracing her  prosthetic limb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second New Zealand farm tests positive to cattle disease
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Primary Industries ministry said on Monday that a second dairy farm in the country's South Island has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Zealand ministry says second farm tests positive for serious cattle disease
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries said on Monday that a second dairy farm in the South Island tested positive for a serious cattle disease called Mycoplasma bovis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Zealand ministry says cattle disease outbreak under control
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's first outbreak of a serious bacterial cattle disease was well under control, the Primary Industries ministry said on Friday, with stock movement restrictions in place and testing continuing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Zealand warns against synthetic marijuana after 9 deaths
New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cochrane election results and appointments to the Governing Board
We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections and appointments to the Governing Board:Co-Chair:Martin Burton has been appointed by the Board as its Co-Chair for a term of two years. Martin served as a member of the Board until this month, and already has substantial leadership experience in Cochrane as Director of Cochrane UK and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Ear Nose& Throat Review Group. Martin is based in Oxford, UK, and will share chairing duties with Cindy Farquhar, who is Co-ordinating Editor of the Gynaecology and Fertility Review Group, and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.Two interna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Study Shows How The World May Run Low On Sperm
Over a 38 year period, sperm counts dropped by over 50% in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand . Is this cause for concern? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Plant hormone boost for New Zealand's endangered night parrot
A study, published inReproduction, Fertility and Development, suggests that the critically-endangered kakapo’s breeding success depends on oestrogen-like hormone levels found in native New Zealand plants.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Living on processed foods and junk nutrition, American girls are now the fattest in the world, study finds
(Natural News) A study that was led by the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand found that schoolgirls in the United States and the United Kingdom are the worst in the world for having stomach fat, with half of American and British girls in both countries’ total population classified as “overfat”, making them at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Very worrisome': Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men
Sperm counts for men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have declined by more than 50 per cent in the last four decades, according to a new study. The researchers, however, found no significant decline among men in South America, Asia and Africa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news