2014 Newsletters

February 2014
  • HDC Annual report: the case of the GP sexual predator
  • Why leave women’s health to chance? A TED talk
  • HDC Review of HDC Act and Code of Consumers’ Rights
  • Abortion numbers still declining – ASC’s 2012
  • Report Extending paid parental leave
March 2014
  • Important issues in cancer screening
  • Sarah Buckley workshop – “Undisturbing Birth: The science & the wisdom”
  • Paracetamol use in pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
  • BreastScreen Aotearoa goes fully digital
  • NZ anti-depressant study reveals concerns about ignored side effects
April 2014
  • Problems with the bowel screening pilot in Waitemata DHB
  • AWHC AGM – Thursday 1 May 2014
  • Diet drinks linked to heart problems in older women
  • Antenatal HIV Screening Programme for one woman
May 2014
  • Enrolling unconscious patients in clinical trials
  • Swiss Medical Board advocates abolishing mammography screening 
  • Tissue-based cancer research in New Zealand
  • NGO Forum on future development of maternity services in West Auckland
June 2014
  • Surgical mesh women petition the Health Select Committee
  • Opening of Mother & Baby Unit delayed
  • Update on enrolling unconscious patients in clinical trials
  • PND Support Network Movie Night Fundraiser – 19 June (see flyer)
July 2014
  • Perinatal & Maternal Mortality in 2012
  • NWH Annual Clinical Report day – 15 August
  • PHO targets – cervical screening stays, breast cancer screening goes
  • How GPs are meeting the targets
  • Caesarean sections increase risk of stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy
August 2014
  • The right to refuse becoming a research subject – when did we lose it?
  • Low uptake of HPV vaccine
  • Mass treatment
  • Barron Lerner’s “The Good Doctor”
September 2014
  • National Women’s Annual Clinical Report for 2013
  • DHB Maternity Quality & Safety reports
  • Emotional stress and heart disease in young women
  • Cancer Treatment Wars
October 2014
  • Progress among women towards the Smokefree 2025 goal
  • Preventing Overdiagnosis conference at Oxford
  • Breast cream – a new way to fight breast cancer?
  • PND Support Network Fundraising Dinner – 7 November 2014
November 2014
  • How antibiotics are contributing to the obesity epidemic
  • Sir Peter Gluckman on obesity and health
  • Researcher access to women’s maternity information
  • Information sharing & the Children’s Action Plan
  • Peter Gotzsche’s speaking tour of Australia
December 2014
  • Industry influence in healthcare & research: does it matter?
  • The Problem with Prostate Screening
  • Peter Gotzsche’s speaking tour of Australia