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Riots in Baltimore – National Guard Sent in [graphic images]. Update: State of Emergency Delcared

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:24 +1200 | Francis Cook

Riots have broken out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody.More >>

New site for Lake Taupo Hospice thanks to Izard generosity

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:11:58 +1200 | Lake Taupo Hospice

After a long and comprehensive search the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust can confirm it has found a new spacious site for Taupo’s hospice. More >>

Sam Johnson heading to Nepal

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:02:23 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Sam Johnson heading to Nepal to assist in aid work after the fatal Himalayan earthquake More >>

Love of job not enough for New Zealand’s aged care workforce

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:42:09 +1200 | Auckland University of Technology

Love of job not enough to sustain New Zealand’s aged care workforce, says researcher. More >>

A new mum’s nightmare

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:33:26 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Imagine. Imagine waking from a coma, anxious loved ones at your side, but a moment, one you had dreamed of has evaded you. More >>

Workers’ Memorial Day a call to action for leaders

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:13:19 +1200 | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28th) is a powerful reminder to people in positions of influence and power about their vital role in fostering safe and healthy workplaces, says the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.More >>

Hookworm discovery at Malaghan Institute

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:08:26 +1200 | Malahgan Institute of Medical Research

Professor Graham Le Gros has led a team which has stimulated both innate and memory responses to the parasite, discovering along the way the unexpected behaviour of one particular immune cell, in Hookworm, one of the world’s most devastating tropical ...More >>

From the South to the Sky Tower

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:29:24 +1200 | South2Sky

In May 2015 firefighters from the Bay Of Plenty and Canterbury will be running through Wellington and the Hutt Valley to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). Local runners and supporters are invited to help run a leg of the ...More >>

Police investigating toddler's death in Greymouth

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:50:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of a 15 month old Greymouth boy on 23 April 2015. The boy was taken to Greymouth Hospital emergency clinic in the early hours of 21 April 2015 and was flown to Starship Hospital later that day for specialist treatment.More >>

Interest Groups Intervene in Seales “Right To Die” Case

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:02 +1200 | Lecretia Seales

The Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance have been granted leave to intervene on a limited basis in the upcoming case of terminally ill 42-year-old New Zealand lawyer Lecretia Seales, who ...More >>

Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has tested negative for the virus.More >>

New laboratory service for lower North Island

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:11:47 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The lower North Island will have a new integrated community and hospital laboratory service from 1 November. The new service will see laboratory equipment upgraded in the region which will improve patient experiences, turnaround times, and access to ...More >>

Family of Nicky Stevens make complaint to the Police

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:41:12 +1200 | Dave Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens have decided to make formal statements to Police about the negligence of Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre in caring for their son and brother.More >>

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:49 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Better hospital care needed for obese patients

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:53:32 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Healthcare services are not always suitable for morbidly obese patients, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found. For her PhD thesis ‘Misfits: An ethnographic study of extremely fat patients in intensive care’, Caz Hales, who ...More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:52:10 +1200 | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials.More >>

Efficiency in Health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:36:35 +1200 | Australian Government

A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia’s health care system through ...More >>

Comvita Discusses Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:18 +1200 | Comvita New Zealand

Comvita recently published a blog on their website pointing out the link between Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, which is reproduced here. More >>

Vital leases Gold Coast hospital for $2.4M a year

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:55:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust has leased its Gold Coast hospital to Ramsay Health Care, an international hospital provider, for the next 21 years.More >>


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