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Dental and oral health therapists to "fill" gaps

Sun, 27 May 2018 11:04:00 +1200 | NZDOHTA

New Zealanders accepting of receiving dental care from dental and oral health therapists to "fill" gaps in their Oral Health More >>

Viral Hepatitis, B and C - Lift the Global Burden

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:25:07 +1200 | NZ Society of Gastroentorology

Viral hepatitis B and C are significant causes of suffering for New Zealanders. If left untreated both Hepatitis B and C can lead to liver failure requiring transplantation. Both can cause liver cancer and premature death. The Society are very pleased that ...More >>

Nurses' strike could still be on the cards over pay dispute

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:13:04 +1200 | RNZ

Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. More >>

Celo the safe-snapping app

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:30:44 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry?More >>

FluTracking surveillance spreads across the Tasman

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:38:36 +1200 | Newcastle University

FluTracking, the highly successful online health surveillance system that helps detect epidemics of influenza throughout Australia, has expanded its reach across the Tasman to New Zealand for the first time this year.More >>

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:20:44 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has launched a new research project to comprehensively measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:06:41 +1200 |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ...More >>

Major US funding boost for trial of sugar gel for newborns

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:06:38 +1200 | Liggins Institute

New Zealand-led research that could improve the care of up to a third of all babies born and potentially prevent brain damage in infancy has received a $2.8 million boost from the United States.More >>

Research: exercise does a lot of good for ageing muscles

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:39 +1200 | University of Otago

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean getting weak and frail – just a little bit of exercise can help maintain muscle mass and strength, Otago research has revealed. More >>

High-quality endoscopic care coming to Lower Hutt

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:01:35 +1200 | Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Hospitals Limited has joined forces with a group of specialists to build a new endoscopy unit in Lower Hutt to service the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast.More >>

Legalisation debate must be informed by those most affected

Thu, 24 May 2018 08:58:43 +1200 | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz) says any decision to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis use in 2019, rather than in an election year, would be a welcome one because the issue is too important ...More >>

Governments still too slow at tackling the dementia epidemic

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:34:49 +1200 | Alzheimer's Disease International

Greater progress is needed by countries to implement national plans to respond to dementia, a new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has revealed. Around the world, dementia is the 7th leading cause of death. Every 3 seconds someone ...More >>

ACC proposes slashing medical advisory staffing

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:16:52 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ACC plans to cut its medical advisory staffing by almost 20%, says Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:09:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry’s first report, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:47:29 +1200 | Kids Night Hunt

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy at the Kids Night Hunt HAMILTON, May 2018: University of Waikato students held a Kids Night Hunt on Sunday 20 May 2018 around the lake area on the University of Waikato campus. The event attracted ...More >>

New evidence supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:24:00 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. The research, reported this week by Newshub, champions the benefits of waiting for at least a minute to ...More >>

Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing

Tue, 22 May 2018 14:49:57 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

A team at Christchurch Hospital is 3D printing models of babies’ chests to train surgeons for a life-saving procedure. More >>

Thank you Sir Peter: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:29:05 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

After many years of reminding blokes to ‘get checked’ and raising awareness of the number one cancer in Kiwi men, Sir Peter Leitch is stepping down as Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. More >>

US$18 Million Financing for AK Uni Developed Cancer Therapy

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:18 +1200 | Auckland UniServices Ltd

Rain Therapeutics Closes US$18 Million Financing to Support Cancer Therapy Developed at the University of Auckland More >>

Hope for New Zealand kids battling cancer

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:28:36 +1200 | Cure Kids

An innovative child cancer clinical trial launches today which aims to use a state-of-the-art genetic test to improve outcomes and quality of life for New Zealand children with difficult-to-treat and relapsed forms of cancer.More >>


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