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Antibiotic resistant organisms on the increase

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:14:32 +1300 | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR’s Antibiotic Reference Laboratory is responsible for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens, on behalf of the Ministry of Health. More >>

Kiwis Invited to Phase 2 of Coeliac Vaccine Trials

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:18 +1300 | Coeliac New Zealand

Kiwis Invited to Phase 2 of Coeliac Vaccine Trials A coeliac disease vaccine currently undergoing investigation with the aim to protect patients from the harmful effects of gluten is looking for kiwi volunteers for the Phase 2 clinical trial. Having achieved ...More >>

NZMA calls for an immediate ban on boxing

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:37:09 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association strongly supports the World Medical Association’s position on boxing , and in particular the statement that boxing is qualitatively different from other sports because of the injuries it causes, and that it should ...More >>

Patient dies after being restrained at Whangārei Hospital

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:36:37 +1300 | RNZ

A man has died at Whangārei Hospital after being restrained following an assault on a staff member. More >>

Local nurse named ‘neonatal nurse of the year’

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:08:29 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington neonatal nurse practitioner Paula Dellabarca has spent her career helping some of the region’s smallest and most vulnerable patients and their families. More >>

NZ research set to impact international opioid crisis

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:48:46 +1300 | Medicines New Zealand

Ground breaking research that looks at a novel technique for pain management is set to influence the global opioid addiction crisis. More >>

Call for volunteers to help fight NZ’s largest killer

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:08:49 +1300 | National Heart Foundation

With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019. Heart Foundation Medical Director ...More >>

New rabbit calicivirus confirmed in Waikato

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:59:14 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Testing of two dead rabbits – one a pet – found in Mātangi and Cambridge has confirmed the presence of an already identified new calicivirus in the region, says Waikato Regional Council.More >>

Make sure you reach Christmas safely

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:19:27 +1300 | NZISM

New Zealand’s largest Health and Safety professional organisation is asking Kiwis to keep an eye on safety at work in the rush up to the Christmas and New Year holiday to avoid injury that ruins their time off. More >>

ESR ups its reporting on Meningococcal disease

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:04:53 +1300 | ESR

The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. More >>

Urgent need to find antibiotic alternatives

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:09:22 +1300 | ESR

ESR scientists say there is an urgent need to develop alternatives to conventional antibiotics for use in the treatment of both humans and food-producing animals. More >>

Meningococcal W – Expert Reaction

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:31:01 +1300 | Science Media Centre

A rare strain of meningococcal disease has killed 6 people this year, triggering the Ministry of Health to ask doctors and emergency departments to be on alert for symptoms. More >>

Volpara reaches milestone in tech-driven cancer fight

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:36:01 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

New Zealand, 12 November 2018 – Some of the greatest advances in the fight against breast cancer are happening not in the lab but in a Kiwi software company. Wellington-based Volpara® Solutions™ is helping save lives around the globe with its revolutionary ...More >>

World Antibiotic Awareness Week focuses on working together

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:49:38 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

12 November 2018 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting this year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week theme of ‘Together we can keep antibiotics working’. Research shows that the global growth of antimicrobial resistance is undermining ...More >>

Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:19:45 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

With very few new antibiotics having been developed in recent years, health agencies say their responsible use is absolutely critical to people’s health. More >>

Kiwi Parents Urged to Immunise Infants & Teens

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:57:10 +1300 | GlaxoSmithKline

Kiwi parents of infants, toddlers and adolescents can now immunise their children against the country’s most common type of meningococcal disease (meningococcal B) with the launch of a new vaccine. More >>

The antibiotic resistance apocalypse is coming

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:21:42 +1300 | ANZCA

The antibiotic resistance apocalypse is coming and New Zealand is not immune with increasing superbug outbreaks giving us a taste of more to come says an infectious diseases expert, Dr Stephen McBride.More >>

Digital mental health tool trialled at three DHBs

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:25:37 +1300 | eHealthNews.nz

A digital self-management tool for New Zealanders living with schizophrenia is being trialled at three district health boards. More >>

How New Zealand can avoid a US-type opioid crisis

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 12:13:51 +1300 | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists are key players in helping New Zealand avoid replicating the United States’ deadly opioid crisis according to a visiting Mayo Clinic specialist, Dr Steven Clendenen.More >>

World-first virtual pregnancy wins top Marsden funding

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 09:14:17 +1300 | University of Auckland

An international project to create a world-first virtual pregnant uterus has won the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute top Marsden funding. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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