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Preparing for increased stroke volumes in New Zealand

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:45:47 +1200 | University of Otago

Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population.More >>

Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Govt

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:42:32 +1200 | University of Otago

A group of tobacco control experts published an open letter this week in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal.More >>

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:38:41 +1200 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found. More >>

Fonterra denies food safety issue for Chinese partner

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:16:26 +1200 | RNZ

Dairy giant Fonterra insists a new controversy involving partner company Beingmate is not an issue of food safety. More >>

Agency urgently rechecks truck-trailers

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:35:48 +1200 | RNZ

Roading officials are urgently double-checking inspections of truck-trailers on the West Coast by a certifier who is now under investigation. More >>

Significant drop in HIV diagnoses but no way to tell why

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:04:16 +1200 | AIDS Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: 20 JUNE 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Significant drop in HIV diagnoses but no way to tell why More >>

Annual Māori public health hui to focus on whakapapa

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:28:27 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Tomorrow is the regional Hāpai Te Hauora hui-a-tau where kaimahi and invited guests share knowledge and insights about the health of whānau, hapū and iwi in Tāmaki Makaurau.More >>

Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding plan

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:50:50 +1200 | University of Auckland

Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties. More >>

Dental Association says low-cost prevention measures work

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:45:02 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The recent Healthy Auckland Together monitoring report shows poorer oral health outcomes for children in the poorest neighbourhoods, being 12 times more likely to have worse oral health compared to children from affluent areas. More >>

Rise in obesity rates in school children

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:20 +1200 | Healthy Auckland Together

Auckland’s level of obesity in under-fives has continued to fall for the third year in a row but new data indicates children are putting on excess weight in their school years.More >>

Reduction in HIV diagnoses in New Zealand

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:21:31 +1200 | University of Otago

There has been a significant reduction in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand over the past year.More >>

Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIV

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:16:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased that new results show a significant drop in the number of people diagnosed with HIV after increases for the previous five years.More >>

Cycling advocates call for urgent action on road safety

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:02:04 +1200 | Cycling Action Network

Ten years after the death of Police Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald while cycling home, cycling advocates are calling for urgent action on road safety. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings after gas exposure

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:05:01 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted enforceable undertakings from air conditioning and refrigeration company Airtech Limited, and vegetable packaging and marketing company NZ Hot House Limited following an incident in July 2016 where workers were ...More >>

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:25:42 +1200 | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population. More >>

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:54:36 +1200 | University of Otago

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. More >>

Govt has responsibility to avoid nurses strikes

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:35:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government must intervene urgently and ensure that mediation with nurses and midwives takes place to prevent industrial action so that patients get the care they need, National Party spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

Health bosses need to step up

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:30:08 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

Medical students training for end-of-life-care 'woeful'

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:11:40 +1200 | RNZ

The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care. More >>

Tourist Tax must address more than toilets, car parks

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:51:53 +1200 | Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network said a Tourist Tax needed to reflect that tourism was now placing real stress on delivery of rural health services. More >>


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