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Lockdown Ends But The Teamwork Continues As Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month Kicks Off

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 4:34 pm | MND New Zealand

As the country comes out of lockdown thanks to the efforts of our “team of five million”, the team at MND New Zealand continues to rally around those living with a devastating and deadly disease. Motor Neurone Disease Awareness month kicks off ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 1:04 pm | Ministry of Health

Again today, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. This is the 9th consecutive day of no new cases. Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined ... More >>

World Smokefree Day - What Smokefree Means For Aotearoa

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:14 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Today is World Smokefree Day, known in some countries as ‘World No Tobacco Day’. Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Since the 1st of May, Hāpai has received ... More >>

We’re Not Doing Enough To Prevent Cancer

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:06 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand says the Cancer Society. On World Smokefree Day today, it is asking New Zealanders to rethink how we get to Smokefree 2025 and a smokefree generation. The Cancer Society has launched ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 2:03 pm | Ministry of Health

For eight days in a row, there have been no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable ... More >>

PHARMAC To Fund New Cystic Fibrosis Medicine

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 8:35 am | PHARMAC

From Monday a new medicine is being funded by PHARMAC which will help young children with cystic fibrosis digest their food more easily. Creon Micro, supplied by Mylan, is a modified-release granule formulation of pancreatic enzymes. It enables smaller ... More >>

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:31 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant ... More >>

Report Reveals Frontline Nurses’ Struggles During COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

A recently released report by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the McGuinness Institute highlights the challenges faced by NZNO members (nurses, midwives, health care assistants, kai mahi hauora and nursing students) working on the frontlines ... More >>

Urgent Need To Plug Information Gaps On Clinical Covid Infections

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:30 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The lack of detail on the transmission of Covid-19 in clinical environments will send shudders through the health workforce, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists. A report in the New Zealand Herald , based on Ministry of Health figures, ... More >>

Pacific Stories For A Smokefree Future - World Smokefree Day, May 31

Friday, 29 May 2020, 1:49 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Talanoa -- sharing stories -- is an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming smokefree together. For World Smokefree Day, Hāpai Te Hauora have been working in partnership with Tala Pasifika to collect ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:58 pm | Ministry of Health

For the seventh day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable ... More >>

World Smokefree Day: Southern DHB Wants You To Pass On Your Mātauranga (knowledge)

Friday, 29 May 2020, 10:40 am | Southern District Health Board

It’s World Smokefree day on 31 May and Southern DHB’s Smokefree team are celebrating Smokefree environments, places and whānau. Usually out and about in the community during May with coalition partners from Smokefree Otago, this year the team had to ... More >>

CM Health Visitor Restrictions Remain At Level 2

Friday, 29 May 2020, 10:11 am | Counties Manukau District Health Board

Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) will continue to have visitor restrictions in place during alert Level 2 with DHB sites only accessible on exceptional and compassionate circumstances. “We understand that family and friends have been missing their loved ... More >>

Cancer Treatment Remains On Track Through The COVID Pandemic

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:07 am | Cancer Control Agency

For those already diagnosed with cancer, treatment largely continued through the COVID-19 lockdown, according to analysis carried out by the Cancer Control Agency. Cancer Control Agency Chief Executive Prof Diana Sarfati says, “Medical oncology, ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19 Again

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,504. ... More >>

Mana At Heart Of Pacific Rainbow Health Project

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

A project which aims to redress the impact of stigma on the health and wellbeing of the Pacific Rainbow community in Aotearoa New Zealand has received Health Research Council funding. The University of Auckland’s Dr Patrick Thomsen will lead the ... More >>

Porirua Health Business Takes PPE Supply Into Its Own Hands After Delay

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:50 am | Pacific Health Plus

Following a delay in delivery of essential personal protective equipment, owners of Pacific Health Plus (PHP) in Cannons Creek, Eastern Porirua, decided to take matters into their own hands. “During lockdown we realised that we did not have sufficient ... More >>

Local HIV Transmission Decline Is Great News - Despite Overall Increase In Cases

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:30 am | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The latest HIV numbers out of the University of Otago AIDS Epidemiology Group may appear at first glance to be a disheartening increase in cases. However, continued decline among cases acquired in New Zealand suggests we remain on a path to ending ... More >>

Smokefree Cars Means More To Celebrate On World Smokefree Day May 31

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:15 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa and the people of Aotearoa for promoting the rights of all children to breathe smokefree air. A bill banning smoking in cars with children has passed its final reading with ... More >>

Health And The Long Weekend

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:10 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

If you are not well stay home, is the message heading into this long weekend. This Monday, June 1, is Queen’s Birthday. While New Zealanders are being urged to support the tourism industry by trying something different and everyone is able to move freely ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19 For Fifth Consecutive Day

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Health

For a fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed ... More >>

Stacey Morrison Calls On Kiwis To Host A Pink Ribbon Breakfast And Help Save Lives

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:07 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Broadcaster and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Ambassador Stacey Morrison is encouraging New Zealanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this July, to help raise urgent funds needed to support patients and save lives. With more than 3,300 women across the ... More >>

New App Puts Tailored COVID-19 Information In The Hands Of Health Workers

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Health

A new mobile app, Âwhina, released today by the Ministry of Health will help health workers access the information they need about COVID-19. Today’s release of the Âwhina app for health workers follows last week’s launch of the NZ COVID Tracer ... More >>

Northland GPs Revolutionise Delivery Of Primary Care

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 11:01 am | Northland District Health Board

COVID-19 has encouraged Northland GPs to find new ways of undertaking patient consultations that are outside of the usual face-to-face model in order to prevent the risk of infection spreading, while still providing the same high level of care. In March ... More >>

Removing Barriers To Respiratory Health

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 9:19 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are pleased to announce the translation of their first Samoan language resources, with more to come over the next year. The ‘Managing Your Child’s Asthma’ booklet (Tausiaina o le ma’i sela o lau tama) ... More >>

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Stations Set To Visit Community

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:53 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

People with possible COVID-19 symptoms are being encouraged to take advantage of the mobile testing station travelling across the MidCentral District Health Board region this week Anyone experiencing cold, flu or respiratory illness symptoms, no ... More >>

Record Flu Vaccination Rates For Hawke’s Bay Māori

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:39 pm | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Chair Shayne Walker gets his flu vaccine from DHB staff member Jude McCool More local Māori aged 65 and over have received an influenza vaccine this year than ever before. Hawke’s Bay has also achieved the ... More >>

100% Of COVID-19 Cases Recovered In The Nelson Marlborough Region

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:06 pm | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Nelson Marlborough residents can celebrate their contribution towards preventing sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in the region, with the last active case discharged from isolation on 21 May. Nelson Marlborough Health Director of Public ... More >>

South Island Digital Hospitals – Free Webinar

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:36 pm | eHealthNews.nz

No paper charts will be stored in Dunedin’s new digital hospital, which aims to be “paper lite” with a full digital health record. The Digital Blueprint for the new hospital envisions the use of autonomous guided vehicles, a pharmacy robot ... More >>

National Tree Celebration Focuses On Mental Health

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:31 pm | Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Be With a Tree celebration this year focuses on the intangible benefits of trees to people. Be With a Tree 2020 , which runs from 5-14 June , aims to inspire a love of nature that changes people’s lives as well ... More >>

New Vaping Regulations Inadequate - Industry Expert

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:18 pm | Shosha

Proposed Government regulations to control the sales of vaping products may not go far enough to protect Kiwis wanting to quit smoking according to an industry leader. While thousands of New Zealanders have used their time in lockdown to quit smoking ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Health

Once again, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable ... More >>

Government Investment In National COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy Welcomed

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:04 pm | Malaghan Institute

The Government’s investment in a national COVID-19 vaccine programme is the shot in the arm the country needs for its economic future and the health of its people says Director of the Malaghan Institute Professor Graham Le Gros. Research, Science ... More >>

Evening Sitting Habits And Binge-watching Come Under Research Spotlight

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 6:43 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

We know that performing short bouts of activity regularly throughout the day can counter some of the risks that come with sitting for prolonged periods. But we don’t yet know whether short activity breaks in the evening, while binge-watching our favourite ... More >>

Government Revises Alert Level 2 Rules - Expert Reaction

Monday, 25 May 2020, 5:11 pm | Science Media Centre

The New Zealand Government has today revised the rules of COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Gatherings can increase to 100 people from midday on Friday, 29 May. The announcement comes 18 days after the initial guidelines were announced. Cabinet will meet to assess More >>

Pharmacist Dispensing Error And Dishonest Conduct

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:24 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a pharmacist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a dispensing error, and dishonest conduct following the error. ... More >>

Care Of Mother In Labour And New-born Baby

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:19 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a District Health Board, a self-employed midwife and a paediatric registrar in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 25 May 2020, 1:10 pm | Ministry of Health

Once again, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable ... More >>

Clearhead Launches Free Telehealth Tool To Support Kiwis And Doctors Mental Health During Covid-19

Monday, 25 May 2020, 10:33 am | Clearhead

Clearhead, an innovative local digital mental health company, has expanded its online platform, with the help of nib New Zealand (nib) and its charitable entity, nib foundation. The platform has added a secure, online telehealth service to its suite of existing ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 24 May 2020, 12:57 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 12:59 pm | Ministry of Health

Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,504. Today there is no change to the number of people recovered ... More >>

1 New Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:58 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. The case is linked to the St Margaret's cluster in Auckland and is a household contact of an earlier case. Because of their connection to the earlier case, the person has ... More >>

CHECKIN-19 Launches Support For MoH’s New Personal COVID Tracing App

Friday, 22 May 2020, 10:58 am | Digital Stock

CHECKIN-19, an app designed by Southland-based technology company Digital Stock, has launched unofficial support for the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) new ‘NZ COVID Tracer’ mobile application. MoH launched the app on Wednesday, allowing individuals ... More >>

COVID-19 Assessment And Testing To Move To General Practice

Friday, 22 May 2020, 10:35 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

With the country at Alert Level 2, the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s (BOPDHB) COVID-19 pandemic response is also moving to the next phase. This includes the process for assessment and swabbing for COVID-19. From Monday 25 May 2020, people with symptoms ... More >>

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now In Regional Laboratories - Greater Support For Regional Hospitals

Friday, 22 May 2020, 8:58 am | Southern Community Laboratories

From today, eight regional labs will be receiving much needed capability to rapidly test for COVID-19 and influenza, providing crucial and timely support to regional hospitals. Rapid COVID-19 tests take just under an hour, enabling the smaller regional ... More >>

New Zealand Medical Association Supports Pay Parity For Nurses

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:47 am | New Zealand Medical Association

A sustainable nursing workforce is critical to general practice and NZMA supports the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s call for pay parity with DHB employed nurses. "There is no justification for nurses working in the community to be paid up ... More >>

Leading Pacific Health Expert Joins Heart Foundation

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 6:06 pm | The Heart Foundation

Pacific health leader Dr Collin Tukuitonga is joining the Heart Foundation as its Chief Advisor Pacific Dr Collin Tukuitonga Dr Tukuitonga, who is Niuean, is the Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Auckland’s Health and Medical Sciences faculty. ... More >>

Ministry Of Health Releases COVID-19 Health And Wellbeing Survey Results

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:30 pm | Ministry of Health

At the beginning of April, the Ministry of Health started issuing a daily survey to collect information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, how they are doing, and how they are being impacted by COVID-19. The Ministry of Health is ... More >>

Delivering for whānau Māori despite dialysis

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:59 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Helping your people through an emergency takes a combined effort, especially as you come out of the immediate response and into the long-haul of recovery. More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:30 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. That means our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,153, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases ... More >>

More Choice Of Mental Health And Wellbeing Support For Young People

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 7:25 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has put funding into providing a variety of support, tools and resources to help young people manage anxiety due to the uncertainty and change caused by COVID-19. “We know young people are really affected by the uncertainty ... More >>

Unmasking New Solutions For Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:12 pm | Flinders University

Flinders leads new NHMRC sleep apnoea study Nearly 1 billion people globally, including 1 million Australians, have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and more targeted treatments are ‘urgently needed’ to reduce the costs and health impacts, say Flinders University ... More >>

In Crisis, Do We Turn To Nature?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:07 pm | Wellington School Of Architecture

Investigating our need for nature during the covid-19 pandemic in Aotearoa By R.B. MacKinnon and M. Pedersen Zari It seems an ordinary scene: a sunny day in the park, dogs bounding across the grass; parents chasing after energetic children; lovers ... More >>

New UC Technology Doubling Ventilator Capacity Could Save Thousands Of Covid-19 Patients

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 3:53 pm | University of Canterbury

A simple, low-cost technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their capacity to treat ... More >>

Research To Address Inequities In Maternal Health Services For Māori Receives A Better Start Funding

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:50 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. The research investment by A Better Start National Science Challenge is ... More >>

COVID-19: Frontline Nurse & Influencer Uses Social Media Platforms To Support Colleagues

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:32 pm | Ecosa

A nurse and social media influencer has used his platform to encourage the donation of products to help support nurses on the frontline of COVID-19 testing Franz Arevalo, a senior clinical nurse, and fitness influencer @thenattynurse has secured thousands ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:26 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. That means New Zealand’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,153. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1,503. We have 1,447 people who have recovered from ... More >>

Online Support To The Vulnerable And Lonely To Keep Mind And Body Healthy

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 1:53 pm | Stroke Central Region Inc

Free Online Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers Stroke Central Region is offering free Online Meetings for Stroke Survivors, Carers and anyone else who wants to connect with people and community organisations, outside of their bubble. ... More >>

Sustained Focus On Wellbeing Essential To Support Aotearoa NZ Post-COVID-19

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 1:48 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes Budget 2020’s investment in social security and wellbeing for Aotearoa New Zealand, but says that sustained investment is needed to ensure existing inequities are not exacerbated by the post-COVID-19 ... More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity: Taking Teleophthalmology to the World

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 1:25 pm | ODocs Eye Care

As Covid-19 takes centre stage in the topic of global healthcare, specialist health departments around the world are already experiencing major patient backlogs. In the Canterbury and Wellington regions alone, more than 1,500 elective surgeries have ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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