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No New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 1:13 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 99 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. There are no new recovered cases to report, so there continue to be 23 active cases, ... More >>

Christchurch COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Centre Open This Saturday

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:11 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury people without COVID-19 symptoms who wish to be tested for the virus can visit a pop-up testing centre at 170 Orchard Road near Christchurch Airport from 10am to 4pm this Saturday 8 August. Getting a free COVID-19 test helps us rule out ... More >>

Voluntary Bonding Scheme 2021 Intake Adds Professions And Locations

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:53 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health welcomes the addition of new professions to next year’s Voluntary Bonding Scheme. The scheme is offered every year to encourage newly qualified health professionals to work in the communities and specialties that need them most. ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:18 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 98 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. There are no new recovered cases to report, so there continue to be 23 active cases ... More >>

COVID Cancer ‘Catch Up’ In Full Swing

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 5:10 pm | Te Aho o te Kahu

A report released today by Te Aho o Te Kahu, the independent Cancer Control Agency, shows a ‘catch up’ in cancer diagnoses is underway. Professor Diana Sarfati, CE of Te Aho o Te Kahu says, “During the COVID-19 lockdown the majority of cancer ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:17 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 97 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. One previously reported case is now considered to have recovered, so there are now ... More >>

COVID-19 Community Testing In Palmerston North

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:23 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Residents of the MidCentral DHB region are being encouraged to get out and get tested on Friday for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora will be providing free COVID-19 swabbing at two “pop up” testing sites ... More >>

Oral Contraceptive In Short Supply

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:17 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has today advised healthcare professionals that a combined oral contraceptive, Brevinor-1 28 Day, is in short supply due to manufacturing delays. Brevinor-1 28 Day (ethinyloestradiol 35 mcg with norethisterone 1 mg) is a funded combined oral ... More >>

Vaping Ball Dropped And Dribbled, But Finally Got Over The Line

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is pleased to see that the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Vaping Amendment Bill has been passed into legislation last night, after years of lobbying for regulations. The Bill will provide long-awaited ... More >>

Christchurch Researchers Secure Lion’s Share Of Almost $1million In Funding

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:14 am | University of Otago

Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants. Eight University of Otago, Christchurch researchers were ... More >>

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation Awards Almost $1 Million To Health Researchers

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:10 am | Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) has awarded almost $1 million in funding to local health researchers – including a team studying the loved ones of survivors and those widowed by the Christchurch mosque attacks. This is the 60th ... More >>

Dental Association Doorsteps Parliament On Low Income Dental Access

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:03 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is this morning running a mobile dental clinic on Parliament’s forecourt. The Association aims to once again highlight the need to improve access to dental care for low-income and vulnerable New Zealanders. ... More >>

The Heart Foundation Needs To Go Further

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 2:02 pm | Evidence Based Eating NZ

It’s a good start, but it needs to go much further. That’s Evidence Based Eating New Zealand’s (EBENZ) reaction to a white paper titled, 'Improving the heart health outcomes for New Zealand', which was released yesterday by the New Zealand Heart ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 1:18 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today. It has been 96 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The first case we are reporting today is a man in ... More >>

Breastfeeding Link To COVID-19 Is Negligible, Says World Health Organization

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 7:21 am | UN News

The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice. The appeal, during World Breastfeeding Week , comes as ... More >>

National Health And Wellbeing Study: Is New Zealand Headed For A Healthy Future?

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 6:19 am | Southern Cross

Southern Cross research puts NZ’s health and wellbeing under the microscope Mental health, cost of living, suicide rates and violence are among the biggest issues keeping Kiwis awake at night, a national health and wellbeing study has found. These are ... More >>

Vaping Legislation And Snus Bans

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 3:07 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The Government’s proposed vaping legislation includes an unnecessary and harmful ban on Swedish Snus. The New Zealand Initiative urged Parliament to consider Nicky Wagner’s Supplementary Order Paper that would strengthen the Bill’s ability to ... More >>

Podcast Normalising The C Word

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 2:49 pm | The C Word

A newly launched podcast is making its mark by bringing the conversation about cancer to the mainstream. Aucklander Helen King and Taranaki local Belinda Tran-Lawrence produce a weekly show, The C Word: Kiwis talk about cancer, even though the pair ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 1:09 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 95 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Five previously reported cases are now considered to have recovered, bringing the ... More >>

Pharmacists Back Stroke Foundation’s Call For Greater Support

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:43 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

In a report released last week by the Stroke Foundation it is estimated 11,169 New Zealanders will experience a stroke this year, at a cost to the country of $1.1 billion. The Pharmaceutical Society agrees with the Stroke Foundation “that very little ... More >>

Pandemic Progresses Digital Identity Work

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:10 pm | eHealthNews.nz

The Covid-19 response has progressed work on digital identity in health despite the pandemic delaying approval of the national Health Information Platform, the deputy-director data and digital says. Speaking at an NZ Health IT event on 28 July in Auckland, ... More >>

Rural Hospital Council Elects Four New Doctor Members

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 9:57 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine of New Zealand (DRHMNZ) announced the appointment of four new doctors to its Division Council at its AGM on Thursday 23 July. Drs Munanga Mwandila (Christchurch), Jenny James (Queenstown), Andrew Morgan (Blenheim) and Marek ... More >>

Businesses Come On Board To Support Better Breathing

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 9:07 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are pleased to announce the launch of their new business sponsorship programme ‘Friends of the Foundation’ today, with design and construction company eHaus the first Gold Friend to come on board. ... More >>

Urgent Call For A Co-ordinated National Heart Health Action Plan

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:43 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says there is an urgent need for a national action plan for heart health and is calling for cross-party support for Government to develop one. Including hypertension, almost one million Kiwis are living with cardiovascular disease ... More >>

Health Research System Fails The Team Of Five Million

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:38 am | New Zealanders for Health Research

"Three quarters of respondents in NZHR’s latest poll say that the government should invest more funding in health research, and 35% say that they would be more likely to vote for a party which promised to increase the government’s health research ... More >>

Simple Injury Prevention Tips

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:17 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

The benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks. After all, a sedentary life with no movement will have far reaching and life shortening health outcomes. Keeping active throughout your life is important. Those with an active lifestyle, ... More >>

Daffodil Day Turns 30 As Cancer Society Meets New Challenges

Monday, 3 August 2020, 6:49 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Since the first Daffodil Day in 1990 the yearly rate of cancer incidence has doubled say the Cancer Society. And it’s expected to climb further. “With demand for our services increasing, the Cancer Society’s support is more vital than ever. ... More >>

Hospital-level Care In A Rest Home

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:41 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a number of serious oversights in the care of a woman in the ... More >>

Emergency Department Care Results In Delayed Diagnosis Of Stroke

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:40 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the suboptimal care of a woman in a public hospital’s ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 3 August 2020, 1:09 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today. It has been 94 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The first case we are reporting today is a male teenager ... More >>

Dr Rachel Mackie And Dr Jason Tuhoe To Lead Nationwide Doctor’s Group

Monday, 3 August 2020, 1:06 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Dr Rachel Mackie (Ngati Wai, Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua) has been named as the new Chair of Te Akoranga a Māui, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Māori representative group. Tokoroa GP Dr Jason Tuhoe (Hauraki, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti ... More >>

Claims On Govt Cannabis Pamphlet Labelled As 'Inflated', 'Unrealistic', 'Unachievable' - NZMJ

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:43 am | Say Nope to Dope

The claims on the cannabis referendum pamphlet sent to households by the government have been labelled as ‘inflated’, ‘unrealistic’, and ‘unlikely to be achievable’ in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal . And the proposed bill ... More >>

Access For Aotearoa - Campaigning For Access To Modern Medications For Kiwis With Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, 3 August 2020, 3:49 am | Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. There is no cure and one in 25 New Zealanders carry the faulty gene that causes CF.  It took eight ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 1:38 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 93 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The first case we are reporting today is the child of a previously ... More >>

Breastfeeding ‘for A Healthier Planet’

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 8:09 am | UN News

A mother and her new born baby at the National Health Center for Mother and Child, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (4 September 2015) UNICEF/Jan Zammit World Breastfeeding Week got underway on Saturday, with the UN urging communities everywhere to “support ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 92 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,212, ... More >>

Over Half Our Kaumātua Vaccinated Against The Flu

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 7:57 am | Ministry of Health

More kaumātua have been vaccinated this year than ever before as the result of a push to get more Māori immunised against influenza, Associate Ministers of Health, Julie Anne Genter and Peeni Henare announced today. “Māori have historically had ... More >>

Why Is Stroke So Deadly For People Of African Descent?

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:20 am | UVA Health

Sweeping Study IDs Genetic Contributors Largest Analysis to Date of Stroke-Risk Genes in This High-Risk Population CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 31, 2020 – African-Americans have up to three times the risk of dying from strokes as people of European descent, ... More >>

New COVID-19 Community Testing Centres Open In Metropolitan Auckland This Weekend

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:55 pm | Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre

From this weekend there will be a new model for delivering community testing for COVID-19 in Auckland. The new model will provide the same testing capacity but will be delivered by a different mix, including four new Community Testing Centres (CTCs) ... More >>

Closing The Measles Immunity Gap – Expert Reaction

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:48 pm | Science Media Centre

  The campaign to restore New Zealand’s herd immunity to measles is underway. The government will spend up to $40 million for a year-long measles catch-up campaign, with 350,000 more MMR vaccines already in the country. The National Immunisation ... More >>

New Survey Finds High Levels Of Prolonged Loneliness After Lockdown

Friday, 31 July 2020, 3:10 pm | Loneliness NZ

Auckland, 1 August 2020 – The number of people experiencing prolonged loneliness – where people self-report feeling lonely most or all of the time – was of concern pre-COVID-19. Since the onset of the global pandemic a question raised is whether ... More >>

Quanton Delivers Intelligent Automation To Free Up OmniHealth GPsto Spend More Time With Patients

Friday, 31 July 2020, 2:46 pm | OmniHealth

OmniHealth delivers medical services nationwide through a network of general practices. It has over 20 GP practices across New Zealand and keeps a close eye on ways to help GPs and nurses to be more productive and give better outcomes for patients. More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 31 July 2020, 1:15 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 91 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,210, which is the number ... More >>

GenPro Seeks Views On Immediate Repairs To The General Practice Funding Framework

Friday, 31 July 2020, 12:49 pm | Genpro

GenPro, the General Practice Owners Association, whose objectives include providing strong, credible and effective national representation for New Zealand’s network of General Practice and Urgent Care business owners, has today published a panel ... More >>

Maori Nurses And Maori Midwives Demand Urgent Legislative Change

Friday, 31 July 2020, 12:47 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku represents the Maori nurses claim in the Wai 2575 Health Inquiry and well as the Oranga Tamariki urgent inquiry that started today at the Waitangi Tribunal. Mrs Nuku states that ... More >>

Never Too Young Runs In Remembrance Of Young Lives Lost To Bowel Cancer

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:54 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

The Never Too Young campaign is running this August, in memory of the four brave, young people who appeared in Bowel Cancer New Zealand’s 2018 campaign of the same name and have sadly passed away since then. They wanted to continue to raise awareness, ... More >>

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick – Here’s Why

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:57 am | UVA Health

Discovery Sheds Light on Brain Infections, Neurodegenerative Diseases, More CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 30, 2020 – More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms. A new discovery ... More >>

Update To NZ COVID Tracer Mobile App Released

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Health

An update to the NZ COVID Tracer app allowing users to add manual entries to their digital diary has been released today by the Ministry of Health. New Zealanders can now use NZ COVID Tracer to record their visits to locations without a QR code or ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1:18 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 90 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today's case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand from Ireland ... More >>

Donation Helps Light The Way

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:50 am | Northland District Health Board

Thanks to a generous donation of funds to Health Fund PLUS, staff at Whangarei Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) can easily access the veins of premature babies and newborns using a newly purchased Astoida Diaphanoscope. Developed by a neonatologist, ... More >>

Seasonal Fresh Fruit! An Ideal Choice For Breakfast On-The-Go

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:46 am | Five plus a day

Being organised is crucial to getting out the door on time and it’s more important than ever for Kiwis to eat a healthy breakfast during their morning rush. Vitamin-rich fruit such as kiwifruit, tamarillos, oranges and lemons will help support immunity ... More >>

Strokes Will Cost New Zealand $1.1 Billion This Year

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:13 pm | Stroke Foundation

Strokes will cost New Zealand $1.1 billion this year according to a report released today by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand. The research completed by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) confirmed strokes have a significant More >>

Two New Cases Of COVID-19 At The Border

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 1:28 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 89 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today's first case is a man in his 50’s who arrived in New Zealand on 14 ... More >>

New Kiwi Virtual Triage Tech Identifies Skin Cancer In High-Risk Patients

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 1:12 pm | MoleMap

A new virtual triage service developed during lockdown has identified skin cancer in 12% of high-risk patients examined according to new figures. New Zealand has the world’s second highest rate of melanoma with more than 2,500 new registrations ... More >>

Pessimistic Outlook On Life Linked To Life Expectancy

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:36 am | QIMR Berghofer

A new QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute study has found people who are strongly pessimistic about the future are at greater risk of dying earlier than those who are not pessimists. The researchers also found, however, that being an optimist did ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:51 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 88 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand ... More >>

With Pressure On World Health Systems, Are There Lessons To Learn From Animal Disease Management?

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:19 pm | Techion Group

Dunedin, New Zealand: With pressure on world health systems to access live and reliable disease information, are there lessons to learn from animal disease management? Can New Zealand’s proud history of farming innovation and recent development of world-leading ... More >>

One-off Funding Welcome

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 11:27 am | Family Planning

Family Planning has welcomed the one-off funding support announced today which will be directed to initiatives to reduce waiting times for clients. "We are very grateful for the $427,000 announced today by Minister Genter," Family Planning ... More >>

Shorecare Northcross Reopening In August

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10:44 am | Shorecare

  Shorecare Northcross, which was designated as a COVID-19 Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) in March, will be reopening for normal consults on the 3rd August, along with their tenants TRG Imaging and Foot Mechanics. Since transforming ... More >>

Kiwi Pre-schoolers Losing Teeth To Painful, Preventable Tooth Decay

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:19 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Paediatrics , the highest-ranking journal of Paediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health in the world. The nation-wide study, ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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