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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 >>

New Keys Found For Unlocking Head And Neck Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:15 am | QIMR Berghofer

Queensland scientists say the discovery of new cellular immunotherapy targets for a deadly type of head and neck cancer, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), could lead to better survival rates. The type of head and neck cancer, known as oropharyngeal ... More >>

Recognition And Treatment Of Sepsis

Monday, 27 July 2020, 2:15 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) and a District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to appropriately ... More >>

Failure To Respect Refusal Of Consent To Treatment

Monday, 27 July 2020, 2:13 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an obstetrician and gynaecologist (O & G) and a district health board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:15 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. It has now been 87 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 1206, which is the number we report ... More >>

Is Primary Care Locking In The Digital Gains Of Covid-19?

Monday, 27 July 2020, 12:16 pm | Health Informatics

Ninety percent of general practices have returned to to seeing the majority of patients in person, a new survey shows. When the country moved to Alert level four in late March, GPs were asked to do a virtual consult with every patient before seeing any ... More >>

More Hip And Knee Operations For Hawke’s Bay People

Monday, 27 July 2020, 11:35 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay people will now have access to 200 hip and knee joint replacement elective operations thanks to a new partnership agreement with Royston Hospital and Hawke’s Bay DHB. Chief Operating Officer Chris Ash said he was very pleased to ... More >>

Virtual’ Adventure Takes Borders Away For Kiwi Kids

Monday, 27 July 2020, 10:43 am | Five plus a day

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is encouraging teachers to enrol their primary school students in a ‘virtual adventure’ next term that will take them around the world while encouraging healthier eating and exercise habits. Up to 20,000 Kiwi kids can ... More >>

Health Groups Call For Urgent Action On Prevention

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:12 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food cause about one-third of the annual loss of healthy life-years, yet less than 0.5 percent of the health budget is spent on preventing this damage. What’s more, virtually none of the policies for alcohol and unhealthy ... More >>

COVID-19: Mental Health Concerns Lead Kiwi Families To Seek Professional Help - Study

Monday, 27 July 2020, 7:47 am | Panadol

More than half of Kiwi families have experienced depression, anxiety or stress in recent months with one in five of those affected seeking professional help according to new research. A local psychologist says while the country has now returned to ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 1:10 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. It has now been 86 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 1206, which is the number we report ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 1:58 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. It has now been 85 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. There is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19. The total number of ... More >>

Statement From Air Commodore Darryn Webb

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 5:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Statement | 8.40pm 24 July Five people absconded from a Managed Isolation Facility in Hamilton this evening. A person was seen exiting over the facility fence by a routine police patrol, and efforts to find and return the group to the facility started ... More >>

Statement From Air Commodore Darryn Webb

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 5:45 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The fifth person who absconded from the Managed Isolation Facility at the Distinction Hotel in Hamilton has been found and detained. More >>

Recall To Manage Listeria Risk

Friday, 24 July 2020, 5:04 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Geraldine business Talbot Forest Cheese is recalling a range of products because of a potential risk of contamination with Listeria . Listeria is commonly found in the environment and can make people sick (listeriosis) if they consume contaminated ... More >>

Vaping Bill Is Almost There - Can We Get Something To Help Achieve Smokefree 2025

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:32 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Vaping Bill passed its second reading around 11pm last night moving with urgency under extended hours in the remaining three sitting days before Parliament adjourns for the general election. Only two days earlier Hāpai Te Hauora and a number of ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Friday, 24 July 2020, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report.  It has now been 84 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.  Today’s case is a man in his 40s who arrived in the ... More >>

Bowel Screening Programme Resumes

Friday, 24 July 2020, 10:21 am | MidCentral District Health Board

The National Bowel Screening Programme is back in action after coming to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Dr Nick Tindle, Clinical Lead for the MidCentral DHB National Bowel Screening Programme, said having bowel screening back up and running ... More >>

Cash-starved Family Planning Should Not Have To Apologise To Patients

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it is shameful that Family Planning has been pushed to a point where it is having to apologise to patients. Today it said it cannot meet demand and patients are facing long waits for appointments. ... More >>

World Hepatitis Day: Get Tested, Get Cured

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 2:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

Get tested, get cured – this is the message Southern DHB will be promoting this year as part of World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral Hepatitis and the impact it has worldwide. The ... More >>

Additional $100 Million Workforce And Resources Investment Needed For Future Of General Practice

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:30 pm | General Practice NZ

GPNZ is calling for an immediate increase in general practice funding from 5.4% to 7.5% of Vote health to cover the cost of staff needed to provide the full range of primary care services for New Zealanders. More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:09 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. It has now been 83 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. There are five new recovered cases today, which means the total number of active ... More >>

Novel Approach Enables Improved Capabilities For Autism Research In New Zealand

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:29 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

A Better Start National Science Challenge’s Big Data theme has developed a method for identifying children and young people on the autism spectrum/Takiwātanga using health data within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). The method enables research ... More >>

Health Funding Bodies Must Take Note Of Primary Care Nurses “Stop Work” Action

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 8:07 am | Genpro

General Practice employers have their hands tied by a broken funding framework and the solution to the primary care nurses pay parity claim is out of their control. That’s according to GenPro, the General Practice Owners Association, whose objectives ... More >>

Fluoridated Southland Children Record High Levels Of Tooth Decay

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:59 am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Around 30 per cent of children in fluoridated Otago-Southland communities have tooth decay – the same as the unfluoridated Southland communities and Canterbury. It is the same for 5 year olds and Year 8 children. The children with cavities had an ... More >>

Agilex Biolabs And Endpoints News Present 'How To Move Trials To Australia' Webinar

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:20 pm | ACN Newswire

Agilex Biolabs, Australia's largest specialist bioanalytical laboratory for clinical trials, and Endpoints News launched a new webinar "How Easy is it to Move Your Trials to Australia" at BIO Taiwan 2020. Watch here: https://tinyurl.com/y2ktufhv ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 1:05 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. It has now been 82 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. There are no new recovered cases today, which means the total number of active cases ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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