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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 >>

Campaign For Mandatory Staff-to-resident Ratios In Aged Care Homes

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:11 pm | E Tu

"Deliver safe staffing for our seniors" is the key message residents in rest homes and those working in the sector are urging the Government to commit to in the build-up to this year’s election. With the support of Grey Power, E tū ... More >>

Promising COVID-19 Vaccine Results - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:03 pm | Science Media Centre

  Two COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to prompt an immune response, which may prevent COVID-19, in humans. The results are from the University of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 vaccine candidate, and China’s Ad5-vectored vaccine candidate. While both ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 1:42 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report. It has now been 81 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today's case is a woman in her 30s who arrived in the country last Thursday ... More >>

Disposable Blood Warmer Helps Transfusions

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:57 am | Flinders University

When blood is needed for major trauma outside of a medical facility, the risk of hypothermia increases when a patient is transfused bags of blood taken directly from chilled storage. Flinders University researchers – knowing that warm blood results ... More >>

Intensive Care Provided To New Born Baby

Monday, 20 July 2020, 2:23 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a new born baby in its neonatal intensive care unit ... More >>

One New Case Of COVID-19

Monday, 20 July 2020, 1:26 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report. It has now been 80 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 country last Wednesday ... More >>

New Mobile Directory Provides Latest COVID-19 Information

Monday, 20 July 2020, 12:30 pm | Emergency Q

Emergency Q, the mobile health hospital wait time app, now also offers a free, up-to-the minute directory of COVID-19 information to assist Kiwis in navigating vital health, employment and family support services. This includes information on COVID-19 itself, ... More >>

Alcohol Warning Labels A Welcome Sight For Māori Public Health Experts

Monday, 20 July 2020, 11:58 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai te Hauora welcomes the decision of the Food Standards Authority for Australia and New Zealand to make pregnancy warning labels compulsory on all alcohol products within the next three years. Interim CEO for Hāpai te Hauora, Jason Alexander says ... More >>

$200K COVID-19 Support For Mental Health And Addictions Charities

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Health

Mental health and addictions charities and community groups get share of $200K to support people through impacts of COVID-19 $200,000 in funding has been allocated to 16 charities and community groups, to help support people living with mental health ... More >>

Health Research System Fails The Team Of Five Million: New Zealand Speaks!

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 4:11 pm | New Zealanders for Health Research

2020 Kantar NZHR opinion poll presentation events: invitation to New Zealand's media representatives When it comes to what’s important, New Zealanders continue to put health and health research right up the top. That’s the strong message that once ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 2:03 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 79 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Two of today’s cases were in managed isolation in Waikato and ... More >>

Brain Tumour Patients To Get Support From Nelson Based Charity

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 5:04 pm | Brain Tumour Support New Zealand

Brain Tumour Support NZ, a Nelson based nationwide charity is launching a pioneering initiative to support Kiwis across the length and breadth of Aotearoa New Zealand. Every year the lives of over 1000 New Zealanders are devastated with a diagnosis ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 1:00 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 78 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is a man in his 50s who arrived in New Zealand ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Ministers Vote In Favour Of World’s Strongest Alcohol Warning Label

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:36 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Celebrations will be held across New Zealand and Australia as the 20-year battle for an effective pregnancy health warning label finally comes to an end. Following today’s vote by Australian and New Zealand Ministers, alcohol producers have three ... More >>

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets In Short Supply At Pharmacies

Friday, 17 July 2020, 5:05 pm | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has today updated healthcare professionals that paracetamol 500mg tablets for dispensing in pharmacies are in short supply due to global supply issues caused by COVID-19, and work is underway to secure more stock. “COVID-19 is impacting ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Friday, 17 July 2020, 1:07 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 77 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is a man in his 30s who arrived in New Zealand ... More >>

Federation Statement On Maternity Services Boost

Friday, 17 July 2020, 7:08 am | Federation of Primary Health

The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the announcement today that Maternity service providers, women and their babies will receive more support with a $242 million funding boost. By increasing funding in this space the ... More >>

Even Before COVID-19, Over Half Of All DHBs Not Hitting Cancer Treatment Targets

Friday, 17 July 2020, 6:37 am | Cancer Society

11 out of the 20 DHBs did not meet the faster cancer treatment target in the first two quarters of 2019/2020 according to data released late June. This was before the COVID-19 period which has added even more pressure on the health system. “This ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 1:04 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 76 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is the child of two people previously reported ... More >>

Positive News For Mothers, Babies And Midwives

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 1:02 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

The budget announcement by the Government today has been welcomed by the New Zealand College of Midwives. College Chief Executive, Alison Eddy, says the funding is an acknowledgement of the importance of our maternity service and the need to resource ... More >>

Study Finds Wellbeing And Injury Connection

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 10:18 am | Farmstrong

New research has established the links between aspects of diminished wellbeing and on-farm injuries. The study, commissioned by rural wellbeing initiative Farmstrong, asked 500 farmers receiving ACC to quantify the extent to which different aspects ... More >>

Classroom Activities Proven Wellbeing Boosters

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 9:00 am | sparklers

New research shows locally developed wellbeing activities are making a real difference in the lives of Kiwi kids. Sparklers, an online wellbeing resource for teachers, was created by the All Right? Campaign following the Canterbury earthquakes to support ... More >>

Ideal Way To Test Biofluids – Study

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 4:02 pm | Flinders University

Solving rapid health diagnostics, drop by drop Every drop of bodily fluid, or biofluid, holds valuable clues to a person's health. The bioprobe industry is rapidly responding to the rising need for fast screening and early detection of diseases via biomarkers More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 1:10 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 75 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The first case is a man in his 60s who arrived in ... More >>

Dental Association Says Kiwi-led Study In ‘The Lancet’ Shows Sugar-tax Benefit

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:15 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says a study by leading New Zealand public health experts showing different scenarios on consumer taxes for unhealthy products is worth considering. The study models the benefit of taxes on saturated fats, salt ... More >>

Brain Cancer: Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Deadly Glioblastoma

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7:01 am | University of Virginia

Scientists have identified an oncogene (a cancer-causing gene) responsible for glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. The discovery offers a promising new treatment target for a cancer that is always fatal. The researchers say the oncogene is essential ... More >>

Fruit & Vegetables Still Affordable And More Important To Eat Than Ever!

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 4:08 pm | 5plus A Day

Kiwis are being urged to continue eating at least five plus servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day and to shop in season for great value. The Statistics New Zealand food price index, which measures changes in food prices, showed vegetable ... More >>

1 Case Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1:06 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand. It has been 74 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is a woman in her 60s who arrived in New Zealand on ... More >>

Poor Mental Health Outcomes For Rainbow Community Have Kiwis Sweating

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:49 am | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

"Who you love, the pronouns you use or how you identify shouldn’t mean you have worse mental or physical health than others," says New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) Chief Executive Dr Jason Myers. "Aotearoa is often portrayed as a progressive ... More >>

Single-Dose Flu Drug Can Reduce Spread Within Households, Study Finds

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:38 am | University of Virginia

A single dose of the flu drug baloxavir marboxil can reduce the spread of the illness within households, new research concludes. A study examining 752 household contacts of 545 patients with the flu found that flu infections were much less common in household ... More >>

New Research Reveals Kiwi Attitudes Towards Dating & Sex

Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:09 pm | Durex Invisible

New research into Kiwi attitudes towards sex and technology has revealed some surprising insights into our sexual preferences and approach to dating. The Durex Invisible study, a survey of 1,000 New Zealanders, showed 52% of the population say they enjoy ... More >>

Source: Health And Disability Commissioner

Monday, 13 July 2020, 2:17 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding two general practitioners and a skin clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for oversights in relation to a man’s diagnosis ... More >>

Processes For Checking On Vulnerable Clients At Home

Monday, 13 July 2020, 2:15 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding community healthcare provider Access Community Health (Access) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to have ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 13 July 2020, 1:57 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand. It has been 73 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. This means our total number of confirmed cases remains ... More >>

New Zealand Speaks! 2020 Kantar NZHR Opinion Poll Presentation Events

Monday, 13 July 2020, 1:16 pm | New Zealanders for Health Research

When it comes to what’s important, New Zealanders continue to put health and health research right up the top. That’s the strong message that once again comes through in our 2020 and fifth successive annual New Zealanders for Health Research public ... More >>

Respiratory Resources Go Rural

Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:21 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

This week, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are distributing more than 26,000 free resources to rural and isolated communities or those deemed to have increased rates of respiratory disease. Asthma and other respiratory conditions disproportionately ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand. It has been 72 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 4:12 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand. It has been 71 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived ... More >>

Family Carers Invisible Heroes Of Covid-19

Friday, 10 July 2020, 4:20 pm | Carers NZ

When things go really wrong they are the last line of defence for the most vulnerable, but a survey of almost 700 family carers shows how invisible and unsupported these New Zealanders have been during Covid-19. Almost half a million carers support family ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 10 July 2020, 1:14 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand. It has been 70 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. The first case is a man in his 20s who arrived in ... More >>

NDF Completes COVID19 Viral Testing Programme

Friday, 10 July 2020, 11:29 am | NDF Biosciences

NDF Biosciences Ltd, a New Zealand based manufacturer and distributor in Asia Pacific, has now completed its COVID19 viral testing programme following successful tests commissioned by Infection Prevention Specialists Ltd, at the University of Arizona ... More >>

New Study Finds Nitrogen Pollution Puts Us At Risk

Friday, 10 July 2020, 8:28 am | Greenpeace

A new international study warns that nitrogen pollution from the livestock sector poses risks to human health and the environment, from water and air pollution to worsening the climate crisis. The study, titled ' Nitrogen emissions along global ... More >>

Biogen Completes Submission Of Biologics License Application To FDA For Aducanumab

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 6:10 pm | JCN Newswire

If approved, aducanumab would be the first treatment with the potential to meaningfully change the course of Alzheimer's disease TOKYO, July 9, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) today announced that Biogen has ... More >>

Position Statement On Biosimilars

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 5:31 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust is a national organisation whose mission is to support people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Its Board of Trustees has approved a position statement regarding medications known as “biosimilars”. ... More >>

Hospital Upgrade Won’t End Ice Blocks On The Wards

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 4:40 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it’s a shame that a multi-million-dollar upgrade package for Hawkes Bay Hospital does not include desperately needed air-conditioning for its wards. The government has announced a $14.2 million package to redevelop ... More >>

Securing NZ Quarantine And Managed Isolation Facilities – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 3:32 pm | Science Media Centre

  Recent escapes from managed isolation facilities have drawn attention to security and compliance among returning New Zealanders. But with many more Kiwis expected to return to New Zealand in the coming weeks, quarantine and managed isolation ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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