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2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. One case is linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home in Auckland. The individual is not a healthcare worker - they are a household contact of an earlier case linked to St ... More >>

College Of Midwives Gives Shout Out Across Aotearoa To New Mums Mother’s Day Tomorrow (Sunday)

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:45 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

“New mums and the midwives caring for them have been amazing throughout the pandemic and should be congratulated.” says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the College of Midwives. With around * 7231 babies born during Alert Level 4 and 3 in New Zealand, ... More >>

Doctors Opine Birthing Pools As A Safe Social-Distancing Option For Labours During The Pandemic

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:25 pm | IIMHCO

UK’s Oxford Brookes University has published academic opinion that concludes labouring in water is one of the safest ways to give birth during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The University’s own Dr Ethel Burns (senior Midwifery Lecturer) and Dr ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 1:53 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 made up of one confirmed case and one probable case. Both cases are linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home in Auckland. The confirmed case is a household contact of a previously ... More >>

What Is Happening In The Rest Of The Covid World?

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:50 am | InfraNews

While we are up to the minute with the state of play in New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia, our world knowledge is sketchy and politically driven The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has been providing predictive monitoring ... More >>

Privacy And Public Health: The Dos And Don'ts For COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 7:24 am | Access Now

Since late 2019, the world has been fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In response to the pandemic, governments around the world have been using data and technology in their efforts to contain the spread of the virus. In March, Access More >>

Beauty Queens Show Support For Ovarian Cancer Research #WhiteShirt2020

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:47 am | Zanthii Communications

The Ms Australia World & Ms New Zealand World 2020 National finalists created this video , raising awareness for White Shirt Day 2020 - which is an awareness and fundraising campaign for Ovarian Cancer Research and the OCRF. Ovarian Cancer Research ... More >>

No New COVID-19 Cases In Southern | Daily Media Update | Friday 8 May

Friday, 8 May 2020, 6:14 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Ministry of Health has announced no new COVID-19 cases in the Southern district today, for the twentieth consecutive day  The region’s total remains 216, with seven active cases, 207 now recovered and two deceased. Please note confirmed ... More >>

Public Encouraged To Get Tested For COVID-19

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:29 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board’s Public Health Team is calling on people to get tested for COVID-19 to ensure we are keeping our whānau, friends and the community safe. Anyone experiencing cold, flu or respiratory illness symptoms, no matter how ... More >>

2500 People Supported Through Whanau Ora Community Clinic

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:20 pm | Whanau Ora Community Clinic

Frontline doctors, nurses and admin support staff from all The Whanau Ora Community Clinics have now seen over 2500 individuals (and swabbed over 2000) in the past 4 weeks in Northland, Auckland and Canterbury. Whilst most of the country was in lockdown ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:09 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we are reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. One of the new confirmed cases is linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home in Auckland. This is a Waitemata District Health Board staff member who has been in self-isolation, ... More >>

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:35 pm | Talk Peach

TALK PEACH OVARIAN CANCER VIDEO TVC CAMPAIGN 2020 Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day . Ever heard of it? 1 New Zealander dies every 48 hours from it, it's higher than both our road toll and melanoma rates, yet has for too long been largely unpublicised ... More >>

New Zealand Blood Service To Collect Convalescent Plasma To Help Treat COVID-19 Patients

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has today started contacting New Zealand’s recovered COVID-19 patients to discuss whether they would be willing to donate their plasma to help treat others seriously affected by the virus. The treatment known as convalescent ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing System Ready For Next Phase

Friday, 8 May 2020, 11:34 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealanders can be confident our COVID-19 testing capability and planning is up to the task of detecting and quickly containing the disease if it re-emerges when we move down alert levels and begin moving outside our bubbles, Director-General ... More >>

Once-in-a-generation Opportunity In The Fight Against STIs Says Sexual Health Expert

Friday, 8 May 2020, 11:27 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The COVID-19 lockdown period has presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity in the fight against sexually-transmitted diseases says a leading sexual health expert. President-elect of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Dr Massimo ... More >>

Brain Tumour Support New Zealand

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:49 am | Brain Tumour Support New Zealand

A group committed to supporting people living with brain tumours and their families has launched Brain Tumour Support NZ. All the founders have either been diagnosed with a brain tumour themselves or have a partner or close friend diagnosed with a ... More >>

Canterbury District Health Board Welcomes Return Of Nursing Students To Placements

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:44 am | Ara Institute

Professionals within the CDHB are anticipating the return of 135 Ara Institute and UC nursing students nurses and midwives to clinical practice placements on May the 12th 2020. 26 ‘Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)’ students will also be starting ... More >>

Save The Children Warns Children At Risk Of Lasting Psychological Distress From Coronavirus Lockdown

Friday, 8 May 2020, 6:31 am | Save The Children

Almost one in four children living under COVID-19 lockdowns, social restrictions and school closures are dealing with feelings of anxiety, with many at risk of lasting psychological distress, including depression. In recent surveys by Save the Children ... More >>

The Alcohol Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer - New Research

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 5:33 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one of the top journals in the international substance use field, runs a series of papers from several ground-breaking research studies conducted over the past three years. The research ... More >>

1 new case of COVID-19

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 2:31 pm | Ministry of Health

The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is a household contact of previously confirmed cases that are linked to the Matamata cluster. More >>

Managing back pain through COVID-19 response and beyond

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 12:49 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Changes to living and working conditions could have back pain implications for many but these can be avoided say health experts More >>

Giving thanks to our eHealth IT All Stars

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 11:40 am | is encouraging readers to show their appreciation for some of the unsung heroes of the health system’s response to Covid-19 – IT staff and teams. More >>

Giving Birth Minutes Before Lockdown - New Mum Describes Her 16 Day Ordeal In Hospital

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:27 am | Mothers Helpers

Traumatic birth stories during lockdown are now emerging with Jacinda Ardern acknowledging in yesterday's press conference that there is a need to address the harm caused by lockdown, adding that "no one should give birth alone" and "everyone ... More >>

Sexual Assault Support Under Lockdown

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:55 am | Aviva

01-07 May is Rape Awareness Week. The Sexual Assault Support team at Aviva have had to operate differently under alert levels 3 and 4. How does sexual violence affect people differently under lockdown? We spoke to Client Services Manager Fiona, and ... More >>

ExerciseNZ Advising Parliament Today About Alert Level Two

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:44 am | ExerciseNZ

ExerciseNZ will today advise parliament’s epidemic response committee on how to manage risks associated with Covid-19 within exercise facilities and exercise providers in New Zealand in alert level two. Richard Beddie, the ExerciseNZ chief executive, ... More >>

EzyVet Bring Telemedicine To The Forefront Of The Veterinary Community

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:18 am | ezyVet

ezyVet, a leader in Veterinary Practice Management Software (PMS), has announced its new integration with Zoom, a popular video communications provider, bringing virtual appointments and telemedicine capabilities to veterinary practices during ... More >>

Focused Ultrasound Opening Brain To Previously Impossible Treatments

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:15 am | University of Virginia

University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain’s protective barrier so that doctors could, at last, deliver many treatments directly into the brain to battle neurological diseases. The approach, ... More >>

COVID-19: E-Prescription Standards Set To Change To Meet Rise In Virtual Consultations

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:01 am | Zoom Pharmacy

New Zealand’s electronic prescription standards are set to change to cope with an expected long term rise in the number of virtual consultations. The current method of issuing a prescription is regulated under the Medicines Act and Ministry of Health ... More >>

Hundreds of breast cancer cases undetected under lockdown

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:40 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Responding to Dr Chris Jackson’s comments to the Epidemic Response Committee today regarding delayed cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 lockdown, Adele Gautier, research & advocacy manager at Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: “During the 6 weeks ... More >>

Two New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:34 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have two new cases of COVID-19 to report, made up of one confirmed case and one probable case. The confirmed case is linked to the Marist College cluster. The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is a student who has been in self-isolation ... More >>

WelTec robotics tutor creates real time map of PPE demand

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:28 pm | Weltec

As part of his volunteer work for ShieldsUp , an organisation established at the start of lockdown which called on volunteers to 3D print personal protective equipment (PPE) to fill the shortage gap, WelTec tutor Frank Beinersdorf has developed a real ... More >>

Dr Chris Jackson briefing to Epidemic Response Committee

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 12:39 pm | Cancer Society

Our thanks to the committee for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Cancer Society of NZ and the 24,000 Kiwis affected by cancer each year. More >>

Large increase in emergency care provided under lockdown

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 11:39 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says more and more dentists are having to reduce hours and lay-off staff. More >>

NZNO Celebrates International Day Of The Midwife

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 3:44 pm | NZNO

While NZNO is known mainly for representing nurses, many of its members are also midwives and whakawhānau. We at the union and professional organisation want to acknowledge and celebrate their incredible mahi today, the International Day of the ... More >>

Tauranga’s Baypark COVID-19 Assessment Centre Closed This Sunday

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 3:15 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Tauranga’s COVID-19 assessment centre will not be open this coming Sunday 10 May. The Tauranga Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) located at the Trustpower Baypark Stadium will be open as normal throughout this week and on Saturday but closed on ... More >>

College Of Midwives Praises “vital Workforce” - International Day Of The Midwife

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 2:40 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

‘“Absolutely vital”. That’s how the Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, is describing the midwives of Aotearoa today on International Day of the Midwife. The day is even more significant in 2020 as is it is also the World ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 2:21 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have no new cases of COVID-19 to report. Additionally, one case that had previously been reported as a probable case of COVID-19 has been reclassified as not a case. This means New Zealand’s overall total of confirmed and probable cases ... More >>

More Than 100,000 Flu Vaccinations Given In Canterbury

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:43 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

An impressive milestone has been reached for the Canterbury community this week with more than 100,000 flu vaccinations given since the vaccine was released in early March. This year the flu vaccine was released earlier than usual to help protect ... More >>

Closing Coronavirus Clusters – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:09 pm | Science Media Centre

The Ministry of Health closed two COVID-19 clusters at the weekend, meaning there have been no transmissions from them in 28 days. Thirteen of the sixteen clusters are still considered active, although many have not seen a new case in a significant ... More >>

A New Zealand First: Personalised, Remote Hearing Aid Fittings

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 9:15 am | Triton Hearing

Nationwide audiology service Triton Hearing is helping New Zealanders access audiology services like never before; with a brand new personalised and remote hearing aid service directly into your home. Head of Innovation at Triton Hearing, Craig Lett ... More >>

Supporting Māori Patients And Whānau In Hospital Emergency Departments

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 6:40 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine | Tumu Whakarae | Te Ora Rata o Aotearoa Hūtia te rito o te harakeke Kei hea te kōmako e kō? He aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e ki atu He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. 1 The Australasian College for ... More >>

International Day Of The Midwife May 5th - College Of Midwives Praises 'Vital Workforce'

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 6:29 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

"Absolutely vital". That’s how the Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy, is describing the midwives of Aotearoa in the lead up to International Day of the Midwife on Tuesday. International Day of the Midwife is even more significant ... More >>

Zero New Cases Of COVID-19 - Expert Reaction

Monday, 4 May 2020, 5:32 pm | Science Media Centre

  For the first day in months, there have been no newly detected cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. While Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield called the figure "encouraging," he said the real test would come later ... More >>

No New Cases

Monday, 4 May 2020, 1:59 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have no new cases of COVID-19 to report. One probable case already known to us has been reclassified as confirmed following a positive test. This means there is no change to the overall total of confirmed and probable cases which remains at ... More >>

Engaging New Zealand This World Asthma Day

Monday, 4 May 2020, 11:19 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

To celebrate World Asthma Day, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) will host a day of asthma livestreams tomorrow, May 5, from 11am onwards. World Asthma Day is an annual awareness campaign hosted by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ ... More >>

UC Discovery Could Help Monitor Inflammation In Heart Disease And SARS-like Diseases

Monday, 4 May 2020, 10:27 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) research team has found that measuring antioxidant chemicals generated by white blood cells is important for monitoring inflammation and free radical damage during diseases such as heart disease or SARS. Antioxidants ... More >>

Waipareira Nurses Granted Wider Medical Powers

Monday, 4 May 2020, 9:23 am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

The under pressure health system exposed by Covid-19 has opened the door for highly qualified nurses to carry out vaccinations, provide medicines and treat asthma patients and strep throat – once the sole domain of senior clinicians and GPs. But with ... More >>

CEAC – WHO Said Test, Test, Test, Not Fly Blind Fighting COVID 19

Monday, 4 May 2020, 8:10 am | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

Back in March 17th 2020 - WHO (World Health Organisation) warned the global community test, test, test, everyone suspected of COVID 19 virus infections. We have yet to complete full testing of anyone in very close contact with the public. Today the ... More >>

Relief For Kiwi Patients With Mobile Surgical Bus Back In Operation

Monday, 4 May 2020, 6:56 am | Lorelei Mason Health

The wheels on the nation’s iconic mobile surgical bus will be going round and round once more from Monday morning, ensuring regional New Zealanders in dire need of elective treatment get the operations they need – operations deferred for the ... More >>

CEAC Concerned About 'Workers Voices Not Being Heard In Rest Home Review'

Monday, 4 May 2020, 6:52 am | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

CEAC supports the Union with concerns that - ‘workers voices not being heard in rest home review’ as Sam Jones from the E Tū union said the review panel was made up of public health officials and industry representatives and has no workers or ... More >>

Growing Concern For Patients As Lockdown Continues: NZ Chiropractors Association

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 5:48 pm | NZ Chiropractors Association

The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association is urging the public to maintain strict compliance with the Level 3 restrictions so that chiropractors can return to practice as soon as possible. Thousands of patients are crying out for care, and chiropractors ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 1:03 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report and no new probable cases. Both of today’s cases can be linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home cluster in Auckland. Both cases are household contacts of an employee at ... More >>

There Is No Evidence New Zealand’s Suicide Rates Have Increased Over Lockdown.

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 11:41 am | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is deeply disappointed to see a rumour circulating that there has been a dramatic increase in suicides in New Zealand over the lockdown period. “There is absolutely no truth to this rumour,” MHF chief executive Shaun ... More >>

6 New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 1:17 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report and four new probable cases. Five of today’s cases can be traced to a known source. One case is still being investigated. The total of confirmed and probable cases is 1,485. New Zealand’s ... More >>

Announcing The COVID-19 Conference

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 7:22 am | International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society (IAS) will host a virtual COVID-19 Conference on breaking COVID-19 research, policy analysis and frontline experience. The conference will take place on 10-11 July 2020*, concluding AIDS 2020: Virtual . Register for ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:26 pm | Ministry of Health

Today we have three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report. One case is linked to overseas travel, one is linked to a known case and still being investigated, and one is still under investigation. This means our total for confirmed cases is 1,132 ... More >>

Over 15,300 Kiwis Donated Blood During April

Friday, 1 May 2020, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

It is business as usual under lockdown restrictions for the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) as it continues to operate under the same conditions as Level 4 under Level 3. “As the country prepared to go into Level 4 lockdown in March, we had to be ... More >>

A Big Thank You From Senior Hospital Doctors And Dentists

Friday, 1 May 2020, 12:17 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Following the move out of Level 4 lockdown, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, representing senior hospital doctors and dentists, wants to extend a huge thank you to New Zealanders for their efforts in staying home and keeping people ... More >>

Investigators From Kiwi Science Alliance Tackling COVID-19 With New Research Projects

Friday, 1 May 2020, 6:15 am | One Health Aotearoa

A global pandemic like COVID-19 was a matter of ‘when not if’ according to a diverse group of Kiwi scientists who formed an alliance almost a decade ago in anticipation for such an eventuality. Many of the group – called One Health Aotearoa - are playing ... More >>

Reset Button Needed On Health And Disability System Review

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 6:15 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists suggests Heather Simpson should go back to the drawing board and rewrite aspects of the Health and Disability System Review in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The Review panel’s final recommendations ... More >>




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