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Alcohol Health Warning Label Vote Imminent

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 10:29 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

A pregnancy health warning label on alcohol will be voted on by Ministers of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum for Food Regulation (The Forum) on 17 July says Dr Nicki Jackson, Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch. “We are ... More >>

A Sad Day For Waverley As Toxic Waste Is Added To Its Water Supply

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:17 am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Toxic industrial waste fluoride is now being added to Waverley’s water supply, in a vain attempt to reduce tooth decay rates. The only thing it will lower is Waverley children’s IQ, according to the latest science . The latest research from Canada, ... More >>

Wood Burners A Worry For Those With Respiratory Disease

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:15 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) urges the public to consider the implications of older or incorrectly used wood burners on community respiratory health this winter. Studies show that air pollution from wood burners is putting additional strain on ... More >>

WHO To Issue New Brief On Airborne Transmission, Following ‘active Engagement’ With Scientists

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:12 am | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to issue a brief on the modes of transmission of the new coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday. Epidemiologist Dr. Maria van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19 , was responding to a journalist’s ... More >>

Mothers Matter Calls For A Birthing Revolution

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 2:06 pm | Mothers Matter

Mothers Matter is dismayed to hear no reference to early prevention strategies in the Labour Party’s recent ‘Let’s Keep Moving’ announcements. “All the research is there,’ says Chloe Wright, the movement’s founder. “Once we invest in the ... More >>

What Alert Level 1 Means For Resuscitation

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:04 pm | NZ Resucitation Council

As New Zealand moves down alert levels, more and more aspects of life are returning toward normal, including our approach to resuscitation and first aid training. There is currently no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in New Zealand. It ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 12:59 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand. There continue to be no cases of COVID-19 in the community. It has been 67 days since the last case of COVID-19 that was acquired locally from an unknown ... More >>

Beware Babylon Tale

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:47 am | Ian Powell

I recall in the early years of my employment as Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, a remarkably astute specialist (and also Chair of the NZ Medical Association at the time), Dr Alister Scott, telling me that specialists ... More >>

UNAIDS Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Derails 2020 HIV Targets

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:17 am | UN News

HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNAIDS report released on Monday. The report – Seizing the Moment ... More >>

The World Must Change The Way Mental Health Challenges Are Addressed, UN Expert Says

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 7:22 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN human rights expert has urged States, the civil society, psychiatric organisations, and the World Health Organisation to change the way we understand and respond to mental health challenges. “I welcome the international recognition of mental health, ... More >>

Management Of A Prisoner's Medication

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections (Corrections), Clendon Pharmacy and a doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand. There continue to be no cases of COVID-19 in the community. It has been 66 days since the last case of COVID-19 that was acquired locally from an unknown source. The person ... More >>

What The Latest Science Says About New Zealand’s Covid-19 Policy

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:02 am | Covid Plan B

By Simon Thornley With a smattering of new cases emerging from returnees in hotels prompting both sides of the house to double down on our tight quarantine the key question is coming into focus: where does our nation go from here? Sir Peter Gluckman, ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 1:24 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation and quarantine facilities in New Zealand. There continue to be no new cases in the community. This means the number of active cases in New Zealand is 21, all of which are in managed ... More >>

Lack Of COVID-19 Lockdown Increased Deaths In Sweden, Analysis Concludes

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 5:10 pm | UVA Health

Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared better than would be expected ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. The number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 18, all of which are in managed isolation or quarantine facilities. There are no cases of COVID-19 in the community. Our total ... More >>

Minister Officially Opens New Cancer Treatment Machine At Palmerston North Hospital

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:18 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Palmerston North Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) is home to a new linear accelerator (LINAC), which has replaced an older machine and significantly improved the capacity for treating cancer patients. The new cancer treatment machine ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:07 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. The number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 18, all of which are in managed isolation or quarantine facilities. There are no cases of COVID-19 in the community. Our total ... More >>

Remember - Don’t Get Sucked In

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:37 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ), along with their Scientific Advisory Board members want to see New Zealander’s quit smoking, however not to the detriment of youth. Media coverage this week has had a focus on the impact of vaping in schools, ... More >>

Quick-fire Lessons For New Minister

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:15 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists welcomes Chris Hipkins to the role of Health Minister following the resignation of David Clark. “We look forward to working with Mr Hipkins and talking with him as he comes up to speed with the complexity ... More >>

Stepping Towards Success

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB is working towards increasing their capacity to provide staff training in an evidence-based programme designed to deliver coping strategies and support to whānau affected by a loved one’s substance use. The 5-Step Method was developed ... More >>

COVID-19 Update

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation and quarantine facilities in New Zealand. There continue to be no new cases in the community. Six cases are now considered recovered, bringing the number of active cases in New Zealand ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:14 pm | Ministry of Health

Again today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. This means the number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All active cases have recently returned from overseas and are or were in managed isolation facilities. There have been no ... More >>

Personal Welfare Under Border Quarantine - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:06 pm | Science Media Centre

As more New Zealanders continue to return from abroad, additional quarantine facilities are being set up to meet demand. A report, released on Sunday , says the rapidly expanding system is under “extreme stress” from the demand. New recommendations ... More >>

New Chair For College Of Surgeons New Zealand National Board

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:45 pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Philippa Mercer, a general surgeon based in Christchurch, takes up her role today (1 July) as the new Chair of the New Zealand National Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The RACS New Zealand National Board represents New Zealand ... More >>

NZDA Congratulates Kiwi Winner Of International College Of Dentists Grant

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:10 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) congratulates New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan for being awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Haneen works as a dentist in Gore and teaches dental students at ... More >>

Water Fluoridation Saves Poorest Children From Hospitalisation

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:17 am | University of Canterbury

Research from the University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory shows that children in our most deprived areas benefit from better dental health if water is fluoridated. UC researcher Dr Matt Hobbs , of the GeoHealth Laboratory in UC’s ... More >>

Plain Packaging Will Accelerate Progress Towards Ending The Tobacco Epidemic

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7:32 am | Bobby Ramakant

Despite the indisputable scientific evidence that tobacco kills, the tobacco industry has been conniving to use every trick possible to protect and increase its profits. Over 8 million people die of tobacco use worldwide every year. More worrying is the ... More >>

Spectrum Care Committed To ‘Finding A Way Together’

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 5:27 pm | Spectrum Care

The Ministry of Health is looking forward to working alongside Spectrum Care, an established support provider for disabled people, to provide continuity of Laura Ferguson Trust respite services in Auckland and Hamilton. Spectrum Care has spent ... More >>

Youth Are Vaping So Why Are We Waiting?

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 3:07 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) supports the Cancer Society in their call for urgency to push the Government’s Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill through prior to the 2020 General Election. Letitia ... More >>

Funding Boost To Provide Instant Access To Information For People With Vision Loss

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:48 pm | Blind and Low Vision NZ

Blind Low Vision NZ has received funding from the Ministry of Social Development to purchase and roll-out 3500 Alexa smart-speakers. The announcement coincides with the launch of Blind Low Vision NZ’s Strategic Plan where one of the key priorities ... More >>

First Pacific Owned Research Group To Be Fully Funded By HRC Explores Mental Health Of Parents

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:41 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research - an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers - a ($600K) Pacific Project Grant to explore the response of the health system to the mental health needs of ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. This means the number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All active cases have recently returned from overseas and are in managed isolation facilities. There have been no cases of ... More >>

‘High Alert’ website launched to help reduce drug harm

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 11:19 am | Ministry of Health

An early warning system has been launched today to help reduce drug harm in New Zealand communities. Available at www.highalert.org.nz the system helps identify where drug harm is occurring, provides evidence and understanding of outbreaks of ... More >>

Dementia Services Set To Fail Without Urgent Government Funding

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 9:55 am | Dementia Auckland

New Zealand’s already under-resourced dementia support organisations are in serious trouble of going under unless government can step in and make a significant commitment to adequately support people living with dementia. Lisa Burns, GM – Fundraising ... More >>

Healthy Homes For All Kiwis At Heart Of Major New Research Programme

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:07 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The team whose highly influential research provided the evidence base for such major changes to New Zealand’s housing policy as the EECA Warmer Homes insulation scheme and new national Healthy Housing Standards for rental properties have received a ... More >>

Newly Funded Study Aims To Improve Outcomes For More Than One In 10 New Zealand Births

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:05 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New Zealand researchers are about to undertake the largest-ever trial of corticosteroids in women having planned caesareans, to assess the treatment’s benefit and potential harm in newborns. Associate Professor Katie Groom from The University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Food Is Best Vaccine Against Chaos, Insists UN World Food Programme Head

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:22 am | UN News

Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme ( WFP ) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a massive boost to its global aid operation so it can reach them. In an alert, ... More >>

Blood Test At COVID-19 Diagnosis Can Predict Disease Severity, Study Finds

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:16 am | University of Virginia

Doctors can examine COVID-19 patients’ blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The discovery could ... More >>

Parliamentary Petition: Time To Make The 300K Families Affected By Rare Disorders A Health Priority

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:00 pm | Rare Disorders NZ

Sue Haldane, a mother of a child with a rare disorder, has spent 17 years dealing with barriers within our health system to ensure her daughter Lizzie’s needs are met. Now Sue is determined that the journey will be easier for future generations ... More >>

DHB Response To "red Flag" Symptoms

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify a woman’s "red flag" symptoms and ... More >>

COVID-19 Update

Monday, 29 June 2020, 1:35 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are two cases of COVID-19 to report and once again both are people who have recently returned from overseas and are in managed isolation facilities. They bring the number of active cases in New Zealand to 22. Both of today’s ... More >>

Challenge Aims To Position Christchurch As NZ’s Centre Of Health Innovation

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:19 am | Ministry of Awesome

Ōtautahi Christchurch aims to become the home of health tech innovation in New Zealand with the HealthTech Supernode Challenge , opening Monday 29 June. With a total prize pool across multiple categories valued at over $340,000, there are plenty ... More >>

World Allergy Organization Launches World Allergy Week 2020 On COVID-19 And Allergic Diseases

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 6:59 pm | World Allergy Organization

Do not stop your regular allergy care during the COVID-19 pandemic Milwaukee, WI. June 28, 2020. World Allergy Organization (WAO), serving its membership of professional allergy/immunology societies around the world, dedicates World Allergy Week, from ... More >>

4 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 1:04 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are four new cases of COVID-19 at the border. There continue to be no cases in the community. All four cases involve people who have recently returned from overseas and were in managed isolation facilities. These cases bring the number ... More >>

Metropolitan Auckland DHBs Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity; Additional CBACs Open

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 4:22 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Community testing capacity in Auckland has been rapidly expanded in response to unprecedented demand earlier this week. An additional Community Testing Centre (CBAC) opened in New Lynn today (Saturday 27 June) and a second will open in Manurewa from ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are two cases of COVID-19 to report and once again both cases are people who have recently returned from overseas and are in managed isolation facilities. These cases bring the number of active cases in New Zealand to 16, all in managed ... More >>

$10 Million-dollar Royston Day Surgery Development Breaks Ground

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:01 pm | Acurity Health Group

The Royston Day Surgery development celebrated the commencement of ground works today with a blessing ceremony attended by Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst. This joint venture is a collaboration between Acurity Health Group and a number of Hawkes Bay’s leading ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today, and no cases of community transmission. The case is a man is his 30s who arrived in New Zealand on June 21 from Kenya, via Doha and Brisbane. He has been staying ... More >>

New Guidelines Bring Fundamental Changes To Asthma Management

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:37 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The updated Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, represent a "fundamental change in asthma management", according to leading medical experts. The Guidelines provide recommendations on the ... More >>

New Guidelines For Drowning Resuscitation In The COVID-19 Era

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 3:36 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The Covid pandemic has prompted first responder groups, including surf lifeguards, to reassess the risks of resuscitation to rescuers and patients. Ventilations, also known as rescue breaths, are critical for the resuscitation of drowned patients. ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:04 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today, one in Rotorua and two in Christchurch. Once again, there is no community transmission in New Zealand. The first case we are reporting today is ... More >>

Report Signals Progress Of Government’s Response To The Inquiry Into Mental Health And Addiction

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 8:27 am | Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has released a report, Upholding the Wero Laid in He Ara Oranga , signalling progress of the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga , the inquiry into mental health and addiction. Chair of the Initial ... More >>

Be part of the world’s first treatment app for gambling

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:21 pm | National Institute for Health Innovation

A new mobile app named Manaaki is described by Gayl Humphrey, the study lead from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland, as “a support package in your pocket” for people seeking help with gambling harm. More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The person who has tested positive is a woman in her 60s who arrived in New Zealand on June 18. She travelled back from India on a repatriation flight – the ... More >>

No Covid Testing On Arrival: A Major Flaw

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10:46 am | Make Lemonade

The Minister of Health Dr David Clark and microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles have defended the government’s decision not to covid screen for all passengers arriving into New Zealand. Pharmaceutical scientist Sir Ray Avery says this decision is just plain ... More >>

Health And Disability System Review: Māori Health Authority Proposal Rings Hollow

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10:24 am | RACP

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the release of the Health and Disability System report, but says that the prioritisation of Hauora Māori is superficial, without a commitment to providing the funding, resourcing, and decision-making ... More >>

Women’s Unit Opens At Palmerston North Hospital

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10:06 am | MidCentral District Health Board

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday 2 June, the WASU is an eight-bed short-stay ... More >>

COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Historical Neglect Of Dignified Mental Health Care: UN Expert

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:29 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed decades of neglect and underinvestment in mental health care, an independent UN expert said today, calling for the ultimate elimination of closed psychiatric institutions where the impact has been more severe. “COVID-19 ... More >>

Two New Cases Of COVID-19 | 23 June

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 6:28 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today. The first case is a man in his 20s who arrived in New Zealand on 18 June. This arrival date has been updated since earlier reports. He flew in ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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