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No New Cases Of COVID-19 – 10 March

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 1:40 pm | Ministry of Health

For a third consecutive day, there are no additional confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. To date, New Zealand has five confirmed cases based on positive test results and two probable cases. Of the confirmed cases, one ... More >>

Protecting Our Borders From COVID-19

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 12:03 pm | Toi Te Ora Public Health

With a small number of cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in New Zealand, many people are feeling understandably anxious. We knew that COVID-19 was likely to arrive in New Zealand at some stage, and local District Health Boards, public health services ... More >>

Frequently Misunderstood And Debilitating Condition Put Under The Spotlight

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 10:38 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Delirium is a debilitating condition affecting thousands of New Zealanders annually but is often missed and frequently misunderstood says a healthcare expert. But taking some simple measures can help those affected. “There are things everyone can do ... More >>

NZ Researchers Seeks 3,500+ Volunteers For World’s Largest Eating Disorders Genetics Investigation

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 8:46 am | VIVA Communications

New Zealand researchers are seeking volunteers with first-hand experience of an eating disorder to enrol in the local arm of the world’s largest ever genetic investigation into the complex, devastating illnesses. The ground-breaking Eating Disorders Genetics ... More >>

Rest Home Care Provided To Elderly Woman

Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:11 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 failing to provide appropriate care and services to one of ... More >>

Disclosure Of Complication To Patient Following Eye Surgery

Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an ophthalmologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to promptly tell a patient about a complication encountered ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19 - 9 March

Monday, 9 March 2020, 1:19 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no additional confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand again today. To date, New Zealand has five positive test results and two probable cases. The confirmed cases so far fit a pattern of spread primarily within ... More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking From Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Monday, 9 March 2020, 12:56 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) following a May 2018 incident in which a patient fell from a patient lifter while being transferred from an air ambulance to a road ambulance. ... More >>

Will Coronavirus (Covid-19) Weaken In Springtime In The Northern Hemisphere?

Monday, 9 March 2020, 8:04 am | ACN Newswire

A group of consultants at Azabu Insights Inc., a strategic consulting company in Azabu Juban Tokyo, have been analyzing data to understand the correlation between air temperature and spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We wondered if the coronavirus ... More >>

Foodborne Illness Pathogens And Fecal Contaminants Found On New Disposable Gloves

Monday, 9 March 2020, 6:31 am | Eagle Protect

New results of microbial testing of the surfaces of unused disposable gloves, in association with Eagle Protect PBC, the USA branch of Eagle Protect NZ, have found bacterial genera and species specific to foodborne illnesses (FBI), food spoilage ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Summit Almost Sold Out

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 12:56 pm | BioTechNZ

“Ten days out and we’re delighted the biggest issue is trying to create more space in our already huge SkyCity conference room. Interest has been phenomenal and we’re fast approaching oversubscription,” says Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director ... More >>

Ministry Of Health COVID-19 Update

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Health

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. 224 tests completed; 5 positive. Information about the most recent positive case from yesterday is here Healthline numbers Dedicated COVID-019 number, 0800 358 5453 calls are free and services ... More >>

South Auckland Midwife Honoured With Award

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12:15 pm | New Zealand College of Midwives

A twenty-year career, birthing babies will be acknowledged tomorrow with a special award from the National Council of Women. As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around the country, Manya (pronounced Ma Nee Ya) Lynch will receive ... More >>

Precautionary Warning From CDCP Relating To The Grand Princess

Friday, 6 March 2020, 7:06 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has been notified by the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention that eight passengers from New Zealand who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship between 11 and 21 February may have been in contact with ... More >>

Advice For Those Who Attended The Tool Concert At Spark Arena

Friday, 6 March 2020, 5:47 pm | Ministry of Health

Further to the notification earlier today about people attending the Tool concert at Spark Arena, we’ve been advised that Spark Arena and Ticketmaster have worked together to get in touch with relevant concert goers. They’ve got in touch with ... More >>

Fourth Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New Zealand

Friday, 6 March 2020, 1:29 pm | Ministry of Health

Earlier today, the Ministry of Health confirmed a fourth positive test for COVID-19 in New Zealand. This positive result is for a New Zealand citizen in his 30s, the partner of the second case announced earlier this week. Immediate details of the ... More >>

New Zealand blackcurrants – more than a one-hit wonder

Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:13 am | Plant and Food Research

It’s further good news for people who exercise regularly. According to a study by scientists at Plant & Food Research, anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrants provide more than one-off benefits for exercise recovery. More >>

COVID-19 6 March 2020 - fourth positive result

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:56 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a fourth positive test to COVID-19 in New Zealand. More >>

Third Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New Zealand

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 1:33 pm | Ministry of Health

The third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a New Zealand resident. The third case is an Auckland man in his 40s who has close family, also New Zealand residents, who have recently returned to this country after visiting Iran. Results of the test ... More >>

Dangerous Decibels: protecting hearing in wired kids

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 11:08 am | Hearing New Zealand

The charity Hearing New Zealand has teamed up with experts from the University of Auckland to deliver ‘Dangerous Decibels’ training in schools around the country so children can understand how and why they need to protect their hearing. More >>

Aroa Biosurgery Introduces Soft Tissue Repair Solutions For Kiwis

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 10:38 am | Aroa Biosurgery

After more than 10 years distributing its products in the North American market, and making subsequent inroads into Europe and Central America, the soft tissue repair solutions of Auckland-based Aroa Biosurgery Ltd are set to roll out in New Zealand ... More >>

New Zealand Is Now On The Right Path”: World-leading Oncologist Lauds Funding Announcement

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 8:37 am | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Pharmac’s confirmation that life-extending new drug Ibrance (palbociclib) will be funded from April 1 for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer (ABC) has drawn praise from Dr Fatima Cardoso, the global ABC expert who visited New Zealand last year at ... More >>

IBRANCE® (palbociclib) To Be Funded From 1 April

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 8:16 am | Pfizer

IBRANCE® (palbociclib) to be funded from 1 April for HR positive/HER2 negative (HR+/HER2–) advanced or metastatic breast cancer Pfizer New Zealand today welcomed the decision by PHARMAC to fund IBRANCE (palbociclib) from 1 April 2020 for women ... More >>

Women With Breast Cancer Welcome Extended Funding For Medicine Ibrance

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 8:03 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

It is fantastic news that funding for a vital drug for women with advanced breast cancer, palbociclib (Ibrance), will cover the costs for all those who need it , Libby Burgess, Chair of the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) says. “It’s wonderful ... More >>

Family In COVID-19 Isolation Requires Restraint And Calm

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 11:08 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking for restraint and calm as a Kiwi family in isolation for COVID-19 is battered through social media. ARPHS Director Dr William Rainger says the family has done everything right and has minimised ... More >>

Risks Of Smoking When Pregnant Greater Than Risks Of Using Smoke-free Products

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:18 pm | Centre of Research Excellence

A review of studies on the effects of nicotine on pregnancy outcomes concluded that there is no reason to doubt that switching to smoke-free tobacco and nicotine products is better than continuing to smoke. More >>

New Research Shows Wellbeing Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:28 pm | Zealandia

Spending time in nature helps people feel better, and becoming involved in a local trapping group can give your health an even bigger boost, new research from Zealandia’s Centre for People and Nature shows. “From our survey of 1200 Wellington city residents, ... More >>

Air New Zealand Confirms Case Of Covid-19 On Board

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 12:42 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today confirmed a passenger who has tested positive with Covid-19 travelled on its services. The passenger travelled from Singapore to Auckland on flight NZ283 on 25 February, then flew from Auckland to Palmerston North on flight ... More >>

Second Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In NZ

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 12:22 pm | Ministry of Health

The second case of COVID-19 is confirmed in a New Zealand citizen. The woman in her 30s recently returned to Auckland from northern Italy. The results of the test were formally reported to the Ministry at about 6pm on Tuesday evening. At that point, ... More >>

COVID-19 has now reached New Zealand. How prepared is it to deal with a pandemic?

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:52 am | The Conversation

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in New Zealand in one case, but as yet, there is no evidence of transmission to others. Pandemic planning is focused on keeping the novel coronavirus out. More >>

Māori And Pacific Babies Bigger And Leaner, Asian Babies ‘thin-fat’

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:46 am | University of Auckland

Researchers in the Liggins Institute-led study used a special air displacement machine combined with tape-measurements and sensitive scales to determine the fat mass and fat-free mass (everything else) of 440 babies born in Auckland between May 2015 and ... More >>

Local Christchurch Dentist Offers Sedation To Ease Patient A

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:16 am | Loxo Dental

Dental anxiety is a real thing. The average person generally associates a visit to the dentist with pain, awkwardly trying to communicate while having medical equipment pressed and prodded in their mouth, and experiencing discomfort and/or numbness after ... More >>

COVID-19 Update - 3 March 2020 - Test Results Negative

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 4:12 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry can now confirm both COVID-19 tests referred to at today's media stand-up are negative. The latest result came just before 4PM. New Zealand still has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (announced 28 February 2020) - that patient is in a stable and improving ... More >>

Simple Advice From NZ Memory And Brain Health Experts

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 3:30 pm | Brainfit

March is Brain Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time for us all to stop and think about what we’re doing to look after our memory and all-round brain health. More >>

Kiwi vaping advocate takes on WHO’s tobacco stance

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 2:38 pm | CAPHRA

A well-known New Zealand vaping advocate has returned from the Philippines resolute that the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) steadfast position of tobacco control, not harm reduction, is costing considerable lives globally. More >>

NZ Getting A Great Big Hearing Check To Raise Awareness Of Hearing Loss

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 12:09 pm | Triton Hearing

Kiwis across the country can take part in the Great Big Hearing Check 2020 throughout March, as Triton Hearing looks to raise awareness of the impacts of hearing loss in New Zealand. The nationwide hearing health care provider is partnering with pharmacies, ... More >>

Bookings Available At Free Glenfield Eye Clinic On Wednesday

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 11:19 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army and OneSight have teamed up to fund eye tests and prescription glasses in Glenfield, Auckland tomorrow. On Wednesday, 4 March , the team will open a clinic from 8.30am to 3.30pm for people who would otherwise be unable to afford ... More >>

A New Study Highlights The Role Of Live Poultry Markets In The Spread Of Avian Influenza

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:14 am | Science Media Centre

Since it was identified in 1996, one strain of avian influenza (H5N1) has spread to more than 60 countries with a human fatality rate of 50-60 per cent. A new study shows the virus tended to move between nearby provinces especially where there was ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future Tackles Cigarette Butt Waste

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:01 am | Our Seas Our Future

For Seaweek 2020, Our Seas Our Future is holding a series of clean-ups across the country targeting one of the most littered item in the world, cigarette butts. The ongoing campaign, No Butts, aims to highlight the negative environmental effects ... More >>

Don’t Let Hearing Loss Limit You. Hearing For Life!

Monday, 2 March 2020, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Audiological Society

On World Hearing Day 2020, the New Zealand Audiological Society would like to address the importance of hearing loss prevention and early intervention. The World Health Organisation (WHO) World Hearing Day global message of ‘Don’t let hearing loss ... More >>

Care Provided To Newborn Baby With Respiratory Distress

Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:29 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a midwife in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care she provided to a newborn baby with respiratory distress. ... More >>

Assessment And Management Of Rest Home Resident Following Falls

Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:25 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home and three of its nurses in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately manage and assess ... More >>

Novel Approach Enables Improved Capabilities For Mental Health Research And Evaluation In NZ

Monday, 2 March 2020, 1:21 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

A Better Start National Science Challenge researchers, Nicholas Bowden, and co-authors from the Big Data and Resilient Teens research teams have developed a new and useful method for identifying and better understanding mental health and related problems ... More >>

Testing Set To Begin On Covid-19 Vaccine, Says GlobalData

Monday, 2 March 2020, 11:18 am | Global Data

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) Melbourne-based factory has begun production of a test dose for a potential novel vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19). This comes at a pressing time, as there have been more than 82,000 diagnosed ... More >>

New MRI Scanner Improves Patient Comfort And Wait Times

Monday, 2 March 2020, 10:58 am | Nelson Marlborough Health

More capability, less noise and the ability for patients to listen to music are all benefits of the new Siemens scanner for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) installed at Nelson Hospital. The new Siemens 1.5T Sola MRI system was installed last year ... More >>

March Is Nutrition Month

Monday, 2 March 2020, 8:08 am | Vegan Society

There are so many high profile vegans these days, it seems everyone from Arnold Swarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Bill Clinton are eschewing meat and dairy in favour of plant-based alternatives. Our most high profile vegan, Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General, ... More >>

Dairy Free Awards 2020

Monday, 2 March 2020, 8:03 am | Vegan Society

Celebrating excellence in plant-based alternatives, The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand present the inaugural Dairy Free Awards. These awards are an opportunity to reward companies who show us the best they can offer in terms of taste, texture, ... More >>

Top Kiwi Chefs’ New Recipes Panned

Monday, 2 March 2020, 7:51 am | KidsCan

The reality of what some Kiwi families in poverty are surviving on has been laid bare in a new KidsCan campaign, as more than 3,000 children in early childhood centres and schools around New Zealand wait for the charity’s support. Renowned chefs Peter ... More >>

Passionate Plea For Doctors To Take MedCan Opportunity

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:27 pm | Helius Therapeutics

With exactly one month until the medicinal cannabis regulations come into effect, the industry is passionately appealing to doctors to attend New Zealand’s first ever medicinal cannabis summit in just over two weeks. “Patient enquiries are growing, ... More >>

Call For Doctors To Attend Medicinal Cannabis Summit

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:11 pm | BioTechNZ

“New Zealand healthcare professionals who say they don’t know enough about medicinal cannabis now have the best opportunity to change that,” says Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director of BioTechNZ and MedCan Summit 2020 organiser. With tickets limited, ... More >>

New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards Honour Hidden Heroes

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 11:55 am | Primary Healthcare Awards

He Tohu Mauri Ora Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora He tāngata/wahine Pūkenga He tāngata/wahine Mākohakoha  He tāngata/wahine tino māia Through the work you are all doing, our whānau, our community and our nation prosper. The inaugural New Zealand ... More >>

Personal Care Vital for the Promotion of Good Dental Health

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 11:11 am | Dental Today

In the current medical services climate, it may feel like personal care and relationship with medical practitioners are things of the past. Gone are the days when doctors would make regular house calls. Gone, too, are the days when generations would visit ... More >>

Single Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New Zealand

Friday, 28 February 2020, 5:39 pm | Ministry of Health

The first case of COVID-19 is now confirmed in New Zealand in a person in their 60s recently returned from Iran. The results of the test were formally reported to the Ministry at around 4.15pm this afternoon. Although we have our first case of ... More >>

Boost For Forensic Mental Health And Addiction Specialist Training

Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:34 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today announced an initiative that will provide fully funded forensic practice and clinical leadership training for staff working with forensic mental health clients. Forensic mental health services (FMHS) provide assessment ... More >>

New Research Aims To Reduce NZ’s High Rate Of Work-related Illness

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:55 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Every year, 750 to 900 New Zealanders die prematurely due to work-related illness, yet little is known about the effectiveness of workplace interventions to address these health issues. WorkSafe New Zealand and the Health Research Council ... More >>

Call For Immediate Government Action To Remedy “Unfair Barriers” For 6% Of New Zealanders

Friday, 28 February 2020, 11:46 am | Rare Disorders NZ

A major campaign’s being launched at Parliament this afternoon to call for the rights of 300,000 New Zealanders struggling to navigate daily life with a rare disorder. Front and centre of the Fair for Rare NZ campaign is an immediate call for the government ... More >>

Sustainability Top Of Mind At Intensive Care Conference

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:10 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Sustainability will be front and centre at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care society’s annual meeting in Napier next week. Staff from Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are hosting this year’s event titled ... More >>

Low HIV Infections In Drug-users Point To Needle Exchange Success

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

  New Zealand has avoided the high HIV rates seen among high-risk groups in other countries, a new study shows. Sustained, extremely low levels of HIV transmission among people who inject drugs, including gay and bisexual men, reflect the success ... More >>

Road Shows Bring Hepatitis Education To Auckland

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 5:50 am | Hepatitis Foundation

A series of road shows being held in Auckland this year aim to raise awareness of hepatitis and educate health professionals on how to treat people with the virus. The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand’s nurses will be presenting at two road ... More >>

COVID-19 Update - 26 February 2020

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 4:18 pm | Ministry of Health

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. The overall situation regarding COVID-19 internationally is rapidly evolving and we continue to recommend a precautionary approach. Overnight we have seen another increase in case numbers ... More >>




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