Derek Wright leaving role at Waikato District Health Board

Interim chief executive Derek Wright today sent an email to all staff informing them he will be leaving the DHB at the end of April after a 19-month stint in the role.

Ryman Healthcare signs three-year deal with the Stroke Foundation

Extended partnership means tens of thousands of Kiwis can get free blood pressure checks.

Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight

This World Glaucoma Week, 10-16 March, the Blind Foundation encourages those at risk of glaucoma to take steps to avoid preventable blindness before it is too late.

New e-learning programme to help health professionals use interRAI data

A new interRAI e-learning programme will soon be available for health professionals wanting to use and understand interRAI assessment data.

Aged care conference looks at big issues facing sector

The programme for an upcoming conference about the health and care services for older New Zealanders has an impressive line-up of topics and speakers.

Pregnancy protein could treat geriatric diseases – research

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease.

Winning researcher brings hope to those with chronic gut problems

Dr Peng Du, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

Understanding delirium

With delirium affecting half of older people in aged care in New Zealand, this World Delirium Awareness Day is about helping people to recognise and treat delirium.

Determining New Zealand’s health research priorities

People are invited to have their say on New Zealand's health research priorities, with consultation now open.

Beating social isolation

We look at the work of three researchers in Australia and New Zealand addressing social isolation in older people.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.