Pharmac has announced its planning to fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. The drug reduces the risk of catching HIV in unprotected sex by 90 per cent.
In the wake of Ebola and Zika, New Zealand needs to beef-up its pandemic planning and readiness to deal with diseases other than influenza, say public health researchers in a paper published today.
A new Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry will provide important information to improve care for the mostly Māori and Pacific patients living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), caused by rheumatic fever.
The decision to go with a single provider of blood sugar meters has eroded choice for the 120,000 people using meters, says Diabetes New Zealand.
From August next year people with diabetes will only have access to the CareSens range of glucose meters, despite some users still expressing a lack of trust in the meters’ accuracy.
A new drug to help diabetics lose weight and control their blood sugar is being trialled in 11 clinics around New Zealand.
An Auckland man is slowly dying from a rare autoimmune disease that's causing his skin to harden and his organs to solidify - effectively turning him to stone.