Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A whanau app approach to health and motivation

Informed by mātauranga Māori, a co-designed app offers an innovative approach to community wellbeing.

Pacific health TechCamp builds strategies for mosquito-born illnesses

Public health professionals from across the Pacific attended a recent TechCamp in Auckland focusing on using technology to help address mosquito-born diseases.

Kiwis making mark in health dominate New Zealander of Year Awards

All three finalists for this year’s New Zealand of the Year Award have health connections along with at least four finalists for other award categories due to be announced in February.

Online GP service hopes to clear clogged system

A new online service hopes to put an end to spending hours in a doctor's waiting room.

‘Bug memories’ could help fight looming crisis

Even bacteria have memories - and learning more about them could help combat the grave and growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Artificial intelligence not the end of radiologists says new president

The hype about artificial intelligence will not spell the end of human radiologists, says the incoming Kiwi president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Hospital adopts green initiative to stop drugs going down the sink

A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.

Mobile surgical bus moving with the times

New Zealand's unique mobile surgical bus service is looking to incorporate new technologies.

Kiwi breastfeeding app had more than 12K downloads

A free smartphone app for new mums seeking user-friendly breastfeeding advice developed in the Midland region has exceeded expectations.

Inspirational ‘who’s who’ list of Māori health leaders

Māori have identified a ‘who’s who’ of successful Māori health leaders – including Sir Mason Durie, Mike King, Willie Jackson and Dr Hinemoa Elder – to help motivate the next generation of leaders.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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