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Christchurch surgeons using 3D printers to save babies

Christchurch surgeons are using 3D printing to save babies' lives.

First ‘virtual consultation’ guidelines for Allied Health launched

A best practice telehealth guide for Allied Health clinicians on how and when to deliver care via ‘virtual consultations’ was launched this week at the sector’s annual conference.

GP visits change under money-saving model

A dramatic shake-up in the way patients visit their GP could spell the end of long waits and short consultations, as well as wasted healthcare.

New contract see Mobile Surgical Bus keep on trucking

A renewed contract will mean the country’s first and only mobile surgical bus will keep on trucking for another year.

New CPR app can turn bystanders into lifesavers

A new app to alert CPR-trained bystanders when someone is suffering a cardiac arrest is about to start saving lives in New Zealand.

New Kiwi online check tool on prostate cancer

Helping inform Kiwi men about prostate cancer checks – and to reduce the inequities in accessing checks – is the aim of a new website launched by the Ministry of Health.

Using ‘smart socks’ to assess physio patients from afar

Using  ‘smart sock’  wearable technology to better assess patients movement via video physiotherapist consultations has been successfully trialled in Australia.

Buddy bots help patients with lung disease

Robots have again proven themselves faithful health helpers to Kiwis - this time in managing a nasty lung disease.

Free online tool to predict melanoma risk and body check pilot

One of the world’s largest skin cancer studies has been used to develop a newly launched online questionnaire to predict melanoma risk.

A chicken egg situation: is it time to modernise ‘flu vaccine manufacture?

A report coming from British analysis company GlobalData spells out the urgency of bringing the manufacture of the influenza vaccine into line with modern techniques.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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