Neurologist behind stroke risk app honoured

The AUT neurologist behind a stroke risk app translated into 14 languages took out this year’s Excellence in Stroke Award for Australasia.

New scholarships launched for Māori allied health professionals

Nominations are being sought for a new scholarship awards to help grow and develop the Māori allied health professional workforce including supporting kaupapa Māori approaches.

Rotorua to host Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Rotorua is hosting those involved in New Zealand's frontline against addiction from today.

New chair-elect named at launch of Primary Health Federation

Rotorua mayor and midwife Steve Chadwick was announced as chair-elect at last night’s formal parliamentary launch of the new Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand.

Whanganui mental health unit Te Awhina regularly overcrowded

Staff working at an overcrowded mental health unit at Whanganui Hospital have been head-butted, spat at, punched, received death threats and there's been one sexual assault.

Call to regularly review older people’s medicines in wake of research

The Choosing Wisely campaign is backing Kiwi ground-breaking research and calling for regular reviews of older people’s prescriptions to reduce the risk of overmedication.

Te reo is ‘critical tool’ to boost Māori mental wellbeing

The positive influence of te reo Māori on mental health and wellbeing is being highlighted during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Māori Language Week – along with the need for more mental health resourcing.

Cardiac surgery team members to strike

Strike notice has been given by Auckland DHB’s clinical perfusionists as attention turns to other health professions seeking to settle backlogged negotiations with DHBs.

Overmedication is injuring older people: world-first study

A world-first study reveals that over-medication increases the likelihood of older people falling and injuring themselves, which can lead to premature death.

Drinking in pregnancy affects child’s behaviour, NZ study confirms

Even drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can impact on a child’s temperament, according to the latest research from the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...