Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Police and ESR scientists’ illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent...

Wastewater flushed down drains and toilets by 80 per cent of the country will be examined for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.

Kiwi paediatricians speak out for Nauru child detainees

All asylum seeker and refugee children and their families on Nauru should be brought to Australia by International Children’s Day on November 20, says the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

Hospitals $370 million in the red, raising concern over funding for primary care

Hospitals are $370 million in the red, causing concern that funding of the country's health system is unbalanced.

Māori renew calls for mortuary service in Tauranga

Iwi have renewed calls for a mortuary to be established in Tauranga but it is unlikely to happen despite more than 100 coronial autopsies being carried out every year out of the Western Bay of Plenty.

South Auckland doctor deregistered after assaulting six women

A South Auckland doctor has been stripped of his medical certificate after he indecently assaulted six women.

“Equally impressive” entries share Young Nurse of the Year award for 2018

A Pacific nurse with a passion for child health and a te reo-fluent Kawerau practice nurse are the joint winners of this year’s Young Nurse of the Year Award.

Higher tobacco taxes given thumbs down, ‘sugar tax’ goals sought and alcohol tax needs...

More quit smoking support rather than further tobacco tax hikes are recommended by the Tax Working Group – which also calls on the Government to set clear sugar tax goals.

Women of health: the pioneers and first leaders

In the 1890s New Zealand women not only took great strides by gaining the vote but also started making their mark on the country’s health services. Health Central looks at the remarkable group of pioneering women doctors, nurse leaders and health reformers who graduated or rose to prominence in that heady decade.

Giving voice – and time to talk – to Kiwis who struggle to speak

The daily struggle of an estimated 400,000 Kiwis to speak, be easily heard or understand everyday communications is being highlighted by the country’s speech-language therapists this week.

Women of Health: Rina Moore

Rina Moore was the first Māori woman to become a registered doctor.


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.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.