New research from groundwater scientists has shown that campylobacter can survive in the groundwater system for two weeks, writes Dr Keith McLea.
More investment in the aged care nursing workforce is the answer to shortages, argues Monina Hernandez, not channelling migrant nurses into a specialty that may not be their preferred choice.
Hopeful messages flood the airwaves for Mental Health Awareness Week but these sharply contrast with the frustration of many interacting with or working in the mental health system, says Marion Blake.
Dr Tracy Chandler, also known as Dr Wellness, says conventional medicine only swings into action once a disease has developed, whereas integrative medicine is about looking for the little clues before the disease develops.
Jenny Song could see the fear in her 90-year-old father’s eyes at finding himself a stroke patient in a hospital where he understood nobody.
A World Bank suggestion that Australasia solve its shortage of aged care workers with young Pacific migrants is patronising and insulting, says Pacific nurse leader Eseta Finau. Instead, she argues in an NZNO blog, Pacific, Māori and other young people should be welcomed into nursing.
Keri Opai argues that hearing your name pronounced correctly won’t cure cancer but it is a respectful and mana-enhancing act
New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton looks at who told what – and when – on the economic and health evidence for and against a sugar tax.