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Lifesaving Stopping the Bleed campaign targets road fatalities

Over the last two years, 2017 and 2018, 758 people have died as a result of road crashes, with 2018 having the worst total in a decade at 380.  Some of these fatalities...

Report finds stillbirths significantly reduced over last 10 years

The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found. The PMMRC is an independent committee that reviews deaths of...

“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after a major health emergency, the Registered Nurse chooses to maintain...

Health Ministry’s new Health Infrastructure Unit on its way

Karl Wilkinson has been appointed to the role of Director of Health Infrastructure within the Health Infrastructure Unit. Helene Carbonatto has also been appointed as acting Group Manager, Capital Investment Management. “I’m very pleased that...

Pain management – every health practitioner must play their part

Pain is a complex medical condition requiring a teamwork approach, specialists across the country have said. Southern District Health Board anaesthetist and pain physician Dr Paul Templer said pain was “ubiquitous” in medicine. He said about...

Healthy homework gets results

Researchers from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the University of Otago have investigated the effects of a compulsory, health-related homework programme on physical activity, dietary patterns and body size in primary school children. Auckland...

“We simply can’t cope anymore” – Radiographers set to strike

Nearly 1100 DHB-employed Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) across New Zealand are set to strike for 24 hours commencing at 0700 hours on Monday 30th September and are voting on a proposed second 24-hour strike on...

Rugby player leading way for Pasifika with disabilities

Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other passion working with people with disabilities. He is also breaking...

Suicide Prevention Office to drive action to save lives

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described New Zealand's suicide rate as "a long-term national tragedy" as she, along with Health Minister David Clark, released a suicide prevention strategy and action plan today. The plan, which will...

What about other medicines on the waiting list?

More needs to be done to increase access to medication, health advocates have warned. Over the weekend, the Government pledged a $60m boost to Pharmac to fund new medications. However, Medicines New Zealand said the country...

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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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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