Rural patients receiving speech therapy online

Telehealth via an online app is helping Waikato speech therapists save travel time and increase support to rural patients

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Whangārei medical centre offers patients video consultations

A Whangārei medical practice is believed to be the only one in the district to introduce video consultation for registered patients with minor illnesses.

How safe is the MMR vaccine?

In Samoa earlier this month two babies died shortly after receiving the MMR vaccine and an investigation is ongoing. in her blog Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, answers some of the questions raised by the tragedy.

New research into how shift work is bad for your health

Nanogirl, the science educator Michelle Dickinson, looks at recent research on how shift work affects the gut and health of shift workers.

New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: ‘It’s time to talk’

Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.

New heart of Christchurch health sector blessed

Health students, researchers and educators will soon start using a new joint post-quake facility to boost health training and research collaboration in Christchurch.

Allied Health team amongst IT Awards finalists

A Canterbury team working on an innovative IT solution for the allied health workforce is amongst the three finalists for this year’s Excellence in Digital Health award.

Extra detox bed welcomed, but not the only answer

A $16.7m funding grant to boost the number of Auckland detox beds from 20 to 30 is welcomed by drug and alcohol practitioners but they says beds are only part of the answer.

Navigating the New Zealand health sector

Do you know your HPCA from your HPDT? Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, helps guide health professionals through the complexities of the New Zealand health sector including its many acronyms.
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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.

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