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.
Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.
The launch of a new international volunteer fellowship programme could see New Zealand health professionals providing care for people in countries experiencing conflict and extreme hardship.
Medical specialists on both side of the Tasman are increasingly being held account for indigenous peoples' health according to a paper released today into new training accreditation standards set by the Australian Medical Council.
Nurses and GPs could improve their delivery of care to newly-diagnosed diabetes patients by listening more, repeating less and co-ordinating better, a New Zealand research study has found.
Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.
Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here Amy Wiggins of the New Zealand Herald looks at Social Development and Disability Issues.
Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services.