Top 10 ways to help families manage their child’s asthma

The first new guidelines in a decade for managing child and adolescent’s asthma have just been launched – including the top 10 ways health professionals can help.

Hawke’s Bay Health Awards recognise key innovations

A gynaecological outpatient clinic has taken out the supreme accolade at last night's Hawke's Bay Health Awards.

Call for action on bullying after survey finds bullying rife amongst senior doctors

A major survey published today of senior specialist working in public hospitals found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied – mostly by fellow doctors.

Climate change impacts on health services on agenda of NZ health forum today

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.

New simulator for tricky neonatal surgery to be trialled

New Zealand surgeons are developing a tiny, life-like simulator so they can train to do a tricky piece of keyhole surgery on newborns.

Antibiotic Awareness Week: new guidance for clinicians on when not to prescribe

Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily.

Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarships now open

The Pacific Health Scholarships contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples by assisting the development of the Pacific health and disability workforce. See the guidelines & apply here.

Medications: take time to talk to patients to prevent the ‘triple whammy’

Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – such as the medicine ‘triple whammy’ putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.

Holograms and virtual doctors in our medical future

Experts gather in Rotorua to discuss latest technological breakthroughs.

Tiny tube saving sight of glaucoma patients in New Zealand

A new procedure which sees a tiny tube inserted into the eye to save the eyesight of glaucoma patients is now available in New Zealand.
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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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