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.

New genetic screening technology improving odds of getting pregnant

New technology now being offered in New Zealand could improve the chance of women in their late 30s getting pregnant using IVF by up to 25 per cent, a new study has shown.

Scholarship winner aims to end threat of antibiotic resistance

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics will become a global problem if antibiotic resistance is not halted but a Kiwi PhD student has won a scholarship which will allow him to join the ranks of scientists around the world working to solve the problem.

Kiwi aims to improve the well-being of stressed doctors

The Kiwi doctor who recently led the charge to make an amendment to the modern day Hippocratic Oath says doctor burnout is at "epidemic" levels but small changes can make all the difference.

New study to lift the lid on drugs in small-town New Zealand

The researcher behind the first drug-testing of Auckland's waterways is taking the study further afield to tackle drug and alcohol problems in small-town New Zealand.

Eradicating HIV with new drug, former Whanganui student tells

Emma Russell continues her series charting the stories of former Whanganui students who have gone on to success in the big, wide world

Bringing the joy back into work

Joy, not burnout, should rule the day, argues the Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In a recent White Paper, it puts a case for health leaders addressing the barriers to joy in work.

$500,000 donation means breastfeeding advice can be available 24/7

New mothers will now have access to breastfeeding help and advice around the clock.
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