Reducing pressure on hospitals requires strong integration between hospitals, GPs, and social services and a cross-party political commitment to a long-term strategy.
New Zealand's largest professional body for acupuncturists has welcomed the UKs National Institute for Clinical Excellence's (NICE) decision to include acupuncture in its new guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic primary pain. Kate Roberts,...
As scientists worldwide scramble to develop a drug to prevent COVID-19, a University of Otago scientist has helped to create an international guidance statement urging caution in developing treatments. Dr Daniel Wright is a senior...
A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.
Whanganui is leading the way with a study that aims to revolutionise the way decay in children's teeth is combated.
Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.
The risk for dental problems is determined in early childhood.