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Red Cross appeals for Kiwis to help us get ready for disasters

We know emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Our communities are often hit hard by the consequences – people are impacted, perhaps homes, schools or workplaces are damaged, access and transportation disrupted,...

New cochlear implant health promotion campaign

In response to the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing calling for global action on hearing loss to achieve hearing care for all through screening, rehabilitation and communication initiatives, the Pindrop Foundation is running a...

Cochlear implant providers welcome long-awaited funding commitment

Today’s announcement by Minister of Health Andrew Little, committing the Government to raising the number of publicly-funded adult cochlear implants, has been welcomed by New Zealand’s two cochlear implant providers. The Government announced today that...

Should New Zealanders have to buy their hearing back?

Wellington neurologist Stuart Mossman questions why the hearing impaired are being denied what other countries consider to be basic medical care and urges the Government to deliver on its pre-election pledge to increase adult...

NZ’s dismal cochlear implant funding record – Government urged to honour pledge

UPDATE 26 February 2021: The Government announced today that it will immediately invest $6 million for 70 additional adult cochlear implants this year to help reduce the waiting list. See 'Cochlear implant providers welcome...

Hearing Awareness Week: 1–7 March 2021

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 branches throughout New Zealand are preparing for this year’s Hearing Awareness Week in March. World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Report...

HealthCare NZ wellbeing service supports all frontline health workers

The response to the community’s latest Covid-19 cases now includes HealthCare NZ’s Frontline Support, a dedicated mental health and wellbeing service to support all frontline healthcare workers nationwide. General Manager Mental Health & Wellbeing, Sean...

DIVA clinical auditing software to benefit healthcare

University of Otago-designed computer software for helping surgeons monitor how their patients are doing during their time in hospital has been developed into a commercially available system. DIVA is a clinical auditing tool that allows...

Targeted health messaging needed in era of vaping, researchers say

Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the...

Study examines keys to success for contact tracing

Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public. Dr Raymond Xia, Associate Investigator of the collaborative study, says a key for restaurants,...

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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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