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Hospital adopts green initiative to stop drugs going down the sink

A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.

All South Island DHBs sharing electronic health records

From today all South Island district health boards will be using the same HealthOne electronic health records system.

Bridging the gap between patients and providers

Technology continues to reshape the medical world, with one of the latest innovations a website aimed at connecting patients and practices. Rebekah Fraser looks into the platform that functions as an online health marketplace.

Possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome identified

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period,...

Māori men’s health statistics highlighted in new online tool

A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.

Rapid rounds and nurse facilitated discharge innovations free up patient bed days

‘Bed block’ in the general medicine department was identified as a one of the reasons why patients in the emergency department had a long wait to be admitted to a general medicine ward. The average waiting time for admission was over 10 hours, and once admitted, patients’ length of stay could often be longer than necessary.

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.

Rachel Stewart: BigAg must wake up to synthetic threat

The food revolution is here but despite all the evidence, industry leaders don't believe plant-based meat and synthetic milk is a risk to the industry.

‘Bug memories’ could help fight looming crisis

Even bacteria have memories - and learning more about them could help combat the grave and growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

iNature: can delivering nature digitally reduce anxiety and pain?

Visiting American nursing professor Margaret Hansen has set out to establish whether delivering complementary therapies – like nature and music – through mobile technologies is a feasible way of reducing anxiety and pain for surgical patients.

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