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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,...

University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected...

Hello my name is…

The first International #hellomynameis Day – a campaign to encourage health professionals to introduce themselves – was held on July 23 to mark the first anniversary of the death of the doctor who founded the movement.  

Digital health enhances patients’ health care

Denise Irvine says with the help of innovative and digital initiatives, health care delivery can be more patient-focused.

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Dual respiratory treatment increases risk of heart attack – study

People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals. Inhaled...

Nursing tool proposal wins Clinicians Challenge

An IT proposal to help lessen the workload of practice nurses having to calculate ‘catch-up’ immunisations for migrant and refugee children has won a Clinician’s Challenge award.

Concerns about youth vaping already well addressed

"Media stories about youth vaping are deeply concerning but significant changes have been made in the past year with more coming,” says Nancy Loucas, co-director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Her comments follow...

App offers help for ADHD

An app could replace the dependence on drugs such as Ritalin used by many with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

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.

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Opinion: Dr Tracy 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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