Low-sensory vaccination clinic launching in Palmerston North

MidCentral DHB (MDHB) will run its first low-sensory vaccination clinic on Thursday 16 September, 2021, at the Milson Community Centre in Palmerston North. This clinic offers a vaccination opportunity for those who have sensory needs,...

Lethal SCARs: Serious drug allergies and patient care

This article briefly revisits types of serious drug allergies and presents a range of preventative nursing strategies. By Marian Bland and Lesley Batten

Making the next period sustainable

Companies want to provide schools with resources to help educate students about using sustainable menstrual products.

Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Medical abortions could be safely performed in any good medical centre

Current legal restrictions on who can approve and carry out abortions and where they can be performed create inequities, risks and are a “shocking” waste of the health dollar, argues the women’s health nurses’ college.

Kiwis prescribed more antibiotics than Europeans

New Zealand health professionals are being urged to think twice before prescribing antibiotics as WHO releases statistics showing Kiwis are prescribed 36 tonnes of antibiotics a year and more frequently than in Europe.

Mother’s paramedic dream shattered by St John ambulance anaesthetic change

A Tauranga mother of four who has always dreamed of becoming a paramedic has been barred from volunteering on St John ambulances because they have changed their main anaesthetic to one that could kill her.

Most acupuncture websites likely breaching Medicines Act

A new study finds a majority of acupuncture companies' websites are likely breaching of the Medicines Act by claiming their service can prevent or cure various diseases.

600 Middlemore Hospital patients to be screened after discovery of drug-resistant organism

About 600 Middlemore patients will be tested after a person admitted to a ward was found to be carrying an organism resistant to a powerful group of antibiotics.

Samoa seizes MMR vaccines

Two toddlers have died in Samoa following MMR vaccinations.


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


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...