Commitment to rural health hubs delights sector

The organisation representing rural doctors and nurses said the Minister of Health’s commitment to rural health training hubs had the opportunity to revolutionise rural health service delivery in New Zealand.

Junior doctors’ strike force mass disruption

Public hospitals in Northland are being forced to reschedule more than 150 outpatient appointments and elective surgeries as another round of industrial action by junior doctors looms.

A promising approach to drug addiction

With the help of a grant, a New Zealand researcher intends to explore how a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality.

Resident Doctors prepare to strike for a fifth time

Resident Doctors and DHBs will enter mediated bargaining on 5th April, but if agreement is not reached, Resident Doctors will strike for a fifth time.

Pizza to aroha delivered to Canterbury DHB and practices

Home-baking and pizza have been delivered to Christchurch health workers as the Canterbury health system looks to support staff through the immediate and long-term impact of Friday’s tragedy.

Measles outbreak: Number of cases hits 50 nation-wide

The total number of measles cases across the country has increased from 47 on Thursday to 50 today after two new cases in Canterbury and one in Auckland.

Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

The Ministry of Health has made new resources available to support those who are experiencing mental distress following the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings.

Christchurch mosque shootings: Mental health helpline inundated with calls

A mental health helpline has been inundated with calls following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.

Health professionals support students in their strike for healthy climate action

Health professionals, researchers, academics and educators are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking tomorrow to call for meaningful action on climate change.

Measles: who’s at risk?

Professor David Hayman, Infectious Disease Ecology and Director, Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University (Palmerston North), answers some common questions about the measles virus.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues