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Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Top honour for scientist behind breakthroughs in the care of newborns

A scientist whose work has helped millions of newborns and mothers around the world has received New Zealand's top research honour. Distinguished Professor Jane Harding's Rutherford Medal – just awarded by Royal Society Te Apārangi...

Q&A: Dr Mark Ware – In favour of medicinal cannabis

Health Central asks pain specialist Dr Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer of Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis grower in the world about his views on the benefits and risks and future of medicinal cannabis. What...

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB mental health service in crisis

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. A recent mass meeting of...

Climate change impacts on health services on agenda of NZ health forum today

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services.

“We simply can’t cope anymore” – Radiographers set to strike

Nearly 1100 DHB-employed Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) across New Zealand are set to strike for 24 hours commencing at 0700 hours on Monday 30th September and are voting on a proposed second 24-hour strike on...

Helping boost women surgeon numbers aim of student essay competition

Women surgeons are seeking to help boost more female medical students to consider surgical careers through an essay competition with the first prize a trip to a Bangkok conference.

Devolution could help health care in future

Mr Tamihere was speaking at Health Central’s ChalkTalks, held in Wellington this week. With the recent release of the interim report from the Health and Disability System Review, members of the Chalk Talks panel...

Social media companies like Facebook amplify vaccination fears, scientists say

Online tech companies such as Facebook and Google need to do more to prevent the spread of misinformation around vaccines, a group of scientists say. A report, called The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, said...

Legalisation of cannabis key concern for Kiwi businesses

The latest EMA Employers’ Survey puts the legalisation of cannabis at the top of the list of concerns for SMEs, with 73 per cent worried it will have a negative impact on their business. Not...

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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...

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