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Global strategy to speed up HIV vaccine development launched

A new global strategy to address the challenges in developing an effective vaccine against HIV – which infects about 1.8m people a year – was launched in Spain this week.

Top tertiary teacher – adding humanity into teaching medicine

The Associate Professor behind hundreds of medical students bunking down for a weekend with a Kiwi Pacific family won this year’s Top Tertiary Teacher Supreme Award. Jody Hopkinson talks to Faumuina Fa’afetai Sopoaga about revolutionising the teaching of Pacific Health to our future doctors.

Rural patients receiving speech therapy online

Telehealth via an online app is helping Waikato speech therapists save travel time and increase support to rural patients

Whangārei medical centre offers patients video consultations

A Whangārei medical practice is believed to be the only one in the district to introduce video consultation for registered patients with minor illnesses.

Allied Health team amongst IT Awards finalists

A Canterbury team working on an innovative IT solution for the allied health workforce is amongst the three finalists for this year’s Excellence in Digital Health award.

Using ‘smart socks’ to assess physio patients from afar

Using  ‘smart sock’  wearable technology to better assess patients movement via video physiotherapist consultations has been successfully trialled in Australia.

Self-effacing Te Kuiti GP takes out top rural honour

Dr Keith Buswell – the self-effacing leader of an innovative Te Kuiti general practice offering both primary and hospital level services – has won this year’s major rural health award.

Renowned thoracic surgeon Dr Diego Gonzalez teaches Waikato Hospital doctors

Surgeons at Waikato Hospital are the first in New Zealand to learn a less invasive lung surgery technique that is quicker, not as painful, and enables patients to recover faster.

New Zealand scientific breakthrough could provide new allergy, asthma treatments

A breakthrough discovery by New Zealand scientists could point the way to better treatment options for sufferers of allergies and asthma.

After-hours telehealth advice sees stroke interventions double

A Wellington telestroke pilot– offering expert after-hours advice to regional hospitals – has seen a dramatic increase in clot-busting interventions being offered to stroke patients.

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