Scoop NZ: Health (28)

Taranaki Doctor wins Australasian award for supervision

Dr Jonathan Albrett, Taranaki DHB Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Specialist has received the prestigious Australasian Clinical Educator of the Year award in Brisbane last week, from the Australasian Confederation of Post-graduate Medical ...

Safe Sleep Day raises awareness of SUDI

Very sadly around 44 babies are lost every year in New Zealand as a result of SUDI. To help promote safe sleep messages and prevent SUDI, national Safe Sleep Day is being held on Friday 1 December.

Retiring Hospital Scientist on Three Decades of Changes

Former Kaitaia Hospital Laboratory Charge Alan Simkins has retired nineteen years to the day after he began working in the lab.

Life Made Easier For Patients Thanks To Renal Fund

The Contact Energy Renal Fund continues to support Northland dialysis patients by funding applications of up to $1000 towards items that would improve their quality of life on home dialysis.

Campaign Highlights Anti-Epilepsy Dangers for Pregnant Women

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy.

Campaign highlights anti-epilepsy challenge

A new awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of women talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of taking anti-epileptic medicine during pregnancy.

Green Cross Training Platform Wins Big on Global Stage

22 November 2017, AUCKLAND, NZ: Investment in an innovative on the job learning platform has paid off for Green Cross Health, crowned best in its field in a globally renowned HR awards programme.

10 Year-Old Boy Cycles to Help Kids with Broken Hearts

A 10 year old Masterton boy is gearing up for the ride of his life, and for the lives of the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect.

Geneva Healthcare Honours Employees Who Make A Difference

These awards are presented annually to recognise employees who make a significant difference in their everyday work and show an outstanding demonstration of Geneva’s company values: Care, Passion, Aspiration, Leadership and Health, supported by an ...

Mycare & WeVisit Join Forces to Improve NZ Care & Support

New Zealand’s largest home care platform Mycare has joined forces with Christchurch based community-building service, WeVisit. The businesses will move forward under the Mycare banner.

Consumer NZ, Dental Association call for added sugar labels

Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks.

Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response

35,000 is the number of estimated head injuries that Kiwis suffer each year, according to ACC’s Sport Concussion In New Zealand: ACC National Guidelines, May 2016.

Parents Need to Lead Responsible Drinking Behaviour

Parents are being urged to take the lead and talk to their teenagers now about responsible drinking after the latest Ministry of Health figures show well over half of Kiwi 15-17-year-olds have drunk alcohol in the last year – and 7.6% ...

Research Is Not A Luxury, But A Necessity to End TB

More than 1000 participants, including the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, ministers from over 75 countries, donors, researchers, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders, had met at the first-ever "WHO Global Ministerial Conference ...

Parenting A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be in the spotlight again this week when international expert Jeff Noble gives insight and hope to New Zealand parents, caregivers and professionals dealing with fetal alcohol and its effects daily.

Raysearch & Sumitomo Team for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

RaySearch and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. , based in Tokyo, Japan, have entered into an agreement regarding treatment planning for boron neutron capture therapy – a unique type of radiation therapy that targets cancer at the ...

World First for NZ Company - Simple Vitamin C Testing Device

A major technological breakthrough by a Kiwi company makes it simple for New Zealanders to be tested for vitamin C blood levels.

New Technology Improving Outcomes at North Shore Hospital

Revolutionary new technology is reducing the need for pancreatic surgery, saving lives and dramatically reducing recovery times at North Shore Hospital .

Māori successes to motivate future Māori health leaders

Te Rau Matatini is proud to be launching 100 Māori Leaders website to contribute to the capacity building of the Māori health workforce. Māori leadership can be defined in various ways, in this resource Māori have identified whom they believe ...

16 babies will come early in NZ today

If the averages play true, today there will be 16 babies born premature in New Zealand on World Prematurity Day.

#DearGrief –What would you say to grief?

With many young people struggling in the aftermath of a loss, two young men who have lost their siblings, Conor Burling and Luka Wolfgram, are championing a #DearGrief campaign to start the conversation about grief.

Pharmaco sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips

Pharmaco Ltd awarded sole supply for blood glucose meters and strips for the second time

Buy a KidsCan cracker and give back this Christmas

As the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving and KidsCan has the perfect solution for caring Kiwis wanting to share some goodwill this festive season thanks to its Christmas Cracker appeal.

Changes to improve mental health community respite

Improvements are being made to the management of mental health clients requiring community respite care following the review of a serious incident at a Whitby respite service.

Keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones.

Exercise tests multi-agency response to pandemic threat

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System exercise at Tauranga Hospital.

Whooping Cough on the Rise in Nelson Region

Five confirmed cases and a further 18 suspected cases of whooping cough have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service . All come from the Nelson region.

Effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever needed

Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori.