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Sepsis clinical tools work straight away at Waikato Hospital

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 05:26 PM
Sepsis can be treated; the challenge is detection in the early stages and ensuring six key steps are taken in the first hour of recognition. This "Sepsis Six" doubles a patient’s chance of survival and is a core component of a sepsis improvement ... Read more...

Third Wellington GP strike to go ahead

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 05:15 PM
A third Wellington GP strike is set to go ahead tomorrow as general practitioners continue to show solidarity with their dental colleagues. Read more...

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 10:15 AM
The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis ... Read more...

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Published: Tue 11 Dec 2018 02:15 PM
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more...

Pacific course looks to address alarming life expectancy

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2018 08:02 PM
Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition, if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders. Read more...

Anaesthetic technician strike action planned

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2018 03:52 PM
Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s anaesthetic technicians, who are members of the Association of Professionals and Executive Employee Inc (APEX), have voted to strike for 48 hours from 7am Monday 17 December until 7am Wednesday 19 December 2018. Read more...

Pacific course looks to address alarming statistics

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2018 11:46 AM
Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition, if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders. Read more...

Opportunities for Use of e-Therapies for Mental Care

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2018 10:05 AM
The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) welcomes the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction support for expanding the use of online or app-based self-help e-therapies. These accessible resources will help people deal with mental ... Read more...

Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Published: Sun 9 Dec 2018 12:12 PM
Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. Read more...

Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner

Published: Fri 7 Dec 2018 07:36 PM
Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner Coroner Wallace Bain has formally found that our son and brother Nicky Stevens’ death was as a result of suicide. That is one more figure to add to the awful suicide statistics in this country, but ... Read more...
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