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Medical migration risk to poor countries’ health services

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 06:36 PM
Wealthy countries have a responsibility to consider the impact of hiring doctors from poorer countries and try to minimise the practice, says Dr Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the World Medical Association. Read more...

Private health care inferior and expensive

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 06:34 PM
Private health systems are more expensive and less efficient, and have poorer patient outcomes, says Professor Martin McKee, keynote speaker at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists 30th anniversary conference. Read more...

Clinical trial now open in five centres

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:15 PM
A clinical trial that’s now recruiting patients in Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Wellington will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects. Read more...

Kiwi group forms to fight health Syndemic

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:12 PM
A new community-based health initiative has been formed to fight New Zealand’s rising tide of lifestyle illnesses. Read more...

Study of sexual orientation and mental health

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 01:38 PM
Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows. Read more...

Four further Measles cases in Wellington

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 12:49 PM
Regional Public Health (RPH) Wellington has been notified of four confirmed cases of measles, one of which was from a person who had travelled on the Johnsonville train line last week. Read more...

Patients could bear the impact of changes to system

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:52 AM
Patients could bear the impact of proposed changes to New Zealand’s medical device regulation system for little benefit, warns the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand , the only national industry body representing medical technology companies ... Read more...

Supporting mental health of Pacific climate change migrants

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 03:30 PM
New Zealand could become a potential relocation destination for many Pacific peoples displaced from their homelands by rising sea levels and other climate-change related natural disasters. Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Māori Studies ... Read more...

Hāpai/ Otago University partnership secures over $3 mil

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 03:04 PM
As New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 deadline draws closer, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has just awarded $4.95 million in funding for the Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke programme. This programme will be led in partnership by Otago University, ... Read more...

Who Isn’t Getting Enough? It’s World Iron Awareness Week

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 12:52 PM
A lack of dietary iron is the world’s most prevalent nutrient deficiency. In New Zealand the picture doesn’t look much better – one in 14 adult women over 15 years old are low in iron, 8 out of 10 toddlers don’t meet their daily iron requirement ... Read more...
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