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World Anaesthesia Day marked at Palmerston North Hospital

Anaesthesia is so much more than just being put to sleep.

That was the message from MidCentral District Health Board anaesthetists who marked World Anaesthesia Day at the Palmerston North Hospital on Tuesday 16 October.

Celebrating outstanding New Zealand research

We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Health Research Council’s medals and awards presented at the 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa, held last night at Te Papa.

Occupational Therapy Whakaora Ngangahau - OT Week celebrations

Every year in October, New Zealand Occupational Therapists celebrate Occupational Therapy Week and World Occupational Therapy Day.

The caffeine effect… is it in your genes? - student

Caffeine is the most consumed psychoactive drug in the world and has been shown to have a performance-enhancing effect among athletes when taken in the correct doses and times.

First new physiotherapy school in 45 years

The Physiotherapy Board has today accredited Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) and the Wintec degree qualifications of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

New faster test to rule out potential heart attack

A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Cardiology)

Nurse-led cardiac procedure at Tauranga Hospital first in Australasia

An award-winning Australasian first at Tauranga Hospital is seeing faster access for patients needing long-term heart monitors implanted.

Southern Air Ambulance joint venture announced

Two existing air ambulance helicopter providers have formed a joint venture with HEMS to continue serving their local communities throughout the Southern region.

DHB alerts community to discovery of antibiotic resistant bug

Hutt Valley DHB has identified five carriers of Carbapenam Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) - a family of bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics.

Carbapenems are a group of antibiotics often used to treat complex infections, or when other antibiotics have been ineffective.

'Shake off the blues and go gardening'

Labour weekend traditionally triggers Kiwi gardening fever and throughout New Zealand garden centres are standing by to welcome people in. This weekend Gardening New Zealand is promoting the mental health benefits of gardening.