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Swallowing problems increase chance of dying after hip surgery - study

Older people with swallowing difficulties have longer stays in hospital, are at higher risk of developing pneumonia and have higher mortality rates after undergoing hip surgery, new research shows.

The impact of hearing loss and its consequences

The Pindrop Foundation’s Adult Cochlear Implant Forum on Saturday 2nd November at the University of Auckland, Tamakii Campus, is a gathering of international and national leaders in the cochlear implant community who will be addressing the impact of hearing loss and its consequences.

Masters research to benefit mental health and addictions clients

Recently completed research projects are hoped to benefit treatment and outcomes for Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) users.

New report highlights critical underinvestment in child safety in Pacific

Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste experience shockingly high levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence and not enough is being done to address this, according to a new report released today.

2000 NZers benefit from lifesaving new hep C treatment

The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC are pleased to see New Zealanders with hepatitis C and health professionals across the country moving quickly to access the life-saving new treatment Maviret.

Manukau DHB in breach of consumer code after fall

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Counties Manukau District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for its care of a man who had sustained injuries from a fall.

Rest home failed in care of octogenarian with fall risk

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to care provided to an 86-year-old man with a high falls risk.

GP found in breach of consumer code for not referring breast lump

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to refer a woman for further imaging of a lump on her breast.

Health warning lifted for Lake Ngaroto, remains in place for others

The health warning issued in December 2018 for Lake Ngaroto, has now been lifted, after two consecutive tests showed cyanobacterial levels to be once again below the warning level. Lakes’ Kainui, and Waikare continue to have a cyanobacterial health warning in place.

Massey PhD candidate presents Pacific Island research in India

School of Food and Advanced Technology PhD candidate Chris Vogliano recently presented his research on agrobiodiverse food systems in Solomon Islands, at the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week in Hyderabad, India.