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Statement from COVID-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board - MOH

The COVID-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board was informed of three reports of people who had died with a potential myocarditis in the period following vaccination.

Trans-Tasman Medicines Report: 'NZ appalling inequity gap exposed'

A new report, Access to Medicines 3 (AtoM 3) generated by IQVIA, the world's largest healthcare data science company, showed that New Zealand is consistently publicly funding fewer cost-effective modern medicines than Australia and making funding decisions at a slower pace.

Choose Well for health care and be Covid responsible - HBDHB

Hawke’s Bay health officials are asking locals to Choose Well for health care this Christmas/New Year period, and be COVID responsible as more people travel around the country.

Smoke from scrub fire a health risk in the Far North

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition who has been evacuated from the Kaimaumau area to be careful about smoke, and to stay indoors as far as possible, with the active fire currently burning across over 2,000 hectares in the Far North.

Pharmac's Year in Review

Today Pharmac has released its Year in Review for 2021, an annual publication highlighting key aspects of the agency’s work throughout the year.

Wairoa Covid-19 cases in the clear

The COVID-19 cases and their contacts who have been isolating in Wairoa are free from today to move about in the community.

Canterbury’s government agencies team up to support COVID-19 Care in the Community

Canterbury’s Regional Public Service Commissioner for Canterbury and the Chatham Islands, Ben Clark, said while Health was the lead agency, all government agencies in Canterbury had a role to play to ensure the people they serve and support were prepared for a significant increase in the number

Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates release of annual report

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is proud to share its annual report for the year ended 30 June 2021, a report that Pouārahi Helen Leahy says reflects both the highlights and challenges of a year bookended by lockdowns.

Telehealth services 'beneficial in managing home isolation cases'

With more and more New Zealanders across the country self-isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19, the role of telehealth services is in the spotlight now more than ever.

Sick of CPAP? New insights into sleep apnea diagnosis - Flinders University

 A new approach to measure the common sleep related breathing disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), estimates that 20% of adults or approximately 1 billion people globally have moderate to severe sleep apnea which can lead to a wide range of health issues as well as driving and workplace haza