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Positive indications on ophthalmology backlog say ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) says that there are indications from a number of district health boards (DHBs) that activities to clear the ophthalmology waiting list backlog are starting to have an impact.

More guidance counsellors not nurses, NZAC says

Employing a nurse in every secondary school to address New Zealand’s lamentable youth suicide problem is ignoring and bypassing already existing resources, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Blood pressure’s no sweat from home with SmartHealth

Andrew White (39) from Tauranga was travelling once a week to Waikato Hospital to see a specialist after his transplant surgery.

Growing antimicrobial resistance a major health issue for NZ

New Zealand is in no way insulated from the global growth in antimicrobial resistance that is predicted to kill more than 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050 and to have major impacts on animal health, warns Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Improving health literacy: It's everyone's business

The New Zealand Medical Association today releases a policy briefing on Improving Health Literacy that seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and what can be done to improve it.

Florence Nightingale Medal 2017

NZNO is proud to congratulate its members, Mrs Gail Ann Corbett, Ms Guru Dev Kaur Singh and Ms Barbara Fay Turnbull on their Florence Nightingale Medal awarded on Friday 12 May, International Nurses’ Day.

LCT collaborates with Auckland University Centre for Brain Research

Living Cell Technologies Limited has initiated a research collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland.

Drop in teen pregnancies reason to celebrate

Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics showing that the teenage fertility rate has halved since 2008. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years - half the 2008 rate of 33. And well down from the peak of 69 per 1,000 in 1972.

Self care for nurses a must

Recent media on wellbeing, and health and safety in the workplace has highlighted the need to acknowledge and address unhealthy stress and the potential for emotional exhaustion in the nursing workforce, according to mental health researcher Dr Stacey Wilson.

Teen birth rate halves since 2008 - Stats NZ

The teen birth rate has dropped each year since 2008, Stats NZ said today. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years - half the 2008 rate of 33.

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