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Update: Auckland typhoid outbreak

As at 6 April 2017, there are 18 confirmed cases of typhoid in Auckland. There is also one probable case and a further two cases are under investigation. Of these, there are six people currently in hospital; some patients have now been discharged.

Anti-vaccination film secrecy upsets top community doctor

The "cloak and dagger" antics of WavesNZ, organisers of the Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe film have clinician and father Dr Lance O'Sullivan hopping mad.

Flu immunisation campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Unichem Miramar Pharmacy, Wellington.

"More than one million New Zealanders get immunised against influenza each year," says Dr Coleman.

'No one who visited typhoid patient in hospital at significant risk'

Auckland DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Margaret Wilsher says she has reviewed the treatment provided to a female patient who died of typhoid last week in Auckland City Hospital.

Auckland typhoid outbreak update from public health

As at 5 April 2017, there are have 16 confirmed cases and two probable cases of typhoid in the Auckland. There are 12 people currently in hospital; some patients have now been discharged.

Southern DHB encouraging staff to have the flu vaccination

Southern DHB has launched its flu campaign and is encouraging its staff to take up the offer of a free influenza vaccination to protect themselves, their patients their colleagues, their families and their friends.

Bioengineering aids recovery for swallowing disorders

University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments.

New hope in the fight against gestational diabetes - study

Fonterra Programme Manager Nutrition and Health Dr James Dekker. Fonterra Programme Manager Nutrition and Health Dr James Dekker. Fonterra Programme Manager Nutrition and Health Dr James Dekker. Fonterra Programme Manager Nutrition and Health Dr James Dekker.

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New Maternity Day Assessment service opens

Waikato DHB Chief Executive Dr Nigel Murray cut the ribbon on a new Women’s Health service that opened at Waikato Hospital this week (Monday 3 April). The Maternity Day Assessment Unit will cater for high-risk women who require increased surveillance during their pregnancy.

Pioneers in e-health for children up for two NZ awards

It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

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