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Expert views on antibiotic resistance and what it means for New Zealanders

Expert commentary by University of Otago Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause on the World Health Organization’s list of the most important antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens:

World Hearing Day: WHO and NZ faces the same problems

In line with the World Health Organisation global Hearing Day theme of ‘Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment’ the Listen Hear! New Zealand report focuses on the social and economic costs of hearing loss in New Zealand.

Otago researchers receive new joint pharmaceuticals research funding

Researchers from University of Otago are among the first recipients of two new grants from PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).

Grant winners announced for new joint pharmaceuticals research fund

Researchers from Auckland and Otago Universities are the first recipients of new grants from PHARMAC and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).

Exercise improves quality of life for kids with autism - study

New research has found that regular exercise improves communication behaviours among children with autism.

Survey results take the pulse of a workforce under pressure

A survey reporting significant concern with under-staffing and inadequate resourcing in the public health system will resonate with senior doctors, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). 

9 in 10 health workers feel understaffed

Nine out of ten people working in health say they don’t have enough staff or resources, according to a new survey.

The YesWeCare.nz Survey of 6000 health workers found:

Hearing Week: Technology access for people with hearing loss

Hearing Week - 26 February to 4 March

Technology access

Everyday, we see new technologies emerging and as it is Hearing Week let’s ask the question about where New Zealanders are sitting when it comes to using hearing aids and receiving cochlear implants.

Hearing Aids

Autism conference keynote speakers announced

Altogether Autism has announced the first keynote speakers for its 2017 conference on July 19 and 20 in Auckland, which will explore the theme of transitions.

Senior doctors acknowledge Annette King’s work in health system

The union for senior doctors, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), acknowledges the considerable work Labour’s Deputy Leader and health spokesperson Annette King has done in her time in Parliament and wishes her all the best for the future.

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