The NZ Aged Care Association welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $1.5 million dollars for the national roll out of an IT based comprehensive clinical assessment (CCA) tool known as ‘interRAI’.
Prime Minister John Key is about to learn the complexity of his body and what he needs to do to look after it and remain healthy.
Alzheimers NZ welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister and Associate Minister of Health that the Government is investing additional funds to support people affected by dementia as part of a wider funding package for services for older people.
A significant proportion of injuries in the home, costing millions of dollars a year, are related to how a house is built and maintained, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is undertaking a large study testing the effects of probiotics on people suffering depression.
A UC psychology research PhD student Amy Romijn is specifically carrying out her study looking at probiotics in a depressed population.
A record 3726 Waikato DHB staff members have been immunised against this year’s "killer flu" strain; a quantity that already surpasses last year’s end-of-season total of 3555, three months before the 2013 vaccinating season ends.
Around 45,000 New Zealanders stutter and a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is investigating to, ultimately, help reduce stuttering.
The percentage of stuttering in pre-school children is around three percent and a significant number of these children outgrow the condition.
"Too often, those of us living with mental health problems are still held back. We all need to learn from successful programmes around the world that have been led by people with lived experience of mental health problems," says Liz Sayce, OBE.
Just over one million New Zealanders have had a flu vaccination so far this year - 250,000 more than the same time last year and 350,000 more than in 2009.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says this level of immunisation so early in the flu season is unprecedented.
Around 6000 New Zealanders suffer strokes each year and a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is trying to find out why many of them develop life-threatening pneumonia.
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