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New test developed to help fight deadly melanoma - QIMR research

Australian researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have developed a prototype test that can help identify if patients with deadly metastasised melanoma are likely to benefit from immunotherapy.

Scientists retool weight-loss drug for lifesaving treatments in Auckland University study

A weight-loss drug used in New Zealand and around the world could be repurposed to prevent organ failure in patients in intensive care, research from the University of Auckland and Monash University in Australia shows.

Hawke's Bay DHB revised Alert Level 2 visitor policy

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department will have a strict no visitor or support person policy in place.

Changes to visiting at Alert Level 2 - Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor policy effective from tomorrow, Tuesday 16 February 2021. These changes can be viewed on our website, however, some general rules apply to all of our facilities:

People should not visit if they are sick.

Algal bloom in Hakatere / Ashburton River at Boundary Road and Hapua

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the Hakatere/Ashburton River at Boundary Road and at the hapua (river mouth).

Hospital care of patient with pneumonia - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a man admitted to hospital with pneumonia.

Care of elderly woman after ants found in her room and bed - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a care home operator in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of an elderly resident after ants were discovered in her room and bed.

GPs reminding Aucklanders they’re ‘open for business’

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is reminding Aucklanders that, despite Level 3 restrictions, general practices are open for business.

Alert Level 2: Surgery and outpatient appointments to go ahead - Hawke's Bay DHB

Planned surgery and outpatient appointments will go ahead in Hawke’s Bay District Health Board facilities as planned during Alert Level 2, but a no visitor policy has been introduced to high-risk areas.

25% of NZers have poor mental wellbeing, new study shows - study

A quarter of New Zealanders currently have poor levels of mental and emotional wellbeing, including nearly a third of women, according to a recent study commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).