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Health risks of "Hothouse Earth" a disaster - report

Thursday, 9 August, 2018 - 17:08

A report released this week on the dangers of heading towards "Hothouse Earth" makes it clear that climate change is now a public health emergency.

ASAPS and NZAPS combined conference about protocols

Friday, 3 August, 2018 - 09:31

Internationally recognised scientist and plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr John Semple is presenting at the ASAPS and NZAPS1 combined conference today about protocols that support the safe, earlier discharge of patients from hospital.

Funding of medication to prevent strokes and blood clots

Monday, 30 July, 2018 - 14:23

From August 1, patients will have access to Bayer’s oral anticoagulant Xarelto, used for preventing stroke and treating or preventing blood clots.3 The medication will be fully funded, without restrictions, by PHARMAC and can be prescribed to any patient where considered clinically appropriate.

Conference to discuss GP shortages and primary health review

Thursday, 26 July, 2018 - 11:14

This Friday (27 July) more than 600 delegates will gather at the Aotea Centre in Auckland to tackle some of the big issues facing primary care at the annual conference of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College).

Chilling impact of poverty on child health - ASMS

Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 10:08

Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition - some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line.

1,000 Kiwis have Jumpstarted their health

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 - 09:32

Jumpstart, the national diabetes health and lifestyle programme created by the YMCA Auckland and healthcare company Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, has reached a milestone this week with it’s 1000th participant signing up.

High obesity rates 'inevitable' given NZ's unhealthy food environments

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 05:00

A major cause of New Zealand’s very high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study from the University of Auckland.

Diabetes NZ strongly supports DHB call for sugar tax

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 16:31

Diabetes New Zealand strongly supports the recent call by DHB heads for New Zealand to introduce a sugar tax.

"Despite many government programmes to address the problem, the incidence of diabetes in New Zealand is increasing. Something much more is needed to stem this fatal tide.

Increasing evidence shows sugar taxes ineffective - NZBC

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 12:44

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity.

Maori community groups lead by example in tackling obesity

Monday, 9 July, 2018 - 16:01

New research by the University of Otago has highlighted the dominance of unhealthy food at sporting venues in New Zealand. Two thirds of food sold at netball and rugby venues is considered unhealthy, with sugary beverages, chocolate, potato crisps and fried food the most commonly available.