Articles for category: Health

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New data reveals scale of alcohol-related harm and violence in emergency departments – ACEM

Sobering new data released by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) reveals the scale of alcohol-related harm and violence in emergency departments – and its negative impacts on the patients, staff and carers within them. ACEM’s Alcohol-Related Harm in Australasian Emergency Departments report surveyed emergency specialists, trainees, nurses, doctors and other staff who work ...

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Benefit of using home care for future of aged care

Following the release of part one ‘A review of aged care funding and service models’ conducted by Sapere through a Te Whatu Ora ran process, the Home and Community Health Association (HCHA) says it is pleased to see greater recognition of the vital function that home and community care offers to alleviate unsustainable pressure on ...

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Abortions increase 25% since law change – Family First

Family First says that the latest abortion statistics make grim and upsetting reading, with a 25% increase in abortions since the decriminalisation of abortion in March 2020. According to an Official Information Act request received by Right to Life, the provisional figures show a 14% increase in abortions from 14,164 abortion procedures in 2022 to ...

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Reserve Bank approves Accuro transfer to UniMed

Union Medical Benefits Society Ltd (UniMed) and Accuro Health Insurance Society Ltd (Accuro) have received approval from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to transfer Accuro’s insurance portfolio to UniMed. This is the final step in the regulatory process for the two member-owned societies and will result in UniMed becoming New Zealand’s third largest health ...

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Vaping ‘report card’ for Government reveals average grades

As thousands of parents comb through their children’s Term 1 report cards, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ has given the Government its very own. The Foundation reviewed its vaping regulation recommendations against current laws and policies and found that the Government still has significant areas for improvement to address the youth vaping epidemic. Foundation ...