Articles for category: Health

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Rapid rise of endometrial cancer in Aotearoa – University of Otago

Healthcare professionals are concerned about the management of endometrial cancer as the rate of cases rise in Aotearoa New Zealand, new University of Otago, Wellington research shows. Endometrial cancer grows in the lining of the uterus (womb). Signs of endometrial cancer are heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding, including post-menopausal bleeding, and hysterectomy is the standard ...

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‘Shortcomings in care for man undergoing chemotherapy’

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James has issued a number of recommendations to a private outpatient oncology clinic, a registered nurse and an oncologist following their care of a man in his 40s who was having chemotherapy. In her report, issued today, Ms James found that aspects of care provided by Canopy Cancer ...

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‘Case summary: Care provided by Te Whatu Ora Colonoscopy Services’

This case concerns the care provided by Te Whatu Ora to a woman who requires five-yearly surveillance colonoscopies. The results of a surveillance colonoscopy noted that four polyps were removed, and two biopsies were carried out, all of which were reported as normal. It was recommended that five-yearly surveillance colonoscopies continue. Despite these results, the ...

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Raglan and Turangi Noho Marae visits inspiring health students and rural rangatahi – Hauora Taiwhenua

Thirty tertiary students from around Aotearoa New Zealand will travel to Raglan and Tūrangi in mid-November for two Noho Marae visits as part of Hauora Taiwhenua’s Rural Health Careers Programme. Noho Marae is a significant aspect of the programme, as a unique opportunity that bridges the gap between tertiary students aspiring for rural health careers ...

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Pharmac calls for applications for medicines for rare disorders

Te Pataka Whaioranga – Pharmac is calling for applications for medicines to treat rare disorders. These will be considered at the next meeting of the Rare Disorders Advisory Committee meeting in May 2024. “We are encouraging funding applications from pharmaceutical suppliers, clinicians as well as consumers, as we understand people living with rare disorders face ...

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Better health services and access due to free prescriptions – Mangawhai Pharmacy

Universal fees-free prescriptions have already improved healthcare for all New Zealanders, but National’s planned targeting regime will reverse most of the positive effects, according to a survey of community pharmacists released today. “Community pharmacists have been blown away by the difference universal fees-free prescriptions have made in their first four months,” said Lanny Wong, of ...

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Tobacco and Vape ‘Mystery shopping’ operation shows crack-down on underage illegal sales is paying off

A recent Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) of 20 tobacco and vape retailers throughout the Far North and Whangārei districts shows public health efforts to educate retailers and prevent underage sales are paying off. During the operation, underage trained volunteers (between 14 and 17 years old attempted to purchase tobacco and vaping products from retailers. The ...

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ANZCA launches karakia for patients and whanau

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has launched an ANZCA karakia, designed to provide pre-surgery comfort to patients and their whānau. The karakia, written by tohunga (expert practitioner) Mark Kopua (Te Atianga a Hauiti), is being launched today at the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2023, being held in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Rotorua-based anaesthetist ...