From August next year people with diabetes will only have access to the CareSens range of glucose meters, despite some users still expressing a lack of trust in the meters’ accuracy.
Clinicians are being encouraged during Antibiotic Awareness Week to consider 'Choosing Wisely' recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing unnecessarily. World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 (November 13 to 19) is a World Health Organization global event...
A vaccine to prevent the often painful and debilitating shingles vaccine will be offered free for over-65s to 80-year-olds next year at the same time as their annual 'flu jab.
Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – like the medicine “triple whammy” putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.
Global warming has wider implications for not only the environment but our health and wellbeing, according to a just released Royal Society Te Aparangi expert report. The New Zealand Herald's science reporter Jamie Morton reports.