Unhealthy homes and income inequity are some of the ‘big picture’ factors that are included in new asthma guidelines for health professionals caring for Kiwi children and adolescents.
A major nurse-led trial to see whether aspirin could aid the healing of the often painful and disabling venous leg ulcers has found it made no impact.
The increase in 'nurse sensitive' indicators like pressure injuries and hospital acquired infections in today's latest adverse events report were 'concerning', says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
The percentage of obese pre-schoolers has jumped three per cent in a year – reversing a downward trend, according to statistics released from the annual New Zealand Health Survey.
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.