IAS 2023: World’s Largest Scientific Conference On HIV Will Be Held In Brisbane And Virtually

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 8:12 pmPress Release: International AIDS Society 6 July 2022 – IAS – the International AIDS Society – has announced that IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, will take place in Brisbane, Australia, and virtually from 23 to 26 July 2023. IAS 2023, being held at the Brisbane Convention … Read more

RATs And Self-isolation – Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 4:45 pmPress Release: Science Media Centre Evidence shows some Covid-19 cases can remain infectious after seven days, meaning they may continue to spread the virus after leaving isolation. New Zealand’s current self-isolation rules state that positive Covid-19 cases must isolate for seven days, or until their symptoms end, whichever comes latest. … Read more

Pharmac Considering Funding New Medicines For Lung Cancer

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 12:33 pmPress Release: PHARMAC Pharmac, the medicine funding agency for Aotearoa is seeking proposals from pharmaceutical suppliers for medicines that could treat New Zealanders with lung cancer. “Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Aotearoa and it is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality,” says Pharmac’s Chief … Read more

Minnesota ‘Accidentally’ Legalizes THC Edibles

Minnesota passed a bill legalizing hemp-derived THC edibles and beverages for people 21 and over, with some Republican lawmakers saying later they misunderstood the bill and thought it only applied to milder, delta-8 THC products, which are already allowed under federal law. What do you think? “We’re just a few dozen fuckups away from affordable … Read more

New Surgical Facilities Set To Reduce Waiting Times For Kiwi Skin Cancer Patients

Monday, 4 July 2022, 2:19 pmPress Release: MoleMap   Kiwis living with skin cancer are set to benefit with the launch of new dedicated surgical facilities capable of treating thousands of patients around New Zealand each year. The move is expected to increase specialised skin cancer surgical capacity within the healthcare sector as well as … Read more

Sharing Clear Information And Risks About Medication Vital For Informed Choice And Informed Consent

Monday, 4 July 2022, 2:17 pmPress Release: Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner The importance of providing clear information to consumers so they can give informed consent about their care was highlighted in a decision by Deputy Commissioner Rose Wall who found a psychiatrist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services … Read more

Canterbury Health Says Help Us Help You By Going To The Right Place For Your Health Care Needs

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:29 pmPress Release: Canterbury DHB Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure on our Canterbury health system, with general practices, pharmacies, urgent care facilities and our Emergency Department all stretched to capacity and beyond. Te Whatu Ora, Canterbury is appealing to the public to help take some of the pressure off … Read more

New Zealand Medical Journal Saved After Liquidation Threat

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:57 amPress Release: New Zealand Medical Association I am pleased to announce the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) has been purchased by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG), they have ensured the principal scientific journal for the medical profession in New Zealand will keep publishing into the future, said NZMA Board … Read more

How Common Is Mate Wareware (dementia) Among Māori? New Study Will Find Out

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 6:57 amPress Release: University of Auckland A $1.1 million study led by Dr Makarena Dudley of the University of Auckland-Waipapa Taumata Rau aims to determine the prevalence of mate wareware (dementia) among Māori. Researchers will interview 550 Māori across the country in the three-year project, “He rapunga hauora mō te mate … Read more