Archive for the 'Health' Category

Being Prepared For COVID-19 In Northland

Press Release – Northland DHB

Dr Wilkinson has been setting up the clinical response to ensure the Northland DHB is ready for the potential for Covid-19 to change the way we work. Read more »

First COVID-19 Death In NZ – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

A woman on the West Coast has become the first person in New Zealand to die from COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health announced today the woman was in her seventies, and had initially been admitted with what was thought to be influenza complicated by an underlying chronic health condition. Read more »

83 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 83 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand made up of 78 new confirmed cases and 5 probable cases. This is as at 9.00 am this morning. Read more »

85 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 85 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand made up of 76 new confirmed cases and 9 probable cases. This is as at 9.30 am this morning. Read more »

Restless Sleep In Late Pregnancy, Lower Stillbirth Risk

Press Release – University of Auckland

Restless sleep in late pregnancy is common, and researchers have now found it carries a lower risk of late stillbirth. Read more »

COVID-19 And Immunity – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

People who become infected with COVID-19 have to fight the disease off with their own immune system.

However once the virus has been booted out, Read more »

Blood Pressure Meds Won’t Make COVID-19 Worse

Press Release – University of Auckland

Experts are urging people with high blood pressure to keep taking their medications as usual during the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more »

78 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 78 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand made up of 73 new confirmed cases and 5 probable cases. This is as at 9.30 am this morning. Read more »

NZAF Warns Against Casual Sex During Lockdown

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

As the country moves to alert level 4, NZAF warns against breaking the requirements of the lockdown to engage in casual or anonymous sex. Read more »

Southern DHB: Daily Media Update – Wednesday 25 March 2020

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Four new COVID-19 cases in Southern district

Two Dunedin women in their 20s, a Queenstown woman in her 30s and a Wanaka man in his 20s have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more »

50 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 50 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand as at 9.30 am this morning.

There were 47 confirmed and 3 probable cases in the past 24 hours. Read more »

Covid-19 – Skylight Offers Free Support Information Packs To Help Mental Wellbeing

Press Release – skylight

Skylight is already receiving requests to its offer of free ‘Covid-19 support information e-packs’ that have been put together to help with anxiety and stress. Read more »

40 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand as at 10 am this morning.

We also have 3 new probable cases. In these cases, the person has returned a negative laboratory result, but the clinician treating the person has diagnosed them as a probable case due to their exposure history and clinical symptoms. Read more »

Community Concerns Following Confirmation Of COVID-19 Case Visit To Palmerston

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB confirms that an Auckland man diagnosed with COVID-19 was staying with family in the Palmerston area both before and after the World Hereford Cattle Conference in Queenstown 9 – 13 March. He was most likely exposed at the conference but is now recovering well. Read more »

Southern DHB COVID-19 Update

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

A Queenstown man in his 40s and a Wanaka man in his 20s are among those announced in the past 48 hours as having been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Southern district. Read more »

First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed For The Nelson Marlborough Region

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

As was announced by the Director-General of the Ministry of Health on 21 March two people in the Nelson Marlborough region have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more »

A National ‘Call To Arms’ For Doctors And Nurses – Your Country Needs You!

Press Release – MedRecruit

Australasia’s largest medical recruitment company, MedWorld, in association with MedRecruit, has joined forces with the Ministry of Health to launch a campaign to help find the workforce needed to fight the impending Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »

Study Proves Youth Vaping No Gateway To Smoking

Press Release – Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

New international research shows youth vaping is leading adolescents away from smoking, not towards it. The ‘reverse gateway’ revelation is timely given the bill to regulate vaping is now open for submissions, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). Read more »

COVID-19 Update: 21 March

Press Release – Ministry of Health

13 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in New Zealand.

Locations are: Wellington region 4, Auckland 3, Waikato 1, Taupo 1, Manawatu 2, Nelson 2. Read more »

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update

Press Release – Ministry of Health

14 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in New Zealand.

Locations are: Wellington region 4, Taranaki 1, Auckland 3, Waikato 1, Taupo 1, Manawatu 2, Nelson 2. Read more »

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