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Queenstown measles update 19 September 2019-09-19 00:48:22Two more measles case were confirmed in Queenstown over the past 48 hours taking the total number of cases to 26. Of the 26 cases, 25 are Queenstown r

46 confirmed measles cases in Northland 2019-09-19 00:10:18Measles Update - There are now 46 confirmed cases of measles in Northland, with one other case under investigation.

Feedback wanted on lab testing 2019-09-18 20:35:34We are reviewing how we run our laboratory - and want your feedback.

Otago Polytechnic offering free massages for mental health 2019-09-18 20:12:36Otago Polytechnic Massage Therapy staff and students are offering free massages as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (23-29 September).

Waikato measles update on cases, vaccines and protecting 2019-09-18 19:11:59We have updated our measles page: www.waikatodhb.health.nz/measles. Please note, updates will be frequent on this page due to the measles outbreak in

Massey clinches $1m for research into nicotine addictiveness 2019-09-18 17:59:08Dr Penny Truman, from Massey University’s School of Health Sciences, has been awarded almost $1 million in funding for research that will test t

Heart disease risk hugely underestimated in patients with 2019-09-18 14:00:38Heart disease is a major killer for people with mental illness and one Wellington doctor is trying to turn this around.

Second free measles vaccination pop-up clinic in Hamilton 2019-09-18 03:19:08Waikato has 18 confirmed cases of measles. This number is expected to increase. In response to this public health need, a second pop-up clinic is bein

Additional MMR stock secured for New Zealand 2019-09-17 22:36:21The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC are pleased to confirm that, subject to final regulatory approval, an additional 100,000 doses of MMR vaccine have

New online mental health therapy tool readily available 2019-09-17 21:31:40A new online mental health therapy tool, which makes effective mental health support easily accessible, is being promoted on campus this week.

Health Survey error led to overestimate of obesity 2019-09-17 20:28:00New Zealand has 7,000 fewer obese children than previously thought following identification of an error which overstated obesity estimates.

Southern Cross Health Society appoints Chief Digital Officer 2019-09-17 20:05:56Southern Cross Health Society has announced the appointment of Roxanne Salton to the role of Chief Digital Officer. Salton is a digital and ICT leader

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Measles case confirmed in Canterbury 2019-09-13 00:35:00The infant and their family returned to Christchurch from Auckland where there is a major measles outbreak, with more than 1000 cases confirmed. It is

All pharmacists to be trained vaccinators in future 2019-09-13 00:22:00From 2020 all intern pharmacists will be trained as vaccinators as a regular part of their pharmacist intern training programme.

Queenstown measles update 2019-09-12 23:59:00There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 20. Of the 20 total cases, 19 a

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight 2019-09-12 23:25:00Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles who travelled home to New Zealand on a Jetsta

New Zealand psychiatrists gather to broaden horizons 2019-09-12 21:53:00New Zealand psychiatrists gather to broaden horizons – Whakanuia Te Pae Tawhiti - Whakamaua ki a Tina

Plunket nurses vote in favour of landmark pay 2019-09-12 21:14:00Plunket nurses, health workers and administrators voted on 12 September to accept a landmark pay offer. The Collective Agreement signed with Plunket c

Southern DHB National Bowel Screening Programme 2019-09-12 17:21:00More than 100 cases of bowel cancer have been identified through the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme, a significant milestone

Phobia Erased in One Hypnotherapy Session 2019-09-12 17:03:00Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor Margo Regan has recently helped 19 year old Hayley Hill who suffered with a lifelong fear of Automatonophobia

Osteoarthritis - is NZ neglecting our ageing population? 2019-09-11 23:28:00It’s not just the elephant in the room - it’s a herd of elephants on the rampage. Osteoarthritis is a severe health issue that is only goi

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is welcome 2019-09-11 22:27:00Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan welcomed the announcement today of an initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission.

Accuro launches free mental health aid for members 2019-09-11 20:55:00Easy and quick access to mental health diagnosis and support has been added to the range of services that Kiwis can call on from Accuro Health Insuran

Impact of surgical mesh being heard 2019-09-11 20:45:00The Ministry is midway through a process of listening to the experiences of New Zealand men and women who have been harmed as a result of surgical mes

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Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics 2019-09-20 20:40:25Indiana's attorney general says thousands of patient medical records have been found at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics operated by a late d

Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on 2019-09-20 19:07:57Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent an outpatient procedure ahead of a series of radiation treatments after a cancerous spot was found on her lung

Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its 2019-09-20 18:26:42Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores in the wake of string of deaths related to vaping

NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate 2019-09-20 15:09:16NHL goaltenders are getting concussions at an alarming rate in recent seasons

Nurses, auto strikes may be signs of awakening 2019-09-20 15:01:06Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working condit

The Latest: Patient records found at closed abortion 2019-09-20 12:18:43Indiana's attorney general says thousands of patient medical records have been found at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics operated by a late a

Correction: Rare Mosquito Disease story 2019-09-20 11:29:15Correction: Rare Mosquito Disease story

After rural hospital's closure, county seeks other options 2019-09-20 11:23:01Nearly two years ago, rural Patrick County in the foothills of southern Virginia lost its only hospital

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak 2019-09-20 10:20:15Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental 2019-09-20 10:00:02A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras 2019-09-20 00:13:20Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever, with at least 135 people dead from dengue there this year, nearly two-thirds of th

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 2019-09-19 19:18:12US health officials revise count of vaping-related illnesses to 530; Missouri man is 8th death

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Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It. 2019-09-17 19:59:39Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain 2019-09-17 19:55:50Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have mu

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise 2019-09-17 17:30:05Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to kn

The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia 2019-09-17 16:32:32Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter 2019-09-17 13:28:29As the authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market

Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round 2019-09-17 12:30:17The “Jeopardy!” host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems 2019-09-17 11:32:00The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.

Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already. 2019-09-17 11:04:44In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.

Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good 2019-09-17 08:21:51Here’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean.

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy 2019-09-17 08:02:23The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to

Why We Feel Compelled to Say ‘Bless You’ 2019-09-17 05:00:02Attributing divine blessing to a sneeze may serve various functions when ordinary explanations are lacking.

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases 2019-09-17 01:24:52On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minist

Scientific American: Health

Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones 2019-09-12 11:45:00A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Perks of Being Outdoors Backed Up By 2019-09-12 09:00:00The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

What Wolves in Yellowstone Can Teach Us about 2019-09-11 12:00:00Your body, like the national park, is an ecosystem—and all ecosystems are not the same -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Immune-Cell Pioneers Win Prestigious Lasker Medical Award 2019-09-10 15:00:00The prizes honored the discoverers of B and T cells, the inventors of a breast cancer treatment, and a vaccination NGO -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

New Clues to the Way We Metabolize Sugar 2019-09-08 12:00:00A gene that appeared sometime after humans began processing their food seems to protect some people from type 2 diabetes -- Read more on ScientificAme

Fetal Scans and Mammograms--There's a Groupon for That 2019-09-07 09:00:00Discount coupons let patients pin down costs before treatment, but raise worries about unnecessary tests and radiation -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

Contaminant That May Be Causing the Mysterious Vaping-Related 2019-09-06 11:00:00Many of the products used by sick patients contained an oil derived from vitamin E, according to news reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Can Genes Tell Us about Fitness? 2019-09-06 09:30:00Can understanding our genes help us get fit and healthy? Get-Fit Guy interviewed Dr. Dan Reardon of FitnessGenes to find out -- Read more on Scientifi

Failure to Condemn: A Global Health Crisis Targeting 2019-09-05 12:00:00Rep. Ilhan Omar missed an opportunity to call out the victimization of women and girls through female genital mutilation or cutting -- Read more on Sc

What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us about Pain 2019-09-05 11:00:00U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize–winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision -- Read more on Scienti

Can You Be Healthy at Any Size? 2019-09-05 09:30:00It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters -- Read more on ScientificAmeric

Spaceflight Alters the Gut Microbes of Mice and 2019-09-05 06:45:00Intestinal bacteria in mice on the space shuttle and International Space Station underwent changes similar to those of astronaut Scott Kelly -- Read m

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Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your ArteriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00

Smarter Snacks for Football Fans New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Smarter Snacks for Football FansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Keeping Blood Sugar Steady Helps You Live Longer New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Keeping Blood Sugar Steady Helps You Live Longer With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/20

Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review:

Flavored E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Young Adults New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Flavored E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Young AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 A

Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims 8th Life New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims 8th LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Opioid Prescriptions for Eye Surgery Patients Surge New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Opioid Prescriptions for Eye Surgery Patients SurgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00

AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial

Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer OutcomesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:0

Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here's New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here's How to Get It OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12

The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and Recovery New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes New! 2019-09-21 03:00:00Title: Take a Fresh Look at Fitness ClassesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

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