SARS-CoV-2: a novel deadly virus in a globalised world
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition. The prevalence of epilepsy in developed countries is estimated at between 5–10/1,000 people, with most Western countries reporting a prevalence of about 0.7%.
When the first reports of a cluster of mysterious atypical pneumonia cases connected to a seafood and live-animal market in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province of China appeared on 31 December 2019, visions of the 2002/2003 SARS epidemic immediately came to mind.
WHO has listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the 10 threats to global health in 2019, and it is of considerable significance in this country.
The ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak is an example of yet another infectious disease emerging at the animal-human interface, causing considerable concern and disruption as it spreads across international borders.
The broader community can bring unique and valuable perspectives to the health system.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health threat, undermining the sustainability and safety of modern healthcare.
Worldwide, oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and the seventh most common cause of cancer-related mortality—responsible for 1 in 20 cancer deaths in 2018.
Long-term outcomes following primary hip and knee joint replacement are favourable with most patients experiencing positive functional outcomes over time.
It is well known that good glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes (T1D) prevents, delays and slows the progression of microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy.
Internationally and within New Zealand, research has demonstrated an association between housing tenure and health, with home owners generally in better health than renters.
Angiography is a common procedure, undertaken in almost 20,000 patients in New Zealand in 2017.
A traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is a life-changing event for an individual and their family/whānau. Vast costs are also associated with the extensive treatment, rehabilitation and lost productivity incurred.
Geographic isolation from urban centres where specialist and diagnostic resources are concentrated has been identified as the starting point for understanding rural remote health with access to healthcare widely recognised as the major rural health issue.
We will address health system policy issues relating to the ethical approval process for health research and dissemination as well as the willingness of the health system to incorporate information from published health research into clinical practice.
The influenza epidemic from 1918–1919 caused an estimated 9,000 deaths among New Zealanders, and disproportionately affected Māori.
The Waitangi Tribunal’s Inquiry into Health Services and Outcomes WAI2575 is underway and includes claims related to cancer outcomes for Māori.
Over the past 40 years, primary healthcare policy in New Zealand has developed in a context of competing political, social, economic and professional forces.
In 2019 New Zealand has seen an upsurge in measles cases
The Ministry of Health (MOH) recently released a consultation document outlining proposals for the New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Scheme (NZMCS)
Smoking remains the world’s leading causes of preventable mortality and morbidity. Alongside the human cost are the significant economic costs of smoking.
The 5th New Zealand Influenza Symposium took a focus on both the uptake of the influenza vaccine and long-term consequences of influenza.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Aotearoa New Zealand. There are systemic ethnic inequities across the cancer continuum, from diagnosis and receiving treatment, through to mortality rates
“You’re Going to Need a Bigger Garage” reads an advertisement for the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor in New Zealand Autocar magazine
The recent Cancer Care at a Crossroads conference, jointly convened by the University of Otago and Cancer Society of New Zealand
All four-year-olds in New Zealand are offered a B4 School Check—a health and development check which aims to identify and address any concerns before children start school
We recently published findings from an ecological study of school sun protection policies.1 In a critique of our publication
The number of people vaping worldwide is rising dramatically and this trend is also seen in New Zealand youth
As a concerned general practitioner of 38 years standing, I have been following the ongoing debate about the potential harm to patients of both existing non-ionising radiofrequency radiation (RFR)
We thank Dr Kelly for his interest in our paper on health effects of radiofrequency fields
We commend Wilson and Abbott on their paper highlighting the projected burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand.1 Their projections are worrying and match our previous findings.
We thank Metcalfe et al (18 January 2019)1 for their careful consideration of our article describing ethnic disparities in community antibacterial dispensing in New Zealand during 2015
This a book that recounts the experience of the Auckland Starship’s paediatrician Dr Simon Rowley over his professional lifetime.
Paul Anderson is a New Zealander who trained in general surgery and works part-time in Australia and part-time in New Zealand.
As an editor you receive books for review, which are sent to suitable people following an email agreement to review.
When I found this book was returned from the initial reviewer without a review from the person who had “volunteered” to review it
This is the account of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Captain William Hobson, our first governor, had a tumultuous year before his untimely death in 1842