'Under the skin' blood-testing device developed

Scientists say they have developed a tiny blood-testing device that sits under the skin and gives instant results via a mobile phone.

  • 21 Mar 2013

Virtual Environment Radiation Therapy Training Launch

Good morning and thank you for the introductions. Thank you Professor Sunny Collings, Dean of University of Otago, Wellington, and thanks Karen Coleman, Head of Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Otago, Wellington. I’m very pleased to be here today to launch this state-of-the art training equipment. I think of the virtual environment radiation therapy training – or VERT - as the flight simulator of linear accelerators.

  • 14 Mar 2013

GPNZ/Snap: UFB Provider Selected for Primary Health Care

Smart Connectivity”: Ultra-Fast Broadband Provider Selected for Primary Health Care General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) is delighted to announce that it is partnering with award-winning telecommunications provider Snap to implement a range of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) based services to general practices and primary care networks across New Zealand.

  • 14 Mar 2013

TED 2013: Uchek app tests urine for medical issues

A smartphone app that uses a phone's camera to analyse urine and check for a range of medical conditions has been shown off at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference in Los Angeles.

  • 27 Feb 2013

World-First Surgery: Robot Debuts at Tauranga Hospital

A new robotic surgical device which may change the nature of surgery was developed over four years in Silicon Valley, USA and trialled in a world-first operation at Tauranga Hospital this week.

  • 25 Jan 2013

Social media puts the public in public health information

According to new research from the University of Sydney, micro-blog-based services such as Twitter could be a promising medium to spread important information about public health.

  • 23 Jan 2013

iPhone apps: Therapists that are always on call

Smartphone apps that act as surrogate “therapists” for conditions like depression and anxiety are becoming increasingly common. But there is still a lot to understand about how - and if - they work.

  • 04 Dec 2012

New Zealand Health Innovation Hub appoints Chief Executive

The chairman of the New Zealand Health Innovation Hub, Dr Murray Horn, today announced the appointment of the Hub’s chief executive. “After an extensive international search, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Frances Guyett, to the position of inaugural chief executive of the New Zealand Health Innovation Hub.

  • 02 Dec 2012

Booze companies cosy up to Facebook

Alcohol brands are snuggling up to young people on Facebook in a bid to infiltrate their friends, a conference has heard. Sneaky marketing tactics include taking photos of punters at horse racing events then posting the booze-branded pictures onto Facebook.

  • 15 Nov 2012

Healthcare company scores world first in fertility

New Zealand women considering pregnancy can now increase their chances with a fully personalised fertility report online, direct from the worlds leading fertility specialists in collaboration with Sonoa Healthcare. The Australian based, with New Zealand input, Sonoa Fertility Report is the first of it’s kind in the world. A one-stop, independent and reliable on line fertility resource for women looking to fall pregnant, having difficulty falling pregnant or already undergoing fertility treatment

  • 25 Oct 2012

Advanced telepresence for cancer specialists

Cancer specialists across the central and lower North Island will be able to use a secure video-conferencing system to consult with one another and other medical staff from next month.

  • 25 Oct 2012

Ministry moves to new Internet IPv6 System

The Ministry of Health is one of the first government agencies to have enabled access to its websites via IPv6.

  • 18 Sep 2012

Southern Cross to Build Theatre For Publicly Funded Surgery

Southern Cross to Build Theatre Dedicated to Publicly-Funded Elective Surgery

  • 19 Jul 2012

Kiwi-Pioneered Technology Developed to Fight Melanoma

A Kiwi-designed camera with advanced photographic technology has been created to help win the fight against deadly melanoma.

  • 19 Jul 2012

Broadcasting organisations partner to help Deaf

NZ On Air, TVNZ and South Pacific Pictures have joined together to secure more subtitles on Kiwi DVDs.

The move helps extend DVD viewing options for Deaf and hearing impaired audiences.

  • 13 Jun 2012

Major step forward in improving men’s health

To coincide with the launch of Men’s Health Week 2012, Comprehensive Care Ltd in association with Waitemata PHO and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ, have signed a contract to develop a new electronic decision support tool for men.

  • 11 Jun 2012

Emphatic support for canned foods

Wattie’s welcomes a new study giving emphatic support to the nutritional quality and affordability of canned foods.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, the study found not only are most canned foods less expensive than their fresh, frozen and dried counterparts, but many offer a more convenient way to get much needed nutrients.

  • 08 Jun 2012

Quake simulator to help overcome post-traumatic stress

Researchers are creating an earthquake simulator at the University of Canterbury to investigate ways to help Cantabrians overcome post-traumatic stress disorders caused by ongoing seismic activity.

UC’s Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) is constructing a virtual reality simulator that includes a platform fitted with bass shakers to recreate a virtual earthquake.

  • 31 May 2012

Self-Monitoring for hypertension patients growing

Trend is Driven by Enhancements in Electronic Blood Pressure Monitor User Interface and Connectivity Options according to Greystone Research Associates

  • 07 May 2012

New lift will provide more choice for disabled

A new lift has been fitted at the Lido Aquatic Centre to improve access to the pools for residents living with disabilities.

  • 07 May 2012