New Zealand bill would require banks to disclose climate risks, in a world first
New Zealand is set to consider legislation that would require banks, insurers and asset managers to disclose the impacts of climate... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of changing road infrastructure on children's active travel: a multi-methods study from Auckland, New Zealand - Smith M, Hawley G, Mackay L, Hosking J, Mackie H, Ikeda E, Egli V, Ellaway A, Witten K.
Introduction Built environment infrastructure that supports active travel may help increase rates of children's active travel to school. Knowledge gaps exist in terms of how small-to-medium scale, school-focused infrastructural changes might impact childr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Strengths and vulnerabilities of teenagers who skateboard for transport in New Zealand - Ward AL, McGee R, Gendall PJ.
Background Skateboarding as a mode of transport is not often considered when planning the built environment. Skateboarders are vulnerable road users and are often made to feel unwelcome no matter where they ride. In New Zealand (NZ), skateboarders can leg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is frailty? Perspectives from Chinese clinicians and older immigrants in New Zealand - Cheung G, Gee S, Jamieson H, Berger U.
This qualitative study explores the meanings of frailty held by Chinese New Zealanders and Chinese health care professionals with the aim of identifying commonalities as well as potential differences. Two guided focus groups with Mandarin and Cantonese spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Zealand migrant workers suffer agony of Covid-driven family separation
People who emigrated before the pandemic struck have found themselves marooned from family for more than a yearSee all our coronavirus coverageJacinda Ardern ’s government has been urged to end months of misery for migrant workers in New Zealand and reunite families separated by Covid-19.Hundreds of migrants who moved to New Zealand in the months before March last year were unable to bring their families into the country when Covid-19 prompted border closures.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Coronavirus New Zealand Science Source Type: news

New Zealand announced a temporary ban on travelers from India due to surge in COVID-19 cases
New Zealand's temporary ban on travellers from India comes at a time when the country has been reporting over 100,00 cases of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silver linings to New Zealand lockdown
(University of Otago) Two thirds of New Zealanders believed there were 'silver linings' to the country's Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19 Travel Bubble Formed Between New Zealand And Australia
New Zealand and Australia announced the formation of a travel bubble, effective April 19th, reflecting the success of both countries in controlling the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the pandemic: a universal crisis is revealing our divisions | Editorial
The UK must tread carefully. While some countries seem to be emerging from the shadows, no one is safe when Covid spreads so freelyThe pandemic has transformed the lives of billions around the globe, but beyond that common experience, it has highlighted and deepened divides rather than closed them. On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund warned that inequality both within and between countries will not justpersist, but increase this year. It predicted that rich western nations will recover faster than expected from the crisis due to successful vaccine programmes and the ability to increase public spending and borrowing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research Inequality Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Chile Taiwan China New Zealand Australia news Israel Health policy Source Type: news

New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19
New Zealand will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

Putting away the crystal ball: a call for clinical guidelines in mood disorders to emphasize suicide prevention interventions over assessments of risk - Schaffer A, Steinberg R, Sinyor M.
The authors of the recently published Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline (CPG) summaries for Bipolar disorder (BD) (1) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (2) are to be congratulated for their thoughtful a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Zealand raises minimum wage to $20 an hour and raises taxes on the rich
Taxes on the riches New Zealanders are being raised (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phase III Trial of Durvalumab for Mesothelioma Underway
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be closely watching the latest, international phase III clinical trial for unresectable pleural mesothelioma involving the immunotherapy drug durvalumab. FDA approval may be coming soon. “It looks very promising,” Dr. Arkadiusz Dudek, of Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The hope is to have the regimen approved by the FDA as front-line therapy. There is a real need today for more options with mesothelioma.” The goal of the randomized trial – officially known as DREAM3R &...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich
Jacinda Ardern says the changes to wages and benefits will help support the most vulnerable (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snorkelling and breath-hold diving fatalities in New Zealand, 2007 to 2016 - Lippmann J, Lawrence C, Davis M.
INTRODUCTION: New Zealand's (NZ) long coastline offers a diverse underwater environment with abundant opportunities for harvesting seafood and for recreation. Fatalities from snorkelling/breath-hold diving have been reported from the 1960s through to 2006.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Change in prevalence rates of physical and sexual intimate partner violence against women: data from two cross-sectional studies in New Zealand, 2003 and 2019 - Fanslow J, Hashemi L, Malihi Z, Gulliver P, McIntosh T.
OBJECTIVES: To explore changes in reported prevalence of physical and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) between 2003 and 2019. The impact of sociodemographic differences between the two samples and between group differences were also examined. Changes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Change in prevalence of psychological and economic abuse, and controlling behaviours against women by an intimate partner in two cross-sectional studies in New Zealand, 2003 and 2019 - Fanslow J, Malihi Z, Hashemi L, Gulliver P, McIntosh T.
OBJECTIVES: Changes in reported lifetime prevalence of psychological abuse, controlling behaviours and economic abuse between 2003 and 2019, and past 12-month prevalence of psychological abuse by an intimate partner were examined. DESIGN: Cross-sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Thursday Throng
‘Throng’ n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd. This section of my website is called The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly at the bookshop door when a new author book signing or speaking. It takes the form of a ‘Meet the Author’ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. Some authors also offered giveaways of their books and others have reviews I’ve written posted on Amazon (UK and US) and Goodreads. Past Thursday Throng Author Interviews 2018 ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity author interview Source Type: news

New Zealand approves paid leave for parents after a miscarriage. The second country in the world to pass this bill
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand Approves Paid Leave After Miscarriage
The measure, believed to be among the first in the world, would apply to couples who lose a pregnancy at any point. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natasha Frost Tags: Miscarriages Stillbirth New Zealand Parenting Law and Legislation Paid Time Off Women and Girls Source Type: news

New Zealand parliament unanimously approves paid leaves after miscarriage, a measure believed to be among the first in the world
The measure, believed to be among the first in the world, would apply to couples who lose a pregnancy at any point. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand passes bereavement leave for miscarriages
"Grief is not a sickness. It is a loss. And loss takes time,” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand Parliament unanimously passes bereavement leave for miscarriages, stillbirths
"The passing of this bill shows that once again New Zealand is leading the way," Labour's Ginny Andersen said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand's spy chiefs say the rising threat of “white identity extremism” now makes up half of their counter-terrorism work, and have...
New Zealand's spy chiefs say the rising threat of "white identity extremism” now makes up half of their counter-terrorism work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope & Numbers: What will it take to Tip the Scales on Climate Action?
The UN says global temperature rise could lead to more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, such as prolonged droughts or devastating floods. Nations are “nowhere close” to the level of action needed to fight global warming, according to a UN climate action report released February 2021. The study urged countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, by the end of the century. Credit: WFP/Matteo CosorichBy Naomi GoodmanAMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 24 2021 (IPS) We should be well on the way to solving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naomi Goodman Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

FDA Approves Zegalogue (dasiglucagon) Injection for the Treatment of Severe Hypoglycemia in People with Diabetes
Copenhagen, DK and Boston, MA, U.S. March 22, 2021– Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) (CVR-no. 20045078,) a biotechnology company aspiring to deliver innovation with novel peptide therapeutics, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

'It starts with one child': white-hot anger in New Zealand as Australia deports 15-year-old
Rising resentment over the treatment of New Zealanders only intensified when Peter Dutton called forced removals ‘taking the trash out’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Can you help me?': The quiet desperation of New Zealand's housing crisis
With prices soaring, many fear they will never be able to buy. Others will try anything as the crisis threatens to define a generation (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Durvalumab immunotherapy proceeds to phase 3 trial for malignant pleural mesothelioma
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) The DREAM3R phase 3 clinical trial is now enrolling patients with newly diagnosed unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. DREAM3R aims to enroll 480 patients with non-epithelioid or epithelioid subtype. Patients will be randomized 2:1 to receive durvalumab immunotherapy plus 4-6 cycles of chemotherapy or chemotherapy alone. Patients in the experimental group will continue to receive durvalumab after chemotherapy until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient withdrawal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family to be deported from New Zealand after wrongly claiming food vouchers during Covid-19 lockdown
Carpenter who lost half his income in alert level 4 was "desperate to provide for his family", but doesn't have a right to stay in NZ,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021More Women Leaders Make Better Societies
The upcoming Samoan election is a unique opportunity to encourage diversity in politicsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 12 2021 (IPS) This year it will be 128 years since the right of women to vote was first recognized, with New Zealand becoming the first nation to allow the participation of women in its general election in 1893. From the suffragettes – to today’s feminists, both men and women have fought to increase women’s political participation and representation. It has been a slow, sometimes bitter and occasionally even dangerous struggle. Yet global progress remains slow and uneven – as i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Hemiandrus jacinda: insect named after New Zealand prime minister
New species of w ētā, a giant flightless cricket, is seen as ‘reflecting traits’ of Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand ’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received what may be her greatest accolade yet: a large insect named in her honour.A new species of w ētā – a giant flightless cricket that is endemic to New Zealand – has been namedHemiandrus jacinda for being Labour-party red in colour and “long-limbed”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt in Wellington Tags: Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Insects Animals Asia Pacific Environment Wildlife World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising in Europe, and the Vaccine Rollout Is Lagging. How Did It All Go So Badly Wrong?
Europe was one of the first regions to be hit hard by COVID-19 last spring. In mid-May 2020, the World Health Organization declared it the “epicenter” of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined. From there, in many ways, the European experience of COVID-19 mirrored the U.S. and its neighbor the U.K., two of the other worst-hit parts of the globe: In the summer, many bars, restaurants and clubs reopened their doors, and international visitors were welcomed back. Then cases began to surge again in the autumn and winter, in large part thanks to the holidays, and lockdo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

New Zealand pushes to end global tariffs on virus supplies
New Zealand is pushing for nations around the world to end tariffs on face masks, syringes and other supplies needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Zealand ’s Vaccine Plan; Global Passport Push: Virus Update
(Bloomberg) -- The European Union will propose a certificate that could ease travel for those who have taken vaccines, while U.S.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: New Zealand opens 1st big vaccination clinic
New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people from the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: Pfizer vaccine purchase order made for 8.5 million doses, enough for every New Zealander
Government says there will now be enough vaccine for every New Zealander. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After the Pandemic: Are You Ready for the Old Normal?
Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re having trouble viewing this in email, see the TIME.com version here.   How stir crazy am I after many weeks alone with the dog and my thoughts? Just ask my dentist. And everyone who works in her office. I assaulted those good people with many, many words today. It was so exciting to talk with other humans in person and to do this ordinary thing that I used to dread. And there was much to discuss! For instance, they’ve redone the office while I was home accumulating plaque for 18 months. There’s a whole Zen wall of real moss that looks like...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Zealand's Auckland emerges from lockdown, Australia starts AstraZeneca vaccinations
Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, emerged on Sunday from a strict weeklong lockdown imposed after a community cluster of the more... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexico reports 779 more deaths; contradictory death figures in Russia – as it happened
This blog is closed.Follow further coronavirus coverage here1.31amGMTThis blog is closed.Follow further coronavirus coverage here12.41amGMTAuckland, New Zealand ’s biggest city, emerged on Sunday from a strict weeklong lockdown imposed after a community cluster of the more contagious UK coronavirus variant, Reuters has reported.There were no new local Covid-19 cases recorded on Sunday, health officials said, allowing for the restrictions to ease. If no community cases are confirmed during the rest of Sunday, it would make a full seven days since the last community case.There are still limits on public gathering in th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe (now), Nicola Slawson and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021A Just COVID-19 Recovery – Not Without Women ’s Leadership
By Katja IversenNEW YORK, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) Almost exactly a year ago today, I packed my computer and a couple of necessities in the office in New York, hugged the colleagues, and headed home to what most people thought would be a couple of week’s Covid-19 lockdown. Little did we know. Katja IversenDespite Trump and the blows he and his administration had dealt to sustainable development, women’s leadership, LGBTQI rights, and the right of women to decide on their own bodies and lives, there were still some optimism on the gender equality front. The number of women in politics across the globe was slowly creepi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Katja Iversen Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021International Women’s Day: To Change the World, Women Must Choose to Challenge
By Patricia ScotlandLONDON, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve. This assurance sustained me while growing up, as the tenth child out of twelve wonderful siblings, and through the numerous times when it was suggested by others that I would never succeed, simply because I was black, poor and female. Patricia ScotlandWhen I set out on my career in law, a mere 3% of the profession were women, and less than 0.01% were black wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

New Zealand sees 8.1 magnitude earthquake, lifts tsunami warnings following series of quakes
The island mainly saw structural damage despite the significant strength of the earthquakes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand earthquakes: Tsunami warnings lifted after evacuations
A series of earthquakes, one of 8.1 magnitude, trigger evacuation orders that are later stood down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ardern announces Auckland's Covid lockdown will lift on Sunday
Prime minister thanks New Zealand for complying with seven-day restrictions on fifth day of no new community casesAuckland ’s seven-day lockdown is due to lift on Sunday morning after no new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the community on Friday.The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said Auckland would go from alert level three to level two at 6am on Sunday, while the rest of the country would move down to level one.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt in Wellington and agencies Tags: New Zealand Coronavirus Asia Pacific Science Jacinda Ardern Source Type: news

Powerful earthquakes trigger tsunami warning in New Zealand; thousands evacuate
Warning sirens sounded Friday, urging residents around North Island's east coast to evacuate to higher ground after three earthquakes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aucklanders Evacuate as New Zealand Government Issue Tsunami Warning as a Result of 8.1 Earthquake
Strange tides in Northland with it "going out when it is supposed to be coming in", as some people in parts of the area told to move... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Do not stay at home': Tsunami warning for parts of New Zealand after 8.1-magnitude earthquake
New Zealand's emergency agency has told residents in some areas to head for higher ground after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii & Samoa under TSUNAMI WATCH after 8.0 earthquake north of New Zealand
American Samoa has been placed under a tsunami warning and Hawaii on a tsunami watch after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake was registered in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news