Tagged: New Zealand Medical Journal

Why we can’t catch up with the mumps outbreak - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 12, 2018

Ayesha Verrall New Zealand is in the grip of its worst mumps outbreak in decades. The outbreak started in Auckland early last year and was initially focused on five schools in the West of the city. Since then there have been over 1000 cases with some spreading to other centres around the country. Mumps causes a fever, headache, muscle … Read More

The threats of antibiotic resistant superbugs to New Zealand - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 26, 2014

In this week’s New Zealand Medical Journal is a paper by Deborah Williamson and Helen Heffernan on antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand (1). This comes hot on the heels of the WHO report which gave a global picture of antibiotic resistance (2), and highlights what the big challenges are for New Zealand. So what are the antibiotic resistant superbugs that … Read More

Monday Micro – Fantastic Farts - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 18, 2013

So here is a question. When you feel a fart brewing, do you let it rip or hold it in until out of the range of others?* Old fart by Chris Tucker If you are of the ‘hold it in’ persuasion, what do you do when in an enclosed space? Like on an aeroplane. Last week the New … Read More

When a flip-top head would come in handy - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 01, 2010

There were lots of articles published in the New Zealand Medical Journal last week that were worthy of mainstream media coverage. Chronic funding shortages for cochlear implants, the red tape involved in doing clinical research in New Zealand, sleep apnoea in Wellington taxi drivers. In the letters section, we had the raging debate  over Linda Bryder’s History of the the … Read More