News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning New Zealand

The news articles listed below include information from, about or mentioning New Zealand.

Yellow fever mosquito larvae found in New Zealand

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) have been found at Auckland airport, New Zealand. This species of mosquito is of considerable public health concern because it has been known to ...

08 Mar '16 | Aedes aegypti | New Zealand

Mother's diet affects child's likelihood of obesity

Epigenetic change has been found to be important in explaining recent research about the diets of expectant mothers and the likelihood of their offspring developing obesity issues as they grow up. ...

18 Apr '11 | Pregnancy

Use of Mitoxantrone for children with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Trial of leukaemia drug Mitoxantrone for children with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), as recently (Dec 2010) reported in The Lancet. Study funded by Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia ...

04 Dec '10

Otago-UK research may bring 'radical overhaul' to family court system

How best to support children affected by conflicts within families is the subject of an innovative study. Researchers will examine the roles of both negative parenting and children's own interpreta...

29 Jun '09 | Child Welfare | UK & New Zealand

Heavyweights of global food crisis debate gather for Foreign Policy School

Experts in global food supply are gathering to discuss food security and the possibility that the current economic crisis has tended to overshadow the burgeoning food crisis. A meeting is taking pl...

24 Jun '09 | Global Food Crisis | New Zealand

NZ moves to management phase of H1N1 outbreak

New Zealand moves to a management phase of response to the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak. This reflects the increased spread of the virus especially in the three main centres – Wellington, Christchur...

19 Jun '09 | Swine Flu (H1N1) | New Zealand

NZ remains in containment phase of H1N1 outbreak

New Zealand remains in the containment phase with plans to move to a management phase when required. There are still relatively few cases and isolated instances of community transmission. Most peop...

18 Jun '09 | Swine Flu (H1N1) | New Zealand

NZ MoH points to its website for info Re. (H1N1) Swine Flu

The NZ Ministry of Health has pointed to its website as the first source of information for people without symptoms of influenza seeking data about swine flu in New Zealand. This is part of a plan ...

17 Jun '09 | Swine Flu (H1N1) | New Zealand

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update

Although the number of new cases of H1N1 influenza is increasing in New Zealand, there are still relatively few cases and only isolated instances of community transmission. 15 new cases were confir...

15 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu, NZ update

Medics in New Zealand are reporting an increase in the number of people presenting at surgeries with flu symptoms. Most of these people have not travelled overseas and are likely to be experiencing...

10 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

First gene-based test to predict individual lung cancer risk

A gene-based test is now available to identify those at highest risk of developing lung cancer. This test is the first in the world to provide a personalised estimate of lung cancer risk by combini...

09 Jun '09 | Lung Cancer | New Zealand

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

The cumulative total of confirmed cases of Mexican swine flu in New Zealand is now 12, up from 11 yesterday. The new confirmed case is a passenger off Air NZ flight NZ5 which arrived from Los Angel...

05 Jun '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

The cumulative total of confirmed cases in New Zealand is 11. This is an increase of one since yesterday's update. A new confirmed case of H1N1 flu was notified last night in Auckland, New Zeala...

04 Jun '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

The cumulative total of confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in New Zealand is still 10, as is the cumulative total of probable cases. Passengers in the immediate vicinity of the new confirmed case who was ...

03 Jun '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

There is one new confirmed case of Influenza A (H1N1) swine flu in New Zealand. This is a child who was a passenger on Flight NZ1, which arrived in Auckland from North America on Sunday. As with ot...

02 Jun '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

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