Tag Archives: System

NZ takes knife to health system

The New Zealand government has pledged radical changes to its health system, centralising control in a bid to improve care. Jacinda Ardern’s government is axing its 20 district health boards (DHBs), created in the Helen Clark era, and replacing them with two bodies: Health New Zealand and the Maori Health Authority. Health Minister Andrew Little… Read More »

How Your Microbiome Influences Your Immune System

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. In this interview, Rodney Dietert, Professor Emeritus of immunotoxicology at Cornell University, reviews the interrelationship between your immune system and your gut… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »