More than 9000 patients are still waiting one and a half times longer than intended for follow-up eye appointments nationwide. The figure was obtained by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists under the Official Information Act. The Southern District Health Board (DHB) revealed last November that its eye services were overwhelmed and that 30 people risked losing their sight waiting for follow-up appointments.
A new survey reveals a significant shortfall of senior doctors at Wellington's Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB), the senior doctors' union warns. Clinical leaders surveyed at the DHB said there was a shortage of 46 full-time clinicians, while only 13 full-time vacancies were being advertised. The union said 17 out of 24 clinical heads of department responded to the survey, which was carried out between June last year and January this year.
The school vaccination rate for human papillomavirus is nearly as high for boys - in the first year of it being offered for them - as it has been for girls, the Ministry of Health says. Drug-buyer Pharmac funded the Gardasil vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) for girls and young women in 2008. After a long campaign, funding was extended to boys and young men aged nine to 26 from January this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".