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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally, with the prevalence of asthma highest amongst children and young adults. It is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children. This short course incorporates:
Adverse reactions to foods can be classified depending on whether there is an immune mediated reaction or not. Immune mediated reactions can be further broken down by whether they are due to IgE allergic antibodies or not. Understanding whether an infant has allergy or intolerance, and if allergy what type of allergy, is key to diagnosis and management of infants with CMA.
General Practitioners have asked for ACC's support in prescribing better medical certification having identified a gap in knowledge and skills in this area. Accordingly, this short course is for clinicians who regularly complete work capacity certificates.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine abnormality, affecting between 8-21% of women of reproductive age. It is associated with a range of health effects (including metabolic, reproductive and psychological) which can have long-term implications for a patient.Learning objectives:
Non-cancer life limiting diseases are illnesses which are progressive, eventually leading to deterioration that results in death. However, the clinical course with potential exacerbations, possible recoveries and eventual deterioration for individuals varies, meaning that the requirements of patients and their carers vary significantly across individual illnesses.
What to consider when deciding whether your patient’s rotator cuff injury is likely to qualify for ACC cover.   Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) no-fault scheme covers everyone in New Zealand if they’re injured in an accident. 
Chronic or persistent pain is becoming one of the health systems greatest challenges, seriously affecting the quality of life of thousands of people. Without new treatment options the number of patients suffering with chronic pain will continue to grow, particularly with an ageing population.
Problem drinking is often considered a youth problem, but recent research has shown that a large proportion (up to 40%) of older adults in New Zealand can be categorised as hazardous drinkers.
Prescribing opioid medications can be problematic due to potential for dependence and misuse. Therefore, care must be taken to prescribe safely and appropriately to minimise associated harms. Opioid medications that may be prescribed in general practice include morphine, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone, tramadol, codeine and dihydrocodeine.
Eating disorders refer to a range of disorders that are characterised by disturbances of eating behaviours such as eating very little, eating excessively, or purging. Core beliefs are often held focussing around food, eating and body image perception.

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