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Babies and Parkinson’s sufferers benefit from $2m gift

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:10:27 +1300 | University of Auckland

A generous gift of $2 million from the Hugo Charitable Trust has been given to the University of Auckland to conduct research into growth restriction in babies and to help those with Parkinson’s disease.More >>

Money Well Spent on Women’s Health in the Sex Trade, or Not?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:56:16 +1300 | Bronwyn Williams

The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) was founded in 1987, ostensibly to aid New Zealand government efforts to address the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Since then, the organisation has received ongoing government funding. In 2010, they ...More >>

Seymour’s Shameful attempt to Discredit Submissions Opposed

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:20:20 +1300 | Right To Life

David Seymour’s Shameful attempt to Discredit Submissions Opposed to His bill David Seymour claims that submissions opposing his bill are the result of a campaign of “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” from an anti –assisted dying lobby spouting ...More >>

Second chance just what the doctor ordered

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:07:40 +1300 | University of Auckland

Getting into medical school is a big deal for any student, but for Nicholas Waaka it is an even greater achievement after he was given a second chance at university. More >>

The End-of-Life Choice Society wants an apology from police

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:12:14 +1300 | End of Life Choice Society

The End-of-Life Choice Society wants an apology from the police for an illegal roadside checkpoint and assurances that its campaign for a law change will not be targeted with unwarranted surveillance and intervention, its President Maryan Street said ...More >>

ACT Forces Tobacco Tax Backdown

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:11:11 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Associate Health Minister’s backdown on tobacco taxes. "Just two weeks ago, Jenny Salesa was neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written parliamentary questions on tobacco taxes. ...More >>

Buller festival-goers asked to check immunisation status

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:57:14 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough Health

A case of mumps has been notified to the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service. More >>

Bridgestone donates $50,000 to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:18:02 +1300 | Bridgestone

Bridgestone New Zealand has shown its commitment to its new charity partner, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer (LBC) New Zealand, with the first significant contribution from its ‘Brighten Your Wheels’ campaign.More >>

ANIVA Programme Produces Another 27 Pacific Graduates

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:18:57 +1300 | Aniva

27 Pacific students are about to join the ranks of their post-graduate peers when they graduate tomorrow, Thursday 15 March 2018 at a ceremony held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.More >>

Tobacco sticks claims of reduced harm questioned

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:10:23 +1300 | Science Media Centre

New US research finds that iQOS heat stick devices become hot enough to char tobacco and melt plastic, releasing toxic chemicals and increasing the amount of nicotine inhaled.More >>

Family Planning launches inaugural Kiribati Discovery Tour

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:17:19 +1300 | GOOD Travel

If you’re looking for an adventure without the crowds but with a purpose, Family Planning’s inaugural Kiribati Discovery Tour could be just the ticket. More >>

Interview: Dominic Hoey on hip-hop, poetry, gentrification and dealing with chronic illness

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:55:57 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, musician, actor and chronic illness sufferer. He has previously performed under the stage name Tourettes as a hip-hop artist releasing a number of acclaimed solo works. After a sold out debut season in 2017, Dominic ...More >>

Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:40:36 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed a second case of measles. It is likely this person has caught the disease on flight SQ285 which landed in Auckland on 22 February 2018.More >>

Mind Over Matter

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:01:12 +1300 | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

Last week, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario enacted a new law concerning concussion safety for organisations engaged in amateur competitive sport. More >>

NZNO welcomes Robertson’s pay increase signal

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:09:13 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Minister of Finance comment to media that nurses were in line for their pay to be addressed with a future “pay bump” will be great news to the nurse workforce. More >>

Traumatic brain injury an increasingly “hidden” threat

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:30:43 +1300 | Laura Ferguson Trust

The Laura Ferguson Trust is urging New Zealanders, particularly children and adolescents, who have experienced any head trauma to immediately seek advice from their GP to assess if they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). More >>

Suspected case of Meningococcal Disease prompts reminder

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 13:37:57 +1300 | Taranaki DHB

A suspected case of Meningococcal Disease in New Plymouth has prompted a reminder from Taranaki DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Greg Simmons for our community to be vigilant for signs and symptoms of the disease.More >>

Coast pertussis cases on the rise

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 16:24:31 +1300 | West Coast DHB

Coast pertussis cases on the rise Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says. “There is a national epidemic of pertussis and the number of cases ...More >>

Smoking cessation interventions needed among Māori

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:16:17 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers. The Otago University study, led by Dr Richard Edwards and colleagues, found ...More >>

Otago researchers part of $18M project

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:26:52 +1300 | University of Otago

Otago researchers are helping lead a major international project to determine what the main causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are and how they should be treated.More >>


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