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Sporting legends on their bikes to support Prostate Cancer

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:04:35 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

All Black legend Buck Shelford, former Silver Fern Jenny-May Clarkson and cycling great Jack Swart are jumping on their bikes for an endurance cycling race to raise awareness of prostate cancer.More >>

Work in funding medicines for rare disorders progressing

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:14:31 +1200 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is progressing work aimed at improving funded access to medicines for rare disorders. More >>

Protest to HNZ Minister over sick home creating sick kids

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:56:10 +1200 | Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Dr O'Sullivan's protest to Minister of Housing NZ over sick homes creating sick kids More >>

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:06:55 +1200 | University of Otago

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist diagnosing rare genetic disorders Recent research undertaken by University of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen Robertson, highlights the world-leading discoveries he is making ...More >>

Medicines Waiting List: International disgrace

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:26:41 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

The medicines waiting list grows to over 100 priority medicines that wait to be publicly funded by PHARMAC. All medicines on this list have been recommended to benefit patients and New Zealand’s healthcare system by PHARMAC’s own technical advisory board.More >>

Most Midwives Working on the Day of the Strike

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:40:21 +1200 | MERAS

Most Midwives Working on the Day of the Strike The New Zealand College of Midwives and midwives union MERAS (Midwifery Employee and Representation Advisory Service) are reassuring pregnant women that most midwives will be working on Thursday.More >>

Calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:12:37 +1200 | Mesh Down Under

Independent Review calls for immediate halt of the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence in England. Should New Zealand Follow? An English Independent Safety Review has concluded that there must be an immediate suspension and pause ...More >>

High obesity rates inevitable given NZ's unhealthy food

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:10:32 +1200 | University of Auckland

A major cause of New Zealand’s very high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study from the University of Auckland. A comprehensive study of food composition, labelling, marketing, and prices as well as food in schools and retail ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nurses strike

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:15:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A t this point, the official response to the nurses strike has very little to do with the merits of the case. Hey, if the coalition government yields anything further to the nurses’ demands, it has concluded, what signal would that send to the teachers ...More >>

Hearing Loss no obstacle to a music career

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:29:32 +1200 | MED-EL Implant Systems Australasia Pty Ltd

Talented pianist Rebekah Stewart has won a coveted position at the 4th International Music Festival “Beats of Cochlea” in Poland for people with hearing loss. More >>

Sugar tax will help stem the rising tide of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:31:42 +1200 | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand strongly supports the recent call by DHB heads for New Zealand to introduce a sugar tax. More >>

Family of hospital inpatients can help during NZNO strike

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:03:56 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB is calling for the help of family and whānau of inpatients at Palmerston North Hospital during the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strike between 7am Thursday and 7am Friday this week.More >>

Why are nurses striking?

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:50:59 +1200 | RNZ

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has rejected the latest pay offer from their DHB employers and will be going ahead with Thursday's strike action. Here's what you need to know.More >>

Cross-party group marks World Population Day

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:50:39 +1200 | Family Planning NZ

This Wednesday (11 July) is World Population Day. The theme this year is “Family planning is a human right”. More >>

Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:48:25 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers’ strike Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing to close most hospital elective services on 12 July due a nationwide strike by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are covered ...More >>

Increasing Evidence Shows Sugar Taxes Ineffective

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:43:22 +1200 | NZ Beverage Council

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity.More >>

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine following two deaths

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:10:59 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Samoan Government has seized supplies of the MMR vaccine following the deaths of two children. More >>

Waitaki no closer to cause of E.coli contamination

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:08:25 +1200 | RNZ

Waitaki District residents are no closer to discovering the source of an E coli spike that contaminated their groundwater. More >>

Young people most aware of drinking during pregnancy

Sun, 8 Jul 2018 14:22:21 +1200 | Alcohol Beverages Council

Young people in New Zealand are leading the way where it comes to attitudes and awareness around the risks of drinking during pregnancy. More >>

Junk food dominates NZ sport

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 20:00:14 +1200 | University of Otago

Junk food dominates New Zealand sport venues, according to new research led by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>


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