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Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:16:32 +1200 | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:16:25 +1200 | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:16:07 +1200 | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Health sector summit

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:02:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will host a summit on the health sector this Monday. Key industry stakeholders and leaders will speak about the state of health in New Zealand and what they expect from the Budget.More >>

Guild announces second Pharmacy Business Network

Thu, 5 May 2016 12:03:06 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to announce that the second Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) will be held on Saturday 6 August 2016, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. More >>

Could ‘cannabis clubs’ work in New Zealand?

Thu, 5 May 2016 11:50:31 +1200 | Massey University

Leading drug researcher Dr Chris Wilkins from Massey University’s SHORE and Whariki Research Centre is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit club model for cannabis, allowing regulated cannabis products to be sold legally. His proposal foreshadows ...More >>

Fighting on the frontline against rheumatic fever

Thu, 5 May 2016 10:48:39 +1200 | University of Auckland

Kaitaia doctor Dr Lance O’Sullivan will be in Auckland on Friday 13 May to talk about his experience in the fight against rheumatic fever. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s grudging concession to reality

Thu, 5 May 2016 09:36:04 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Is this any way to run a health system… whereby terminally ill patients are forced into public demonstrations before the government (and its funding agency Pharmac) will grudgingly provide the money for life-saving treatments freely available and ...More >>

Meet New Zealand Women and Their Midwives in Video Vignettes

Wed, 4 May 2016 17:31:14 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

Comments from New Zealand College of Midwives members who recently saw two new videos which are being released tomorrow to celebrate International Day of the Midwife. More >>

Protecting the Long-Term Health of Kiwi Women Seniors

Wed, 4 May 2016 10:30:05 +1200 | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Today in the Banquet Hall of Parliament Buildings, Wellington a group of breast cancer supporters, MPs, and VIP guests gathered at a special Pink Ribbon Breakfast event, where the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) presented a petition to Government ...More >>

Confirmed case of measles in Northland

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:12:40 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A case of Measles has been confirmed in the Kaeo area. The person had participated in the national Kapa Haka event at Claudelands Events Centre, in the Waikato on the 16 April 2016. More >>

“Grants4Apps® Accelerator” Program 2016

Tue, 3 May 2016 13:31:17 +1200 | Bayer NZ

Bayer New Zealand Ltd is inviting health technology start-up companies looking for support to bring their innovation to market to apply to the company’s “Grants4Apps® Accelerator” program.More >>

Kind doctors have healthier patients

Tue, 3 May 2016 12:32:11 +1200 | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Kind doctors who treat their patients with empathy are linked to better health outcomes for patients, the annual scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will hear tomorrow (Wednesday). Patients who are treated with compassion ...More >>

Asthma: We can beat it but not kill it

Tue, 3 May 2016 12:00:22 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Asthma: We can beat it but not kill it Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS Image is online at: http://bit.ly/1NihcwA More >>

Does ketamine prevent chronic pain after surgery?

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:57:19 +1200 | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using a pain-reliever called ketamine during surgery and as part of pain relief afterwards could cut the risk of the patient developing chronic pain by up to half. More >>

Wake up and smell the coffee for a great cause!

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:46:51 +1200 | Robert Harris

Wake up and smell the coffee for a great cause! Every New Zealander can contribute to fighting breast cancer this May, simply by going out for breakfast in their own neighbourhood. Customers visiting their local Robert Harris café throughout May ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s indefensible stance

Tue, 3 May 2016 10:15:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

One of the interesting line items in this month’s Budget will be the one that sets out the increase – if any – in Pharmac’s base funding, to enable it to meet the huge cost of the new class of so called ‘biologics’ drugs for treating ...More >>

Real Meals Coalition challenges Compass to DHB Cook-off

Mon, 2 May 2016 17:28:24 +1200 | Real Meals Coalition

Commercial provider, Compass has a 15 year contract with Southern DHB to provide ready-made meals, which opponents have criticised as disgusting and inedible. More >>

Asthma - can we live with it?

Mon, 2 May 2016 15:43:22 +1200 | Citizen News Service

Asthma - can we live with it? Akanksha Sethi World Asthma Day is Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 More >>

Marijuana use increases risks in pregnancy

Mon, 2 May 2016 13:52:35 +1200 | University of Auckland

Women using marijuana during pregnancy have an increased risk of spontaneous pre-term birth, according to new research. More >>

 

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