Health Most Read

1. Capital & Coast DHB chief executive appointment

25 May 2015 11:45am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope said the Board has taken a fresh and independent look at what skills it needed going forward and Mrs Chin was chosen from a large field of high quality candidates... More >>

2. Response to Sunday Star Times article on immunisation

26 May 2015 9:54am | Midwifery Council of NZ

The Midwifery Council was concerned to read an article in the Sunday Star Times yesterday which stated that some midwives were undermining Ministry of Health messages about immunisation... More >>

3. District Health Board IT initiative gathers momentum

13 May 2015 1:47pm | Health Benefits Limited

District Health Board IT initiative gathers momentum Ministry of Health joins DHBs for National Infrastructure Platform Auckland, 29 April 2015 : The Ministry of Health, along with the Bay of Plenty, MidCentral, Taranaki, Lakes, Whanganui, Nelson Marlborough ..... More >>

4. Southern DHB leading the way

26 May 2015 9:14am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB leading the way with working with the children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction (COPMIA) .. More >>

5. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Statistics on the Rise

26 May 2015 9:58am | Northland District Health Board

Health and community workers across Northland are concerned at the growing number of young people who are being diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). At a forum on 'FASD and Justice' held in Whangarei last Friday, attended by more ..... More >>

6. UTI treatment now available direct from trained pharmacists

26 November 2012 9:56am | Pharmacybrands

In a New Zealand first, women will be able to receive best practice treatment for urinary tract infections (often referred to as UTI, bladder infection or cystitis) directly from trained pharmacists from today. The service is now available in a number ..... More >>

7. Relationships Aotearoa closed down for speaking up?

27 May 2015 2:23pm | PSA

Kerry Davies, PSA assistant national secretary, said "There are a lot of questions about how things ended up at this stage with Relationships Aotearoa now being closed." .. More >>

8. Budget Prevents Doctors from Graduating

21 May 2015 5:44pm | New Zealand Medical Students' Assn

The release of Budget 2015 confirms the fears of medical students with future hopes of joining the medical workforce in New Zealand. They won't have the opportunity to finish their degrees. A Medical degree in New Zealand requires 6 years of study, ..... More >>

9. Whitireia dean appointed to expert advisory group

27 May 2015 10:26am | Whitireia

Whitireia Faculty of Health Dean Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Group assisting the Ministry of Health in the development of a draft refresh of the New Zealand Health Strategy... More >>

10. Junk Free June

29 April 2015 3:20pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is excited to unveil an official new fundraising event and the first of it's kind anywhere in the world! JUNK FREE JUNE will see Kiwis raise money for The Cancer Society of New Zealand, by eating "junk free" ..... More >>

11. Taranaki DHB performs well in a number of health target area

26 May 2015 1:04pm | Taranaki District Health Board

The quarter three 2014/15 health targets have been released by the Ministry of Health o Ministry of Health - Health Targets website .. More >>

12. Know your limit and drive safe - Online calculator launched

22 December 2014 10:21am | Ora Safety

A free calculator to help people figure out whether they are under the new lower legal limit for drink driving was released yesterday by Ora Safety . .. More >>

13. Shorter waiting times at Hutt Hospital ED

26 May 2015 3:07pm | Hutt Valley DHB

People visiting Hutt Hospital's emergency department have experienced shorter waiting times with 10,309 out of 10,895 people admitted, discharged or transferred within the 6 hour national health target... More >>

14. West Coast health system makes spectacular gains

26 May 2015 2:56pm | West Coast DHB

The West Coast health system has improved its performance in most of the Government's health target categories thanks to efforts of teams across the Coast health system. .. More >>

15. A new mum's nightmare

28 April 2015 12:33pm | Waikato District Health Board

Imagine. Imagine waking from a coma, anxious loved ones at your side, but a moment, one you had dreamed of has evaded you. .. More >>

16. Honey Product is Proven to Help Rosacea Sufferers

01 April 2015 1:18pm | Honey Lab

Large clinical trial shows that a kanuka honey formulation is as good as prescription medicines .. More >>

17. Southern DHB calling for nurses wanting to return to Nursing

21 May 2015 4:34pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board's Return to Nursing Programme will run another course in Southland starting the 13th of July, with a call going out to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses who are interested in returning to the workforce... More >>

18. Bay of Plenty Paediatrician Awarded Top Honour

21 May 2015 11:00am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A Bay of Plenty paediatrician says his receipt of a prestigious Australasian award for services to rural medicine is a reflection of teamwork rather than individual accomplishment... More >>

19. Smokefree campaign tunes into Maori and Pasifika

27 May 2015 2:10pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The drive over the decade to the nation's Smokefree 2025 goal must see more smokefree programs tailored to help Maori and Pasifika quit smoking, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service... More >>

20. Diabetes Clinic Moves From Hospital Grounds

27 January 2009 4:08pm | Waikato District Health Board

More than 14,000 people who used to visit the Waikato Regional Diabetes Service at Waikato Hospital now go to newly refurbished premises in Hamilton. .. More >>

21. Counsellors concerned about lack of specialist services

27 May 2015 4:31pm | The PR Company

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants specialist couples and family counselling services established to replace Relationships Aotearoa. .. More >>

22. Tackling obesity and diabetes in New Zealand

07 June 2012 10:22am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has announced $65.2M of government research funding investment into issues that impact most heavily on the health of New Zealanders. .. More >>

23. Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

25 May 2015 11:52am | University of Auckland

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity. .. More >>

24. Hoarding isn't rewarding

27 May 2015 10:42am | New Zealand Veterinary Association

Hoarding isn't rewarding Animal hoarding is a recognised psychiatric condition that results in a serious public health and animal welfare issue with evidence of increasing frequency as people become more isolated from family support systems. ..... More >>

25. Sir Ray Avery Seeks Funds for Lifesaving Incubator

29 October 2014 11:11am | Medicine Mondiale


26. Experts recommend compulsory food education in schools

14 May 2015 2:42pm | Public Health Association

New Zealand health experts say it misses the point to claim healthy eating is a personal responsibility issue when many Kiwis don't understand how to do it and aren't equipped to make healthy food choices. Furthermore, many don't have the skills to ..... More >>

27. 3D titanium implants revolutionise orthopaedic surgeries

11 December 2014 12:08pm | Ossis Ltd

Ossis Ltd is revolutionising orthopaedic surgeries by using advanced 3D technology to custom design and manufacture world leading titanium bone and joint implants. .. More >>

28. Skin Cancer is a Timebomb for New Zealanders

27 January 2015 12:08pm | Accuro Health Insurance

A leading New Zealand dermatologist says skin cancers are a time bomb for New Zealand's ageing population. Dr Louise Reiche, a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society, has made submissions to the Minister of Health personally and on behalf of the Society ..... More >>

29. Experts gather to discuss stroke-related issues

04 May 2015 10:12am | University of Canterbury

Nearly 100 experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology on helping recovering patients at an international stroke rehabilitation conference in Christchurch next ..... More >>

30. 'Living Well With Endometriosis'

25 May 2015 10:04am | Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a night class series hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled "Living Well with Endometriosis" to be held on six consecutive Tuesdays commencing 2 June, from 7-9pm.. More >>

31. Hard work pays off on targets

26 May 2015 12:37pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Focus and hard work are paying off for Hawke's Bay District Health Board as it hits the shorter stays in Emergency Departments target in the 2014/15 quarter three national targets released today. Chief executive Kevin Snee said the Emergency Department ..... More >>

32. Internationally recognised obesity programme in NZ

08 August 2005 11:07am | Optisfast

The Optifast® Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) milkshake range is now available in New Zealand, providing obese patients and their healthcare providers with an important tool in their fight against an epidemic that afflicts over 840,000 New Zealanders... More >>

33. Health benefits of male circumcision

10 August 2007 4:57pm | Massey University

Massey's Director Pasifika wants the Government to consider making circumcision available through the public health system in light of studies suggesting the procedure has health benefits for men and women as well as being considered important to Pacific ..... More >>

34. Services for cancer patients treble

04 June 2009 5:18pm | Cancer Society

Accommodation services for cancer patients from North and South Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough regions are trebling, with the opening of the Cancer Society's new Daffodil House by Prime Minister John Key today. The Tudor-style motels ..... More >>

35. ACC's Cull of 170 'Giltrap' Claimants Wrong

03 March 2010 10:29am | Access Support Service

In June 2009 ACC issued decisions stopping weekly compensation to 170 sexually abused claimants because it claimed a District Court decision of 'Giltrap' in 2006 meant they could not be compensated for loss of earnings. However, in a recent District ..... More >>

36. Claustrophobic MRI Scans Now A Thing Of The Past

04 March 2013 11:57am | Insight and Ascot Radiology

Claustrophobic MRI Scans Now A Thing Of The Past New Insight+Ascot Radiology clinic on North Shore ensures patient comfort with one of the country's few wide-bore MRI scanners A new, state of the art radiology clinic has opened in the Millennium ..... More >>

37. New $1-a-Day Dental Care Plan Unique to New Zealand

16 October 2014 10:16am | DentalCare West

Regular dental care is about to get a lot more affordable, thanks to a new one-of-a-kind payment plan launching in Auckland this November. For many Aucklanders, the rising cost of living means regular dental care is a low priority... More >>

38. Pharmacy access to erectile dysfunction treatment

17 October 2014 11:10am | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Kiwi men will be the first in the world to access a generic erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, known as Silvasta (sildenafil), direct from trained pharmacists without a prescription... More >>

39. Kiwi fashionable underwear solves daily incontinence problem

08 April 2015 1:02pm | Confitex

A million New Zealanders - a quarter of the population - experience incontinence. Now a Kiwi company has developed a fashionable hi-tech option that looks and feels like normal underwear. .. More >>

40. Unichem and Life pharmacists ready for flu season

16 April 2015 3:25pm | Green Cross Health

Unichem and Life pharmacists ready for flu season Every year one in five New Zealanders are affected by flu and more than a million get an annual flu jab. With the chilly season rapidly approaching, Unichem and Life Pharmacies have more than 250 pharmacists ..... More >>

41. New Zealand's maternity statistics should be better - expert

20 May 2015 9:42am | University of Otago

New Zealand's maternity statistics should be better - expert New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, ..... More >>

42. Health target results - Faster ED care for Wellingtonians

26 May 2015 11:50am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Health target results - Faster ED care for Wellingtonians Nearly 500 more people were admitted, discharged or transferred within six hours of presenting to Wellington Hospital's emergency department between January and March this year, an increase ..... More >>

43. CHEP safety focus prompts yard redesign

26 May 2015 1:47pm | Catalyst Communications

A cross-functional team, including forklift drivers, supervisors and dispatchers, recently came together to review the process of truck loading and unloading at CHEP's Wiri service centre in order to mitigate potential hazards and risks for truck drivers ..... More >>

44. Kimberley Centre 60th anniverary

28 July 2005 10:30am | Anne Hunt

Sixty years ago, the modern air force station on the outskirts of Levin offered Prime Minister Peter Fraser an ideal environment to house children deemed, to use the terminology of the times, 'backward', and appease parents pestering him for a facility in the ..... More >>

45. Cultural Issues of Obesity, Food and Nutrition

11 September 2006 5:07pm | New Zealand Dietetic Association

In the face of the rising obesity epidemic, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise not only the varying cultural context of food and eating, but also the need to culturally tailor programmes aimed at changing dietary behaviours... More >>

46. Donated glasses show lack of vision

12 October 2006 10:38am | Fred Hollows Foundation

AUCKLAND, October 12 - Donating second hand spectacles to people in developing countries creates more problems than it solves, according to The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand... More >>

47. Autism New Zealand New Chief Executive Dane Dougan

21 May 2013 11:29am | Autism NZ

Dane has worked at the New Zealand Rugby Union as the Provincial Union Support Manager and most recently as general Manager of Softball New Zealand. His experience in membership organisations has given him a heightened understanding of the needs of the member ..... More >>

48. Progress on North Canterbury Health Hub set to accelerate

16 January 2014 2:49pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Progress on the North Canterbury Health Hub is set to accelerate following the appointment of project managers and architects. .. More >>

49. Homecare Medical's new clinical decision support system live

26 February 2014 2:20pm | ProCare Health

Homecare Medical (formerly HML) has 'pushed the button' on its new clinical decision support system, Odyssey Tele Assess. 'We've spent the last 18 months searching the world for an intelligent, evidence-based clinical decision support system that ..... More >>

50. Patient wellbeing at centre of in-hospital design lab

07 May 2015 11:11am | Auckland District Health Board

Child-friendly medical equipment and navigation guides are among the patient-friendly innovations being created at a first-in-kind hospital design centre to improve the experience of staff, patients, families and visitors... More >>

51. Free Dental Care for Adults

15 May 2015 9:47am | Southern Cross

Free dental care is being provided for up to 1500 low income adults through a new initiative - Smile New Zealand - funded and organised by Southern Cross Health Trust and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)... More >>

52. Local league clubs setting smokefree example

21 May 2015 6:02pm | Tui Ora

Taranaki's sports fields are the latest venue for the smokefree message as advocates encourage the junior rugby league community to get behind World Smokefree Day on May 31... More >>

53. Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines

22 May 2015 1:47pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Beca's Whakatane Hospital project management team is the proud recipient of the Project Management Team of the Year Award. The accolade was announced at the 2015 RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) New Zealand awards evening held in ..... More >>

54. Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing

27 May 2015 2:34pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is among key business leaders publicly recognised for their commitment to improve staff wellbeing. .. More >>

55. Counting the cost of power pole carnage

10 July 2000 4:13pm | Unknown

Alongside every road in New Zealand is a slender strip of ground that soaks up the blood of people killed or maimed in daily collisions with electricity networks... More >>

56. Child health issues in Wairarapa

29 January 2004 7:36am | Ministry of Health

A booklet which raises awareness of child health and safety issues facing the Wairarapa region will be useful in helping the community and other key players understand and deal with child health issues, the Ministry of Health said today... More >>

57. Outpatients Clinics Moved At North Shore Hospital

16 April 2004 12:57am | Waitemata District Health Board

A new lung function service and pre-admission assessments will be among facilities available at North Shore Hospital's redeveloped Outpatients department opening on Monday April 26... More >>

58. New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

21 October 2004 3:37pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe has sent a letter to all prescribers informing them about new advice relating to the known risks and benefits associated with prescribing medications to treat depression in young people and in adults... More >>

59. SPARC launches Push Play Activator

02 July 2005 5:39pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) aims to inspire inactive Kiwis to get active with a new tool called the Push Play Activator... More >>

60. Looming flea plague: Serious suffering ahead

03 October 2005 11:27am | Companion Animals Group

Warm and moist conditions are now triggering one of the country's biggest home insect invasions... More >>

61. New surgery technique to be demonstrated

07 November 2005 9:49am | Hawkes Bay DHB

Dr Michael Timms, a consultant otolaryngologist from Lancashire, England, will be at Hawke's Bay Hospital on Wednesday 9 November, to demonstrate coblation-assisted tonsil surgery... More >>

62. Let's Beat Diabetes event

15 November 2005 2:36pm | Counties Manukau District Health Board

The Counties Manukau community is set to take a positive step into summer at a free event sponsored by CMDHB's 'Let's Beat Diabetes' campaign. The 'LBD Family Fun Walk' features an easy walk around Hayman Park in Manukau City, in a bid to support the ..... More >>

63. People Urged to Heat Cocktail Sausages Thoroughly

28 November 2007 4:11pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health is urging people to thoroughly heat cocktail sausages before eating them following an outbreak of an illness among children who had consumed them... More >>

64. 10 Things to Know About Palliative Care in NZ

06 October 2010 12:40pm | Palliative Care Council

The Palliative Care Council is challenging Kiwis to get to know 10 key facts about palliative care as a way of marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Saturday 9 October... More >>

65. Waikato cardiac physiologist a world beater

10 January 2011 10:34am | Waikato DHB

Sacha Levings, a clinical cardiac physiologist at Waikato Hospital, is in the top six per cent of her profession in the world after sitting her International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners exam. .. More >>

66. Child Abuse Reporting Biased And Sensationalised

25 January 2011 9:39am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Newspaper reporting of physical abuse of children in New Zealand is unbalanced, with disproportionate coverage given to incidents where Māori are the victims or perpetrators, according to research undertaken by Eastern Institute of Technology lecturer Raema ..... More >>

67. Doctor's Return Boosts Services at Waikato Hospital

21 June 2011 5:24pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato Hospital now has the widest range of complex endoscopy intervention anywhere in the country with the return of former clinical director of gastroenterology Dr Frank Weilert from a 14-month stint in the US... More >>

68. Chaplaincy Awareness Week celebrated at Waikato Hospital

21 September 2011 12:01am | Waikato District Health Board

Clinical teams at Waikato Hospital tend to injury and illness, but another type of support is offered by the hospital's chaplaincy team. Their role is to provide spiritual care and comfort patients and their relatives, irrespective of any religious ..... More >>

69. AIA New Zealand Drops Life Cover Rates

17 May 2012 3:45pm | AIA NZ

Life insurer AIA New Zealand has announced a substantial price change to a major product. From 7 May, it has significantly reduced life insurance costs for most people aged over 30... More >>

70. New Hagley Outpatients officially opened

11 July 2012 12:28pm | Christchurch District Health Board

New Hagley Outpatients officially opened A significant first step towards restoring Christchurch Hospital's capacity became official today. .. More >>

71. Ministry of Health moves to ban electronic cigarettes

18 September 2012 3:55pm | End Smoking NZ

The Ministry of Health has moved to bar the popular nicotine electronic cigarette Hydro , (sold on-line and through 900 retailers) on the grounds that such sales are in breach of the Medicines Act. End Smoking NZ believes this is against the public ..... More >>

72. New Appointments for Lumino The Dentists' Clinical Board

14 January 2013 11:55am | Lumino

New Zealand's leading dental network, Lumino The Dentists , has announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Brown and Dr. Chris Brooks to the Lumino Clinical Advisory Board . .. More >>

73. Soft Drink Consumption - Survey

13 February 2013 1:35pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

The average consumption of soft drink in New Zealand is two servings per week o Males drink more soft drink than females o The largest consumers per week are those New Zealanders aged under 40 years and those with a household income of $70,000-$100,000.. More >>

74. New Clinical Leader for Waikato Public Health

05 March 2013 7:14pm | Waikato District Health Board

An experienced New Zealand public health clinician has stepped down from her position as clinical leader of Waikato District Health Board's public health team after nearly 18 years... More >>

75. Ronald McDonald Houses' National Appeal Day - June 7

04 June 2013 3:44pm | Ronald McDonald House

Collectors will hit the streets this Friday 7 June for the first ever Ronald McDonald Houses' National Street Appeal which aims to raise much needed funds for the Houses. .. More >>

76. Calling all sportsmen and women: ACC ActiveSmart needs you

31 July 2013 1:33pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC and AUT University are looking for active New Zealanders, of all ages and fitness levels, to take part in a trial of the effectiveness of ActiveSmart - a free online site that provides customised fitness training plans... More >>

77. World-class Stem Cell Research, Therapy for Queenstown

02 August 2013 5:25pm | Queenstown Regenerative Medicine

A world-class research and treatment centre that will specialise in using the body's own blood cells to heal sports injuries and arthritis is planned for Queenstown within the year according to one of the world's leading experts on Stem Cell Therapy... More >>

78. Monitoring the potential for antibiotic resistance

20 December 2013 2:03pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An MPI report, released today, looks at trends of antibiotic use to enable monitoring of the potential for antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals and companion animals... More >>

79. Ancient Asian vegetable Could Help fight Kiwi obesity

24 February 2014 2:47pm | Impact PR

The recent update of decades-old New Zealand food pyramid, which now acknowledges the health benefits of a lower carbohydrate diet, has Kiwis reaching for alternatives to common meal staples such as pasta, potatoes and rice... More >>

80. Medical first in Waikato offers hope to heart patients

04 April 2014 3:54pm | Midland Cardio Vascular Services

Two weeks ago, Hawera farmer Glen Williamson could barely stagger 300m. He struggled to breathe, his legs were cold and clammy and he was as pale as a ghost. .. More >>

81. Waikato DHB Should Keep Looking for a Chief Executive

12 June 2014 2:33pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The Waikato District Health Board needs to put the brakes on its negotiations with Nigel Murray and continue searching for a suitable chief executive," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ..... More >>

82. Concussion Can Have Effect on Spines of Young Athletes

15 July 2014 12:53pm | NZ Chiropractors Association

The New Zealand public is largely unaware that concussion injuries can also affect the spine and this is especially of concern in young athletes, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association... More >>

83. Government funding boost for aged care a good start

26 August 2014 5:53pm | Aged Care Association

Yesterday Health Minister Tony Ryall announced a 5% funding boost for the elderly in rest home level care starting from 1 October 2014. New Zealand Aged Care Association Chief Executive Martin Taylor says it is a good injection of funding for the sector... More >>

84. Maori Diabetes service launched in Whanau Centre

26 November 2014 10:22am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

The launch of a new service in Whanau Centre will help whanau in west Auckland deal with the diabetes epidemic. .. More >>

85. Poor understanding of stroke signs causes concern

26 November 2014 2:49pm | Stroke Foundation

Latest figures show a lack of awareness and understanding in New Zealand of stroke signs, which will have a significant impact on stroke survivors having the best chance of recovery... More >>

86. Northland Smokers Told: "Beat The Price Increase!"

16 December 2014 1:21pm | Northland District Health Board

Every year, thousands of Kiwis escape their working lives for a summer holiday - epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and, of course, the time-honoured tradition of New Year's resolutions. Giving up smoking is consistently at the top ..... More >>

87. Back to school tools for a healthy smile& healthy planet

10 March 2015 11:14am | TerraCycle

In March, 2,200 primary schools in New Zealand will be invited to take part in the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Program (BSBF) to learn how to achieve good oral health and take steps to create a healthy planet... More >>

88. New campaign offers hope for those with gout

27 March 2015 2:41pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Hope and treatment are available for more than 110,000 New Zealanders* who have gout, a potentially crippling form of arthritis that can strike anyone, at any time. .. More >>

89. Partnership in healthcare for the mid north

12 April 2015 11:21pm | Northland District Health Board

Meeting the future healthcare needs for the people of the mid north is something Northland DHB has considered carefully. .. More >>

90. Legal action taken against Southern District Health Board

10 May 2015 9:00am | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing food workers has informed the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) that they intend to legally challenge the decision to outsource food production to Compass Group... More >>

91. Coeliac disease testing arrives at Unichem and Life

19 May 2015 10:17am | Green Cross Health

Coeliac disease testing arrives at Unichem and Life pharmacies Green Cross Health is now making it possible for people to get screened for coeliac disease quickly and conveniently at their local Unichem or Life pharmacy. Approximately one in 100 ..... More >>

92. Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems

19 May 2015 1:10pm | The Asthma Foundation

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems People who smoke cannabis as little as once a week are more likely to suffer respiratory symptoms such as morning cough, bringing up phlegm, and wheezing, according to University of Otago research... More >>

93. Dietary change key to saving sight for thousands of NZers

20 May 2015 9:26am | Macular Degeneration

Making simple dietary changes and stopping smoking could help to save thousands of New Zealanders' sight every year, according to a leading ophthalmologist. Dr Dianne Sharp, Chairperson of Macular Degeneration New Zealand, says research shows ..... More >>

94. Alcohol and Breast Cancer

21 May 2015 1:07pm | Northland District Health Board

Breast cancer is New Zealand's third most common cancer, accounting for more than 600 deaths every year and is the most common cancer in women. .. More >>

95. College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015

21 May 2015 5:04pm | College of Public Health Medicine

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015 measures The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) has welcomed the Budget 2015 announcements about additional investment in bowel cancer screening and the expansion of urban ..... More >>

96. Government fails - again - to invest in health workforce

21 May 2015 5:31pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The Government has failed, yet again, to use its Budget to invest in the health workforce which is the prime source of maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. This leaves hospital specialists to wonder what services might be compromised ..... More >>

97. Reducing pain and increasing prevention great investment!

22 May 2015 2:16pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby is delighted to see an additional $12 million has been allocated to increasing elective surgery and $11m towards reducing pain and increasing prevention in yesterday's Budget. She is now looking forward ..... More >>

98. Home Health Check Month helps Kiwis stay warm

25 May 2015 11:36am | Green Building Council

It's easy to make your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient during the cold winter months - and some quick fixes won't cost you a cent. .. More >>

99. Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

08 June 2000 10:00am | Auckland City Police Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES.. More >>

100. Tairawhiti Healthcare Chief Executive Appointment

17 November 2000 3:48pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"Senior doctors are pleased with the appointment of Mr Jim Green as Chief Executive of Tairawhiti Healthcare," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Green was recruited from Northland Health ..... More >>


Get More From Scoop

Health Most Read
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news