Health Most Read

1. New Research Links Water Fluoridation to ADHD

28 February 2015 12:54pm | Fluoride Information Network For Dentists

Strong research published in the British Medical Journal this week shows a significant relationship between fluoridated water and ADHD , with each 1% increase in artificial fluoridation prevalence in 1992 being associated with approximately 67,000 to 131,000 ..... More >>

2. Gluckman Review downplays risk to IQ from fluoridation

27 February 2015 9:06am | New Health New Zealand

The panel convened in 2014 to review water fluoridation has been forced to quietly amend an error in its report about the effects of fluoridation on IQ following international peer review. In an open letter to co-commissioners of the report, Sir Peter Gluckman ..... More >>

3. Extremely high lead levels found in children's face paint

17 February 2014 12:24pm | Consumer NZ

Tests of a children's face paint kit have found it contains extremely high levels of lead. .. More >>

4. 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 >>

5. "Cellphones Don't Cause Brain Cancer" - Yeah Right!

26 February 2015 12:24pm | Journal of Natural Medicine

In the same great tradition that has seen NZ "punching above its weight" and besting "overseas experts" a new paper from a group of researchers at the University of Auckland is being promoted as showing that there's no connection ..... More >>

6. New Cot Bumper Breakthrough in Baby bedding safety

23 November 2010 4:03pm | Babytoolbox.co.nz

For years traditional cot bumper pads have posed a potential health hazard for infants. The risk of suffocation or strangulation is of real concern due to the nature of their construction. .. More >>

7. 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 >>

8. 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 >>

9. Sir Ray Avery Seeks Funds for Lifesaving Incubator

29 October 2014 11:11am | Medicine Mondiale

SIR RAY AVERY ASKS EVERYONE TO GO GLOBAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS LIFESAVING INCUBATOR .. More >>

10. 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 >>

11. Top chef focused on the 'recipe for life'

27 February 2015 1:54pm | Melanoma New Zealand

Josh Emett, a Michelin star winner, judge of TV One's MasterChef , co-owner of Queenstown restaurants Madam Woo and Rata and Food Director at Auckland's Ostro, knows the importance of keeping his skin from getting cooked in the searing New Zealand ..... More >>

12. One Army Rifle Stolen In Waiouru

21 November 2001 9:27am | NZ Army

A New Zealand Army Steyr rifle was stolen from the back of a Land Rover while the vehicle's occupants were asleep, near Waiouru early this morning. The Land Rover was parked on Defence land around one kilometre from the Desert Road... More >>

13. Interim CEO for Capital Coast DHB Appointed

05 September 2013 3:25pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The Board of Capital & Coast District Health Board has today announced the appointment of Debbie Chin as the interim chief executive of the DHB following the resignation of current CEO Mary Bonner last month. Mrs Chin is to take up the position from Monday ..... More >>

14. Beautiful Lengths Calls On Kiwis to Donate Hair

05 November 2013 9:47am | Impact PR

Leading hair care brand Pantene has today announced the launch of this year's Beautiful Lengths National Donate Your Hair Week - an initiative that supports New Zealand women living with cancer... More >>

15. CDHB opens new hospital unit for student nurses

18 November 2013 2:54pm | CPIT

Burwood Health Campus became the first in the country to offer enrolled nursing students hands-on experience in theatre patient care in a joint initiative between CPIT and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) which started on 11 November... More >>

16. New research shows New Zealanders' views on child poverty

05 September 2014 2:10pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The findings of a survey into what New Zealanders think about child poverty in our country have been released today. Child Poverty Action Group commissioned MMResearch, in association with Research Now to conduct an online survey sampling 1013 members ..... More >>

17. 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 >>

18. Dream home being auctioned to help cure kids

10 February 2015 2:06pm | Mike Greer Homes

MIKE GREER HOMES is in the business of building dreams, but it is a dream of a different kind that has motivated their most recent project. The group home builder is building and auctioning a family home in Silverdale, with the profits going to child health ..... More >>

19. Scholarships encouraging more Māori to become nurses

17 February 2015 11:15am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Twenty seven young Māori nursing students were awarded scholarships to Whitireia's nursing school from Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) last week. .. More >>

20. Pink bales make a difference for breast cancer

20 February 2015 11:21am | Sweet Louise

Pink bales make a difference for breast cancer $23,000 will go a long way in supporting women and men living with secondary breast cancer thanks to the pink bales spotted all around the country. Agpac, crop packaging suppliers, sold all 3000 kilometres ..... More >>

21. 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 >>

22. Folic Acid Campaign

13 July 2009 5:23pm | Coalition of Parents of Children with Spina Bifida

STOP! You have been fed a great deal of misinformation. Please hear the other side. o Folic acid does not cause postrate cancer in humans. The negative studies referred to involve extreme levels of folic acid fed to rats. Levels humans would never consume. ..... More >>

23. S95 Inquiry into Hutt Valley DHB Mental Health Service

28 June 2012 1:48pm | Ministry of Health

S95 Inquiry into Hutt Valley DHB Mental Health Service Released 28 June 2012 The Director of Mental Health Dr John Crawshaw has today released the findings of an inquiry under Section 95 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) ..... More >>

24. Bupa First Aged Care Provider to Have Council Approved PDRP

12 September 2012 2:17pm | Bupa

Bupa Care Services (Bupa) is the First Aged Care Provider in New Zealand to have a council approved Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP). The Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) has approved and validated Bupa's PDRP for ..... More >>

25. 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 >>

26. Newly Funded Hepatitis C Treatment Will Help Curb Epidemic

21 August 2013 2:07pm | Joint Press Release

From the 1st of September hepatitis C sufferers will have a new treatment option thanks to VICTRELIS [TM] (boceprevir) being funded for people with chronic viral hepatitis C, genotype 1. This includes patients being treated for the first time as well as ..... More >>

27. Liam Butler interviews NZAO President Andrew Sangster

19 December 2013 3:50pm | ElderNet

Andrew has a special interest in contact lens practice and is one the few accredited orthokeratology practitioners in New Zealand. Andrew has a post-graduate qualification in ocular therapeutics which enhances his primary eye health care. His other special ..... More >>

28. NZ-first entirely online wound care course born in Hamilton

04 July 2014 4:01pm | Waikato District Health Board

NZ-first entirely online wound care course born in Hamilton Registered nurses who live and work in remote areas will now have the same access to receiving nationally recognised wound care training, thanks in part to Waikato DHB nurse practitioner ..... More >>

29. Acupuncturists call for professional regulation

17 November 2014 3:40pm | The PR Company

Acupuncturists in New Zealand want the same legal recognition and standing as other allied health professions such as physiotherapists and osteopaths. The president of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists, Paddy McBride, says the profession ..... More >>

30. A royal blunder

17 January 2015 10:25am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand admitted yesterday, Thursday 15th January, that a serious blunder had been made in their report "Health effects of water fluoridation: a Review of the scientific ..... More >>

31. 10 years of Operating Room induction program

21 January 2015 11:06am | Auckland District Health Board

Nursing staff at Auckland DHB are celebrating this month after completing the 10th year of a successful Operating Room (OR) education program. .. More >>

32. Tariana Turia to receive international tobacco control award

21 January 2015 11:38am | Smokefree Coalition

A nomination by the Smokefree Coalition for Associate Health Minister Hon Tariana Turia to receive a 2015 Luther L Terry Award has been accepted. Hon Ms Turia will be presented with the award in March 2015 in Dubai... More >>

33. Help stop New Zealand's biggest killer

09 February 2015 11:15am | The Heart Foundation

New Zealanders are being urged to help arrest the country's biggest killer by supporting the Heart Foundation during its Heart Week annual appeal, which starts today. .. More >>

34. Letter to Dr Robert Jonquiere, Dutch Euthanasia Advocate:

15 February 2015 10:51am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Open Letter to Dr Robert Jonquiere, Dutch Euthanasia Advocate, Supporting NZ Law Change to Allow Doctors to Kill their Patients .. More >>

35. NZORD - the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

24 February 2015 3:54pm | NZORD

February 28th is Rare Disease Day and an opportunity for those who often slip below the radar in our health system, to have some focus on their needs and interests. Getting a timely and accurate diagnosis can be one of the major hurdles they face, ..... More >>

36. Lack of exercise causes 12.7 percent of all deaths in NZ

26 February 2015 10:28am | College of Public Health Medicine

A lack of physical exercise is one of the most significant causes of death in New Zealand, and a national action plan is needed to increase Kiwis' everyday levels of activity. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine says physical activity ..... More >>

37. Alcohol consumption decline a drop in the bucket

26 February 2015 11:42am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking... More >>

38. PHARMAC in negotiations over rare disorders medicines

27 February 2015 9:03am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is in active negotiations with several suppliers as a result of its competitive process for rare disorders medicines. On the eve of World Rare Diseases Day, PHARMAC has announced that 28 proposals from eight suppliers emerged from its request for ..... More >>

39. Orphan Drug negotiations hampered by inadequate budget

27 February 2015 10:54am | NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

Pharmac's announcement that it's in active negotiation with 8 companies for supply of medicines for rare disorders, is welcome news for patients currently denied access to approved "orphan" medicines. But the NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders says ..... More >>

40. 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 >>

41. Health Benefits Satisfied With Sentences

20 April 2001 11:52am | Ministry of Health

Sentences were handed down today in the Wellington District Court to the principal and three company representatives of New Zealand Diagnostics Ltd, a Waikanae based medical supply company... More >>

42. Botanical Medical For Far North Forests

29 June 2001 2:38pm | Department of Conservation

Department of Conservation staff have given the Far North forests of Raetea and Maungataniwha a medical of botanical proportions that is to be repeated every year... More >>

43. Diane 35 Acne Drug Will Remain On Nz Market

21 August 2001 9:08am | Schering NZ Ltd

Schering (NZ) Ltd wants to reassure New Zealand woman using its prescription acne product Diane 35 that it will remain on the market following Pharmac's latest tender round... More >>

44. Be 'Foodsafe' - Clean, Cook, Cover And Chill

12 December 2001 4:04pm | Unknown

Thousands of New Zealanders welcoming summer with picnics, barbecues, camping and Christmas parties will have their holiday plans disrupted by tummy bugs and food poisoning because of unsafe food handling, says Dr Greg Simmons of the New Zealand ..... More >>

45. To celebrate 'Mental awareness week'

10 October 2002 5:43pm | Phobic Trust

Tom Sharplin, well known entertainer has joined the Phobic Trust to head a Fundraising-Marketing division... More >>

46. Glivec To Be Funded For All CML And GIST Patients

04 November 2002 1:00pm | Novartis

Novartis New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Board of the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) of New Zealand has agreed to fund Glivec® (imatinib)* for the treatment of all phases of Philadelphia-chromosome positive chronic myeloid ..... More >>

47. Organ Donor Wants NZers To Increase Donor Levels

17 September 2003 5:57pm | Unknown

Grandmother who gave part of her liver to save her infant grandson's life teams up with former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer to lobby for improvements in New Zealand's organ donor rate... More >>

48. Unused Eyeglasses And Sunglasses Urgently Needed

16 October 2003 10:06am | Lions Clubs Of NZ

Lions World Sight Day is being acknowledged with the support of Visique Optometrists and OPSM on Thursday 23 October. Help Lions Clubs New Zealand mark Lions World Sight Day in New Zealand. Dig-out any unwanted prescription glasses, reading glasses and ..... More >>

49. Pumpkin Patch To Distribute Littlies Magazine

25 March 2004 10:09am | Pumkin Patch

Littlies and Pumpkin Patch have joined together to make New Zealand's largest monthly* parenting magazine available to even more parents. Every Pumpkin Patch store, 22 throughout New Zealand, will now supply copies of Littlies to parents... More >>

50. New Deputy Commissioner & Director Of Advocacy

08 April 2004 9:52am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Deputy Commissioner, Education and Corporate Support, Tania Thomas. Ms Thomas also has responsibility for responsiveness to Maori and people with disabilities ..... More >>

51. Minister of Health to Open High-Tech Imaging Suite

23 February 2005 5:21pm | Tairawhiti District Health

Minister of Health Annette King will be at Gisborne Hospital today [Thursday 24 February] to officially open the new High-Tech Imaging Suite... More >>

52. Xenical available from pharmacists

11 March 2005 1:52pm | Roche

Auckland, March 10 2005 - Weight loss medication Xenical® (orlistat) is now available direct from a pharmacist for the first time in New Zealand. Xenical has been re-classified to a pharmacist only medicine meaning pharmacists can sell Xenical to appropriate ..... More >>

53. New birth control pill to launch in NZ

18 April 2005 9:29am | Schering NZ Ltd

New Zealand women will soon have access to one of the world's most popular brands of birth control pill... More >>

54. Kiwis Are Keen Lovers Of Unsafe Sex

08 November 2005 2:29pm | Durex Global Sex Survey

New Zealand second highest in world for one-night stands New Zealanders have sex 114 times a year - ahead of global average & Australia Kiwis fourth highest in world for unsafe sex & third highest in world for number of sexual partners Queenstown ..... More >>

55. Life Flight Chairman Re-Appointed

29 June 2006 3:22pm | Life Flight Trust

Bill Day was re-appointed Chairman of The Life Flight Trust last week. Mr Day has been closely involved with the Trust since meeting its founder, the late Peter Button, soon after the service was established in 1976... More >>

56. Pacific communities Shake It to exercise programme

30 July 2006 11:29am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

An initiative to encourage Pacific peoples to take up more physical activity is proving a big hit with community members, prompting the launch of an extension of the programme throughout Wellington... More >>

57. Norway Shocked By New Documentary

17 October 2006 2:08pm | Ron Law

A television documentary screened last night in Norway showed the shocking long-term effects of a vaccine recently injected into one million healthy New Zealand children... More >>

58. Chiron Dumps MeNZB Vaccine Trialled In NZ

13 November 2006 1:40pm | Barbara Sumner Burstyn

In a stunning vote of no-confidence in the MeNZB vaccine technology, Chiron (now called Novartis Vaccines) has announced the launch of clinical trials for a genetically engineered vaccine to fight meningococcal B disease... More >>

59. Life Flight Air Ambulance Service Busy

29 January 2007 11:15am | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew one seriously injured patient from the scene of a fatal car & truck accident on the Rimutaka Hill this afternoon... More >>

60. Man jailed for selling nitrous oxide

11 May 2007 1:43pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce the jailing of a Christchurch man for the unlawful possession and supply of a prescription medicine... More >>

61. New Base For St John Ambulance Service In Nelson

18 June 2007 8:22am | Nelson Media Agency

Nelson's St John Ambulance Service is to move to a new base in lower Queen Street, Richmond, on land owned by Nelson Pine Industries. St John Nelson is celebrating 75 years in Nelson this year... More >>

62. Norwegian Health Min Apologies for Vaccine Scandal

30 October 2007 9:37pm | Barbara Sumner Burstyn

MeNZBscandal: Twelve months ago the Ministry of Health welcomed a planned independent Norwegian review of claims of misconduct surrounding their meningococcal B vaccine which the MOH hoped would provide a greater degree of reassurance to the public in ..... More >>

63. Beads of Courage - Child Cancer Foundation Appeal

07 March 2008 10:39am | Child Cancer Foundation

Includes Video: The Beads of Courage programme provides a unique and special way of honouring each brave step that a child takes on their childhood cancer treatment journey... More >>

64. Courageous store refuses to sell tobacco

18 July 2008 12:05am | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora - Public Health and the Lakes Smokefree Coalition are once again congratulating an Okere Falls store owner who refuses to sell cigarettes. Sarah Uhl who owns the Okere Falls Store won't sell a product that is both expensive and lethal... More >>

65. Kaiawhina helps improve the health of Maori

20 August 2008 9:09am | West Coast PHO

Almost a third more West Coast Māori in the Buller region are enrolled at doctors' surgeries thanks to the efforts of a kaiawhina, or helper/navigator. Rehia MacDonald has spent months getting to know whānau in the Buller region, encouraging them to ..... More >>

66. Kapa Haka Kids Doing it the Smokefree Way

15 September 2008 8:35am | Media Statement

Most young people think smoking looks ugly and doesn't help you make friends, which is why this year's primary and junior kapa haka competition is smokefree, says Maui Tangohau... More >>

67. Buck Shelford's own, personal cancer

15 September 2008 5:28pm | Leukemia and Blood Foundation

Today on World Lymphoma Awareness Day rugby legend, Buck Shelford, puts his weight behind the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation's (LBF) campaign for better understanding of the cancer lymphoma... More >>

68. Urgent need to act on diabetes, say experts

11 November 2008 12:27pm | Science Media Centre

Next week is National Diabetes Awareness Week 2008 (18 to 24 November). Diabetes is a serious health issue in New Zealand with those at greatest risk including obese people, those over 40, people who do little exercise and people with a family history ..... More >>

69. S Island DHBs Throws Out IPA Grab For PHO Funding

12 May 2009 4:55pm | Tania Hodges

A similar battle for control of PHO funding by GPs associations being played out in both the lower South Island and in Waikato has taken a turn in South Canterbury and Otago with the DHB throwing out the proposal. South Canterbury DHB Chief executive ..... More >>

70. 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 >>

71. Scandulous Inconsistency in Folic Acid Policy

15 July 2009 1:14pm | Health Freedom

After consultation with supplement manufacturers and scientists the Health Freedom NZ Trust has discovered inconsistencies within the Health Department. During the passage of the Therapeutic Products and Medicine Bill in 2006-2007, a staff member ..... More >>

72. Paradex And Capadex To Be Withdrawn From NZ

09 February 2010 12:33pm | Ministry of Health

All medicines containing dextropropoxyphene will be withdrawn from the New Zealand market after a review of the safety and efficacy of these medicines showed that their risks outweighed their possible benefits.. More >>

73. Hear Hear for Mum

06 May 2010 9:44am | Tunstall Healthcare Asia Pacific

If mum is a little hard of hearing these days, Tunstall Healthcare offers a range of Bellman & Symfon devices to ensure she never misses a phone call, ding of the door bell, smoke alarm or wakeup call again... More >>

74. Putting pieces together in Orthopaedics

03 August 2010 1:23pm | Waikato District Health Board

When Chris O'Meeghan came to Waikato Hospital to work as an orthopaedics registrar in the early 1990s, he thought it would only be for a short stint. .. More >>

75. Rising Bed Bug Problem in New Zealand

06 October 2010 1:33pm | Kiwicare

New Zealand is among those countries experiencing a rapid rise in bed bug infestations. There have been high profile outbreaks in other countries. New York has been battling bed bugs in major retail stores, theatres and on public transport. The recently released ..... More >>

76. New Health Literacy Website launched

07 October 2010 1:13pm | Workbase

1,621,000 adult New Zealanders have poor health literacy skills (Kōrero Mārama, 2010). That means 56% of adult New Zealanders have difficulty obtaining and understanding health information and services to make appropriate health decisions... More >>

77. Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to suicide

17 November 2010 9:34am | Solace Support Group

Friends and family members lost to suicide will be remembered at a candlelighting ceremony in Grey Lynn on Sunday 21 November. The non-denominational service, organised by Solace Support Group - An organisation offering group peer support to those ..... More >>

78. Earthquake Update Seventeen - Canterbury DHB 2 March

02 March 2011 9:14pm | Canterbury DHB

Water Water has been restored to 67% of households. Tankers are delivering water to areas without supply. You can also collect hand sanitiser, health information and facemasks from the Tankers. You can expect water supply to be intermittent for ..... More >>

79. Insights into rare disorder at NZ conference

10 March 2011 12:50pm | GBS Support

A world authority on Guillain-Barré Syndrome will headline a conference in the capital late April devoted to discussion around the rare disorder and its related neuropathies. .. More >>

80. *NZ Vaccine Information "Typically Misleading"

17 June 2011 1:55pm | No Forced Vaccines

According to author and researcher Katherine Smith, New Zealanders are being misled about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. .. More >>

81. Kiwi company launches generic erectile dysfunction treatment

19 June 2011 1:13pm | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

New Zealand's Douglas Pharmaceuticals will launch Silvasta - a generic of Viagra[TM], a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), on Monday (June 20). .. More >>

82. Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

09 August 2011 12:54pm | Waikato District Health Board

Debbie Graham and Alys Brown from Waikato District Health Board's lactation consultant services are busier than ever. They talk about the rewards of the job, and some of the issues they face.(pictures available on request) .. More >>

83. Home and community support sector Standard

14 October 2011 8:21pm | Standards New Zealand

The draft Home and community support sector Standard DZ 8158 (a revision of NZS 8158:2003) is available for public comment until 4 November 2011 . The revision of NZS 8158 was driven by a desire to continually improve the quality of home support services. ..... More >>

84. Microscopic jellyfish affecting swimmers at Auckland beaches

24 January 2012 10:53am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Following reports of rashes caused by stings from microscopic jellyfish, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising swimmers to take care at Hauraki Gulf beaches... More >>

85. Kiwi returns to facilitate retreat after own battle with MS

16 March 2012 5:08pm | The Gawler Foundation

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago, at the age of 25, Keryn Taylor from Wellington, a medical student suffering from pain and tingling sensations in her right arm, was left with limited capabilities. .. More >>

86. Sick Teddies Lining up to Be Treated at Teddy Bear Hospital

13 July 2012 12:26pm | Starship Foundation

Sore paws and broken bones are likely to be typical complaints at the second annual Teddy Bear Hospital, taking place this year at the Otara Leisure Centre in South Auckland on Saturday 28th July and also at Starship Children's Hospital on Saturday ..... More >>

87. Cheap Dental Tourism Putting New Zealand Patients at Risk

25 July 2012 2:29pm | SweeneyVesty

One of New Zealand's leading dentists is cautioning patients that cheap dental tourism in countries such as Thailand is not just false economy, it's downright risky. Dr Andrea Shepperson is concerned that patients are resorting to travelling ..... More >>

88. Historic Queen Mary Hospital may soon be redeveloped

12 September 2012 12:46pm | Bayleys

Some of the most historically significant buildings in North Canterbury, at the former Queen Mary Hospital, may soon be redeveloped for uses such as accommodation. .. More >>

89. Whakatane Hospital ranked top among 25 institutions

21 December 2012 3:24pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The Health Round Table, an independent body set up to look at quality of health care in Australasia, has recently reported outcomes for trauma and orthopaedics. Two of the outcomes measured were the number of days patients stay in hospital after surgery ..... More >>

90. 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 >>

91. Let the Shave Off begin!

13 February 2013 2:02pm | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

The clippers are poised and razors are at the ready, for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's (LBC's) Shave for a Cure campaign .. More >>

92. Political Dumping on Surgeon Leader for Inconvenient Truth

28 March 2013 3:17pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The political dumping on a surgeon leader for reporting an inconvenient truth to general practitioners is both unfair and unacceptable," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today... More >>

93. Prevention the Key to Protecting Dogs from Deadly Parvovirus

24 April 2013 2:57pm | New Zealand Veterinary Association

Make sure your pets are up to date with their vaccinations is the message the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is sending to pet owners. .. More >>

94. Fresh food too expensive, says UC marketing expert

04 July 2013 1:11pm | University of Canterbury

A big reason why New Zealanders are spending $1.5 billion a year on takeaways is because fresh food is too expensive, a University of Canterbury (UC) marketing expert says... More >>

95. Waitemata DHB Elective Surgery Pilot Wins Award

09 July 2013 12:34pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Only days before Waitemata DHB's new $39 million Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) opens, the pilot programme it stemmed from has won a Public Sector Excellence Award. .. More >>

96. Big Latch On tomorrow at Manaia PHO

01 August 2013 12:28pm | Northland District Health Board

More than 90% of New Zealand mothers want to breastfeed their babies but only 21% of New Zealand babies are recorded as exclusively breastfed at six months with community breastfeeding rates dropping steadily and rapidly following discharge. .. More >>

97. Bad news for Tongan Health Society, Langimalie

27 August 2013 4:14pm | Tongan Advisory Council

Health Minister Hon. Tony Ryall's pet PHO Alliance Health+ (AH+) seems hell bent on destroying the Tongan Health Society (THS), says Tongan Advisory Council chair Melino Maka. .. More >>

98. Survey of Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Surprising Nz Stats

19 September 2013 12:25pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Ahead of its annual appeal week, Arthritis New Zealand announced the findings from the largest global rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient survey, to help educate New Zealanders living with RA and their supporters about the challenges of living with ..... More >>

99. Is North Shore Elective Surgery Model A Costly Experiment?

19 September 2013 1:17pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"Is the North Shore surgery model a costly experiment," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. This is the overriding question in our new Health Dialogue publication on Waitemata District Health Board's ..... More >>

100. Health clinic makes clients happy

27 September 2013 4:01pm | UCOL

In the space of twelve months, over 400 local people with serious health conditions have improved their lifestyle with the assistance and expertise of UCOL's specialist Exercise Physiology Centre, U-Kinetics Te Huinga Waiora. .. More >>

 

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health Most Read
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news