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Government-funded study assessing iMOKO

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 11:25 AM
An independent study funded by the Ministry of Health and ACC is evaluating the use of virtual health service iMOKO for efficiency and efficacy. Read more...

MidCentral DHB services being monitored ahead of strike

Published: Fri 22 Feb 2019 10:21 AM
MidCentral District Health Board is continuing to review what services it can provide during a proposed junior doctor strike this month. Read more...

Rebrand reflects reach of organisation

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 02:13 PM
A Māori Mental Health organisation which has broadened its services and does more than was originally intended is changing its name to more accurately reflect the work it does. Read more...

Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 01:32 PM
Alcohol Healthwatch warns a business as usual approach to alcohol harm in our country represents a lost opportunity to significantly improve the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Read more...

Driven by a vision of better health for Pasifika people

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 09:50 AM
Latu To’omaga had a career teaching group fitness in some of New Zealand’s biggest gyms – but he didn’t see many Pasifika faces looking back at him in his classes. Read more...

World-class, private radiation therapy service now open

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019 09:07 AM
Bowen Icon Cancer Centre has opened a world-class radiation oncology facility for residents of Wellington and surrounding central New Zealand. Located at Bowen Hospital in Crofton Downs, this is the first private radiation therapy offering in the region. Read more...

Social media can improve lives post-disaster - new research

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 04:24 PM
Newly published research has shown the important role social media can play supporting health and wellbeing following a disaster. Read more...

Medicinal cannabis scheme the priority

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 03:13 PM
The Government’s binding referendum on personal cannabis use at the 2020 general election has sparked speculation around how products could be regulated. Read more...

What matters at end of life

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 09:45 AM
A new campaign Kia kōrero | Let’s talk encourages people to plan for their future health care, with a focus on what matters to them. It features the personal stories of six New Zealanders at different stages of life and wellness. The campaign was ... Read more...

Benefits of RayStation system already being felt

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2019 03:42 PM
A new system that will bring faster treatments and increased accuracy for Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) patients is now in use in the Radiation Oncology department at Palmerston North Hospital. Read more...
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