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NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 02:32 PM
Ministry of Health targets are reviewed annually to ensure they align with health priorities, however New Zealand’s third leading cause of death still has no defined national health target with dedicated funding behind it. Read more...

New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 02:04 PM
New US Government Study on Fluoride Damage to Brain must Spell End to Fluoridation in New Zealand Read more...

Be A STAR & Walk for Breast Cancer

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:32 PM
Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more...

Toddler Would be Left to Die Under New Zealand Health System

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:52 AM
My daughter Molly has an inherited disorder called Pompe Disease – a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Although there is no cure for this disease, individuals that suffer from Pompe are given hope to live a relatively normal life with the drug named ... Read more...

Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:21 AM
More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb to 1.1 million by 2056. Read more...

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:45 AM
New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. Read more...

New Herbal Medicine College Opens in Christhurch

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:42 AM
A new, natural medicine college, has today opened its doors in Christchurch. The Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism (SIMH) is now offering an in-depth, immersive, 3-year Diploma in Medical Herbalism via in-person and online learning. Read more...

Kerri Nuku Wins NZNO Award of Honour 2017

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:15 AM
NZNO Award of Honour 2017 At Wednesday night’s Annual Conference Awards Dinner, the NZNO Award of Honour was presented. The award is granted biennially. The nomination for Kerri Nuku met the criteria for the award. Ms Nuku was presented with the award ... Read more...

Jess Tiplady Wins NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:13 AM
NZNO Young Nurse of the Year 2017 The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night’s NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady , Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, ... Read more...

Anxiety Affecting NZ Women’s Health

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 09:11 AM
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety and it is affecting women’s health more severely than heart disease and kidney failure, new guidelines developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) reveal. Read more...
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