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Study highlights the urgent need for vaping education

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 12:26 PM
Almost 40% of Kiwi students have experimented with vaping or e-cigarettes, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. Read more...

Vaping education and regulation still urgently needed

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:09 AM
A major study of youth smoking between 2014 and 2019 by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experimenting with vaping, daily use of an e-cigarette is occurring overwhelmingly in existing smokers. Read more...

Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 08:31 AM
Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency said on Monday. Read more...

Perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture

Published: Thu 16 Jan 2020 01:59 PM
New research highlights perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture Nationwide research has revealed there is a mismatch between Kiwi’s perception and reality when it comes to their understanding of our drinking culture. Read more...

PHARMAC considering new medicines for type 2 diabetes

Published: Wed 15 Jan 2020 04:44 PM
PHARMAC is seeking proposals from pharmaceutical suppliers for new medicines that could help New Zealanders living with type 2 diabetes. Read more...

PHARMAC seeking views on new breast cancer medicine

Published: Wed 15 Jan 2020 10:01 AM
PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Pfizer to fund palbociclib (marketed as Ibrance) for first-line and second-line treatment of certain types of breast cancer. Read more...

Funding for new drug for advanced breast cancer welcomed

Published: Wed 15 Jan 2020 10:00 AM
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted to hear that Ibrance (palbociclib) will be funded by PHARMAC from 1 April 2020. Read more...

“We’re ecstatic”: Foundation responds to new drug funding

Published: Wed 15 Jan 2020 09:41 AM
Pharmac’s announcement this morning that it aims to fund Ibrance (palbociclib) for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer (ABC) from April 2020 is wonderful news for patients and for all who have campaigned for the drug over the past few years. Read more...

Brain blood pressure discovery holds clues

Published: Tue 14 Jan 2020 12:32 PM
Scientists have made the remarkable discovery that the brain has its own blood pressure sensors, opening the way to new possible treatments for serious illnesses including dementia, high blood pressure, and migraines. Read more...

Exercise top sport in New Zealand, but many Kiwis overweight

Published: Tue 14 Jan 2020 11:24 AM
Kiwis must become more physically active in 2020 because losing weight and getting fit are still one of the top new year’s resolutions people aim for, Exercise New Zealand Richard Beddie says. While January is traditional a time for people to decide ... Read more...
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