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Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 02:09 PM
New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow’s milk, and socio demographic factors. Read more...

Changing Minds

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 01:00 PM
Applications for New Zealand’s first ever national mental health lived experience leader’s initiative open today (1.30 pm Friday Jan 19.) Read more...

E-cigarettes now available in leading supermarkets

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 11:55 AM
Some major supermarkets across Aotearoa are now selling e-cigarettes. Meanwhile excise tax on tobacco products have increased by a further 10 percent this month. Read more...

Retina International World Congress comes to New Zealand

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 11:26 AM
Why is marketing approval for the first retinal gene therapy treatment for patients with blinding retinal degenerations so significant? Is there an exciting future for applying stem cell therapy to treating retinal disorders and what are the scientific ... Read more...

NZ Health Officials Proven Wrong on Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 11:16 AM
Finally, NZ health officials are moving to stop mercury amalgam fillings. The Waikato DHB announced today that it was no longer going to use mercury amalgam fillings after the European Union announced it was banning amalgam fillings for children . Read more...

More than half New Year’s resolutions dropped by March

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 09:21 AM
Of those who make New Year’s resolutions, 56% have let them fall by the wayside in the first quarter, according to a recent Southern Cross Health Society survey[i]. Just 14% of all those surveyed manage to keep their resolution throughout the year. Read more...

Independent assessment of O’Conor Home shows no concerns

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 05:28 PM
An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport’s aged residential care facility O’Conor Home and in some categories the assessors felt the standard of care was ‘exemplary’. Read more...

OTC codeine in combination upscheduling unnecessary

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 04:30 PM
Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (SMI), says the decision by Medsafe’s Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) to make over-the-counter (OTC) codeine in combination painkillers prescription-only ... Read more...

Telestroke pilot sees stroke intervention rates double

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 03:03 PM
A six-month telestroke service pilot headed by Wellington Regional Hospital neurologists has seen a dramatic increase in stroke intervention rates across the Central Region. The service is now being replicated across other parts of the country. Read more...

Auckland uni expands rural doctor training to Taranaki

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 12:29 PM
The University of Auckland and Taranaki DHB, along with local leaders and health professionals will welcome 18 year five medical students to Hawera Hospital on Monday, to launch the University’s regional-rural medical programme in Taranaki. Read more...
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