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Emergency medicine experts to gather in Christchurch

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 01:27 PM
Christchurch knows just how important emergency medicine is. Experts who can identify the critically injured and provide safe and effective immediate care have saved countless lives and helped to pull our city through some of the toughest times. Read more...

Syphilis cases continue to increase

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 11:56 AM
As syphilis cases rise nationwide, MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Team is emphasising the need for people in the community to get tested. Diagnosed cases of syphilis have doubled over the past two years to more than 500 cases a year. There have been 10 ... Read more...

Kiwis to ‘Beanie Up’ this June to support stroke survivors

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 09:34 AM
The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is calling on people across the country to ‘Beanie Up’ this June in an effort to raise more than $100k to support their vital services to stroke survivors. Read more...

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking

Published: Thu 23 May 2019 08:25 PM
New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking for Māori Women Ready Steady Wahine launched in Auckland Recent statistics indicate that only 62% of young Māori women are smokefree, and remain the highest smoking population group in New Zealand. Ready ... Read more...

Carers desperately need some care, new report shows

Published: Thu 23 May 2019 06:50 PM
New Zealand’s respite care system is in crisis and needs urgent attention, says a new report from the New Zealand Carers Alliance. Prepared by the Alliance in association with Alzheimers NZ and IHC, the new report documents the significant problems facing ... Read more...

Developmental Surveillance Program for early autism IDing

Published: Thu 23 May 2019 04:15 PM
Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving children’s developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress. Read more...

Introducing Talk Peach, the new initiative saving Kiwi women

Published: Thu 23 May 2019 03:32 PM
Tash Crosby has something important to say. Something that stems from a difficult personal experience. Surviving ovarian cancer has left her seriously concerned about the lack of public knowledge on the five main gynaecological cancers - a group of ... Read more...

Airport-style check in reducing wait times

Published: Wed 22 May 2019 01:33 PM
Patients with an appointment in the new Christchurch Outpatients building are enjoying a new, simpler and faster method to check-in for their clinics. Read more...

Major Study Finds Kānuka Product Effective on Cold Sores

Published: Wed 22 May 2019 09:20 AM
Major Study Finds NZ Kānuka Honey Product is an Effective Treatment for Cold Sores Read more...

Initiative to tackle escalating youth hearing loss rates

Published: Wed 22 May 2019 09:12 AM
With hearing loss in teens increasing at an alarming rate, the National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFDHH) today announces it is fast-tracking the creation of a Youth Advisory Group to support this growing population. The World ... Read more...
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