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Chilling impact of poverty on child health

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:14 AM
Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition – some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line. Read more...

Are you following a particular way of ‘eating healthily’?

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:06 AM
Following a particular diet for health or other reasons is nothing new, but the contemporary context has seen many different ‘healthy-eating’ regimes, such as Paleo, sugar-free or raw foods, become popular. Read more...

Bay of Plenty businesses welcome new mobile health clinic

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 09:45 AM
Bay of Plenty businesses are embracing a new way of providing health services to their staff – a mobile Fit For Work clinic. Read more...

MHF launches new suicide prevention resource

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 06:33 PM
Connecting through Kōrero - MHF launches new suicide prevention resource Aotearoa has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD, and most of us know someone who has died by suicide or been through a suicidal crisis. The Mental Health Foundation’s ... Read more...

Respiratory Conference 2018 launches a new GP specific event

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 03:15 PM
NZ Respiratory Conference 2018 launches a new GP specific event 19 July 2018 - The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ announces today that it is launching a new GP event at the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Conference taking place in November 2018, ... Read more...

Long wait times sign of deeper problems

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 11:47 AM
“The long wait for important diagnostic scans at one of the country’s largest district health boards is yet another sign of unmet patient need catching public hospitals on the hop,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ... Read more...

National Primary Care Data Service to go live next year

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 11:36 AM
A new National Primary Care Data Service will go live in 2019, GP leader Richard Medlicott has told a health IT conference. Medlicott, who is medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, spoke at the HiNZ Health ... Read more...

Young Greens & Young Labour Conversion Therapy Petition

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 09:46 AM
The practice of Conversion Therapy harms the mental health of LGBTTQIA+ people in Aotearoa and should be outlawed. Read more...

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 09:36 AM
Cultural differences between New Zealand-educated and internationally-educated nurses can amplify existing workplace pressures, according to new research from Massey University. Read more...

Clinical trial targets worst side-effects of chemo

Published: Wed 18 Jul 2018 03:17 PM
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $250,000 to a new clinical trial that will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects: delayed nausea and vomiting. Read more...
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