Despite improvements in stroke prevention the number of strokes in New Zealand will increase by 40 per cent over the next 10 years predicts a University of Otago neurologist. By Sara Carbery.
As nurses and District Health Boards go into mediation the Government has confirmed that up to 5000 mental health and addiction support workers will get a pay equity boost backdated to July last year.
Nearly $5 million is being invested in a research programme looking at practical strategies – including influencing supermarket shopping habits – to help Kiwis eat more healthily.
As part of Health Central’s series on death and dying, FIONA CASSIE reflects on her own mixed experiences.
NP Michael Geraghty shares a senior nurse’s view on the year-long MECA talks culminating in the historic vote underway.
About 8 per cent of New Zealand children have social, emotional and/or behavioural problems, and another 7 per cent are on the borderline of having issues, Ministry of Health statistics say.