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Five carriers of rare superbug found in Hutt Valley

A cluster of five carriers of a rare antibiotic resistant superbug – usually linked to returning travellers – has been found in the Hutt Valley with two of them hospital patients.

Speedy bedside blood test may rule out heart attack within 15...

Half of patients arriving in ED with suspected heart attacks may be able to have their fears allayed within 15 minutes, according to a Kiwi preliminary study of a new bedside blood test.

Hidden pills, forced pregnancy and denied abortions

The country’s first ever report on women facing reproductive coercion from abusive partners is a “must read” for everyone who works in health, says Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond.
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OPINION

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler on stress

This week, Mental Health Awareness Week, Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to be mindful of the many triggers of stress.

Opinion: Marion Blake – sector ready for bold, courageous action

Hopeful messages flood the airwaves for Mental Health Awareness Week but these sharply contrast with the frustration of many interacting with or working in the mental health system, says Marion Blake.

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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...
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