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Keep ED for emergencies: Record numbers at Auckland hospitals

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department is currently seeing record numbers of patients, with more than 1400 patients last week alone.

Are you talking to your children enough?

Parents should make sure they talk to their children from a very young age, scientists say.

‘Failed’ Census – a preventable public health policy ‘disaster’

It’s estimated that fewer than 80% of Kiwis completed the 2018 Census in some areas. The lack of data could impact on healthcare for a generation – particularly Māori, say public health leaders and researchers. Jody Hopkinson talks to those who sounded a distress call prior to the census and are now left picking up the pieces of what some are describing as a preventable public policy ‘disaster’.
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OPINION

Vaughan Gunson: Cannabis use for medical purposes should have been done and dusted by...

According to recent polling, nearly 90 per cent of us favour the use of medicinal cannabis for chronic pain relief.

Opinion: Health experts respond to ‘appalling’ synthetic drug death toll

Alarming provisional coroner figures indicate that between 40-45 people died from synthetic drugs in the previous 12 months. Three health experts – including an Emergency Medicine Specialist – shared their responses with the Science Media Centre.

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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 (sponsored article)

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