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Māori renew calls for mortuary service in Tauranga

Iwi have renewed calls for a mortuary to be established in Tauranga but it is unlikely to happen despite more than 100 coronial autopsies being carried out every year out of the Western Bay of Plenty.

Children prescribed more antidepressants but fewer antibiotics, NZ study finds

Fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to children but prescriptions to teenagers for antidepressants have jumped, found a major review of Kiwi prescriptions to children.

Eat well, age well

According to a 2017 survey from the International Council on Active Ageing, 27 per cent of men and women over 50 wished they'd eaten healthier in their younger years.
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OPINION

Opinion: Eric Crampton –‘not-so-sweet’ advice to Government

New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton looks at who told what – and when – on the economic and health evidence for and against a sugar tax.

Opinion: Kathy Spencer – We should pay doctors to work only in the public...

Surgeons have an interest in long waiting times. Contracts to work only in the public system could help.

FAMILY HEALTH

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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.

SPONSORED ARTICLES

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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