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Collaboration gets funding to track COVID-19 spread and evolution in NZ

A collaboration between the University of Otago and ESR has received a substantial government grant to lead an international team of scientists to sequence the genomes of all of New Zealand’s positive COVID-19 cases...

Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Coronavirus: Send your kids to school – it’s the safest place for them

Send your kids to school, they're safe there – that's the message to parents from Education Minister Chris Hipkins. But in the effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, parents should consider making...

Government announces $23 million injection into tackling measles

The Government has announced hundreds of thousands of young people who are not fully protected against measles will be offered vaccinations against the deadly disease for free. Schools and marae will help deliver the vaccines,...

How to tell if your child is developing ‘normally’

It's your three year old's birthday and he's having a party with his day care friends. You watch as the other three year olds ask for more cake and answer questions about what they're...

Whooping cough bug becoming ‘smarter’, researchers warn

By RNZ Australian researchers are warning that whooping cough is evolving, and new vaccines will be key to combat it in the future. New South Wales researchers examined various strains of whooping cough bacteria and their behaviour....

Volunteers needed for Child Cancer Foundation’s annual Street Appeal

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to help out with its annual Street Appeal on the 28th and 29th of February 2020. The appeal is the biggest annual fundraising event on Child Cancer Foundation’s...

Safe haven for Kiwi Families in hospital this Christmas

This Christmas, a number of children waking up alone in hospital would give anything to wake up with their family instead. RMHC New Zealand is asking for your help to make this happen by...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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