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Māori babies less likely to be resuscitated, bias blamed

Babies close to death are less likely to get life saving treatment if they're Māori, Pacific or Indian - and experts partly blame racial bias.

Select committee confirms inquiry into how health system treats Māori

Why Māori suffer worse health than other New Zealanders will be investigated by Parliament.

Lifetime’s work in Māori mental health rewarded

A mental health nurse's lifetime work in supporting Māori mental health has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The Northern Advocate's Peter de Graaf's reports that Caroline "Moe" Milne's interest in mental health was sparked by a 14-year-old classmate at high school.

Editorial: Racial bias must not decide fate of premature babies

New Zealand is not alone in trying to combat racism in neonatal services.

Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

Suffrage scholarship for traditional Māori birthing research

A Christchurch nurse has won the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award to help her complete her PhD studies into traditional Māori birthing practices.

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing.

New nursing service strengthens support for Pacific families

A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home.

New campaign to boost mammograms and smears

A new website and Facebook campaign has been launched to encourage women to have regular smear tests and mammograms.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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