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Fun app for learning te reo health terms

Unsure what 'hot', 'sore' or 'unwell' is in te reo? Then a new game app for teaching common health terms used in Māori could be for you.

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.

Doctor who put family first given role model medal

A Māori doctor who turned his back on a surgical career to train as a GP in his home town to spend more time with his family has won an award as a role model for future GP trainees.

Champion of Māori health wins Health Volunteer of the Year

Kim Gosman, a retired nurse and health leader who for decades has combined volunteer work with her professional career was yesterday honoured as Health Volunteer of the Year.

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women’s lives

A new study shows that self-testing for cervical cancer prevention could have a positive impact on Māori women.

Editorial: Racial bias must not decide fate of premature babies

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

Māori more likely to undergo compulsory mental health treatment

Māori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, the latest Director Of Mental Health annual report has revealed.

Men’s health: What barriers are stopping inactive Māori men getting back into exercise?

‘Fishbowl gyms’ and putting work and whānau first are amongst the reasons stopping overweight Māori men getting back into exercise, a recent study indicates.

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.

Māori health trust founder honoured

Christine Brears’ commitment to improving the health of kohanga reo kids in the 1980s – leading to the founding of an early Māori health trust – was honoured recently. by Rebekah Fraser.

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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