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Euthanasia bill moves forward despite fierce opposition in Parliament

A bill legalising assisted dying has inched closer to becoming law, despite plans by critics for a long and messy battle. Act leader David Seymour scored a win late in Parliament on Wednesday as changes...

New guide for greening New Zealand’s health sector

In response to the need for more sustainable practices needed in health, Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter has launched a new guide. “The health sector sustainability report highlights encouraging progress on climate change, as well as...

Workshops to discuss transformation of mental health services begin

The Ministry of Health is today holding the first of five workshops with mental health and addiction leaders and those with lived experience to discuss plans for new frontline services announced in the Wellbeing...

Measles epidemic: Auckland schools told to send people home if they get a measles...

Auckland schools and childcare centres have been told to send home all unvaccinated children and staff if they get a case of measles this term. The move comes as schools reopen today after a two-week...

Waikato DHB survey indicative of national crisis

ASMS Executive Director Ian Powell says a survey of departmental heads at Waikato District Health Board reveals the DHB needs another 48.6 full-time equivalent (27.6%) specialists – but at the time of the survey...

Measles outbreak: Call for national approach as expert advice not ‘addressed’

Infectious disease experts have warned that a generation of New Zealanders are still vulnerable to contracting measles due to a lack of national approach. Health Ministry documents revealed the Ministry received expert advice in 2017...

DHB psychologists vote to strike later this month, to refuse overtime work for five...

Psychologists working across the nation's 17 district health boards have voted to refuse working overtime for five weeks as part of strike action. Members voted in favour of the first nationwide strike for psychologists in...

The Government has approved a $14.6m laboratory expansion for Middlemore Hospital

Health Minister David Clark has approved Counties Manukau DHB's self-funded $14.6 million dialysis and cardiac laboratory expansion at Middlemore Hospital. The new facilities at the hospital would make a real difference to the lives of...

Government abortion law announcement ‘weeks away’ . . . again

Abortion law reform advocates are calling for the Government to "get the lead out" after what appears to be further delay to long-awaited legislation. Justice Minister Andrew Little has been looking at potential changes to...

Vaccinating vulnerable will save lives during flu season

Influenza is one of New Zealand’s most infectious diseases affecting about 20 per cent of the population each year. This year, however, due to a high demand in vaccination, some GPs and pharmacies around the...

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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