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New safe sleep device guidelines to reduce SUDI

New Ministry of Health resources will help infants have quality sleep, while also protecting them from SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy).

Patients rally at Parliament for more Pharmac funding for drugs

Hundreds of people are expected to rally at Parliament today to call for more drugs to be funded by Pharmac.

Experts say cannabis can’t be defined as a medicine

If we are going to ask doctors to prescribe cannabis as a medicine, why would cannabis products not be required to meet existing standards, ask experts.

New Zealand to participate in international survey for World Hand Hygiene Day

New Zealand has an opportunity to participate in a global survey to assess infection prevention and control programmes in health care facilities as part of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May.

Limited showers, no meal prep: ‘Ruthless’ plans to cut disabled care revealed

Health bosses planned to limit showers and meals for the disabled, create long wait lists for specialist care, and refuse help for autistic children as part of a desperate cost-saving bid.

Taranaki DHB investigating mental-health ward conditions

The mental health ward of Taranaki Base Hospital has been compared to a run-down prison, with several former patients complaining of substandard conditions.

Politics MPs question ‘postcode pricing’ of breast cancer drugs

Women with advanced breast cancer appear to be the victims of "global postcode pricing" of treatments, National says.

Q&A: ‘Medical manslaughter’ a growing worry

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences discuss "medical manslaughter" – when doctors are charged over the deaths of patients.

Making the next period sustainable

Companies want to provide schools with resources to help educate students about using sustainable menstrual products.

Advocates say Health Ministry quietly reducing funding for disabled after ruling out big cuts

By: Isaac Davison Support for the disabled is being quietly cut person by person after the Ministry of Health backed down on sector-wide funding changes, advocates say. Multiple providers across New Zealand said they had noticed a...
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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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