Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2500 more Kiwis would have survived cancer if they lived in Australia

You are more likely to survive cancer if you live in Australia than New Zealand.

Five new recommendations for pain management

New ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations for managing pain – including avoiding benzodiazepines for lower back pain – have just been released by trans-Tasman pain specialists.

Eating more grains could save NZ $600m – report

Eating more "roughage" from grains could save New Zealand $600 million a year, a new report claims.

Hauora Māori Scholarships open

Māori students across all health disciplines are invited to apply for the latest round of Hauora Māori Scholarships that aim to help grow the Māori health workforce.

Boyd Swinburn: Doubters try to bury sugary-drinks tax

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) concluded that a sugary drinks tax by itself would not significantly reduce obesity.

Mike King taking hope on the road

To address youth suicide, mental health advocate Mike King is going on a 4000km journey by motor scooter.

Employers anxious mental health worker settlement won’t be fully funded

The Government's intentions to extend the pay equity settlement to mental health and addiction support workers has been welcomed, but employers want to see the new settlement fully funded.

Scabies and rheumatic fever strongly linked, Kiwi researchers find

New Kiwi research has found strep throat may not be the only cause of rheumatic fever in children - it's also strongly linked to scabies infections.

Fluoride in drinking water improves public health not worsens it, says Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association has re-iterated its support of fluoride in drinking water as a safe and effective way of improving public health.

Concerns over fluoride in drinking water aired by prominent critic

Questioning and opposing the addition of fluoride to Hawke's Bay's water supply was urged of the audience at a fluoride-free meeting last night.


Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity...

Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.