What can we do about chronic pain in older age?

As part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, a team of Otago University researchers are investigating the impact of pain on older people's lives - and what we can do about it.

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.

Think heart health this Valentine’s Day

The number of Kiwi adults living with heart disease has jumped back up to nearly five per cent reversing a trend downwards, according to the latest Health Survey findings.

Cancer patients waiting a year for Keytruda funding decision from Pharmac

Hundreds of lung cancer patients whose lives could be saved by a new treatment labelled a "miracle drug" are still waiting for a funding decision a year after it was first lodged.

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumours in mice, study finds

An American study is recruiting lymphoma patients for a clinical trial of a cancer ‘vaccine’ after successful trials in mice.

Latest statistics indicate more Kiwis living with arthritis

Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent five years ago – and Māori are more likely to have arthritis than non-Māori.

Breakthrough blood test brings new hope for early detection of eight common cancers

American researchers have just announced a breakthrough single blood test for eight common cancer types – including “silent killers” like pancreatic and ovarian cancer that currently have no screening tests.

Pioneering NZ study to aid war on rheumatic fever

A first-of-its-kind study could lead to better treatment for a cruel disease affecting kids in our poorest, most over-crowded homes.

Health lobbyists clash over push to regulate e-cigarettes as quit smoking aid

Hāpai Te Hauora has criticised the Asthma foundation for scaremongering as lobbying pressure builds over how e-cigarettes will be regulated by the new Government.

New stroke management guidelines now available for Kiwi clinicians

Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.
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