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Mobile surgical bus moving with the times

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Kiwi breastfeeding app had more than 12K downloads

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Inspirational ‘who’s who’ list of Māori health leaders

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Nationwide cellphone disaster alert to be tested this month

A new emergency alert system which sends alerts to cellphones around New Zealand is being rolled out across the country.

New simulator for tricky neonatal surgery to be trialled

New Zealand surgeons are developing a tiny, life-like simulator so they can train to do a tricky piece of keyhole surgery on newborns.

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs of Māori youth

A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information.

Waikato Hospital uses childbirth simulator to train for high-risk deliveries

Life-threatening and complicated childbirths can now be trained for on a life-like human simulator, only the second of its kind in New Zealand, at Waikato Hospital.
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