Free online tool to predict melanoma risk and body check pilot

One of the world’s largest skin cancer studies has been used to develop a newly launched online questionnaire to predict melanoma risk.

A chicken egg situation: is it time to modernise ‘flu vaccine manufacture?

A report coming from British analysis company GlobalData spells out the urgency of bringing the manufacture of the influenza vaccine into line with modern techniques.

First human eggs produced in laboratory

Scientists in Scotland have produced the first fully-developed human eggs grown in a laboratory, saying the breakthrough could lead to improved fertility treatments.

A whanau app approach to health and motivation

Informed by mātauranga Māori, a co-designed app offers an innovative approach to community wellbeing.

Pacific health TechCamp builds strategies for mosquito-born illnesses

Public health professionals from across the Pacific attended a recent TechCamp in Auckland focusing on using technology to help address mosquito-born diseases.

Kiwis making mark in health dominate New Zealander of Year Awards

All three finalists for this year’s New Zealand of the Year Award have health connections along with at least four finalists for other award categories due to be announced in February.

Online GP service hopes to clear clogged system

A new online service hopes to put an end to spending hours in a doctor's waiting room.

‘Bug memories’ could help fight looming crisis

Even bacteria have memories - and learning more about them could help combat the grave and growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Artificial intelligence not the end of radiologists says new president

The hype about artificial intelligence will not spell the end of human radiologists, says the incoming Kiwi president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Hospital adopts green initiative to stop drugs going down the sink

A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.

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