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Ministry of Health launches “Vaping Facts” website

A new "Vaping Facts" website, was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Health and the Health Promotion Agency and has attracted praise from some organisations that advocate vaping will help New Zealand become smokefree by 2025.

Coeliac Disease Is More Than A Gut Feeling

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week.

Bowel screening programme: Ministry hits back at delay claims

The Ministry of Health has hit back at claims its roll-out of the free national bowel screening programme is facing delays, saying it is still on track.

Health Budget 2019: The Winners and Losers

Mental health emerged the major winner in yesterday’s Budget, with the Government making the largest investment ever in mental health. By Sara Carbery.

Mental Health the clear winner in Budget 2019

One of the key initiatives outlined in the $1.9 billion Mental Health package announced in yesterday’s budget is a new universal frontline service for mental health, to be rolled out over five years.

Groundbreaking Northland methamphetamine pilot gets $4 million in Budget

A groundbreaking pilot helping methamphetamine addicts has secured funding for another four years - giving clinicians hope it might yet go nationwide.

DHB funding falls short by $300 million – Expert

Excessive wait times and extreme pressures on emergency services will continue as the Government's budget for District Health Boards falls short by $300 million.

One-off investment brings relief to ambulance services

In a pre-Budget announcement today, the Government has granted extra support for road ambulance services to help them plan for a secure long-term future.

Recognising GPs this World Family Doctor Day

Today is World Family Doctor Day, a day to celebrate and acknowledge what your family doctor, your GP, does for you and your loved ones.

Government announces new stroke facility at Auckland Hospital

Auckland City Hospital is to get a new $30 million stroke and rehabilitation inpatient unit.

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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