Scalp cooling testing underway to help cancer patients keep their hair

Losing your hair may no longer be a fear for breast cancer patients as a pilot gets underway in Nelson testing new technology.

Breakthrough in how in cancer spreads

A researcher for Otago University is hoping to find a way to stop cancer spreading.

Groundbreaking surgery bringing back smiles

Staci Chappell is looking forward to smiling on her wedding day thanks to a groundbreaking surgical technique.

First robot-assisted knee surgery has patient working and walking two weeks later

The country's first robot-assisted partial knee replacement surgery was performed successfully last month.

Community hospital leads in rural health delivery

On September 8, 1997, Dannevirke's Community Hospital was opened after turbulent time of protest against the closure of our 180-bed hospital.

Nurse teaches safe sleep through doll-play video

An innovative video created by a public health nurse introduces the safe sleep message to pre-schoolers through doll-play.

Public health partnership for first housing WOF and app

Wellington's introducing a voluntary rental housing WOF, as well as a free app to let tenants check the quality of their house for themselves, reports New Zealand Herald. Check out the WOF standards below.

Life stories and staff numbers the keys to person-centred care for older people

To deliver person-centred care to frail older people you need to know their life story, gerontology nurse leader Dr Kathy Peri tells Nursing Review. And you also need management support and enough staff and time.

Baby baskets part of new SUDI prevention programme launch

Reducing smoking and bed-sharing will be the targets of a new national programme launched this week to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th Century are no longer relevant nor acceptable in the 21st...
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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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