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Entries are open for the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary healthcare awards. This year has once again shown us how critical the...

Aotearoa’s maternity system found to “privilege whiteness” 

A study undertaken as part of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Whānau Manaaki research programme shows that evidence-based medical care is systematically advantaging and privileging outcomes for some women within Aotearoa New Zealand’s maternity...

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

MidCentral DHB is reminding women, partners, friends and whānau of the harmful impact that alcohol can have on unborn babies during pregnancy. September, the ninth month of the year, is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness...

Helius forms advanced medicinal cannabis collaboration

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has signed an agreement with Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It will see Helius working with AUT academics and doctoral students, researching and developing advanced medicinal cannabis products. The announcement follows...

Pharmac funds new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis to support people impacted by tocilizumab stock...

Pharmac has funded upadacitinib tablets as an alternative treatment for New Zealanders with severe rheumatoid arthritis, who are impacted by the tocilizumab stock shortage. “In New Zealand, about 400 people currently use Pharmac-funded tocilizumab for...

Helius celebrates female leadership in cannabis sector 

Helius Therapeutics is taking time to reflect on Suffrage Day. On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote. Now 128 years on, New Zealand...

Limiting the impact on Kiwis as API leaves the NZ market

Pharmac is working hard to limit the impact on over one million Kiwis who currently take funded API Consumer Brands (API) medicines, following their announcement that they are leaving the New Zealand market. API announced...

Time for system-wide change: Dr David Beaumont – Positive Medicine

Dr. David Beaumont has spent many years working in the health system — both in New Zealand and in the UK — and is calling for a shift in the system. The delivery of healthcare is...

More innovative measures needed to achieve smokefree goal – study

New Zealand needs more innovative stop-smoking measures if it is to achieve its 2025 smoke-free goal, a University of Otago study says. Funded by a Health Research Council programme grant and published in the journal...

Apprentice develops pūrākau to address mental illness stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination against people with mental distress or illness is still very much a problem and people’s negative view of those with a mental illness often comes from a lack of understanding. People...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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