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Training funding is a big win for motivation, reward and recognition

In 2020, the Government made significant additional funding available to vocational education. The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), and the Apprenticeship Boost Fund were welcome news for the health and wellbeing sector which...

Cystic fibrosis medicine added to Pharmac’s options for investment list

Pharmac has announced that Vertex’s triple combination modulator therapy, known in some countries as Trikafta, has been added to the priority list of medicines it would like to fund. In July this year, pharmaceutical company...

Pharmac negotiates deal for molnupiravir to treat COVID-19

Pharmac has negotiated an agreement with supplier Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) to purchase the antiviral molnupiravir. It will be used to treat New Zealanders with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, subject to the...

Data confirms rural areas falling behind in COVID-19 vaccination rates

COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural areas in New Zealand are significantly lower than in urban areas, an analysis of data by University of Otago researchers reveals. Associate Professor Garry Nixon and his team from the...

Otago researcher discovers first brain marker for an anxiety disorder

A University of Otago researcher has discovered a brain signal that will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders. Professor Neil McNaughton and his team from the Department of Psychology have completed the...

University of Otago appoints new Dentistry Dean

Professor Paul Cooper is probably the only person to have worked in the two newest dental school buildings on the planet. He is the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University...

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...

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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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