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Benefactor commits $50M for new children’s hospital for Wellington

A Wellington developer this morning signed an 'unparalleled' agreement to build and gift a new $50 million children's hospital for the region.

Middle-aged Kiwis don’t know signs of heart attacks

Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Free chickenpox immunisation underway

From 1 July toddlers will be receiving four vaccines at their 15-month visit with the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine. The Immunisation Advisory Centre* shares advice for nurses on this and other changes.

Kiwi teenagers still exposed to second-hand smoke

Up to one in five Kiwi teenagers are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars and the trend is upwards not down, reports University of Otago researchers.

Profile: rapid hat-changing on the Coromandel

When the Colville ambulance rolls out of its hayshed home and screams down the road, locals know to rebook their appointments as the nurse has changed hats.

Some of my favourite apps

Nurse entrepreneur ANNETTE MILLIGAN shares some smartphone apps that make her life easier – plus one she helped to develop with her local district health board.

Gambling harm greater than diabetes, study findings

The burden of gambling-related harm to New Zealand communities is two-and-a-half times greater than diabetes, estimates a just released New Zealand study.

Fun app for learning te reo health terms

Unsure what 'hot', 'sore' or 'unwell' is in te reo? Then a new game app for teaching common health terms used in Māori could be for you.

Mass MeNZB campaign may have also cut ‘The Clap’

Nurses who helped immunise more than a million young New Zealanders during the MeNZB campaign last decade may have also helped reduce gonorrhoea rates.

Active play guidelines for under-fives

Discouraging screen time and ensuring good quality sleep are included in the newly released Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives. 

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