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Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori Aotearoa: Te Timatanga – the beginnings

LINDA THOMPSON a founding and current executive member of Te Kaunihera (The National Council of Māori Nurses) writes about the early days of Te Kaunihera  - the council that was founded 30 years ago in the wake of a challenge that there were too few Māori Nurses.

Scholarship winner aims to end threat of antibiotic resistance

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics will become a global problem if antibiotic resistance is not halted but a Kiwi PhD student has won a scholarship which will allow him to join the ranks of scientists around the world working to solve the problem.

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women’s lives

A new study shows that self-testing for cervical cancer prevention could have a positive impact on Māori women.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

Changing the public health system to address Māori inequity

A new paradigm for Māori health thrives in Hamilton. By Jody Hopkinson.

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

Rheumatic fever rates in young Northland Māori one of world’s highest

The chief executive of a Whangārei community house says rheumatic fever will not be eradicated until poor housing, overcrowding and poor access to heath services are addressed. The comments from Liz Cassidy-Nelson, chief executive of...

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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