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Banning 70% of vape products will only help Govt coffers

Today – 11 August – marks the first day that New Zealand general retailers cannot sell a wide range of vape flavours. One industry leader says the move will sadly result in more cigarette...

New treatment reduces BRCA breast cancer recurrence by 42 percent

Results from the OlympiA clinical trial shows that olaparib reduces breast cancer recurrence by 42 percent in patients with early-stage breast cancer who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. The results of this international...

Gender Equity in Health

Join us to spark conversations and catalyse collective action on improving gender equity in the health and care workforce. Secure your free tickets by visiting GenderEquityInHealth.eventbrite.com   With the support of the Embassy of France in New...

Health sector not ready to provide best practice abortion care

Aotearoa achieved a major milestone in sexual and reproductive health and rights with the decriminalisation of abortion, but a University of Otago academic argues abortion care is still not being provided within the full...

Inequities in maternity services same as 22 years ago

Concerns raised more than 20 years ago about inequities in New Zealand’s maternity services have still not being addressed, a new University of Otago study shows. The study, published recently in the international journal...

Honest answers, clear communication valued by pregnant patients

Clear, honest communication and a good rapport with doctors are key factors in the high levels of satisfaction reported by patients with high-risk pregnancies following consultation with specialist obstetricians, researchers at the University of...

International HIV research to improve sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women and girls

A new international collaboration investigating the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women living with HIV will share and build upon New Zealand learnings for the “next pandemic”, says a participating researcher at Te Herenga...

Water births exceed national average at Bethlehem Birthing Centre

Bethlehem Birthing Centre in Tauranga is smashing the national average when it comes to water births, with 40 per cent, or approximately 170 babies, being born into water at the centre each year. The last national...

NZ Blood make changes to donor criteria for male to male sex, and sex...

The blood deferral period for men who have had sex with other men has been reduced from 12 months to just three months today. Sex workers and those who have lived in a country with...

Research shows self-administered cervical screening has lifesaving potential

Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has shown the offer of an HPV self-test could increase the uptake of cervical screening by almost three times for under-screened Māori women.

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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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