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Government abortion law announcement ‘weeks away’ . . . again

Abortion law reform advocates are calling for the Government to "get the lead out" after what appears to be further delay to long-awaited legislation. Justice Minister Andrew Little has been looking at potential changes to...

Ministry of Health unveils action plan to tackle syphilis after babies’ deaths

Health officials plan to tackle an outbreak of syphilis that has led to the death of six Kiwi babies by running more "awareness" and education campaigns. With reported syphilis cases surging more than 500 per...

Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Q: Can you tell us about the book and how it came about? Pam: The book is called Getting to the Heart of the Matter. It is autobiographical and describes my journey from being well, through to...

Karitane nurses urged to come out of retirement

Karitane-trained nurses in retirement are being encouraged to consider their options as demand for the specialised service they offer skyrockets. Dr Truby King, babycare expert and author, founded his first training institution and children’s hospital...

An end to period poverty

A new initiative to help people with the cost of period products hopes to break the taboo around menstruation. REBEKAH FRASER spoke to the founders of The Good Fund about period poverty.

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

‘Urgent action is needed’: A third of severe illnesses in pregnant women were potentially...

About a third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care units and high dependency units in New Zealand had potentially preventable severe illnesses.

Is rural domestic violence even worse than we thought?

Women who live rurally are more likely to experience domestic violence, says Rural Women New Zealand, but the true number may be even higher.

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.
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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