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New campaign to boost mammograms and smears

A new website and Facebook campaign has been launched to encourage women to have regular smear tests and mammograms.

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...

Government promises action on period poverty

The Government has committed to action on the issue of period poverty, with Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promising progress on this issue before next year's budget. This comes as a petition calling on...

Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing

Despite facing greater social change than any generation before them, young people making the tricky transition from childhood to young adulthood, know what they need to stay well. New research from the Auckland University of...

Funding expanded for breast cancer treatment

Post-menopausal women with early breast cancer will soon get subsidised access to an important treatment drug.

Personal trauma leads to breakthrough in stress-related illness relief

Insomnia, anxiety and depression can plague people for years but Kanji has revealed how he treated his own debilitating illnesses and now hopes to help others. Life stresses and childhood trauma can cause a build...

Modern food dilemmas: Not so super at the supermarket

Food shopping used to be easy. We'd choose the things we liked the best, or the kids liked, or the partner liked; balance that with cost and that would be that. Job done. Now, getting...

Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

Māori health trust founder honoured

Christine Brears’ commitment to improving the health of kohanga reo kids in the 1980s – leading to the founding of an early Māori health trust – was honoured recently. by Rebekah Fraser.

Report finds stillbirths significantly reduced over last 10 years

The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found. The PMMRC is an independent committee that reviews deaths of...

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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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