Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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The big show which saves lives

The first to turn up are the women. They come back later, with their men. The males are reluctant, some "dragged by the ear" – but the women insist they get their health checked...

PM’s pregnancy will help highlight women’s health issues, says Minister

Having one of the only Prime Ministers in history to give birth in office – happening in the same year as the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage – is a “wonderful, positive thing!”

Seven measles cases in Waikato; university on alert after infected person visits campus

The University of Waikato is on measles alert after a part-time student infected with the disease visited the campus. It's one of seven cases of measles that have been confirmed in Hamilton in the past...

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Julie-Anne Genter yesterday launched the new best-practice and guidelines for endometriosis in New Zealand as we mark the beginning of Endometriosis Awareness Month (March). Endometriosis affects over 10% of New Zealand women and girls, causing...

World-first insulin technology will provide better diabetes care

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase from the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Engineering, is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes. The development of insulin...

Speaking out for Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome

In honour of September's annual FACS awareness month, Ki, a youth ambassador for Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome New Zealand (FACS NZ), is speaking out about the often unknown syndrome.

Remove profit motive from tobacco to deal with mass addiction, researchers urge

Governments worldwide need to create non-profit supply systems for tobacco and nicotine products because of their potential to cause significant and avoidable harm, researchers from the University of Otago say. In an article in the...

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...

$500,000 donation means breastfeeding advice can be available 24/7

New mothers will now have access to breastfeeding help and advice around the clock.

Research to inform national cervical screening programme

Researchers from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have been awarded more than $1 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to develop the evidence-base for an effective national HPV screening...

DR WELLNESS

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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