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Trial of third level of nurse prescribing underway

Nearly 70 primary health and family planning nurses from Invercargill to Whangarei are trialling a third level of nurse prescribing. The new limited level of prescribing rights – to be known as registered nurse prescribing in community health – is aimed at nurses currently using standing orders and is a step below the registered nurse prescribing in primary health and specialty teamswhich got underway in September last year.

Probiotics could be the solution to postnatal depression: study

Probiotics could help women avoid postnatal depression, a New Zealand study has found.

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...

Breast cancer crisis: Women forced to wait despite risk

Dozens of women have suffered delayed diagnosis of breast cancer because a major district health board doesn't have enough facilities. Counties Manukau DHB breast cancer service is turning down more referrals by toughening the threshold...

Study reveals: Major variations in the way NZ fertility clinics measure ‘success rates’

Kiwi couples and solo mums seeking IVF are being misled, according to a new study which has found major variations in the way fertility clinics measure their success rates. Experts say this is a "huge...

Immune cell which kills most cancers discovered

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing...

Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside affecting your health? Research out of the University of Otago has found connections linking...

Otago University partners with Pacific Health Plus in Porirua on community-driven research project by...

Over the next ten weeks four medical and health students from Otago University will work at Pacific Health Plus, a primary healthcare service, in Cannons Creek, Porirua, on a research project to better understand...

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...

NZ researchers restore fertility to mice with polycystic ovary syndrome

Women who struggle to have children due to polycystic ovary syndrome may in future be able to regain fertility by rewiring their brains, new research suggests.

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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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