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Breast cancer affected by environment over genetics, study funds

Environmental factors could be behind New Zealand's high rate of breast cancer.

$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.

Are you a woman taking medicine for epilepsy, mood or pain?

If you’re a woman and taking medicines for epilepsy, pain or mood regulation ACC, the Ministry of Health, the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome New Zealand (FACS NZ) encourage you to talk to your doctor.

Probiotics could be the solution to postnatal depression: study

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

Most pregnant women not taking important supplements

Almost two-thirds of women fail to take the supplements recommended by the Ministry of Health when pregnant.

New South Auckland birthing centre will help with ‘dire shortage’ of postnatal beds

Expectant mothers in South Auckland will now have more choice of where to give birth and one midwife says it will help alleviate a "dire shortage" of postnatal beds in the area.

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.

Do not rush out for B3 supplements “just yet”

Pregnant women are being advised against rushing out for Vitamin B3 supplements, just yet.

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.

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.

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