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Community figure calls for people to take their bowel health seriously

When the bowel screening programme rolled out in the MidCentral DHB (MDHB) region, Stephen Paewai paid attention. Having his father pass away from bowel cancer meant he was well aware of the ferociousness of the...

Spike in respiratory virsuses prompts public health reminder

MidCentral DHB is reminding parents and whānau to exercise public health measures following a recent spike in the spread of respiratory illnesses in the MidCentral region. As is the case throughout New Zealand, MidCentral DHB...

PHARMAC seeking views on new brand of primidone

PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Teva to fund a new brand of primidone, which is most commonly used to treat and prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. The current supplier of...

Kiwis celebrate World Vape Day, but more action required – AVCA

Kiwi ex-smokers and vaping advocates will celebrate World Vape Day on Sunday, 30 May – the first since New Zealand legislated and regulated vaping. However, much more effort is required to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa...

Become a smokefree role model on World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day on May 31 is the perfect opportunity to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking and support friends and whānau on their journey to quit. MidCentral DHB Medical Officer of...

Budget relief – more to receive the gift of hearing

New Zealand’s two cochlear implant providers are delighted that today’s Budget finally includes a sustained funding increase to better meet the growing demand for these life-changing devices. Southern Cochlear Implant Programme chief executive Neil Heslop...

Easing of COVID restrictions may increase child asthma over winter: Expert

Health experts are advising parents to have a management plan in place for their children’s asthma as COVID restrictions lessen, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory illness this winter. The call comes as New Zealand’s...

International HIV research to improve sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women and girls

A new international collaboration investigating the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women living with HIV will share and build upon New Zealand learnings for the “next pandemic”, says a participating researcher at Te Herenga...

New cochlear implant health promotion campaign

In response to the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing calling for global action on hearing loss to achieve hearing care for all through screening, rehabilitation and communication initiatives, the Pindrop Foundation is running a...

Dementia New Zealand appoints new chief executive

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “We are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand; he brings a wealth of...

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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...

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