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Cochlear implant providers welcome long-awaited funding commitment

Today’s announcement by Minister of Health Andrew Little, committing the Government to raising the number of publicly-funded adult cochlear implants, has been welcomed by New Zealand’s two cochlear implant providers. The Government announced today that...

Should New Zealanders have to buy their hearing back?

Wellington neurologist Stuart Mossman questions why the hearing impaired are being denied what other countries consider to be basic medical care and urges the Government to deliver on its pre-election pledge to increase adult...

NZ’s dismal cochlear implant funding record – Government urged to honour pledge

UPDATE 26 February 2021: The Government announced today that it will immediately invest $6 million for 70 additional adult cochlear implants this year to help reduce the waiting list. See 'Cochlear implant providers welcome...

PHARMAC widens access to funded treatments for multiple sclerosis

PHARMAC announced today that it will be widening access to all funded multiple sclerosis treatments from 1 March. More than 1800 people with multiple sclerosis will be able to stay on their treatment for...

Historic voices from Seacliff

Dr Warwick Brunton presents an article of interest to those involved in mental health and to others involved in long-term residential care. Student post-mortems on their exams are inevitable with the findings shared and occasionally...

Lung cancer campaign promoted by LFNZ

Lung Foundation New Zealand is promoting an important new campaign, New Normal Same Cancer, together with a number of other leading cancer patient organisations. The purpose of #NewNormalSameCancer is to remind everyone that cancer doesn’t...

Eating disorders result in significant financial impact on carers

Anorexia Nervosa has not only a detrimental impact on the people who suffer from the eating disorder, but often a significant financial impact on their carers, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch,...

Covid 19 coronavirus: New strain emerges in UK as cases soar

A new variant of coronavirus has been identified in England and is spreading rapidly. Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, told British MPs: "Over the last few days, thanks to our world-class genomic capability in the...

Covid 19 coronavirus: What is the new mutation strain in the UK?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England after scientists said a new coronavirus strain is spreading more rapidly.

Regulation of alcohol marketing is needed to meet health, wellbeing and equity goals

  Photo by Andreas M on Unsplash In Aotearoa, alcohol results in a wide range of health and social harms affecting both drinkers and non-drinkers. However, drinking is “normal” with 80% of the population over 14 years of age...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey 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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