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Northland Grey Power medicinal cannabis campaigner pleased with support

A Northland Grey Power leader and medicinal cannabis law advocate has welcomed a new poll showing the vast majority of Kiwis support her views.

Mental health focus of World Physical Therapy Day

The link between physical health and mental health – and physiotherapists' role in supporting people with mental health issues – is the focus of this year’s World Physical Therapy Day.

New cancer treatment services for regions announced

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister David Clark announced yesterday that tranche one of the Government’s cancer plan will be the purchase of 12 Linear Accelerators (LINAC) machines over the next three years....

Close to home: better nurse-led diabetes care on your back doorstep

FIONA CASSIE looks at the Nursing Practice Partnership – a Diabetes Care Improvement Package underway in Wellington for nurses to share their diabetes expertise with practice nurses across the region.

‘Epidemic’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Māori to come under spotlight

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a grant to undertake vital research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which she says disproportionately affects Māori in epidemic proportions. Clinical Neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngāti Porou...

Whanganui MS sufferer books trip to Russia in search of radical treatment

Whanganui multiple sclerosis sufferer Briar Novis is just two months away from the trip she hopes will give her back her life.

Is NZ ready for the next big pandemic?

New Zealand isn't prepared enough for a major pandemic, which could strike as swiftly as an earthquake and bring the country to its knees, researchers argue.

Physiotherapy can reduce New Zealand’s opioid use

Yesterday (Sunday, September 8) was World Physiotherapy Day and New Zealand’s professional physiotherapy body is calling on the government and medical practitioners to promote this proven alternative to prescription drugs. “The devastating consequences of opioid...

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand tells Kiwis to keep using their...

Joanna Turner, Education and Research Manager for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand, says the small Foundation has been working tirelessly responding to social media messages, phone calls and emails. Sometimes receiving over...

‘Miracle drug’ Keytruda approved for use earlier in melanoma treatment

A cancer treatment described as a "miracle drug" by many patients has been approved for use in melanoma patients before their cancer spreads and becomes advanced. Until now, Keytruda had only been approved for use...
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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...

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