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Researchers shed light on ‘arms race’ between bacteria and viruses

University of Otago researchers have contributed to an international study which helps improve the understanding of bacteria and viruses. Published recently in the international science journal, Nature, the study reveals how bacterial immune systems can...

The wounds that time won’t heal

FIONA CASSIE talks to New Zealand Wound Care Society president Wayne Naylor about his wound care career, fungating wounds, and a palliative approach to wound care.

Community urged to seek support and show kindness

People in the MidCentral region are being asked to show kindness, compassion and support to each other as the community works together to stamp out COVID-19. The resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand, which has...

New cancer treatment machine for Palmerston North Hospital

A new linear accelerator has replaced an older machine and significantly improved the capacity for treating cancer patients at Palmerston North Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Service. The new cancer treatment machine was officially opened on...

Cervical cancer prevention, malaria vaccines receive $2.5m funding

Cervical cancer A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington research team led by Professor Bev Lawton (Ngāti Porou) from the Wellington Faculty of Health, partnering with iwi Ngāti Pāhauwera, has received nearly $1.3 million in...

More than the population of Taupo diagnosed with cancer every year

Cancer is now the number one killer in New Zealand. More than 23,000 people are diagnosed every year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health today.

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.

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

MidCentral DHB is reminding women, partners, friends and whānau of the harmful impact that alcohol can have on unborn babies during pregnancy. September, the ninth month of the year, is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness...

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...

Untangling obesity and diabetes’ ‘missing link’

Genetic changes hidden among our so-called junk DNA have helped New Zealand scientists uncover a suspected missing link between type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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