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New support service for Kiwis living with eating disorders

A new type of support to help New Zealanders healing from an eating disorder take positive steps towards full recovery has launched. Canopy Eating Disorders Support Services (Canopy) is New Zealand's first eating-disorder-specific peer-to-peer support,...

PHARMAC seeking views on widened access to juvenile idiopathic arthritis medicines

PHARMAC is looking at widening access to three funded treatments – adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab – to enable more young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to benefit from these medicines. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an...

PHARMAC seeking views on new type 2 diabetes medicines

PHARMAC is looking at funding two new oral medicines with substantial health benefits for the 50,000 New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes. The medicines are empagliflozin (brand name Jardiance), empagliflozin with metformin (brand name Jardiamet),...

Cochlear implants: Are we meeting the standard of care in New Zealand?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5oaQv2ock8&t=7s Michel Neeff, ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, questions why only 1 in 20 adults in New Zealand are getting access to life-changing cochlear implant technology. For over 30 years in New Zealand, cochlear implants have...

New eating disorders recovery app created

A one-of-a-kind programme, delivered via an app to support people through recovery from an eating disorder has been created by co-founder of the Mental Health Charity Voices of Hope, Genevieve Mora, and founder of...

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...

Non-medical, reusable fabric masks: layers and fabric structures dominate performance

Guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask, from the University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences. Professor Raechel Laing, Clothing and Textile Sciences, says controlled...

Contact tracing system shows promising results

An initial test of the University of Otago’s contact tracing system for COVID-19 has produced promising results after most contacts identified in the emergency exercise scenario of a visiting international professor to the Dunedin...

Online therapy for people who stutter continues after lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4, technology became an essential way to communicate and the only way for those who stutter to access specialist services. The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) has been...

Bowel Screening Programme resumes

The National Bowel Screening Programme is back in action after coming to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Dr Nick Tindle, Clinical Lead for the MidCentral DHB National Bowel Screening Programme, said having bowel...
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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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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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