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High cost means more than half of NZ’s young adults don’t access dental care

The risk for dental problems is determined in early childhood.

New free throat screening service launched

Green Cross Health is launching a free throat screening service at Unichem and Life Pharmacies across New Zealand this winter. The service provides an important first step in determining whether someone with a sore...

Call for pharmacists to get ahead of medicinal cannabis surge

New Zealand’s over 3,500 practising pharmacists need to urgently familiarise themselves with medicinal cannabis. Patient enquiries and demand are set to surge when Kiwi-made products come onto the market later this year, says one...

PHARMAC acknowledges the work of pharmacists

As millions of pharmacists celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Pharmacists Day today, PHARMAC Chief Executive Sarah Fitt acknowledges the extraordinary work done by New Zealand pharmacists and pharmacy staff this year. “It feels appropriate...

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Excellent learning opportunities await GPs at Nurse Practitioner conference

Health professionals are welcoming the news that the Nurse Practitioners New Zealand biannual conference will be CME accredited, as GPs can now share in the excellent learning opportunities on offer.

PHARMAC considering a new way of contracting for medicines

Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMAC’s website for anyone wanting to have their say about its annual tender process and a proposal to modify its contracting arrangements. Every...

University of Otago appoints new Dentistry Dean

Professor Paul Cooper is probably the only person to have worked in the two newest dental school buildings on the planet. He is the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University...

Governor-General to open new high-tech facilities at St George’s Hospital

Surgeons operating at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch are using advanced imaging technology which lights up their patient’s anatomy with fluorescent dye, isolating very small tumours and cancer cells that can’t be seen with...

Recognising GPs this World Family Doctor Day

Today is World Family Doctor Day, a day to celebrate and acknowledge what your family doctor, your GP, does for you and your loved ones.

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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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