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October confirmed for medicinal cannabis summit

Following the success of New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis summit last year, organisers have confirmed MedCan 2021 will take place in Auckland on 12 and 13 October. 2021 marks a significant year for the country’s newest sector,...

New cochlear implant health promotion campaign

In response to the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing calling for global action on hearing loss to achieve hearing care for all through screening, rehabilitation and communication initiatives, the Pindrop Foundation is running a...

Dementia New Zealand appoints new chief executive

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “We are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand; he brings a wealth of...

Water births exceed national average at Bethlehem Birthing Centre

Bethlehem Birthing Centre in Tauranga is smashing the national average when it comes to water births, with 40 per cent, or approximately 170 babies, being born into water at the centre each year. The last national...

Hearing Awareness Week: 1–7 March 2021

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 branches throughout New Zealand are preparing for this year’s Hearing Awareness Week in March. World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Report...

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...

$1.5 million funding for research into the impact of chronic disease on New Zealand...

The lifelong impact of chronic diseases on New Zealand families is at the centre of a major new research programme. Three of the government’s National Science Challenges – A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing...

New bioactive beverage to be developed using kawakawa, a NZ native species

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $1,297,299 in funding for research which, in collaboration with industry partners Wakatū Incorporation and Chia Sisters, will explore the potential health benefits of incorporating the...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Perfectionism, the forgotten addiction

Whilst writing this brings up my perfectionist tendencies, as a mother of three teenagers in the ‘selfie’ generation and a ‘recovering perfectionist’ I feel compelled to write an opinion piece about perfectionism - the...

Targeted health messaging needed in era of vaping, researchers say

Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the...
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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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