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Strong interest in surgical mesh forums

The Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson is pleased by the positive response to the announcement of surgical mesh restorative justice forums, which begin today. “Since we opened the registration process earlier...

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Q: Can you tell us about the book and how it came about? Pam: The book is called Getting to the Heart of the Matter. It is autobiographical and describes my journey from being well, through to...

Thank you – you just saved a life! Blood donors recognised this World Blood...

Today is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) and the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is giving a big shout out to all its generous blood donors via a new campaign.

Urgent call for increased cochlear implant funding

The current funding structure for cochlear implants condemns most adults to a future life without hearing, say advocates who are calling for funding to be increased.

Fund Botox for migraine patients, say specialists

Health experts are calling on district health board bosses to cover Botox treatment for people suffering from chronic migraines.

Free dental care brings smiles to Wairoa

A dental volunteer team makes a big difference to a community where many residents struggle to afford dental treatment, reports Ruby Harfield.

Mums matter: Postnatal trauma haunts years later

Ellen Chisholm is a mother who suffered a traumatic birth and was pressured to leave hospital less than three hours after giving birth and drive an hour north.

Doctors and nurses lost to the Black Flu of 1918

New Zealand’s worst public health disaster – the Black Flu of 1918 – not only claimed an estimated 9000 lives but also the lives of 37 nurses and 14 doctors who cared for them. Health Central shares some of their stories.

Visiting HIV activist on loving and living without fear

The founder of a US movement on removing the stigma of sex for people with undetectable HIV levels talks to Rebekah Fraser about learning to live and love again.
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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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