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Op-Ed: Aaron Davy: How misdirected kindness can hamper aid

Goods sent through the generosity of the public in response to an emergency is not a new phenomenon. However the history of emergency responses similar to the Samoa measles epidemic includes numerous examples of...

The $29 million question: Aged care sector questions Ombudsman’s monitoring role

The Office of the Ombudsman has been allocated $29 million over the next four years to fulfil the additional United Nations monitoring obligations identified by the Minister of Justice on 6 June 2018. This involves...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...

Cannabis legislation outpacing medical profession

The legislative changes to allow medicinal cannabis in New Zealand are outpacing the medical and legal frameworks doctors work in, according to researchers from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand writing in the...

Model of care for low back pain

Researchers are looking into an effective model of care for patients with back pain in New Zealand, in a bid to address what is a costly and growing problem.

Sacked board member back as one of four commissioners overseeing Waikato DHB

A sacked member of the Waikato District Health Board is back as one of three commissioners appointed to take over the reins of the organisation.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

What about body donation after euthanasia?

As New Zealand considers a bill looking to legalise euthanasia, an Otago University ethicist considers it’s time to shine the light on the ethical complications surrounding body donation and assisted dying.

New safe sleep device guidelines to reduce SUDI

New Ministry of Health resources will help infants have quality sleep, while also protecting them from SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy).

Patients rally at Parliament for more Pharmac funding for drugs

Hundreds of people are expected to rally at Parliament today to call for more drugs to be funded by Pharmac.

DR WELLNESS

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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