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How whānau coped with lockdown bereavements

A $1 million study will investigate the end-of-life experiences of 26 Māori whānau who had someone in their ‘bubble’ die during Covid-19 lockdowns.

No spare change: How charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our...

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: "Sorry, no cash on me!"

PHARMAC has approved funding for two new medicines with substantial health benefits for around...

Read this media release in Te Reo Māori People with high-risk type 2 diabetes, who meet the funding criteria, will be able to access funded empagliflozin (with or without metformin) from 1 February 2021. They...

Kiwis can access instant medical care this summer with new Emergency Consult video service...

A small team of senior New Zealand emergency doctors have released a new video consultation service, which enables all New Zealanders to access immediate medical care regardless of where they are or what time it is.

What if Santa forgot Christmas?

In New Zealand, nearly two thirds of adult New Zealanders have some personal experience with dementia, so chances are, it could even happen to Santa! With millions of children to remember, reindeer to command,...

Demand for treatment outstrips supply, as Kiwis continue to be convicted for minor drug...

Some New Zealanders are missing out on treatment, as services report a spike in COVID-19 fuelled demand has exacerbated an existing shortage of places for those needing it, according to a report released by the New Zealand Drug Foundation today.

‘No’ vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged

The cannabis referendum result was released today with 46.1% of New Zealanders voting in favour of legalisation, and 53.1% against. The gap will likely close to some degree when remaining votes are counted, but...

Dodgy hips and knees among most common health insurance claims

The country’s biggest health insurer paid out nearly $1 billion worth of claims in the year to 30 June 2020 with New Zealanders’ hips and knees proving costly. Not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Insurance funded more...

Otago study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’

A University of Otago study has shown adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their feelings of vitality by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks. The study highlights the advantages of ingesting...

New Zealanders better off under marijuana legalisation: Government economic reports

Two reports by economic thinktank BERL analysing the current illicit marijuana market and how a new legal model would benefit New Zealand were released yesterday. The economic reports were commissioned by the Ministry of Justice...

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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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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