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Medsafe consults on plans to include allergens on labelling

'May contain traces of nuts.' You see these words regularly on food packaging, and something similar could soon be on your medicine. Medsafe has opened a public consultation on plans to introduce new labelling requirements for...

Faye Flam: Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

Comment: Recent news that random bad luck plays a big role in cancer has been misinterpreted as bad news, when it's actually very useful in helping humanity understand what cancer is and what can be...

$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research

Asthma prevalence in New Zealand is amongst the highest in the world and there is no cure or effective prevention. A grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand’s annual project funding round will...

Kiwis more pro-choice than global counterparts

The majority of Kiwis are supportive of a woman's right to choose abortion, according to two recent surveys. A recent Ipsos Global Advisor Study, including more than 500 New Zealanders, probed varying attitudes towards abortion...

Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Union celebrates 30 years with special one-day conference

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) will be celebrating 30 years as a union on Thursday 27th June at Te Papa in Wellington with a special one-day anniversary conference. The special one-day anniversary conference, entitled: Why a...

Son’s disability spurs mum to upskill

This Nelson Mum is doing everything she can to provide her son born with a disability, the very best support possible.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Beyond the free fruit and yoga: what does wellbeing in the workplace really look...

The modern workplace is brimming with wellbeing initiatives, but unless these are underpinned by a culture that truly values and looks after its employees, these initiatives won’t benefit businesses in the way they hoped. By Jude Barback.
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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