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Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to join international efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Tasman alcohol policy appeal dismissal 'should empower councils'

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman District’s provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP).

Legionnaires' cases rise sharply in Canterbury

Just as the weather improves and more of us are taking to our gardens, there has been a surge in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella) at Christchurch Hospital.

Health warnings for Canterbury waterways

Health warnings have been put in place at two Canterbury rivers following the detection of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria), while a health warning has been lifted for potentially toxic algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) for Lake Forsyth//Wairewa.

Research into pancreatic diabetes gets a boost

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week.

Dr Petrov is a researcher and senior lecturer in the department of Surgery at the University.

Rickshaw Andy's doing the Cycle Challenge for Heart Kids

One man is confident he’ll be among the last to finish the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 29th - and he’s going to do it in style, in a rickshaw and for a fantastic cause.

Dropping ANZTPA joint regulatory agency 'a wise decision'

Dropping the proposed Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) is a wise decision, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ).

Acupuncture is 'big business in NZ'

New Zealanders spend nearly $70 million a year on acupuncture treatments, new figures show.

Waikato researcher to study mental health of Pasifika students

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli.

Career development award

Students raise over $4,000 for The Cancer Society

A group of Nelson College for Girls year 13 students who formed a business as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme say the $4,700 they have raised for The Cancer Society is just the tip of the iceberg for their successful venture.