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Researchers make potential breakthrough in cancer drug development

A Victoria University of Wellington research team has developed an exciting new lead in the search for cancer treatments, creating alternative versions in the laboratory of a rare natural compound that targets some types of cancer.

Mental health in retirement: what you can do to stay healthy and happy

Retirement can be exciting - coming to the end of your working career with a calendar now open for relaxation and enjoyment is a time many people look forward to during younger years.

Nursing shortage in New Zealand: Could United Kingdom nurses help?

District Health Boards and hospitals are looking to employ nurses to help with the shortage right around the country. There are claims that nurses are stressed by working double shifts, which could raise concerns about whether they are putting their patients' lives at risk.

New Zealand politicians begin to take action on mental health and addiction

A cross political Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing group will be launched on Wednesday 28 August hosted by Sir John Kirwan and Moe Milne (ONZM) who have both been at the forefront of our country’s often difficult conversations about mental health and addiction.

Cancer Society puts importance of support services in spotlight this Daffodil Day

The Cancer Society is asking people to dig deep to help Kiwis facing cancer when they donate on Daffodil Day, Friday 30 August.

Ngati Whatua Orakei set to benefit from new healthcare initiative

Thousands of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū members are set to benefit from a new healthcare initiative designed to improve their access to prescription medication.

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD - study

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small but promising study.

Low-cost GP service set to extend once again

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust’s low-cost GP service is set to extend once again.

He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre, which is run by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, has opened its doors to a brand new pharmacy, which is set to open early September.

GP failure in communication and follow-up of abnormal test results

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a General Practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the communication and follow up of abnormal blood tests.

Survey reveals little progress in distributed clinical leadership

Little progress in distributed clinical leadership; represents a lost opportunity and is downright scary "District Health Boards are failing to foster a culture of distributed clinical leadership, despite its demonstrated benefits to the sector," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Associa