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Antibiotic resistance - microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Dr Heather Hendrickson will explore where to next once the antibiotic-era comes to an end

Brain health team visits Hawkes Bay

Brain health research will be the focus of a display at this week’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka festival in Hawkes Bay.

New Zealand’s eminent neuroscientist, Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull will be on the ground, talking about brain health with festival-goers.

Settlement of NZRDA MECA reached

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today.

The DHB bargaining team will recommend settlement to the CEs at a meeting on Thursday, prior to NZRDA formally proceeding to ratification by its members.

Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Hurunui River at SH1

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Hurunui River at State Highway 1. This was issued on the 12th January 2017.

Dunne outlines expectations in letter re cannabis-based products

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical organisations clarifying the range of appropriately manufactured cannabis-based products that could be prescribed in New Zealand.

Two firsts in Bay of Plenty health target success

Improving performance and two firsts are the story of this quarter’s health target results in the Bay of Plenty.

HCF launches industry first tool to help Australians avoid bill shock

HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund, today launched its innovative Preparing for Hospital tool, an online bank of easy-to-use resources to help people better understand some of the most common hospital procedures - from details of the procedure through to potential out-of-pocket

Report shows high confidence in Auckland DHB's investment practices

New Investor Confidence Ratings released by Treasury today demonstrate that the three metropolitan Auckland district health boards can be relied upon by the Government and taxpayers to achieve maximum value from public funds allocated to major capital projects.

Auckland DHB makes good progress on new healthy kids target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show Auckland DHB has made good progress on the raising healthy kids target.

Waitemata DHB leads in efforts to combat childhood obesity

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is leading in national efforts to combat childhood obesity as the first DHB in the country to reach 100 percent in the Raising Healthy Kids target.

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