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Health Minister opens new surgical ward at Waikato Hospital

The Minister of Health Hon Dr David Clark today cut the ribbon to open a new 26-bed ward, which will cater for acute surgical patients who come through the Waikato Hospital Emergency Department (ED).

3D printing cancer - Waikato University

Shalini Guleria has been through the design phase, and is now about to see if bioprinting will work with cancer cells. At the moment testing on cancer cells is done in 2D, basically a flat layer of cells.

Expertise of clinicians needs to be valued in health sector

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that unions were supporting a public health system that listened to and valued the advice of clinicians, in response to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist’s concerns about our pathology services.

Otago Polytechnic symposium shines light on eye health

A Save Sight Symposium at Otago Polytechnic on Saturday 8 September offers professionals and laypeople alike an opportunity to learn more about eye health.

Adventure education and mental health challenges in adolescents

Study confirms positive youth development in Maori and New Zealand European teens through adventure education

Breast cancer diagnosis a health first for Celia

It was Martha Hancey who first spotted three years ago her older sister Cecilia had something wrong with her right breast.

Cecilia, 65, known to those in the Hancey family as Bub and to everyone else that knows her as Celia, was in the shower when Martha saw the inverted nipple.

Alzheimers NZ welcome Human Rights Commission report

Alzheimers NZ has welcomed the Human Rights Commission report into the provision of aged residential care without consent, saying it highlights many of the very concerning issues impacting New Zealanders living with dementia.

Concern for those held in aged care facilities without consent

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities.

Health warning issued for Waihi Estuary at Pukehina

A health warning has been issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina because of a bloom of potentially toxic algae. The algae are forming mats in the shallow areas of the estuary and these may float free and spread through the estuary.

Otago Polytechnic shines light on eye health

A Save Sight Symposium at Otago Polytechnic Hub on Saturday 8 September offers professionals and laypeople alike an opportunity to learn more about eye health.