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Premature baby girls shorter as adults - study

Baby girls born very premature could be almost three times more likely to grow into very short adults than female babies born at term, according to a new international study.

First clinical cancer trials research centre for NZ

New Zealand cancer patients will have greater access to new treatments through clinical trials, thanks to a major donation towards a new research unit which is the first step towards an Integrated Cancer Centre.

NZDOHTA calls for stronger actions to combat sugary drinks

New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association supports the new collective led by New Zealand Dental Association to reduce the harm from sugary drinks.

NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health

Youth mental health should be the Government’s priority in light of Youthline Wellington’s cries for help, says NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) president, Bev Weber.

Cancer nurse coordinators improving care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cancer nurse coordinators are helping to improve the diagnosis and treatment process for over 1,000 patients a month.

Missing link in understanding of type 2 diabetes

New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.

PHA: Your kids are sweet enough - hold those sugary drinks

The Public Health Association of New Zealand is right behind the new Consensus Statement on sugary drinks being launched today at Brooklyn School by the New Zealand Dental Association.

Local authorities to work together on Hawke's Bay water supply

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has brokered a joint meeting to assist the Government Inquiry into Havelock North drinking water.

NZMA calls for tax on sugary drinks

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is calling on the Government to put in place a tax of 20% or more on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health service

"It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

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