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PHA accused of breaching election rules to push fluoridation

The NZ Public Health Association, funded by the Ministry of Health, has been accused of breaching election rules and deceiving candidates in next month’s District Health Board elections.

Acute mental health system 'in crisis'

This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Auckland’s North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels.

Sign up to Stoptober and kick butt together

For people who smoke, there’s no denying that pledging to stop is the first step to giving up. Perhaps this is why Stoptober, a successful national campaign to reduce smoking, is back for its third year.

Obstetricians and gynaecologists join with surgeons to build respect

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, bullying a

Public Health South reminds people to be aware of bacterial gastroenteritis

Public Health South has started to see an increase in bacterial gastroenteritis across the district and is reminding the public of the importance of practicing good hand hygiene.

Otago research shows disparities in insulin pump use

There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research.

Targets might be met but need is clearly not - Arthritis NZ

"There are more people needing hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards (DHBs) but it seems that access to life changing surgery does depend on your address." Sandra Kirby, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive said today.

Study reveals joint replacement surgery inequities

The provision of publicly-funded hip and knee total joint replacement (TJR) procedures varies between District Health Boards (DHBs) and national rates have not increased since 2007, new University of Otago research has found.

GBS patient linked to Havelock North outbreak

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s (HBDHB) Public Health Team can confirm that the patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is linked to the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak.

Bed closures at He Puna Waiora 'tip of the iceberg' in mental health

The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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