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Health funding falls short of what is needed yet again - ASMS

"The Government’s decision today not to fund public health care to the level needed is a serious blow for New Zealand’s communities," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

New medicines funding for breast cancer still elusive - BCAC

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes new funding for the Government’s drug-buying agency, PHARMAC, but warns that it is not enough to make a real difference.

Budget 2017: Huge health funding boost welcome - HFANZ

The huge boost to health funding in today’s Budget has been welcomed by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ).

Cannabidiol shown to be effective for a severe form of Epilepsy

The first ever Class 1 clinical trial of the drug cannabidiol has shown it is effective at reducing convulsive seizures in a severe type of epilepsy in children.

Under-fives at risk from exposure to household chemicals

The National Poisons Centre fields more than 6,000 calls a year about under-fives’ exposure to chemicals. One in 10 of them result in a visit to the doctor or a stay in hospital.

Pregnancy coping strategies to give your baby the best start

A nice glass of wine is just the ticket when you are feeling a bit frazzled or you’ve had a stressful day. And, if it’s your thing, a cigarette can also calm nerves.

But what if you're pregnant? Then what can you do to unwind and leave behind the day’s worries and stresses?

HealthOne wins technology solution award

The Ministry of Health congratulates Canterbury District Health Board, Orion Health and Pegasus Health for winning ‘best technology solution’ at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards for its electronic health record HealthOne.

Researchers claim Community Treatment Orders violate human rights

Researchers from New Zealand and Australia have claimed that a standard practice used in psychiatry may be ineffective and violate international human rights conventions.

Oil with toxic chemical might be used in resteraunts across NZ

Is 2,4-D laden GM cotton seed oil that's banned in EU, being used in restaurants across New Zealand?

Genetically engineered (GE) cottonseed oil containing the toxic chemical 2,4-D may be entering New Zealand, as restaurants move away from using canola oil.

Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks - Renee RIley

National award-winning personal trainer Renee Riley is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily.

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