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Growing understanding of immune system a game-changer for health

World-leading New Zealand immunologist Professor Graham Le Gros says we are on the cusp of exciting breakthroughs in our fight against disease as knowledge of our immune system grows exponentially.

Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on Sunday15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles.

Anzac Day marks 90th anniversary of NZ’s only soldiers' memorial hospital

This Anzac Day, 25 April 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital - New Zealand’s only soldiers’ memorial hospital.

Tests show Blenheim water safe to drink

Marlborough District Council is pleased test results show there is no PFAS in Blenheim’s town water supply bores, with one exception. PFAS was detected in a bore in Auckland Street.

Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, due to the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

Nelson and Marlborough meetings on mental health inquiry

Members of the public are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson next week (3 May). People in Marlborough have the option to attend by video conference from Wairau Hospital, Blenheim.

Whānau weighs in on Invercargill Jumpstart programme

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA.

Patients not always receiving information about medicines

Some patients in New Zealand may not be receiving adequate information about their newly-prescribed medicines, new University of Otago research suggests.

Mobile surgical bus set to keep on trucking

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need.

Mobile surgical bus set to keep on trucking

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need.