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Multimorbidity impacting negatively on people's lives

Multimorbidity has a substantial impact on sufferers who report not only poorer health but also adverse impacts on their employment and financial wellbeing compared to the general population, new University of Otago research reveals.

Geneva Healthcare comments on looming nurse strike

With over 15 years in various capacities in the healthcare industry, there is one thing I can safely say that strongly unites nurses, doctors, and DHBs alike - the love we share for our patients.

Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Government

A group of tobacco control experts today published an open letter in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal.

Preparing for increased stroke volumes in New Zealand

Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population.

Restoring fertility in women with disabling ovary disorder

A University of Otago research team whose ultimate goal is to restore fertility in women suffering Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), has received a significant boost with an almost $5 million grant from the Health Research Council.

Major research grant awarded to assess effectiveness of primary health care

A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of researchers has received a $4.78 million Health Research Council grant to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand’s primary health care system.

Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health - Drug Foundation

AnchorCanada’s landmark decision to introduce a strictly regulated legal cannabis market is a public health win, and something the New Zealand government should look to emulate.

Parents Centres successful lobbying for partners in the delivery room

"I often talk to men after their baby’s birth who says they wish they could have done more, they wish they could’ve taken away the pain, and they felt helpless.

Waikato DHB to reduce services during nursing strike

Waikato DHB is preparing to close many of the services provided at Waikato Hospital and its four rural hospitals (Thames, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa and Taumarunui) due to the impact of a nationwide strike by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants on the following date: 7am Thursday 5 July to 7am Frid

Doctor wellbeing highlighted in comprehensive Locum Report

After conducting a survey of doctors across a wide range of specialisms, specialist Medical Recruitment Agency, Triple0, recently released its 2018 Locum Report, an analysis of the key trends that are impacting those in the locum sector in New Zealand and Australia.