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New medicine funded to combat multi-resistant infections

New Zealand hospitals are about to strengthen their defences against multi-resistant bacterial infections with the funding of a new antibiotic.

How well are we looking after our young women?

In the wake of the police decision not to prosecute those implicated in the Roastbusters investigation, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) believes now is the time for all New Zealanders to consider how we can best protect the wellbeing of our young women.

Northland cancer treatment centre to open

Raising three million in three years to build a local cancer treatment unit sounded nigh on impossible when first suggested but Northland has done it and the public are invited to celebrate this Saturday at its open day.

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation.

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases.

Call for submissions on proposed MRL changes

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a Proposal to change maximum residue limits (MRLs) for some agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

Changes aim to improve access to mental health care

Canterbury Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) is streamlining its systems to ensure people get faster access to urgent or crisis mental health care.

Seafood 'important for growing minds and bodies'

It pays not to shy away from seafood when pregnant, with some seafood providing health benefits to both expectant mums and their babies.

Consent 'a key theme' of sexuality education programmes

Consent is a key theme in the comprehensive sexuality education programmes that Family Planning has been teaching and advocating for over many years.

NZCCP endorses National Depression Initiative's

The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) endorses the Ministry of Health’s National Depression Initiative’s (NDI) emphasis on destigmatisation and the promotion of evidence based treatments for depression.