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Benefits of RayStation system already being felt - MidCentral DHB

A new system that will bring faster treatments and increased accuracy for Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) patients is now in use in the Radiation Oncology department at Palmerston North Hospital.

Students get green light for dangerous drug use - Family First

Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use.

The food and exercise link - NZ REPs

While the old saying ‘you can’t out exercise a bad diet’ may still be true, it turns out regular exercise is a great way to motivate and support maintaining a good diet.

Fourth junior doctors' strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics - CDHB

Fourth junior doctors’ strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics planned for next Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February

HDC report released for care of pregnant woman with high risk factors

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a midwife and a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a pregnant woman with high risk factors.

HDC report released for the treatment of boy with skin lesion

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an Emergency Department (ED) doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the treatment provided to a boy with a skin lesion.

Are your water tank levels getting low? - Northland DHB

Given the dry hot weather conditions, coupled with limited rainfall, Northland DHB’s Public Health Unit strongly advise residents to contact a Ministry of Health Approved Water Carrier when household tank levels are running low.

Social media can improve lives post-disaster - new research

Newly published research has shown the important role social media can play supporting health and wellbeing following a disaster.

Otago research finds clues as to changes in babies' brain formation in obese mothers

University of Otago researchers have discovered a clue as to why there are changes in the way babies’ brains are formed in mothers who are obese during pregnancy, which can potentially lead to an elevated risk of mental illness, including autism spectrum disorders.

3D gene insights shed light on type 1 diabetes, overlapping diseases

Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.