Skylight is pleased to announce that their Waves programme, which supports those bereaved by suicide, is now going to be more widely available throughout New Zealand, thanks to new funding from the Ministry of Health.
New research shows that MÄori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-MÄori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of MÄori.
Attitudes to death and dying have a cultural dimension, so how well does end-of-life and palliative care encompass MÄori culture, spiritual beliefs and traditions?
Medical students can normally be found tucked away in a library, but today they ventured onto the streets to perform an ‘operation’ on a ‘sick’ house, taking their call for improved housing standards to unfamiliar territories.
A groundbreaking pilot programme has just been launched at Starship Children’s Hospital, which aims to help hundreds of children get off feeding tubes, and learn to eat and drink again.
Patients in Waikato District Health Board’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service are reaping the practical benefits of the DHB’s five-year commitment to the internationally acclaimed Productive Wards programme.
Associate ACC Minister Craig Foss today announced a $9.2 million boost to emergency ambulance services which will improve service response times, increase the number of frontline paramedics and provide better tailored patient care.
Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
General Practice (GP) clinics around the country are using an innovative practice-patient messaging system to help identify the smoking status of patients, provide brief advice and offer smoking cessation support (Smoking ABC).
Latest provisional figures from the Chief Coroner for the year ending 30 June 2014, show an encouraging decline in the number of deaths by suicide among young people aged between 15 and 24 years with 110 suicides compared with 144 last year.
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