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Record number of summer students complete research for BOPDHB

A record number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks.

Free stop smoking service for Wellington and Wairarapa

A free Stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running.

Precautionary boil water notice in place for Arthur's Pass

A precautionary boil water notice is in place for properties connected to the Council’s Arthur’s Pass water supply.

Adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of this water supply.

Talking healthy ageing, hearing loss and cochlear implants

For the first time in New Zealand, internationally renowned doctor and researcher in the field of healthy ageing and hearing loss, Frank Lin, M.D, PhD., will be presenting the findings of his research at the 2017 Pindrop Foundation Adult Cochlear Implant Forum on Saturday 11th March in Auckland.<

New regional rural doctor training for Whakatane

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatane Hospital and in local GP rooms.

Algal bloom in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa.

New startup to research novel cancer vaccines

The University of Auckland is partnering with an American drug development company to launch a biotech start-up that will research novel cancer vaccines.

Pure stem cell procedures a 'first' for athritis breakthrough in NZ

Leading edge stem cell technology company Queenstown Regenerative Medicine (QRM) is bringing the latest world-class procedures to New Zealand.

College of Midwives and Primary Health Alliance Signal signal new era

The New Zealand College of Midwives has become a full voting member of the Primary Health Alliance in a move which signals a new era of inter-disciplinary collaboration for New Zealand’s primary care sector.

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for research and travel grants

Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Tuesday, 7 March 2017.

Last year, RFL made 12 research grants and nine travel grants worth $359,574 in total.

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