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Leading global experts in motor neurone disease research gather in NZ

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a life-shortening neurodegenerative disease which can strike active Kiwi’s often in middle age - changing lives overnight. MND can progress quickly, robbing people of their ability to move, speak, hold, swallow or breathe.

Canterbury clinician wins new leadership award

A champion of digital technology in the health sector has been recognised with the inaugural Clinical Informatics Leadership Award today.

Clinical lead for allied health informatics at Canterbury DHB, Rebecca George, was chosen by public vote and awarded at Digital Health Week NZ.

New research shines light on Kiwi kids’ poor-sleep epidemic

New research has revealed that Kiwi households are in the midst of a poor-sleep epidemic with more than half (60%) of the nations’ parents admitting their children struggle at bedtime.

Selwyn District Council lifts Doyleston boil water notice

Residents connected to the Doyleston water supply are advised they no longer need to boil water.

The Selwyn District Council has received enough test results showing that the water is clear of E.coli for it to be safe to drink.

Crown must honour Te Tiriti with cannabis law - Drug Foundation

Today leading Māori health and public health organisations called on the Crown to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi as it drafts legislation for the regulation of cannabis.

Migraine Treatment Cafergot Being Phased Out

A migraine treatment used for the past 50 years will no longer be approved for use in New Zealand from May next year in line with other countries such as Australia and many countries in Europe.

Dispelling dementia myths - Public Trust

By 2050, the number of New Zealanders with dementia will be able to fill Wellington’s Westpac Stadium five times.

It’s a statistic that makes dementia one of New Zealand’s most pressing health challenges.

Funding announced for new Mental Health facility - MidCentral DHB

MidCentral DHB welcomes Government funding of $30m to upgrade the Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health facility at Palmerston North Hospital.

Research with adults unable to provide informed consent

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report proposing changes to rules for when health and disability research can occur that involves adults who are unable to provide informed consent.

Complications of tongue-tie surgery in babies, paediatrician warns

Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a University of Otago paediatrician says needs to be better understood by both health practitioners and parents.