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DHBs' false allegation on Resident Doctor Union rights - ASMS

District Health Boards are misleading the public by repeatedly claiming the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) is the only health sector union with the right to control some of their working conditions and then falsely describing this right as a union office veto.

Hand hygiene advice for the election trail - FSIC

With much handshaking and baby kissing happening over the next few weeks, the Food Safety Information Council today released its hand hygiene advice to those on the election trail.

Two is better than one when quitting - research

Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they use nicotine gum or another short-acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) together with a patch, rather than just one or the other.

Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ announces schools' campaign on World Asthma Day - Tuesday 7 May 2019 - encouraging students to know what to do in an asthma emergency

'PHARMAC rejects own experts' view on breast cancer drug'

PHARMAC has refused funding for Kadcyla, an important drug that has recently had a high media and public profile.

Take charge of your health now or face long delays - HBDHB

Hawke’s Bay DHB says five days of upcoming rolling junior doctor strikes will place significant strain on hospital resource and is urging people to take charge of their health now, or face lengthy delays for non-urgent care.

Waikato invention could prevent skin injury in premature babies

Premature babies are covered in the most fragile and underdeveloped skin. Even with the greatest care, skin injuries are common.

Premature babies, born at 30 weeks or under, have such fragile skin that around half will suffer some form of skin injury during their hospital stay.

Resident Medical Officers to strike for five days - MidCentral DHB

Families in the MidCentral DHB region are being encouraged to ensure they are enrolled at a general practice to avoid putting pressure on the Palmerston North Hospital emergency department during an upcoming five-day Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) strike.

New initiative enables quicker access to life saving treatment

Every day in New Zealand, eight people will suffer the most life-threatening form of heart attack, with only three of those surviving to immediate treatment.

PSA disturbed by dismal handling of funding issues for disability support services

New revelations today that the Ministry of Health has been blocked from making major cuts in funding for disability support services are a disturbing symptom of longstanding underfunding of the disability sector says the Public Service Association (PSA).