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Faster treatment for cancer at TDH

More people are getting access to elective surgery and more people are getting faster treatment for cancer as Tairāwhiti District Health (TDH) comes close to achieving national Health Targets.

Routine eye exams for increased tech time

Independent Auckland CBD optometry practice, Campuspecs, is asking the public to invest in their personal wellbeing by making time for a routine eye examination.

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide.

Pharmac in negotiations over rare disorders medicines

Pharmac in negotiations over rare disorders medicines

PHARMAC is in active negotiations with several suppliers as a result of its competitive process for rare disorders medicines.

10th anniversary of international tobacco control treaty

The Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco.

Just growing pains or something more serious?

"Growing pains" are not uncommon in children, with up to 20% of children experiencing leg pain during periods of growth. However Arthritis New Zealand CEO Sandra Kirby notes for some children pain in the legs is a symptom that might need further investigation.

Alcohol consumption decline 'little more than a drop in the bucket'

Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking.

Lack of exercise causes 12.7% of all deaths in NZ

A lack of physical exercise is one of the most significant causes of death in New Zealand, and a national action plan is needed to increase Kiwis’ everyday levels of activity.

Mobile phones not causing increase in brain tumours - research

The risk of brain tumours has not changed significantly with increased mobile phone use, according to new research from the University of Auckland.

Population trends have implications for Waikato health care

A leading demographer says New Zealand’s ageing population and fewer school leavers will have implications for health care demand at all ages.

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