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Significant grant allows continuation of hearing loss research

The Oticon Foundation in New Zealand has today awarded a research grant of $319,500 to the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour at the University of Canterbury to investigate the prevention of hearing loss during ear surgery.

Surgical group to advise Govt on sustainable health solutions

A bi-national group of highly experienced surgical directors has been formed at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in Perth.

Oticon Foundation grants support NZ Sign Language

Oticon Foundation New Zealand has today announced its 2015 grants allocation for community projects, research, key-note speakers for conferences and travel grants, totalling $500,000.

New understanding of sensory overload in autism

New research shows that people with autism have enhanced movement integration that can make them better or worse at seeing motion, depending on what they are asked to do.

This challenges previous research showing that people with autism generally see visual motion poorly.

Study 'has potential to reshape the fight' against breast cancer

A study conducted by some of the country’s leading academics has the potential to reshape the fight against breast cancer, as evidence continues to mount that long held theories about the disease may be inaccurate, according to Adelaide University Associate Professor Brendon Coventry.

International Nurses Day - Donna Collins

Whangarei nurse and midwife Donna Collins is currently helping earthquake victims in Nepal. On the eve of her flying out and for International Nurses Day this week, she spoke to Jodi Fraser about her career to date.

Council smoke-free policy earns excellence award

Christchurch City Council's recent recognition at the Canterbury Health in All Policies (CHIAP) Excellence Awards shows the significant progress being made towards smoke-free social housing, says Councillor Andrew Turner.

Impact of respiratory disease in NZ studied

"I am not looking forward to winter at all, as I know my son is going to have a hard road ahead of him with his asthma" and "My wee man is five and suffers from asthma, it’s a horrible time of year...dreading the real winter" are real comments from real people who live everyday with New Zealand

Guild supports pharmacist-only classification of medicines

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) believes the current pharmacist-only classification of medicines containing codeine is appropriate.

Turkey 'keen to hear' about NZ's midwifery-led model

New Zealand College of Midwives Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland, leaves on Wednesday for Ankara, Turkey where she will address an academic audience on the world leading maternity system in NZ.