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Southern DHB encourages testing as part of World Hepatitis Day

Get tested, get treated - this is the message Southern DHB will be promoting as part of World Hepatitis Day this Friday, 28 July. ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’ is the theme for this year, which includes a goal of eliminating Hepatitis B and C in the next 13 years.

Dr Lance Lawler joins Research For Life board

Dr Lance Lawler, the founder and former chief executive of Pacific Radiology Group, has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life board.

Rise in e-cigarettes linked to rise in smokers quitting, say researchers

New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland.

The Secret Lives of Fussy Eaters

A documentary premiering during prime-time on TVNZ 1 this week features three Massey University clinicians discussing their research and expertise on a topic that may be surprising to many.

Jonathan Coleman: Social media to help save women's lives

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new website and social media campaign will help encourage women to have regular cervical smear tests and mammograms.

Free health advice from the comfort of your favourite chair

Why brave the elements, when you can access health advice from the comfort of home?

If you live in Canterbury - you have options!

§ For written health advice about a wide range of common conditions you can check out HealthInfo - Canterbury’s go-to site www.healthinfo.org.nz

Kava study delivers unexpected results

A study into the effects of kava on driver ability and road safety has turned up some surprising results. After six hours of drinking the popular Pacific beverage, reaction time, perception and attention of kava drinkers showed little change.

Southland celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Southland is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, a global initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together", which highlights we all need to work together so mothers can breastfeed.

Making health services more accessible to Pacific families - study

New study hopes to identify ways to making health services more accessible to Pacific families

HQSC speaking to Health Committee on mental health Inquiry

On Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 10am the Health Quality and Safety Commission is speaking to the Health Committee about Petition 2014/89 by Corinda Taylor and 1740 others asking for an urgent independent nationwide inquiry into our mental health services.

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