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Asthma Foundation to fund Guidelines for Asthma

The Asthma Foundation is committed to improving respiratory health for Maori. One way to achieve this is through updating the now out-of-date Guidelines for Asthma (last updated in 2002).

What is Sjogrens Syndrome?

Today is World Sjogren’s Day, and Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby reminds New Zealanders that Sjogrens is one of the more that 140 different forms of arthritis.

Pink envelopes 'smooth transition to hospital'

Transferring patient information between aged residential care providers and Palmerston North Hospital emergency services and wards has been made easier with the implementation of a bright ‘pink envelope’ service.

Toddlers now get benefits of probiotics

Dunedin-based BLIS Technologies has launched a new probiotic powder suitable for children as young as six months old. The powder, part of the BLIS K12 product range, is aimed at introducing healthy bacteria into the mouth and throats of young children to support ear, nose and throat health.

Lecture highlights lasting impact of the pre-birth environment

Lecture highlights the lasting impact of the pre-birth environment on future health.

The Liggins Institute’s newest professor, paediatrician Paul Hofman will present his Inaugural Lecture "Persistent echoes of early life" at the University of Auckland on Wednesday 30 July at 5pm.

Measles update: 114 confirmed cases in Waikato

Waikato District Health Board’s Population Health has been notified of 114 confirmed measles cases to date (23 July 2014). Over a third of the confirmed cases are household contacts of a confirmed case and were already placed in quarantine before they were unwell.

Selwyn Aquatic Centre supports young swimmer

A Rolleston pre-schooler has beaten the odds to prove she can swim.

Emma Bolton has been attending swimming lessons at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre for the past ten months.

GPs head to annual conference

GPs head to annual conference

Around 500 GPs and other delegates are converging on Christchurch this week for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' annual conference.

'More political momentum needed' to achieve Smokefree goal

New research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal by ASPIRE 2025 researchers suggests the Government’s goal to achieve a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025 may be failing to gather the political momentum needed to ensure it is achieved.

Joint diabetes research to develop healthier foods

A new Massey-led joint research project with Singapore aims to identify new biological indicators of diabetes risk that will assist in the development of healthier food.