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Waikato play specialists give the best care to our Waikids

Medical treatment in hospital isn’t fun for anyone, especially children.

Mahitahi Hauora a 'groundbreaking endeavour'

This week Northland primary care is undergoing a significant transformational change agenda on the Treaty of Waitangi grounds, symbolising a renewed commitment to partnership between General Practice, Māori Health Providers, Iwi and Northland District Health Board.

Significant delays in developing the Medical Cannabis scheme - MCANZ

Public consultation on Medicinal Cannabis is not due until mid-to-late July, after multiple delays in the scheduling. Early OIA requests showed the initial date was planned for the 22nd April, putting the scheme 3 months behind, with 6 months to go.

Tenth case of measles confirmed in Northland

A tenth case of measles has been confirmed in Northland with six cases currently under investigation.

Fertility woes: Top 10 priorities for future research

People affected by fertility problems have called for better-targeted research for a condition that brings heartbreak to over 48 million couples worldwide.

New online resources removing mental health treatment barriers

A new set of online resources is demystifying mental health treatment and options for young people and their families.

The Drive series is a set of video resources designed to help young people and their families navigate their way through child and adolescent mental health services.

New Waikato maternity unit welcomes first born

Tokoroa Hospital has welcomed its first baby days after opening a new $300,000 birthing unit.

And when it comes to the name of its first born they don’t come much more appropriate.

Otago review shows sugary drink taxes reduce consumption

A 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks has cut the purchase and consumption of sugary drinks by an average of 10 per cent in places it has been introduced, a just published major review shows.

Follow-up care of woman with bowel issues

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for inadequate care provided to a woman with bowel issues.

Clinical study supports adoption of Cxbladder into new clinical pathway

The latest published clinical paper for Pacific Edge’s Cxbladder bladder cancer tests reveals the cementing evidence behind the introduction of new guidelines for the assessment of haematuria[1] by one of New Zealand’s largest public healthcare providers, Canterbury District Health Board (DHB