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Thanks to New Zealand clinical trial patients

Sunday May 20, marks International Clinical Trials Day and the chance to say thank you to New Zealand clinical trial patients around the country.

New assessment tool to improve funding and innovation in elderly care

New Zealanders entering residential aged care today are much older and have more complex needs than in the past and the pressures on funding services is increasing.

Research uncovers anti-cancer properties in Tongan marine sponges

Research by Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Taitusi Taufa has found new medicinal properties in marine sponges collected from Tongan waters, including several unique anti-cancer compounds.

Botanix presents BTX 1503 data at international dermatology meeting

Medical dermatology company Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: BOT, "Botanix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will be presenting a poster summarizing the successful BTX 1503 acne Phase 1b study data, at the International Investigative Dermatology (IID) Meeting to be held 19 Ma

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ announces Port Vila Eye Centre project

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is excited to announce the $2.1 million upgrade and expansion of the Port Vila National Eye Centre in Vanuatu.

Mental Health Foundation provides advice over 13 Reasons Why

Tonight at 7:01pm Season 2 of the Netflix show 13 Reason Why will be released worldwide.

The Mental Health Foundation has viewed season 2 and provided advice to the Chief Censor regarding a rating for the show.

Data-driven health provides a glimpse into the future

When Production Engineer Ian Shields joined Canterbury District Health Board in 2011, he was told to "make the invisible visible".

His first job, he says, was to find out what that meant.

How GPs talk about obesity in New Zealand

New University of Otago research highlights the difficulties for GPs of discussing obesity with patients who are overweight and signals the need for resources to support them and other community health providers in this role.

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Massey University researchers have been awarded nearly $250,000 for research investigating sleep and its relationship to the health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders.

Dr Rosie Gibson from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Understanding the role of sleep with ageing is becoming increasingly important. Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively impact waking function, physical and mental health, healthcare usage and mortality.