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Canterbury measles outbreak declared officially over

Canterbury health authorities have today declared the measles outbreak that started in the region on 16 February officially over.

Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink says there have now been two full incubation periods since the last case was infectious.

First Australasian Autism Resource Centre to be launched

Autism New Zealand empowers people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and professionals who support them, to lead satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Autism New Zealand empowers people living with ASD

Autism New Zealand empowers people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and professionals who support them, to lead satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Continued 'dramatic decline' in national HIV diagnoses

The latest HIV epidemic data from Dunedin School of Medicine’s AIDS Epidemiology Group shows a sustained decline and an encouraging trend.

Number of HIV cases continue to decline in NZ

For the second year in a row there has been a reduction in the number of confirmed cases of HIV in New Zealand.

In 2018, 178 cases were reported - a decrease from the 198 reported in 2017 and 251 in 2016, figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group, University of Otago, show.

Otago's emerging researchers secure over $1.7m in HRC funding

An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.

Chiropractic a key role in back pain relief - study

The efficacy of chiropractic in managing low back pain and its key role in reducing the use of pharmaceuticals has been highlighted by one of the biggest studies of its kind.

Loneliness pushing healthy elderly into rest homes - study

Loneliness, social isolation and burnt-out carers are pushing physically and mentally well elderly into aged care facilities, a University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found.

Nurses to network in Nelson

Nurses from the Upper South Island will convene in Nelson tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Top of the South Regional Convention.

Silver the key to potential new treatment for cysticfibrosis patients - research

Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new antimicrobial to help treat a pathogen currently deadly to cystic fibrosis patients.