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'Parents can rest easy that fluoridation does not cause ADHD'

An article just published in the British Dental Journal by New Zealand researcher Dr Ken Perrott highlights flaws in a 2015 research paper, widely cited by fluoride opponents, that had reported a connection.

PHARMAC commits to equity target by 2025

Achieving equity in medicines access is one of the bold goals PHARMAC has set itself to achieve by 2025.

No hat, no play? Not always - research

Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals.

Southland children benefit from Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Southland Hospital Children’s Services received a massive $87,829 from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal today, following a three-month fundraising effort from Countdown staff, customers and suppliers around the country.

Geneva employees recognised for making a real difference

Twelve exceptional employees who show an outstanding demonstration of company values in their everyday work have been recognised at Geneva Healthcare’s annual Pillar Awards ceremony.

Celebrating Maori midwives

Counties Manukau Health celebrates the recipients of the 2017 Pu Ora Matatini Midwifery Scholarships at a special awards ceremony today at Ko Awatea in Middlemore Hospital.

HRC funding for Rongoa Rakau study

Dr Jonni Koia (Waikato-Tainui) has been awarded a Health Research Council grant of more than $420,000 over four years to conduct biomedical research on rongoā rākau (Māori medicinal plants) with anti-diabetic potential.

Research reveals conflict between nursing values and reality

New research from Victoria University of Wellington explores the conflict between the values of nurses and the values that drive healthcare delivery.

Thumbs up for regional block service in anaesthesia

Having a general anaesthetic is not always necessary for some operations, especially for hand or arm procedures. One option is a "regional block" anaesthetic which blocks major nerve pathways to a region of the body where the surgery is to take place.

Major reform of water sector needed - Selwood

"The Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry’s second report out today demonstrates the immediate need to establish a small number of large dedicated water service providers, funded by metered water and overseen by a competent regulator," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand.

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