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Optometrist launches innovative eye service to transform patient care

Leading optometry practice OCULA has launched a specialist eye service integrating three disciplines of eye care - the first of its kind in New Zealand.

South Korea to adopt NZ's Medical Workforce Forecasting Model

Researchers from the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences visited the Ministry of Health recently to study its Medical Workforce Forecasting Model.

The model is used to scientifically forecast the workforce needs for medical specialists.

The health benefits of exercise for osteoporosis - REPs

With World Osteoporosis Day coming up on 20th October, it’s worth making time to check in with your bone health.

Waikato DHB appoints interim CEO

Waikato DHB is pleased to announce that Derek Wright has been appointed to the post of interim chief executive for the DHB with immediate effect.

Better advice gets hip and knee patients back on feet faster

Better information for Bay of Plenty patients about what to expect before, during and after total hip or knee replacements is helping them get back on their feet faster.

'Mums not getting message about boosting iodine and folic acid'

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (MOH) rarely recommends using supplements, but does urge mothers to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when breastfeeding, to help avoid neurodevelopmental problems in their babies.

New tent hospital boosts New Zealand's disaster response

A high-tech tent hospital has improved New Zealand’s ability to save lives and give emergency health care when disasters strike at home or in the wider South-West Pacific region.

Waitemata DHB refuses second woman's abortion - ALRANZ

The NZ Herald has revealed the Waitemata DHB refused another pregnant woman an abortion at 18 weeks, suggesting she travel to Australia for an abortion at her own expense instead.

World Spine Day: Get your back in action and stay well

Research is showing that increasing physical activity to strengthen your back is one of the most effective ways of ensuring great long term health says the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA), as the primary health care organisation marks World Spine Day 2017 (16th October).

'Wash hands regularly to reduce your chance of flu and food poisoning'

Following this year’s high recorded rate of influenza cases the Food Safety Information Council is using Global Handwashing Day on 15 October to remind people to wash their hands correctly.

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