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'Quake brain' effects suffered by resilient Cantabrians fade over time - study

New University of Otago research suggests the brain function of otherwise-healthy individuals exposed to event trauma has the ability to "bounce back" over time once the threat resolves.

NSPCS reiterates the need for every new mama to be given wahakura

The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service (NSPCS) is dismayed to once again see a Coroner’s ruling that the death of an infant was preventable had the whānau been given a pēpi-pod or wahakura at birth.

Measles, mumps and rubella campaign starting to show results - Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB’s direct campaign to get 3-5 year-olds measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinated is starting to show results.

NZ emergency doctor describes crisis caused by lifting Covid public health measures

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with Gary Payinda, an emergency doctor in Whangarei in Northland, one of the poorest areas of New Zealand, about the out-of-control spread of COVID-19 and the crisis in public hospitals.

Report 'another red flag' for children's respiratory health

The State of Child Health report released by Cure Kids last week provides yet more compelling evidence that action is needed now to improve the worsening state of Kiwi kids’ respiratory health says the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ).

Allied health workers vote to accept deal

Allied health workers have voted to ratify the settlement reached by employers and the PSA last month.

Positive move regarding vaccinations but a challenging time ahead

The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa (FPHANZ) says making flu shots available to more New Zealanders and the second Covid booster roll out are positive moves however is sounding a word of caution.

Flu vaccine for children and details around Covid-19 booster welcomed - ProCare

Leading healthcare provider, ProCare, has today welcomed the extended flu vaccination for tamariki aged 3-12 and people with serious mental health or addiction needs, and the second booster for those at risk of severe illness from Covid 19.

Systemic deficiencies in Counties Manukau DHB's post-op care following C-section - HDC

Deputy Commissioner, Rose Wall has made recommendations to a District Health Board (DHB) to improve its obstetrics and gynaecology services following care provided to a woman after the birth of her baby by Caesarean section.

Family Planning and ASMS 'fully behind fully integrated abortion care in NZ'

Family Planning and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora say if one thing can be learned from the overturning of Roe v Wade it is that access to safe abortion and contraceptive care must be embedded as a core service within a national health system.