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NZ's dietary fibre inadequacy is costing over $600m a year

New research conducted by Deloitte Access Economics and Nutrition Research Australia shows that if every New Zealand adult adds three serves of high fibre grain food to their daily diet, it could save the economy an estimated $607 million a year in reduced healthcare costs and lost productivity,

Public health warning in place for Makino Stream and Oroua River

Horizons Regional Council strategy and regulation group manager Dr Nic Peet is advising that public health warnings are in place following a significant discharge of effluent into the Makino Stream in Feilding.

Victoria researcher sheds light on self-injury

Recent Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Dr Madeleine Brocklesby is one of the first to acknowledge that nobody’s perfect-and her research shows we should be putting less pressure on young people to strive for unattainable ideals of perfection.

Voice for Life calls for extensive and open review of abortion law

Voice for Life joins the Abortion Supervisory Committee in calling for Parliament to review New Zealand’s abortion law to make it more fit-for-purpose for the 21st century, but it demands that this review be extensive and involve input from all interested members of the community.

Govt urged to act on 'unfolding crisis in NZ's midwifery workforce'

Midwives are appealing to the new Government to act urgently to deal with the unfolding crisis in New Zealand’s midwifery workforce.

Cryptosporidiosis and swimming facilities in Wellington

Regional Public Health and Kāpiti Coast District Council are reminding people that following an illness with diarrhoea and tummy upset not to swim in public pools or attend splash pads for at least two weeks.

Shared electronic health record to enhance patient care

Increasing the likelihood of a person being treated where they want to be, and how they want to be, is a priority for Northland DHB and North Haven Hospice.

Research could open door to novel stroke therapies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology could open the door to new therapies to improve the movement of arms and hands of stroke survivors.

NZ research influences international treatment guidelines for gout

Otago University’s Professor Lisa Stamp will receive the Medicines New Zealand 2017 Value of Medicines Award tonight for her breakthrough research into gout.

Move to deliver pay equity for mental health workers positive - HRC

The Government’s announcement that it will enter pay equity talks with unions representing mental health workers is a positive move, says the Human Rights Commission.

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