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Aroa Biosurgery expands options for soft tissue repair with launch of Myriad

Aroa Biosurgery, the Auckland-based privately held soft-tissue repair company, has launched Myriad™, a new product for soft tissue repair and reconstruction, in the United States market.

Yoga provides tangible health benefits - research

Studies released ahead of World Yoga Day this month (22 February) have revealed what yoga enthusiasts have always believed - it provides multiple tangible health benefits.

Meth use and impact on violence laid bare in world-first study

Almost a third of middle-aged New Zealanders have tried methamphetamine at least once, according to a new University of Otago, Christchurch study looking at the link between using the drug and violence in the general population.

Immunise your dog and protect against parvo - Hamilton City Council

Summer brings a higher risk of parvovirus among dogs and Hamilton City Council’s Animal Education and Control are seeing an increasing number of dogs infected with the virus.

Renowned experts join forces to produce medicinal cannabis

Bay of Plenty-based firm, Eqalis, is rapidly building its reputation as the most qualified medicinal cannabis producer in New Zealand after hiring two additional global experts.

Fertility clinics' 'success rates' like apples and pears - University of Auckland

Couples seeking help having a baby cannot meaningfully compare advertised ‘success rates’ between fertility clinics in New Zealand and Australia, a new study shows.

Bright new welcome at women’s clinics

Light, bright and revived is the new feel of a space for women who attend Waikato Hospital’s Women’s Health Clinic because it’s just had a facelift.

Health Warning - Algal Blooms in the Ashley/Rakahuri River

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the length of the Ashley/Rakahuri River from the Okuku River Confluence to Ashley SH1.

Waitemata DHB moves to grow its Maori workforce

Waitematā DHB is thought to be the first district health board in the country to create a role designed specifically to recruit more Māori into its workforce.

High rates of suicide continue among older NZ men - Otago research

There continues to be a high rate of suicide among older New Zealand men and an Otago psychogeriatrician says more needs to be done to understand why and to help prevent this occurring.