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'Nurse practitioners could help solve health problems'

They can diagnose you, prescribe you medicine, and read your test results - but they’re not doctors.

Nurse practitioners around New Zealand are working in areas from rural general practice to emergency and trauma, and community mental health.

NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity - ExerciseNZ

New Zealand is rated 10th best in the world for gym membership but we have some of the worst physical inactivity levels globally, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

Chief executive provides update from Christchurch Hospital - CDHB

29 people who were injured in the mosque attacks are still in Christchurch Hospital. Two have been well enough to go home since our last media bulletin on Monday afternoon, and they are being supported by family and friends.

World experts in NZ to share latest research on hereditary bowel cancer

This week New Zealand is hosting, for the first time ever, a gathering of world experts in the field of familial gastrointestinal cancers, most commonly hereditary bowel cancer.

Volunteers wanted for hospital garden in Palmerston North

The founder of Palmerston North Hospital’s hidden gem, the Garden of Tranquillity, is calling for volunteers to keep the garden thriving as the team marks the sacred space’s 13th birthday.

Healthscope selects Unisys to protect critical systems for patient care

 Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Australia and New Zealand healthcare provider Healthscope - a new client for Unisys - has awarded the company a three-year contract to provide a package of Unisys security solutions, including a Security Information and Event Management (SIE

Otago discovery 'paves way' for precision medicine in future

University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell "landscape" of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more individualised medicine and treatment for many other diseases in future.

Selwyn Foundation brings world-leading strength and balance tech to NZ

The Selwyn Foundation has opened a unique Strength and Wellness studio with world-leading exercise equipment developed especially for older adults and designed to help improve seniors’ strength and overall wellbeing.

Young female athletes: 'The Pill is not the answer'

She is involved in the third Female Athlete Health Symposium - HPSNZ being organized by the University of Waikato in collaboration with High Performance Sport NZ, happening in Auckland in April.

30 measles cases and one under investigation in Canterbury

The number of confirmed measles cases in Canterbury now stands at 30, with one under investigation.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says measles numbers continue to increase in Canterbury.