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Shivering in the cold? Exercise may protect against muscle fatigue

New research published in The Journal of Physiology highlights how exercise could help people exposed to extreme temperatures protect themselves from the cold. This could be useful for people who live and work in very cold conditions.

Action plan to tackle alcohol-related harm

A city free from alcohol-related harm is the vision behind a new strategy launched in Christchurch.

Counties Manukau Health to adopt Cxbladder tests

Counties Manukau is New Zealand’s second largest DHB and serves an estimated population of over half a million people, representing approximately 12% of New Zealand’s population.

Help for those who suffer in silence

A group of ethnic counsellors have seen their vision for a counselling service for migrants and former refugees become a reality.

Vanisri Mills, Freda X'ia and Kaoru Tsukigi use their experience of migrating to a new country to help others at Diversity Counselling NZ.

Clinical trial aims to provide facts about shellfish benefits

New Zealand’s iconic Greenshell mussels (GSM) are world-famous for their delicious taste, but now a clinical trial is about to get underway that will provide facts about the key active components in the shellfish. 

New Tapuhi Kaitiaki awards support the development of Maori nurses

PHARMAC and Te Pōari o Te Rūnanga o Āotearoa and their Tiriti partner Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Āotearoa (NZNO) are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Tapuhi Katiaki Awards.

Another 30,000 start bowel cancer screening in Nelson Marlborough

Health Minister Dr David Clark is welcoming the introduction of the National Bowel Screening Programme in Nelson Marlborough DHB today.

Moe Milne ONZM awarded Akenehi Hei Award 2018

At the awards dinner for the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2018, NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku was delighted to present the biennial Akenehi Hei Award to Northland nurse, Moe Milne (ONZM).

Akenehi Hei is the highest honour for Te RÅ«nanga and is an NZNO award.

Patients missing out 'due to heart-breaking drug access rules'

Pharmac is being urged to change its "unfair and outdated" rules to allow better access to funded drugs for Multiple Sclerosis or MS, a chronic illness affecting over 4000 New Zealanders.

Palmerston North Hospital Emergency Department entrance to reopen

Public access to Palmerston North Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) will return to the regular entrance from 10am next Tuesday, 14 August.