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Outreach clinic in Katikati

Family Planning is excited to now be able to offer its services through an outreach clinic in Katikati out of the Katikati Midwives clinic. The outreach clinic opened on 4th October and will be available every second Friday from 10am - 4pm.

Asthma Foundation launches new anti-vaping campaign

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) has announced its plans today to launch a nationwide, youth focussed vaping education campaign, at the beginning of Term One 2020.

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced - study

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals.

Gender pay gap affects medical specialists - ASMS

The senior doctors’ union will ask District Health Boards to introduce gender pay audits after independently conducted research found female specialists are paid 12.5% less per hour than their male colleagues.

Christchurch companies come out with advanced health tech inventions

The world’s first water-proof prosthetic hand, state-of-the-art hip and knee joint surgery devices and an innovative injury-prevention patient lift system - they’re just three of many recent, exciting health technology inventions developed by Christchurch companies and showcased at a special

Get moving for your life - Exercise Professionals

While there are natural parts of the ageing process that cannot be prevented, we are seeing more research indicating that many areas of ageing can be reduced or delayed with regular physical activity.

Wellbeing innovator wants to help young adults create brighter future

Akimbo are proud to be focussing on young people and helping them to develop healthier mindsets that will set them up for an easier and more fulfilling life ahead.

Measles case on Fiji to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of passengers with measles on a flight from Nadi to Auckland last week.

American disability rights lawyer backs NZ student's fight for change

A campaigner who successfully lobbied for law change in the United States, is in New Zealand to support a teenager’s fight to help people with a debilitating disease.

Vape industry supports open letter

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ) has come out in support of over 60 health and community organisations, academics, and school representatives who have written an open letter calling for legislation to be urgently introduced to regulate vaping.