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Funding for UC research into improving Pacific community health

University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Professor Steven Ratuva has secured research funding of more than $588,000 over three years from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to investigate Pacific community health.

Funding to explore methamphetamine impact on pregnant women and whanau

Research aiming to reduce the effects of methamphetamine on women, babies and young children is one of two Victoria University of Wellington projects which together have received over $2 million in funding from the Health Research Council (HRC).

Health Research Council grants $40m to Otago researchers

Climate change and its impact on people’s health and using DNA to help predict who may suffer heart failure are just two of many University of Otago-led research projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of more than $40 million.

$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research

Asthma prevalence in New Zealand is amongst the highest in the world and there is no cure or effective prevention.

New national action plan released to curb rise in syphilis cases - MoH

The Ministry of Health has released its new national syphilis action plan in an important step in reversing a growing number of cases of the infection. Cases of syphilis in New Zealand have been on the rise, following a similar trend in other countries.

Why a public health service is worth fighting for

Celebrating 30 years of ASMS and public health system advocacy Senior doctors and health sector leaders are gathering in Wellington tomorrow (27 June) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and reaffirm the importance of the public health syste

NZ falling behind rest of world in cancer treatment - Myeloma NZ

The management of New Zealand’s most common blood cancer, myeloma, is falling behind the rest of the world, putting lives at unnecessary risk of this incurable but treatable disease.

Waikato play specialists give the best care to our Waikids

Medical treatment in hospital isn’t fun for anyone, especially children.

Mahitahi Hauora a 'groundbreaking endeavour'

This week Northland primary care is undergoing a significant transformational change agenda on the Treaty of Waitangi grounds, symbolising a renewed commitment to partnership between General Practice, Māori Health Providers, Iwi and Northland District Health Board.

Significant delays in developing the Medical Cannabis scheme - MCANZ

Public consultation on Medicinal Cannabis is not due until mid-to-late July, after multiple delays in the scheduling. Early OIA requests showed the initial date was planned for the 22nd April, putting the scheme 3 months behind, with 6 months to go.