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Heart Foundation welcomes rheumatic fever funding announcement

The Heart Foundation welcomes this week’s announcement by the Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa that the Government’s Wellbeing Budget will include $12 million to reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever amongst Maori and Pacific people.

New health initiative launches to save Kiwi women's lives

Tash Crosby has something important to say. Something that stems from a difficult personal experience.

New report shows carers 'desperately need some care'

New Zealand’s respite care system is in crisis and needs urgent attention, says a new report from the New Zealand Carers Alliance.

Developmental Surveillance Program for early identification of Autism:

Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving children’s developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress.

Grieving parents drive fundraising event for NICU

On Friday 26 July, Waikato couple Cory and Emily Norman are hosting an exclusive gala dinner and fund raising auction at the recently opened Zenders Event Centre in Hamilton.

The event is being organised in memory of the Norman’s baby, Kelly June, who was born on March 4 in 2018.

Health $3.2 billion under-funded since 2009/10 - ASMS

Health $3.2 billion under-funded since 2009/10 A pre-budget analysis conducted by the Council of Trade Unions and Association of Salaried Medical Specialists has highlighted a vast spending shortfall in health since 2009/2010. For the Health Vote to regain the spending power of the 2009/10 

Research supports HPV vaccinations to lower throat cancer rates

The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal (throat) cancer has increased in many developed countries, including New Zealand. Here, rates have almost quadrupled between 1996 and 2012 but the role of HPV has remained uncertain.

Conquer 'the fortress' and raise money for orthopaedic research

‘The fortress’ Eden Park has been the scene of numerous sporting victories - on Sunday, make it the scene of one of yours!

Bulls and Dannevirke tobacco retailers fail undercover operations

Two tobacco retailers sold cigarettes to a teenager during recent tobacco controlled purchase operations (CPOs) carried out by MidCentral District Health Board’s (MDHB) Public Health Service. The retailers were Mobil Bulls in Bulls and Good Value $2 Shop in Dannevirke.

Massey scholars lead pay and wellbeing research

Sustainability scholars at Massey University’s School of Psychology are having an impact globally with their research, teaching and practice on wellbeing at work and decent pay through a living wage.