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US Supreme Court decision ranks health funding number one issue

US Supreme Court decision ranks health funding number one issue

Today's landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court shows future funding of healthcare is the biggest public policy issue of our time, according to Health Funds Association chief executive Roger Styles.

Lack of funding for overlooked problem

There is currently no government funding for specifically addressing child continence problems in New Zealand.

Pediatrician and child continence expert, Dr Bobby Tsang believes that funding aimed at addressing child continence is urgently needed.

Bite mark bacteria provide potential forensic clues

Bite mark bacteria provide potential forensic clues

Oral bacteria lifted from bite marks may provide a new source of clues for forensic experts, thanks to research projects completed by students at the Sir John Walsh Research Institute in the University of Otago's School of Dentistry.

Expert joins macular degeneration campaign

A top Auckland ophthalmologist is joining forces with Macular Degeneration New Zealand to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of blindness in this country.

DHB mental health service report released

S95 Inquiry into Hutt Valley DHB Mental Health Service Released 28 June 2012

Smokefree prisons a winner

The Department of Corrections has scooped a national award for its communication campaign to make prisons smokefree environments.

Waikato DHB breaks surgical records

Waikato DHB breaks surgical records

Despite experiencing the busiest stage of redevelopment at Waikato Hospital and the most challenging financial time in its history, Waikato District Health Board's surgical discharges are up 25 per cent on five years ago.

West Coast arranges cover for four-day gap

The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) is making arrangements to ensure women have access to obstetrics and gynaecology services for four days at the start of July when none will be available locally.

Tutors and builders insulate cancer sufferer's house

EIT carpentry tutors and local builders have put their muscle into helping a "very brave" Napier youngster battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Attitude Award gives champion a boost

Mike Gourley says receiving the 2011 Attitude ACC Supreme Award couldn't have come at a better time in his life.

Mike had a stroke earlier in the year and was feeling a bit down. Winning the award made him feel as if the past 54 years of his life had really meant something.