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Researchers find quick candida test

A team led by a Massey University researcher has developed a diagnostic tool that could save the lives of some of the 60 people estimated to die each year in New Zealand from the fungal infection candidemia - and thousands of such patients worldwide.

Measles outbreaks cause concern

 Measles outbreaks cause concern

The measles outbreaks in Auckland and the Waikato region are causing concern that measles may also come to the Bay of Plenty and Lakes region. Auckland has confirmed 94 cases to date and Waikato has now confirmed 8 cases.

Whanau success - a pathway to the future

We have much to learn from stories of wh?nau success; a new report by the Families Commission has found.

Wh?nau Yesterday, Today,Tomorrow looks at M?ori achievement from a wh?nau perspective, highlighting culture as a pathway to success.

Short-term plans won't solve child welfare issues

Labour's Social Policy spokesperson Annette King says she's bitterly disappointed with the Prime Minister's refusal to join a cross-party approach on child welfare.

Whangarei Hospital reopens ward to patients

Whangarei Hospital's Ward 15 Stroke Unit is open to patient admissions but the rest of the ward remains closed to all other admissions.

Schoolchildren could be sent home as measles spreads

Parents are reminded to make sure their children are appropriately immunised or risk having them sent home from school in a measles outbreak.

Measles Statistics Weekly Update #4

Measles Statistics Weekly Update #4

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm 94 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning; 8 contacts are in quarantine; five cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak.

Beanies for babies big success

Beanies for babies big success

Hundreds of newborn baby beanies have flooded Christchurch Women's Hospital following a nationwide appeal to get the public knitting every newborn baby a woollen beanie this winter.

Study on air pollution harm to be presented

Professor Bert Brunekreef from Utrecht University in the Netherlands will present epidemiological studies that show that community air pollution has adverse health effects even at very low concentrations.

Norovirus outbreak confirmed at Whangarei Hospital

Norovirus outbreak confirmed at Whangarei Hospital

Whangarei Hospital confirms the viral-gastroenteritis outbreak reported yesterday is Norovirus and the hospital is continuing to urge members of the public with viral gastroenteritis-like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital, or to call ahead for advice if they do need to visit.