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Top tips to stay trim when travelling

Top tips to stay trim when travelling

Auckland - For many Kiwis, holidays are an opportunity to relax and recharge the batteries. And, more often than not, our health and fitness regimes are put firmly on hold, despite the best intentions.

Guild welcomes pharmaceutical changes

The Guild welcomes changes announced by PHARMAC to the General Rules in the Pharmaceutical Schedule that will allow pharmacists to amend certain types of prescriptions.

Good egg shows kids importance of breakfast

Good egg shows kids importance of breakfast

In a bid to get school children all over New Zealand excited about eating breakfast, The Egg Guy is visiting schools to teach, inspire and grow the confidence of budding cooks through simple and tasty egg recipes.

Sun alert will help protect Kiwi skin

Sun alert will help protect Kiwi skin

From next month, New Zealanders will have a new, easy-to-use tool that tells them when they need to protect their skin from the sun, with specific reference to where in the country they live.

HRC and the MOH invest in cancer research

HRC and the MOH invest in cancer research

Announced today by the Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have made a joint commitment to co-invest in three new cancer research projects.

Pharmac papers show cautious approach to new drug

Papers released by PHARMAC today outline the careful consideration given before funding was approved for the new-generation anticoagulant drug dabigatran (Pradaxa).

World marks 7 billion population milestone

World marks 7 billion population milestone

The New Zealand Parliamentarians' Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) marked the world's population reaching 7 billion with an event at parliament highlighting the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Wave of interest in new cancer therapy

Using viruses and bacteria that normally cause disease to cure disease is an apparent contradiction, but it's fundamental to the work being carried out by Dr David Ackerley.

Anaesthesia World President coming to NZ

A Canadian doctor awarded that country's highest civilian honour for her work in improving anaesthesia education and safety in low income countries is in New Zealand next month.

Disability conference a first for NZ

At the end of November the University of Otago hosts New Zealand's first major conference focused on Disability Studies, Every Body In.