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Addiction treatment needs urgent change

Addiction treatment in New Zealand has been seriously underfunded for many decades, National Addiction Centre Director Professor Doug Sellman told a symposium in Wellington today.

Eating speed linked to weight - study

Middle-aged women who eat slowly are much less likely to be overweight or obese than those who eat at a faster pace, according to new University of Otago research.

Discovering new drugs to fight TB

Discovering new drugs to fight TB

Research at Victoria University is targeting new drugs to fight drug-resistant and other forms of tuberculosis (TB).

Record elective surgery tops Q4 health results

Record elective surgery tops Q4 health results

The national health target results for the final quarter of the 2010/11 year show record numbers of kiwi patients accessing elective surgery, among other improvements in key areas of the public health service.

Screening Awareness Month prompt for women

Women in the Canterbury region are being urged to use September - Cervical Screening Awareness Month - as a prompt to take control of their own health.

Psychologists focus on boosting NZ success

How can New Zealand and New Zealanders be more successful? That will be the focus for more than 100 psychologists, counsellors and business and personal coaches who gather in Auckland next week for the country's first positive psychology conference: 'The Science of Wellbeing'.

Aranui Community Dental Clinic open day

The Canterbury Health System is helping children living in the eastern suburbs smile with improved access to better dental care.

Rotovegas half marathon hailed a success

Rotovegas half marathon hailed a success

Rotorua's first 2011 Brooks Rotovegas Half Marathon has been hailed a success by sponsor Rotorua District Council (RDC) and events unit Events & Venues Rotorua.

Child health disparities require urgent action

The large health disparities in the health status of New Zealand children, which have led to an alarming number of hospital admissions for a range of preventable illnesses, must be urgently addressed says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) in response to this year's Children's Social Heal

Child health monitor confirms huge disparities

The Child Health Social Monitor released today confirms there are huge disparities in the wellbeing of New Zealand children, with Pasifika, Maori, those in beneficiary homes, and those in the youngest age group (0-6) suffering hardship with the potential to lead to significant long-term costs.