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Oxfam launches biggest ever appeal of $100 million for Africa

Oxfam launches biggest ever appeal of $100 million for Africa

New Zealanders urged to respond generously to forgotten crisis Oxfam New Zealand is today launching an appeal to raise $100,000.

This is part of Oxfam's global appeal for assistance to the 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya who face starvation.

Drivers of Crime: health services vital to changing lives

Drivers of Crime: health services vital to  changing lives

Focused, early health care for vulnerable children and their families makes a real difference to their lives.

New Study hopes to unlock benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

New Study hopes to unlock benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

The cardiovascular health benefits of Olive Leaf Extract are well documented, but there is still room to study the many other health-supporting qualities of this ancient natural remedy.

New Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner

New Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Ms Theo Baker, as new Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner.

She replaces Ms Rae Lamb.

Waikato psychiatrist honoured

Waikato psychiatrist honoured

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists have honoured Ngaruawahia-born psychiatrist Graham Mellsop in part for his ongoing dedication to quality improvement for patients.

Clues on antipsychotic drugs side effects offer hope

Clues on antipsychotic drugs side effects offer hope

Weight-gain and diabetes-like symptoms are common side effects of antipsychotic medications, and New Zealand research into the chemical changes involved is raising hope that these effects may be better managed or eliminated.

Heavy drinking linked to more frequent and more severe aggression in relationships

Heavy drinking linked to more frequent and more severe aggression  in relationships

Drinking by one or both partners increases levels of severity, anger and fear reported by victims of intimate partner aggression, according to a new study by University of Otago researchers.

Agreement marks new era for tertiary education and health sectors

A unique collaboration between the Canterbury health sector and tertiary education institutions has been given the seal of approval.

Successful gout project is a model for wider use - Pharmacy Guild

The Guild is actively seeking DHBs to partner in reaching people suffering from gout after the successful outcome of its gout project in Counties Manukau.

Unless it's an emergency the GP should always be your first choice

Unless it's an emergency the GP should always be your first choice

Unless it's an emergency the GP should always be the first choice is the message from Hawke's Bay Hospitals' chief medical officer John Gommans as the number of presentations to ED increases with winter setting in.