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New study doesn't change dietary advice

New Zealanders can rest assured their enjoyment of beef and lamb doesn't need to change anytime soon despite the predictions of a new US study suggesting harm from eating large amounts.

Elite athletes using chiropractic approach

Elite athletes are increasingly using chiropractic care to enhance their performance levels and New Zealand research is leading the way in uncovering the mechanisms involved according to the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association [NZCA].

Call for entries: Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership

Practitioners and researchers in the youth sector with strong leadership skills are being urged to apply for a Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership offered by The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in association with SYHPANZ (Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand).

Arthritis research boosted at University of Otago

The University of Otago is establishing an Arthritis Research Theme to enhance support for the internationally leading work its researchers are undertaking in this area.

Printing efficiencies see $250,000 savings

A new fully managed print, copy and scanning device service between Waikato District Health Board and Ricoh New Zealand will result in a $250,000 saving for the DHB in its first full year.

75,000 New Zealanders vote for smokefree future

75,000 New Zealanders vote for smokefree future

74,764 New Zealanders, mostly aged between 13 and 24 years, have added their vote in support of a campaign built around the phrase: 'smoking not our future.'

West Coast DHB decides on location for new health centre

West Coast DHB decides on location for new health centre

On Friday the West Coast District Health Board agreed that its preferred site for the proposed Buller Integrated Family Health Centre is the current Buller Health site.

Entry call for mental illness stage shows

Entry call for multimedia stage show that rethinks mental illness

A one act play? A short film? Dance pieces, performance poems, visual art or anything in between - the entry call is open for the Like Minds "Big reTHiNK" Challenge.

Nearly half kids don't play every day

Nearly half kids don't play every day

A new study - the first of its kind to investigate the play habits of New Zealand children aged 8 - 12 years old - reveals that nearly half (46%) of New Zealand children are not playing every day.

Minister commends decision to support deaf MP

Minister commends decision to support deaf MP

Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, congratulates the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, for making funds permanently available for electronic note-takers to support Deaf MP Mojo Mathers to fulfil her role and responsibilities as a Member of Parliament.