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Time to move to human studies

A review of the current global position of nutrigenomics, published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, calls for the science and medical community to recognise how this science could increase understanding of how to treat Crohn's disease patients.

Entries open for value of medicines award

Entries for the 2012 Medicines New Zealand Value of Medicines Award are now open.

"This $20,000 award aims to stimulate research that improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines," Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says.

Dame Edna adding years by losing kilos

Dame Edna adding years by losing kilos

Hello possums! I'm just over halfway and starting to adore what I see!

National Treasure Dame Edna Everage and her manager Barry Humphries are more than halfway to their goal weight, both shedding an impressive eight kilograms with Jenny Craig.

Tobacco display law changes come into force

Tobacco display law changes come into force

Tobacco displays will become a thing of the past next month when amendments to the Smoke-Free Environments Act come into force.

NZ Health Innovation Hub appointments announced

The New Zealand Health Innovation Hub has appointed Dr Murray Horn as it inaugural chairman and Sir Ray Avery as deputy chair.

The announcement was made this afternoon at the New Zealand Healthcare Congress in Auckland.

NorthTec on top for Maori nursing achievements

NorthTec has scored top spot in a leading national study which has shown that the tertiary institution is "responding well" to the needs of its M?ori Nursing students.

Carers of older people with dementia needed for nursing study

Carers of older people with dementia needed for nursing study

Researchers from The University of Auckland are calling for carers of older people with dementia to take part in a study looking at the availability and adequacy of support in their communities.

Three weeks left to have your say on folic acid

Public consultation on the issue began in May and will finish on Monday 16 July 2012.

Meade Clinical Centre opens in Sep

Work began on Waikato District Health Board's $430 million building and redevelopment programme at Waikato and Thames hospitals eight years ago.

Waikato Hospital Atrium a 'knock-out combination'

They thought of everything - even the surface material is permanently anti-bacterial and easy to clean.

This clever design aspect is just part of the reason that the Atrium in Waikato Hospital's Acute Services Building was a stand-out winner in the New Zealand Fly Forbo 2012 Awards.