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Speech highlights future of gynaecological surgery

Speech highlights future of gynaecological surgery

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) New Zealand Committee kicked off its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) today in Rotorua with a keynote speech on the future of gynaecological surgery.

Conference looks at alcohol harm to children

Conference looks at alcohol harm to children

A conference on Thursday is a first for New Zealand. The "Babies, Children and Alcohol" conference at Te Papa, Wellington, is focused on the damage that alcohol is doing to New Zealand's children and what can be done about it.

NMDHB offers staff flu jabs

NMDHB offers staff flu jabs

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) staff will again have the opportunity to have a free influenza vaccination this year, to protect their patients, families and themselves.

Ebook looks at positive psychology

An exciting new eBook on positive psychology was launched this week with all money from sales going towards research on wellbeing.

Pacific health issues in conference spotlight

Multiple agencies will meet in Auckland in early April for the first ever conference aimed specifically at addressing mental health, addiction and disability issues within New Zealand's Pacific community.

St John right behind fall prevention competition

St John Ambulance Officers see many preventable falls, some of which result in severe brain injury or death, and the service supports ACC's Idea Nation initiative which aims to reduce them.

Conference to address critical ageing issues

Re-framing the debate about future wellbeing for older people and the impact of clowning in dementia care are examples of a varied programme looking at the critical issues that are facing our country's growing elderly population that will be discussed at a conference in Wellington this month host

Proposed maternity changes offer opportunities

The successful introduction of a new model of primary birthing care at Thames has resulted in a proposal to expand the model to Matariki Birthing Unit in Te Awamutu. www.waikatodhb.health.nz/matariki

Health PPPs provide value for money

International evidence shows health PPPs provide value for money in the provision of health infrastructure

Rheumatic fever rates must be addressed

The Public Health Association (PHA) says a new report revealing young Maori are 23 times more likely to suffer acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori lends weight to the Prime Minister's calls to address rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand.