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START service goes primary

START service goes primary

The Waikato District Health Board Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START) is moving to Northcare Primary Health on Pukete Rd on 11 June.

Research targets bacteria causing kids' ear infections

New research led from Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital is helping combat widespread childhood ear infections by pinpointing the bacteria responsible for acute middle ear disease in children in New Zealand.

Epilepsy NZ appoints Pacific Health Manager

Epilepsy New Zealand, the country's largest epilepsy service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Susan Ravelich, as national Pacific Health Manager.

ADHD drug use in kids cause for concern

Family First NZ is alarmed at the number of children being prescribed drugs for hyperactivity and says that better diagnosis with second opinions and treatment of underlying problems should be the highest priority.

Brain imbalance syndrome linked to range of disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity, autism, dyslexia and a range of other neurobehavioral and developmental disorders may be due to an imbalance between the two hemispheres of the brain, the national conference of the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association was told yesterday (19th May).

Blood pressure checks reveal mixed results

Blood pressure checks reveal mixed results

Waikato District Health Board's Older Persons and Rehabilitation staff today took 114 peoples blood pressure in two hours at Waikato Hospital.

Thirty of those - a mixture of staff and patients - were referred to their GPs with high blood pressure for follow-up.

Scouts 'mobilize' for Starship

Saturday the 19th of May marks the beginning of the "Let's Mobilize" campaign - a nationwide fundraising initiative undertaken by Scouts New Zealand in support of the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal.

Additional funding for support services welcomed

The New Zealand Home Health Association welcomes the additional spending on home and community services announced by the Minister of Health this week.

Kiwi families help in battle against childhood earache

The true burden of childhood ear infections on parents and families has been highlighted for the first time in a global study of 2,867 caregivers, which included over 250 New Zealand families.

Students sponsored into health

Students sponsored into health

More than 20 high performing secondary schoolers will rub shoulders with top medical students and health professionals at the medical industry's annual conference later this month.