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NZ malaria drug passes first stage trials

An anti-malarial compound first synthesized at IRL, BCX4945, has successfully passed the first stage of a preclinical efficacy study.

Call for submissions on draft nutrition claims standard

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard.

Vitamin C may enhance tumour radiation therapy - study

Vitamin C may enhance tumour radiation therapy - study

Recent research by the University of Otago, Wellington has shown that giving brain cancer cells high dose vitamin C makes them much more susceptible to radiation therapy.

Prison healthcare shocking - Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell, MP for Waiariki, is shocked by the Ombudsman's report - the Investigation of the Department of Corrections in relation to the Provision, Access and Availability of Prisoner Health Services which was released today.

Prison health services model unsustainable

Taxpayers would get better value and prisoners a better level of healthcare if prison health services were delivered by a health agency rather than the Department of Corrections.

That's according to a report by the Office of the Ombudsmen tabled in Parliament today.

Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may have positive effects for those suffering with digestive problems, new research suggests.

Putting the focus on healthy skin

Having healthy skin is not just about appearances. Every human adult has over 1.5 metres of skin containing nerve endings, hair follicles, sweat glands and blood vessels. It is the largest organ in the human body.

Eating nuts keeps doctor away

Eating nuts keeps doctor away

A daily intake of nuts can reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health

Sharing technology to improve patient care

Knowledge is power and the eSCRV electronic Shared Care Record View technology will give health professionals immediate access to valuable health information and patient histories. Data that will help them provide the very best possible patient care.

Society releases earthquake psychology publication

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) has released a Special Issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology that presents sound research and a range of professional experiences related to the changing condition of the population of Canterbury in the aftermath of the last 10,000 shakes and