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Hawke's Bay cancer fight - Sonya Healey is smashing it

The 35-year-old Hastings woman is in Wellington undergoing eight weeks of aggressive treatment for her cancer; but her eyes are facing firmly forward. "This will not beat me. I’m here to smash this cancer with positivity."

Walking bike changes life of Tauranga woman

Two years ago, Paula Cameron of Tauranga was at a low ebb in her life.

She couldn’t walk or exercise, semi-paralysed from the waist down, suffering from depression and had lost control of her bladder and bowel movements.

Ground-breaking Kiwi study to transform asthma treatment worldwide

New findings from a ‘landmark’ New Zealand study have provided the compelling evidence needed to change how doctors treat the world’s most common respiratory illness.

Piki on track to help thousands of young people across Wairarapa

The Government’s free youth mental health pilot, Piki, is on track to help an estimated 10,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health issues across the region’s 3 DHB areas over the next two years.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kiwis encouraged to explore their way to wellbeing

With one month to go and over 4,000 Kiwis signed up to participate in Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), the campaign is already its biggest ever in Aotearoa.

Measles alert for travellers on US - Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising passengers they may have been exposed to measles on a flight from Los Angeles to Auckland.

Some MidCentral DHB health services relocate to Dannevirke hospital

A number of MidCentral DHB health services have been relocated to the Dannevirke Community Hospital to increase access to services and improve the quality of care for people living in the Tararua District.

MedicAlert launches Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr Harish Rajpal

Last Wednesday evening the Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy officially launched a scholarship fund that will provide financial support to those working on harm prevention initiatives.

Pharmacy Guild announces inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is thrilled to announce the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards in February 2020.

Drug boosts survival for diabetes after pancreatitis - study

A University of Auckland-led study has shown for the first time that diabetes drug metformin halves the risk of death in people with the second most common form of adult-onset diabetes.