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Groundbreaking Maori health practitioners bring their expertise to Wintec

There’s a growing practice of recounting Māori indigenous stories or pÅ«rākau as therapy and it is making meaningful change in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Massive potential health gains in switching to active transport - study

Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Hutt Valley Matariki achieving excellence in Maori Health Awards 2019

An outstanding community health worker and an organisation changing the lives of people suffering from respiratory conditions were the supreme winners at Hutt Valley DHB’s first ever Matariki Achieving Excellence in Māori Health Awards.

Mosque attack survivors urged to access counselling services

With the distribution of $13.2 million in donations to the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks completed in June, Victim Support is working with the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB), local General Practice teams, and local counselling agencies to ensure those affected have access t

NZ's aged care sector to gain from new cardiovascular research focus

Raising the standard of cardiovascular care in New Zealand’s retirement sector, is the focus of a New Zealand first, joint initiative between Ryman Healthcare, The Heart Foundation of NZ and the Christchurch Heart Institute, a University of Otago Christchurch research centre.

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and Palmerston North that they may have been exposed to measles.

A passenger flew while infectious, but before they knew they had measles. The flight details are -

$1.7 million Dunedin Hospital cardiology catheter suite refurbishment

A $1.7 million refurbishment has provided Dunedin Hospital’s Cardiology Catheter Suite with technology to enhance patient safety, and staff decision making.

Heart Foundation TV ad proves to be a life saver

The Heart Foundation says its heart attack awareness TV campaign is saving lives by prompting more Kiwis to get help faster when experiencing heart attack symptoms.

NZMA alarmed at lack of clinical training in diagnosis of sore throats

Patient diagnoses are not a simple matter.

nib partners with ZOOM Pharmacy to support better health outcomes

nib New Zealand (nib) has launched a new partnership with ZOOM Pharmacy to offer its members an easy way to access their prescription medicines and in turn drive better health outcomes.