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$4.2m grant funds new directions for research centre

New funding from the Health Research Council has continued support for the Centre for Free Radical Research at the University of Otago, Christchurch with a grant of $4.2 million over the next three years.

Major funding for University of Otago health research

World-class research at the University of Otago aimed at improving New Zealanders' health and wellbeing has gained significant backing in the Health Research Council's latest annual funding round.

GPs 'generally satisfied' with patients' access to medicine

Recent research from The University of Auckland, published in BMJ Open, has shown that GPs are broadly satisfied with the current range of medicines available in New Zealand, but that financial barriers could be created for some patients by funding changes (such as those in the recent budget).

Caring service a good start

If you are over 65 years of age, have been admitted to Waikato or Thames hospitals and need some help to recover once you return home, the Waikato District Health Board's 'START' service is there to lend a hand.

Australian meat scare a salutary warning

Australian meat scare a salutary warning

The Public Service Association is warning that a contamination scare threatening Australian meat exports could be repeated in New Zealand once export meat companies start inspecting their own meat.

Jubilee album straight to No 1 in UK

Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber's commemorative Jubilee album Sing has raced straight to the top of the UK Album Charts, debuting at #1.

Immunise at 15 months - Toi Te Ora

Immunising at 15 months of age helps to keep your toddler safe from many infectious diseases. "Your toddler is at risk and you can help keep them safe from serious diseases such as measles and mumps by immunising on time at 15 months of age," says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health.

Health and safety taskforce has job to do

The CTU welcomes advice today of the taskforce to undertake a major review of the workplace health and safety system.

Peter Conway, CTU Secretary says "our workplace death and injury rates are totally unacceptable."

Health and safety review taskforce appointed

Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has announced the membership of an independent taskforce that will undertake the first wide-ranging strategic review of the workplace health and safety system in 20 years.

NZAF outreach clinic open on K'Rd

NZAF outreach clinic open on K'Rd

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has set up an outreach clinic to provide rapid testing services and counselling on K' Road. FASTesting for HIV, syphilis and hep C will be provided to anyone who thinks they may have been exposed.