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Asthma study offers 'world-first results'

A fixed-dose 2 in 1 combination of salbutamol and budesonide, used as an as-needed rescue medicine, has been shown for the first time to significantly reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks.

MHF response to Budget investment in specialist mental health, addiction services

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes the Government’s investment into specialist mental health services.

Long Covid could cast decades-long shadow, symposium organiser warns

The shadow of lasting illness could be with us for decades once the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, the convenor of a University of Otago symposium on Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome (PACS) is warning.

Plunket celebrates 115th birthday - Plunket

Whānau Āwhina Plunket has marked its 115th birthday - and honoured its bicultural origins - by officially launching te reo Māori translations on its website.

The website is data free and one of Aotearoa’s most widely read digital child health resources.

Access to ophthalmology service did not meet accepted standard of care - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services with reasonable care and skill.

World IBD Day 2022 - Crohn's and Colitis NZ

There are over 5 million people worldwide who are challenged daily by the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or "IBD"). 20,000 of them live in our small country, which has the third highest rates of these diseases in the world.

Be prepared for flu season 2022 - Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is advising the 700,000 New Zealanders with respiratory conditions to be well prepared for a potentially tough winter ahead.

New online Building Blocks tool aims to improve the hauora of tamariki - BOPDHB

Toi Te Ora Public Health (Toi Te Ora) is launching an important online tool to support early learning services (ELS) to improve and sustain the health and wellbeing of tamariki.

CTU calls on employers to value essential Allied Health workers

CTU President Richard Wagstaff has called on Health employers and the Ministry of Health to recognise the value of Allied Health workers and make a serious offer to settle the current industrial dispute.

Pharmac widens access to medicine for RSV

Pharmac has announced today that it will be funding the preventative treatment, palivizumab, for the next two seasons of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for young children with severe diseases who need to be ventilated and pēpi (babies) with a high susceptibility for RSV-related illness and