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Starship Hospital Welcomes New CEO

Starship Hospital Welcomes New CEO

The Starship Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Clark as the Chief Executive of the Starship Foundation.

Men With Depression Have More Disabilities Than Women

Men With Depression Have More Disabilities Than Women

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Men with common mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, are more likely than women with those disorders to have difficulties functioning socially and in their other roles, an Otago University study finds.

WHO To Define Information Standards For Traditional Medicine

WHO To Define Information Standards For Traditional Medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) will develop, for the first time, a classification of traditional medicine, paving the way for the objective evaluation of its benefits.

Cancer Screening Pilot Inadequate, Lobby Group Says

Cancer Screening Pilot Inadequate, Lobby Group Says

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A bowel cancer lobby group says a pilot screening programme announced today is too little, too late.

Health Minister Tony Ryall said the programme would be trialled by the Waitemata District Health Board and would cover 130,000 people.

Fat Dads May Be Risking Babies' Health

Fat Dads May Be Risking Babies' Health

New research from the University of Auckland has found overweight fathers are more likely to have undersized babies.

Small for gestational age (SGA) babies are more likely to be stillborn and to have complications in the newborn period and in later life.

Fat Dads May Be Risking Babies' Health

Fat Dads May Be Risking Babies' Health

Overweight men are more likely to father undersized babies, new research says.

Former RNZ Journalist Wins Top Age Care Job In Australia

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A former New Zealand journalist, Rae Lamb, has been named as Australia's Aged Care Commissioner.

Ms Lamb has been New Zealand's deputy health and disability commissioner for the past five years, after working as Radio New Zealand's health reporter.

Studies Highlight Ethnic Inequalities In Cancer Rates

Studies Highlight Ethnic Inequalities In Cancer Rates

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - Health services must work further to reduce ethnic inequalities, both through prevention programmes and quality health care services, according to two studies by Otago University.

New Information Services For Better Patient Care

New Information Services For Better Patient Care

On December the 3rd, the three Auckland based District Health Boards (Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata) started a new service for healthcare providers in the region, providing information on medications dispensed.

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Fourth TPP Negotiation Round

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Fourth TPP Negotiation Round

Medicines New Zealand is closely following the fourth round of negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) being held in Auckland this week.