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Burden of leptospirosis explored at forum

The burden of human leptospirosis in New Zealand will be discussed at a forum in Wellington today as part of a Massey University-led nationwide case-control study to identify risk factors.

Health Care Centre to close in Wairoa

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has decided that it will close its Wairoa general practice, the Health Care Centre, on December 1.

Health Care Centre patient records are going to the Queen St Practice, which has agreed to receive the patients to ensure they have continuity of care.

New measles case in Queenstown and other New Zealand locations

Southern DHB/Public Health South has been notified that a visitor from Samoa has travelled around New Zealand, including Queenstown, between 31 October and 4 November, while infectious with measles.

Landmark partnership announced for international medical conference

In 2017, The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) won its bid to host the 2020 WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Auckland, 23 - 26 April.

Medical cannabis company launch $4M crowdfunding campaign

A Marlborough-based medical cannabis company is kicking off a PledgeMe equity crowdfunding campaign today with the goal of raising $4 million.

Water restrictions for residents north of the Waikato river

Residents north of the Waikato River including Nukuhau, Brentwood, Rangatira Park and Wairakei are being asked to restrict all non-essential outdoor water usage over the next week.

‘Godfather of Cannabis’ to play role at MedCan 2020

‘The Godfather of Cannabis’, Professor Raphael Mechoulam, will play a key role in New Zealand’s first international medicinal cannabis summit, MedCan 2020 organisers have announced today.

Parents shouldn't be scared to talk about sexuality - study

You don’t have to be an expert in sexuality education to help your young person make sense of relationships and sex, says University of Canterbury’s (UC) Health Sciences lecturer Tracy Clelland.

St John welcomes Health Ministry announcement on paramedic registration

St John welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Health today that New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003).

US vaping ban data a wake-up call for NZ Govt says vaping boss

"The New Zealand Government needs to urgently take stock of a worrying return to deadly cigarette smoking in the US, before it introduces legislation to restrict vaping products here."