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A new health super-site has gone live. provides an independent and impartial go-to news source for all health professionals and those with a passion for all things health.

Pharmac keeping up with technology for people with diabetes

PHARMAC is giving people a choice of four funded CareSens meters, including a dual meter that measures both blood glucose and ketones.

Exercise tests response to pandemic threat at Tauranga Hospital

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System (ETS) exercise at Tauranga Hospital.

Shellfish biotoxin alert - Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland coastline

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the Taranaki/Waikato/Auckland coastline from Lower Kina Road south of Oakura northward to the Kaipara Harbour mouth but does not include the Ka

'Northland Maori need strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever'

Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland Māori.

Funding for research into Pasifika and Maori traditional remedies

A PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington has been awarded $345,156 to research the chemical and biological properties of plants found in the Pacific that are traditionally used for medicinal purposes.

NZ urged to move on a floor price for alcohol

Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion.

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting highlights sector issues

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings.

'Mother and baby clinical trials could save the health system'

Not only do findings from clinical trials save lives and improve people’s health, they potentially lead to health savings of millions of dollars - so investing in them is a "no-brainer", a researcher and neonatologist says.

Organisations join forces to help jobseekers with health issues

Helping Western Bay residents find and keep jobs while they work through health concerns is the goal behind a new partnership agreement.

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