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Precision medicine study begins for type 2 diabetes

New Zealand researchers are bringing us closer to a future where people living with type 2 diabetes will be prescribed the best medications for them personalised to their genetics, body size, ethnicity, age and other characteristics.

Up in arms for brain cancer

Iconic Christchurch pub, the Pegasus Arms is stepping up in support of Brain Cancer Awareness Month. The May Matters Walk is a charity event bringing people together in support of the work of the White Matter Brain Cancer Trust.

Study finds Australian pilots not at higher risk of melanoma

A new study has found modern airline pilots registered in Australia, appear not to be at higher risk of developing invasive melanoma than the rest of the population.

St John welcomes commitment to the future of ambulance services

St John is pleased with today’s news that emergency ambulance services will receive a helping hand in this year’s budget while work is undertaken to develop a sustainable, long-term funding model.

AUT launches Traumatic Brain Injury Network

The TBI Network will act as a hub for research, training, education and networking - fostering collaboration between patients and whānau, cultural advisors, service providers, clinicians, researchers and policymakers.

Cultural care plan and psychiatric review of at-risk patient - HDC

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding Southern District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to provide services to a woman with reasonable care and skill.

Young people will be the generation that helps stop HPV cancers

Young people are being encouraged to take the opportunity to get immunised for free to protect themselves from human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can cause some cancers, and be part of the first generation that helps stop HPV cancers.

Study shows inequality in access to life saving AEDs

Early defibrillation is a key factor in surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, something that can be done by bystanders accessing and using AEDs (automated external defibrillators) within the community.

Communication is the 'key' to helping asthma patients

Sue Jones is one of Waikato DHB’s newest nurse prescribers-, and her ability to prescribe a wide range of respiratory and especially asthma medications adds a new dimension to her work as a clinical nurse specialist in the Respiratory Department at Waikato Hospital.

Breakthrough asthma study 'revolutionises' asthma treatment

Findings from a New Zealand-led asthma study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today have discovered a way to significantly improve the treatment and management of asthma - the world’s most common form of respiratory illness.