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Celebrating launch of bowel screening programme

The Ministry of Health is celebrating the launch of the free National Bowel Screening Programme in Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Every year more than 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 1,200 die from it.

Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the start of the bowel screening programme is a major milestone for the New Zealand health system, and will ultimately save lives.

Eastern Bay of Plenty Medical Group launched at Matariki celebration

Te Puna Ora o Mataatua has announced the launch of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Medical Group, at a large Matariki celebration in Whakatāne last night.

Conference to deal with autism’s life-challenging transitions

More than 50 speakers, some who have lived experience of autism, will participate in Altogether Autism’s biennial conference in Auckland next week.

Review heralds new era for rural PRIME service

A wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service has been successfully completed and work will soon begin to implement its recommendations, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

DHB data science partnership wins big at research awards

Waitemata DHB is thrilled to have won the Research and Business Partnership Award with partners the University of Auckland and Orion Health at this year’s KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Precision Driven Healthcare Partnership wins at Kiwinet awards

Kiwinet’s MinterEllisonRuddWatts Research and Business Partnership Award has been given to the Precision Driven Healthcare Partnership, a $37.8 million collaboration between the University of Auckland, Orion Healthcare and Waitemata District Health Board.

Beware of mosquitoes on winter breaks overseas

As New Zealanders travel abroad this winter, it is important to be aware of health risks in some of our favourite holiday destinations, including the Pacific Islands.

Kiwis showing leadership in the workplace about NIHL

The National Foundation for the Deaf is calling for registrations for its annual online fundraising event on the 4 August called ‘The Silent Leadership Challenge;’ this is to raise awareness about Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the workplace and the consequences of losing hearing, which can be

Help fight the spread of influenza in hospitals this winter

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has launched a call-to-action campaign to help fight the spread of influenza in hospitals this winter.

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