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New research reveals Kiwis losing confidence - smiling is answer

New research has revealed the confidence of many New Zealanders has decreased with over a quarter (27%) of Kiwis claiming their day-to-day confidence has declined in the last five years.

Aucklanders urged to join the ‘refillution’ this summer

With summer here and many Kiwis resolving to take greater care of the planet and themselves in 2020, now’s the time to join ‘the refillution’.

Spiralling DHB deficits prove the pie is too small - ASMS

Reports that DHB deficits are set to blow out even further this year are yet more proof that underfunding is bringing hospitals to their knees, says the new Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Sarah Dalton.

Epilepsy NZ welcomes further research into causes of sudden unexpected deaths

The New Zealand Medical Journal today published the results of a retrospective review of coroners’ reports of people who have died of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy or SUDEP in New Zealand between 2007 and 2016.

Physiotherapy part of the recovery for Samoa’s measles patients - Wintec

How were your holidays? Ask Wintec physiotherapy tutor Oka Sanerivi this question and he’ll tell you he went to Samoa, to help fight the measles epidemic.

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in youth justice system

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of complex physical and mental health disorders, according to new research.

Untimely access to diagnosis not main reason why Maori are dying of cancer - research

Māori have poorer access to early diagnosis for some key cancers including breast and colorectal cancers though, this is not the case for all cancers and is not necessarily why more Māori are dying of cancer, new University of Otago research shows.

Renal Fund enhances quality of life - Northland DHB

At 13 years old Jessie Cherrington was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Because it can affect the skin, joints, kidney, brain and other organs she was told there was a possibility she would end up on dialysis.

Tooth-conscious mokopuna to win challenge - BOP DHB

The mokopuna and whānau of Te Kiriwera Hana Kōhanga Reo based in Te Teko have triumphed in an Eastern Bay of Plenty oral health challenge.

HPV vaccine reduces rates of cervical abnormalities - research

The HPV vaccine has led to a significant reduction in the rate of cervical abnormalities in young New Zealand women, which is likely to result in reduced rates of cervical cancer in future, new University of Otago research reveals.