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Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield would like to make the public aware of a resource developed to assist those experiencing mental distress as a result of the incident in Christchurch.

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a University of Auckland lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.

No confirmed measles in MidCentral, but it could spread

There are currently no confirmed cases of measles in the MidCentral district but it’s possible it will spread to the region, the DHB Medical Officer of Health says.

Paterson Burn and Rototuna Primary set their sights on improving kids' vision

Paterson Burn Optometrists have teamed up with Rototuna Primary School to carry out a study that aims to help identify visual issues that affect students’ learning.

A call for more live kidney donors

Today is World Kidney Day and the Waikato District Health Board are calling for more live kidney donors through their Give One Gift One campaign.

Adult daughters of mothers smoking during pregnancy more likely short, obese - study

A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.

Immunisation the best protection against measles - MoH

The Ministry of Health is urging New Zealanders to stay alert to symptoms of measles and ensure that children aged between 15 months and 4 years receive their normal MMR vaccinations.

Could you give one of your kidney's and gift life?

Midland- Regional Renal Centre is launching a campaign on World Kidney Day (14 March 2018) to get the kōrero started on live kidney donations.

Expert presents evidence for innovative drug-free pain management device

Mundipharma was pleased to welcome Biomedical Engineer Dr Sree Koneru to Australia to give a presentation on the innovative pain management device, ActiPatch, which he helped develop.

ActiPatch uses electromagnetic pulse therapy to provide long-lasting pain relief.

Health warning removed for algal bloom in Waipara River at Teviotdale

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Waipara River at Teviotdale.