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Mosque attack survivors urged to access counselling services

With the distribution of $13.2 million in donations to the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks completed in June, Victim Support is working with the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB), local General Practice teams, and local counselling agencies to ensure those affected have access t

NZ's aged care sector to gain from new cardiovascular research focus

Raising the standard of cardiovascular care in New Zealand’s retirement sector, is the focus of a New Zealand first, joint initiative between Ryman Healthcare, The Heart Foundation of NZ and the Christchurch Heart Institute, a University of Otago Christchurch research centre.

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and Palmerston North that they may have been exposed to measles.

A passenger flew while infectious, but before they knew they had measles. The flight details are -

$1.7 million Dunedin Hospital cardiology catheter suite refurbishment

A $1.7 million refurbishment has provided Dunedin Hospital’s Cardiology Catheter Suite with technology to enhance patient safety, and staff decision making.

Heart Foundation TV ad proves to be a life saver

The Heart Foundation says its heart attack awareness TV campaign is saving lives by prompting more Kiwis to get help faster when experiencing heart attack symptoms.

NZMA alarmed at lack of clinical training in diagnosis of sore throats

Patient diagnoses are not a simple matter.

nib partners with ZOOM Pharmacy to support better health outcomes

nib New Zealand (nib) has launched a new partnership with ZOOM Pharmacy to offer its members an easy way to access their prescription medicines and in turn drive better health outcomes.

Measles case on weekend trip to Palmerston North from Auckland

MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to Palmerston North on Saturday 6 July, and returned to Auckland on Sunday 7 July who has since been confirmed as having measles.

The passenger travelled on:

'Health boards past their use-by date'

An article- published this month in the Journal of Health Organization and Management raises questions over the way health board members are elected and whether the boards are even needed.

Suggestions to help with SAD - Weather Watch

Written by Philip Duncan.

Finding it hard to wake up in the mornings? Feeling a lack of energy? Feeling generally flat and down? You may be suffering from SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is quite normal to experience when our nights get long and the days short.