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Healthcare information for the Easter weekend - Canterbury and West Coast DHBs

Dr Helen Skinner, ECC Incident Controller, Canterbury DHB, is urging people to continue to test themselves for COVID-19 over the weekend if they have symptoms.

Cantabrians develop relationships and sexuality educational app for NZ youth

A mobile app providing sex, sexuality, relationship, gender, and identity education for young Kiwis, aged 13 to 24, is under development at the University of Canterbury.

'Some impact to cancer diagnosis and treatment at start of Omicron outbreak'

There was some impact to cancer services during January and February, according to the latest monitoring report by Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency.

Engineers to 'drive better outcomes for cannabis patients'

New Zealand’s largest medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has launched an industry collaboration with the University of Canterbury’s Engineering Faculty.

High priced healthy food demands supermarket duopoly dumped - HCA

New Zealand is caught in a tailspin of rising food prices until the supermarket duopoly is broken up to stop excessive profits dictating who can afford healthy food Health Coalition Aotearoa says.

Choose well for health care this Easter - Hawke's Bay DHB

Hawke’s Bay health officials are reminding people to choose well for health care this Easter holiday period, make sure prescriptions are up-to-date and be COVID responsible by staying vigilant and sticking to the basics.

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer

Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Dr Qurrat Ul Ain has developed an artificial intelligence programme that could help diagnose skin cancer, using just a photograph.

MidCentral DHB offers grocery vouchers for return of pulse oximeters

The MidCentral District Health Board has put a call out today for the public to return any loaned pulse oximeters to DHB drop off points in exchange for a $20 grocery voucher.

Expert advice sought on long-term health challenges

Expressions of interest open today for a new Public Health Advisory Committee of up to seven members who will tackle existing and future health issues affecting New Zealanders.