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CDHB: Smoke from the fires - phone your GP team first

With the fires continuing across Canterbury today, Canterbury DHB is reminding people to phone their GP team first for #carearoundtheclock if they experience any respiratory issues or concerns.

New technology brings advanced eye care to Queenstown

The acquisition of a new, state-of-the-art eye examination machine by a Queenstown optometrist means specialist outpatient services can now be accessed in the resort.

New fathers can get new baby depression too

Depression symptoms among men before and after the birth of their children were identified by recent research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara Ki Mua.

New legislation will save lives for people with severe addictions

Legislation streamlining the process for people who need it to receive compulsory treatment for severe addiction was passed in Parliament tonight.

Introducing the new app for pregnant women

Pregnancy is a time of continuous change - not just physical, but social, emotional, and psychological.

Social perception in mild cognitive impairment

As the numbers of older people in the population increases, so too does the prevalence of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a relatively new concept that identifies those who are at a risk of developing dementia.

Guild welcomes reclassification of oral contraceptive

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) recommendation to reclassify selected oral contraceptives as restricted medicines, allowing trained pharmacists to dispense repeat supplies of oral contraceptives to women who have had them prescri

Nurses support YesWeCare.nz campaign

NZNO along with the Public Service Association (PSA) presented today at the Public Services International conference in Auckland to support its global campaign:

A better future with public health for all.

Northlands new stop smoking service blessed

Northlands new Stop Smoking Service - Toki Rau - came together at Kerikeri on Monday where it’s newly designed logo and brand was formally blessed by Te Hauora o Ngāpuhi Kaumātua Fred Sadler.

Striking visual protest to mark launch of new health coalition

Two hundred life-size cutouts of health workers will mark the launch of a new coalition for a fully-funded health system, YesWeCare.nz.

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