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Northland's unique Pukawakawa Programme marks ten years

A celebration marking ten years of a groundbreaking training initiative to encourage more graduating doctors to Northland is to be held at Toll Stadium in Whangarei.

The PÅ«kawakawa Programme was the first partnership of its kind between a medical school and a health board.

Exciting pilot helps chemo patients keep their hair

Hair loss during chemotherapy can be devastating for breast cancer patients. But, thanks to a pilot at Nelson hospital, many breast cancer patients will emerge from chemotherapy with their hair intact over the next few months.

RNZCGP endorses Health Navigator website

Dr Janine Bycroft is pleased to announce the Health Navigator website, of which she is founder and clinical editor, has received official endorsement from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).

Opinion: Why exercise must look beyond energy expenditure

By Dr Sarah Shultz.

New UN report shows one in three malnourished

The latest High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) project on nutrition and food systems has just been released. The report represents 15 months of work by the 10-member panel, which includes Professor Barbara Burlingame from the School of Health Sciences - the only New Zealander on the panel.

NZNO mourn their kuia Vera Morgan (MBE)

Several representatives of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation were this morning at the tangi beginning at the Pipitea marae in Thorndon to welcome Vera Morgan back onto to the marae after her passing.

CHB to get state-of-the-art radiology equipment

More than $400,000 will be invested into Central Hawke’s Bay Health Services before Christmas with the addition of new state-of-the-art digital radiology equipment at Central Hawke’s Bay Medical Centre.

Getting kids to eat their veges part of ending childhood obesity

Getting kids to make brave food choices with fresh food they grow, harvest and prepare is part of the mission of the Empower food education programme, which is marking World Obesity Day on 11 October with a great vegetarian pizza recipe all kids will love making and eating.

NZ-China links in non-communicable disease research strengthened

The upcoming signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the University of Otago with three leading Shanghai institutions is a welcome sign of the growing collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese health researchers, according to organisers.

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Te Waihora

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. This was issued on 4 February 2014.

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