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Ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar

For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics.

Unions welcome commitment to pay equity for mental health workforce

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tÅ« welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers.

Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Maori Scholarships

Applications open today for health scholarships designed to provide opportunities for Māori in the health and disability sector.

Heart disease on the rise

Latest health report reveals the biggest rise in heart disease in a decade, prompting Dame Jenny Shipley and Sir Richard Hadlee to lend their support to the Heart Foundation’s annual appeal.

Mr Andrew Connolly re-elected chairperson of Medical Council of NZ

Mr Andrew Connolly re-elected chairperson of the Medical Council of New Zealand

At the Council’s first meeting of the year, Mr Connolly was unanimously elected chairperson of Council for another 12 months.

Survey shows youth smoking is at an all time low

Results from the 2016 ASH year 10 survey released today show that only 2.2 percent of year ten students smoke daily. The lowest smoking rates recorded since 1999 when 15.2 percent of students smoked daily.

Waikato DHB regains accreditation for registrar training in Womens Health

Waikato DHB is being reaccredited for training registrars (also known as junior doctors) in its Women’s Health service, subject to formal ratification by the board of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

Toxic algal bloom discovered in Lake Pegasus

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.

Reminder to avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain

With the heavy rain in much of the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, the local Medical Officer of Health would like to remind the public of the standard public health advice to always avoid swimming in streams, rivers and beaches for 48 hours after heavy rain.

Third vaccine dose needed to protect young NZers from mumps outbreak

Urgent proactive action is needed to protect young people from the current mumps outbreak in New Zealand, says Dr Ayesha Verrall, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington,