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New providers likely for home support and facility-based respite

IDEA Services is pleased to announce that it is in talks with two well regarded disability support service providers around Home Support and Facility-Based Respite.

Northland patients part of worldwide Hepatitis C cure

Northland is among the locations worldwide where a drug to treat Hepatitis C is achieving a near-100 percent success rate. Curing the disease in individuals is hoped to contribute to the worldwide eradication of the debilitating liver disease as an epidemic.

Ahuriri Estuary water warning remains in place

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is continuing to warn the public not to swim, collect shellfish for consumption, or undertake any other water based recreational activities in the area of the Ahuriri Estuary.

Women in medicine network takes off

Nearly 3500 women doctors practising in New Zealand, or soon to be, have joined an online network since it was established in February.

NZ's health system rates well on global transparency index

New Zealand has performed strongly in a global report on healthcare transparency - although the study has identified some key areas for improvement.

Minister plays politics with mental health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is playing politics as our mental health system collapses, the health funding coalition says.

The comments follow a press release by the Minister this morning about Mental Health and Addiction nursing levels.

Dental Association praises touch teams for ditching sugary drinks

Hutt Valley Kids’ touch rugby teams were encouraged to give up sugary drinks in favour of water.

The move is being praised by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).

The approach saw Healthy Families Lower Hutt work with Total Touch with over 170 teams at Hutt Park.

Waikato councils back medical school proposal

The joint proposal from the University of Waikato and the Waikato District Health Board to establish a medical school in the region, was discussed at a meeting of the Mayoral Forum in Hamilton yesterday (Monday 10 April).

Could mothers’ bacteria protect c-section babies from obesity risk?

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity.

NZ menstrual health education programme gains medical recognition

Research findings from Endometriosis New Zealand’s world-leading teenage menstrual health education programmed, called me (Menstrual Health and Endometriosis), has now been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, marking a major milestone for the organ

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