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No remaining appointments at The Salvation Army medical clinic

Appointments are fully booked at a temporary medical clinic run by The Salvation Army.

The GP service, operating from tomorrow for four days in July at The Salvation Army’s Waitakere centre, was set up to make healthcare more accessible to people living in poverty.

Collaborative effort to after hours care in Kaitaia

From 1 July Kaitaia Hospital Accident and Medical Department is providing the on-call overnight roster (10 pm until 8 am) to which general practice used to contribute.

Key to solving obesity lies in the brain

Research presented next week at Physiology 2019 - the annual conference of The Physiological Society - reveals a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat the obesity (and related diabetes) epidemic.

Boost for GoodYarn's workplace mental wellness programme

The urban version of the iconic GoodYarn rural mental wellness programme will be expanded into more of New Zealand’s workplaces with the announcement of two new strategic partners.

Glaucoma Awareness Month important messages for New Zealanders

Over 50,000 New Zealanders, that’s more than the population of Nelson, could be heading for unnecessary loss of eye sight.

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221k to NZ hunt for new Parkinson's drugs

A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to ramp up their hunt for new drugs that could potentially slow down Parkinson’s disease.

Professor awarded $1.1m research grant for child concussion study

Professor Nicola Starkey from the University of Waikato has been awarded a project grant of $1.1M by the Health Research Council to research patterns of recovery from concussion in children and adolescents.

It’s free and it could save your life: take the test

The new free National Bowel Screening Programme is proving to be a life saver, and a Hastings resident says more people need to take advantage of it.

'Vining petition a sad indictment on NZ National Health System'

New Zealanders have been saddened by the news that a young southland farmer will soon die from the effects of bowel cancer, leaving behind a wife and two teenage daughters.

MidCentral DHB: Hospital services experiencing high demand

Palmerston North Hospital has been experiencing increasing demand for its services recently, with close to 300 people presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) over Saturday and Sunday (June 29 and 30).