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Cantabrians contribute to Alzheimer's understanding

Christchurch medical research centre, the CGM Research Trust, is tackling one of medicine’s most elusive problems: the quest for a safe sleep aid for people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Health unions slam Treasury on threats to Chch health services

Unions representing health professionals are slamming Treasury for last months report undermining Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), which alleged CDHB’s ‘poor financial performance’ was ‘a concern’.

Child respiratory illnesses have 'big impact' on GP workloads

A study using ‘big data’ has found that childhood respiratory illnesses, especially during the first two years of life, have a big impact on New Zealand primary care general practice (GP) workloads.

Collaboration 'key to addressing rural health workforce challenges'

The call for a nationally focussed, multidisciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

Cancer prevention target for Campbell Fellowship Award researcher

At a time of a rapid rise in oral cancers in New Zealand, this year’s Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship has been awarded to a young Auckland researcher, Dr Carol Chelimo, hailed as a rising star in her field.

Opportunity to create new Jack Allen Community Hub

The announcement by Cambridge Street Medical Centre to build a new modern primary health facility that will increase the number of health services in Levin/Taitoko has been welcomed.

Purpose-built medical centre to transform healthcare in Horowhenua

A new medical facility is planned for Levin following persistent growth in patient numbers at the Cambridge Street Medical Centre.

Make health equity the norm - RACP

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is calling for New Zealand politicians to take urgent action to make health equity the norm.

Rethinking men's mental health with AHSNZ

Five members of the Ancestral Health Society of NZ (AHSNZ) including a nutritionist, sociologist, men’s group presenter, psychologist, and naturopath, are giving talks on men’s mental health at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington on Saturday, 19 August 2017 (1-4pm).

Kids with weight issues at high risk of behavioural problems - study

A new, in-depth study of New Zealand children and teenagers seeking help with weight issues has found their emotional health and wellbeing is, on average, markedly worse than that of children without weight issues.

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