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Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year.

Community midwives get 2.5 per cent increase

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives will receive a $2.8 million pay increase this year, further boosting support for maternity services.

Waikato DHB consults on maternity services

The Waikato DHB is reviewing maternity services in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui, to ensure that women and their whanau in the region can have a healthy birth and as healthy a baby as possible.

Wastewater study flushes out drug habits

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, lead drug researcher at Massey University’s SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre.

In the first wastewater study of drug use in New Zealand, methamphetamine was the most commonly detected illegal drug in Auckland.

Taranaki DHB misses OIA request deadline

The New Zealand Medical Laboratory Workers Union has today lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over Taranaki DHB’s failure to supply official information requested by the union within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days.

Thanks from resident doctors for Safer Hours campaign support

NZRDA members have accepted the proposal reached between the union and DHBs in response to their Safer Hours campaign.

Research shows complacency putting eyesight at risk

Despite growing awareness of debilitating eye conditions, a quarter of New Zealanders are still not having regular eye exams according to latest research from Specsavers, putting their eyesight at risk.

The importance of sleep for young minds

Watching your baby sleep peacefully is one of the joys of becoming a parent. But have you ever wondered what is happening in this little sleepy head’s mind?

Surgeons want quad bikes banned for under 16s

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is urging the New Zealand and Australian Governments to ban the use of quad bikes by children, following the latest death of a young girl in New South Wales.

GPs to boost iron in the community

Betty Clark, first patient to receive an iron infusion at Hauraki Plains Health Centre Ngatea, instead of Thames Hospital with Registered Nurse Lydia Farley.

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