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Preterm blood-test a step closer with $230k boost

A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $NZ230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth.

Kiwis diagnosed with Parkinson's must get more active - Exercise NZ

Exercise NZ says many of the 10,000 New Zealanders who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s need to get more active.

AI about to speed up hospital processes - AI Forum

The days of hospital specialists spending more time treating patients and less time processing referrals may soon be over.

Drug for bone health reduces cancer, heart disease in older women

A drug used to treat osteoporosis and bone loss also appears to protect against heart disease and cancer, a major New Zealand study has shown.

Book and vaccinate under 15 years now with your GP

The Waikato DHB estimates that there are between 5,000 to 6,000 children in the Waikato under the age of 15 that have not been fully immunised against the measles virus and mumps.

Potting mix warning following death of Dunedin gardener

The recent death of a Dunedin man has prompted Public Health South to remind spring gardeners of the need to handle potting mix and compost with care.

Two new measles cases in Hawke's Bay

Two new measles case have been confirmed in Hawke’s Bay this week, taking the total number of measles cases in Hawke’s Bay, this year, to eleven.

Otago researchers partner in African vaccine project to tackle major killer

A team of University of Otago researchers is part of a major new international vaccine research project to help tackle devastating Salmonella bloodstream infections which are killing thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa each year.

Pacific diabetes study leads to $125k grant

A Massey University student has been awarded a $125,790 Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship from the Health Research Council to investigate reducing diabetes and cardio-vascular disease rates among Pacific communities.

Pharmacy Guild welcomes MMR vaccine announcement

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the Government’s announcement that community pharmacists will now be able to deliver the MMR vaccine.