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Health warning lifted for Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford.

Cases of whooping cough rising in the West Coast

Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough), Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says.

Brave Heart: An exhibition by Auckland Museum Trust

The heart, without it, we're dead, and just what it does and how it does it is the feature of an exhibition at the University of Waikato. Called Brave Heart, it has been developed by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust.

'Smoking cessation interventions needed' among Māori healthcare workers

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers.

Fit for Work eases West Coast physio shortage with new recruit

Accessing physiotherapy treatment on the West Coast has just become a whole lot easier thanks to occupational health company, Fit For Work, adding a physiotherapist to its team.

Pacific Edge receives approval for new CPT codes from AMA

Cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX:PEB), advises that the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has granted Administrative MAAA CPT codes for Pacific Edge’s Cxbladder Detect and Cxbladder Monitor tests.

Anti-Cancer drug secures multi-million funding grant

Two University of Auckland academics are behind an anti-cancer drug that has secured a multi-million dollar funding grant in Europe.

Study into smoking among health professionals shows low prevalence

A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions.

Combating childhood obesity by preventing 'fatty liver' in fetus

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy produces a "fatty liver" in the fetus, potentially predisposing children to obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders later in life.

Muscles' own protective systems could help reduce frailty - research

New research published today helps explain why people experience muscle loss in old age, increasing the prospects of reversing the condition in the future.

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