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Waitemata and Auckland DHBs continue to lead the way as 'Good Employers'

An analysis of 91 Crown entities across New Zealand has seen Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards (DHB) among those ranked equal-first for compliance with ‘Good Employer’ principles for the second year.

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

Almost all New Zealand children have taken antibiotic medications by the time they are five years of age, according to new research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara Ki Mua.

Behavioural optometry service benefits Queenstown kids

Queenstown optometrist Danielle Ross is working with local primary schools to help children overcome learning and behavioural challenges.

Guild welcomes increased access to funded flu vaccinations

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes PHARMAC’s decision to fund the provision of influenza vaccinations to eligible patients through community pharmacy.

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

More vaccine options for pregnant women and over 65s

Funded influenza vaccinations will be available from more community pharmacies this year.

Overcoming healthcare information overload

A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when making healthcare decisions - and she is seeking participants to help verify the approach works.

Microwave breast screening getting closer

A new non-invasive method of breast screening is currently being trialled in China, thanks to the work of Professor Yifan Chen from the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato and ET Medical, a leading medical instrument company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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.

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