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Breast cancer experts share knowledge at free public seminar

The effectiveness of vitamin C in cancer treatment, benefits of self-hypnosis and the prospect of personalised medicine will be among topics discussed at a free public seminar as part of the NZ Breast Cancer Symposium this Sunday November 12th.

RANZCR releases information video to mark International Day of Radiology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is delighted to commemorate this year’s International Day of Radiology (IDoR) today (Wednesday) with the release of an information video for consumers on the InsideRadiology website. 

Archibald decision another flagrant waste of money by Waikato DHB

Waikato District Health Board’s poor treatment of an employee has been compounded by an unsuccessful and costly appeal, the PSA says.

Online calculator to help refugee children ‘catch up’ on immunisation

The proposal for an online immunisation catch-up calculator for immigrant or refugee children to bring them in line with the New Zealand schedule has seen Southern DHB’s Jillian Boniface and Leanne Liggett win a national innovation award and $8000 grant.

Otago research aims to fill gap in views on assisted dying

A researcher at the University of Otago is hoping to ascertain, for the first time, the collective views about assisted dying from people who are terminally ill and nearing the end of their lives.

Colouring-in may improve adult mental health - study

Children may not be alone in enjoying the therapeutic benefits of colouring-in, according to new University of Otago research.

LCT files pericyte protective agent provisional patent

Living Cell Technologies Limited has filed a provisional patent for pericyte protective agents titled "PERICYTE PROTECTIVE AGENTS FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS INCLUDING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES AND OTHERS".

Testing begins on predictive medicine project

You’ve just had a stroke. It’s very early days and you’re hospitalised - asking yourself: what does the future hold?

Medicine safety a key message for Cantabrians

With the launch of Patient Safety Week, Cantabrians with prescribed medication are being encouraged to ask three simple questions:

Two more months at home can help establish breast feeding

NZNO welcomes the increase in paid parental leave and points out that breast feeding for the first six months of life, as recommended by the world health organisation (WHO), is a better start for babies.

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