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Dairy Goat Co-Operative Trust donation helps save Northland lives

A time saving device has been installed into the Whangarei Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) enabling staff to analyse test results faster than ever before thanks to a generous donation from Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust to Northland DHB via Health Fund PLUS.

Diabetes patients reaping the benefits from changes in care - CCDHB

Patients are at less risk of potentially dangerous events and have an improved chance of better outcomes thanks to improvements in diabetes care.

‘The Check Up’ TV show falls short for smokers

TVNZ’s new myth-busting television show, The Check Up, did well to dispel some myths around vaping. However, it unfortunately missed a golden opportunity to help more Kiwis quit smoking.

Measles case on Bali to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealander travelling from Bali to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time.

No remaining appointments at The Salvation Army medical clinic

Appointments are fully booked at a temporary medical clinic run by The Salvation Army.

The GP service, operating from tomorrow for four days in July at The Salvation Army’s Waitakere centre, was set up to make healthcare more accessible to people living in poverty.

Collaborative effort to after hours care in Kaitaia

From 1 July Kaitaia Hospital Accident and Medical Department is providing the on-call overnight roster (10 pm until 8 am) to which general practice used to contribute.

Key to solving obesity lies in the brain

Research presented next week at Physiology 2019 - the annual conference of The Physiological Society - reveals a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat the obesity (and related diabetes) epidemic.

Boost for GoodYarn's workplace mental wellness programme

The urban version of the iconic GoodYarn rural mental wellness programme will be expanded into more of New Zealand’s workplaces with the announcement of two new strategic partners.

Glaucoma Awareness Month important messages for New Zealanders

Over 50,000 New Zealanders, that’s more than the population of Nelson, could be heading for unnecessary loss of eye sight.

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221k to NZ hunt for new Parkinson's drugs

A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to ramp up their hunt for new drugs that could potentially slow down Parkinson’s disease.