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Ryman makes record donation to Alzheimers NZ

A record $390,000 donation by Ryman Healthcare to Alzheimers NZ will significantly benefit the many thousands of Kiwis living with dementia.

Alzheimers NZ chair, Dr Ngaire Dixon, said it was the single largest charity fundraising donation they have ever received.

BTX 1204 atopic dermatitis study results presentation

Medical dermatology company Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:BOT, "Botanix" or "The Company") is pleased to release a presentation containing supplementary information on the BTX 1204 atopic dermatitis Phase 1b study results.

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New 12-month role to focus on Christchurch drinking water

Christchurch City Council Chief Executive Karleen Edwards has created a new role to focus exclusively on improvements to the drinking water supply.

Clinical Chief Advisor for Primary Health Care appointed

Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson is pleased to announce the appointment of the Ministry of Health’s new Clinical Chief Advisor with a focus on primary health care.

St John urges public to prioritise their wellbeing this winter

The most important thing you can do this winter is be immunised against influenza and seek advice from a health professional if you are unwell, St John Medical Director Dr Tony Smith says.

Plain package cigarettes critiqued 'for lack of industry targeting'

From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response. This is the final week of the 3 month ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing stock and introducing plain packaging.

Hapai Te Hauora warns of American interference in NZ public health

Hāpai Te Hauora, New Zealand’s largest Māori public health collective, is disappointed at the recent media coverage of a lab-based scientist flown to our shores which created unnecessary confusion among communities around the use of vaping devices.

MoH and Sport New Zealand welcome WHO physical activity plan

The Ministry of Health and Sport New Zealand welcome the release of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), with four strategic directions to help achieve a 15 percent increase in the number of regularly physically active people worldwide by 2

Botanix: Successful atopic dermatitis study results

Medical dermatology company Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: BOT, "Botanix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful results of its randomised, double-blind, vehicle (placebo) controlled Phase 1b atopic dermatitis (AD) patient study, designed to evaluate the safety, tolerabili

Child Cancer Foundation and ecostore form new partnership

Child Cancer Foundation and ecostore today announced a new partnership that will combine ecostore’s products for sensitive skin into Child Cancer Foundation’s Wellness Packs for families of children newly diagnosed with cancer, along with their four Family Places around the country.