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Why you should see a psychologist next week

New Zealanders are being invited to see psychologists at a series of free local events throughout the country during Psychology Week (November 13-19).

Sugar tax will do little to change Kiwi attitudes - Exercise NZ

The government needs to do much more if it wants to make a difference to New Zealand’s appalling obesity levels than look at a sugar tax, leading New Zealand exercise expert Richard Beddie says.

ACC fully accepts Health and Disability Commissioner's report

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) today released a report on an Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)-funded client who was living in unacceptable conditions and without necessary supports in 2012.

'PHA widely misrepresented on Ronald McDonald House Charities'

"The Public Health Association strongly supports facilities for families of children in hospital with serious conditions receiving publicly funded health care.

Growing evidence to support use of stem cell transplantation some MS patients

Following TVNZs Sunday programme last night on people with multiple sclerosis seeking stem cell transplantation overseas for their MS, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) confirms its support for the use of this treatment within a clinical trial setting under established internat

New children’s activity book a milestone in neurodevelopment

A new children’s activity book - Bright Ideas for Young Minds - has been hailed as an aid to neurodevelopment and a resource that builds resilience by the Dunedin Study’s Professor Richie Poulton.

Time to plan for a Smokefree and stress free family Christmas

Families will be starting to think about planning for Christmas and this is a traditional time of stress for some families, this is an excellent time to quit smoking this month, an Average household spends around $140.00 per week and by starting today you could save over $980 towards a Smokefree,

Jacqui Dean supports calls for a Ronald McDonald House in Dunedin

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she supports calls for the establishment of a Ronald McDonald House to be included in the new Dunedin Hospital plans and says that the Southern District Health Board should stop being so precious.

Karalus Room opened at Waikato Hospital

Respiratory Department and Ward A2 at Waikato Hospital have transformed an old utility room into a new treatment room for respiratory patients, named after Dr Noel Karalus who retired earlier this year after 31 years of service.

Southern DHB making it easier for patients to access NRT packs

Southern DHB is making it easier for patients and whānau who smoke and want to stop to access nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) packs.

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