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Mental health teams within GP practices a promising start, says NZAC

The Labour Party’s promise to invest $43 million in areas of high demand for mental health services is being welcomed by the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC), albeit cautiously.

Taking a novel approach to vaccine development

Vaccination is the most effective way to control infectious diseases, and has reduced or eradicated numerous diseases in both humans and animals. However, despite this success, there is a growing need for new and innovative vaccines to combat old and emerging diseases.

West Coast DHB focused on improving mental health outcomes

Board members today heard how the West Coast DHB intends to improve mental health outcomes for Coasters.

Plunket celebrates more than a century supporting Kiwi parents

Today Plunket is celebrating its 110th Birthday. For more than a century Plunket has been invited into the homes of families and whānau across the country and touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.

Efforts to further improve cancer services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released a new plan which will help further improve radiation oncology services around the country.

World-class ED development complete

The final touches to a world-class $9.8 million Waitakere Hospital Emergency Department were celebrated today with an official opening and tour by Minister of Health Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman.

$9.8m expansion for Waitakere Hospital

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today marked the completion of Waitemata DHB’s $9.8 million expansion at Waitakere Hospital.

"This ambitious $9.8 million development has transformed Waitakere Hospital into a state-of-the-art facility for this community," says Dr Coleman.

PHARMAC budget increase welcome news for Pharma

Trade Minister Todd McClay has said, correctly, that the legislation implementing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not come into force unless and until the agreement does.

MMR vaccine is extremely safe and protects our children

The MMR vaccine is considered an extremely safe and effective vaccine that protects children and our community from significant and potential serious illness caused by measles, mumps and rubella diseases.

Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders.

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