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Behavioural support key when using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

Yesterday 31 January 2019, The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE (NEJM) published the following positive study ‘A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy’.

Waitemata DHB specialist staffing survey highlights shortages and stress

"A survey of senior doctors at the Waitemata District Health Board highlights the stress felt by heads of department as they try to make do with too few staff", says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists.

Volunteer and help kiwi kids with cancer this March - Child Cancer Foundation

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to lend a hand for its annual street collection, taking place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March 2019, during Child Cancer Foundation Appeal Month.

New treatment available to NZers seeking viral cure for Hepatitis C

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) New Zealand today announced MAVIRET (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) is now available and fully funded by PHARMAC, giving New Zealanders living with all major genotypes of hepatitis C access to a high certainty of viral cure.

Otago academics question whether it's timely to salary GPs and abolish patient fees

University of Otago academic health and business leaders consider it timely for a debate about funding primary healthcare services including the possibility of the Government salarying all GPs and abolishing patient fees.

Study sheds fresh light on self-harming in middle-age and late life

A "one-size fits all" approach to suicide prevention will not work. We especially need new strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of older people, says a University of Auckland researcher.

Ministers open Manawa, healthcare training facility

Minister for Health Dr David Clark and Minister for Education Chris Hipkins jointly opened Manawa health research and education facility, in Te Papa Hauora |The Christchurch Health Precinct today.

Resistance exercise programme 'builds muscle and reduces diabetes risk'

It has been said that "if exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation." Now, new research, published in Experimental Physiology by researchers from the University of Glasgow, has highlighted several of the positive health eff

Research highlights hospital specialist shortage - ASMS

New Zealand needs at least another 1000 medical specialists to meet our growing health needs. That is the finding of two separate assessments of New Zealand’s specialist workforce needs in a new research paper published by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Waitangi Tribunal decision just first step towards equality for Maori women - NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) applauds the decision of the Waitangi Tribunal to accept a claim lodged by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina - the rūnanga of the Public Service Association (PSA) - to address employment inequities suffered by Māori women.