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Syphilis findings highlight need for well-resourced sexual health service

"A report on a syphilis outbreak in the Auckland region highlights the need for a properly resourced sexual health service there," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

NZ Breast Cancer Foundation fellowships awarded

Two breast cancer researchers - one at the top of her field and the other a promising newbie - have been awarded 2017 fellowships by the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The fellowships are worth $80,000 each.

Weight management guidance for kids

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the updated guidance on weight management for children and young people released today highlights the importance of sleep and the ongoing need to monitor children’s growth.

Anaesthetists join with surgeons to build respect

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement that confirms a collaborative approach toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, bullying and sexual haras

Pacific Edge launches Cxbladder Resolve

Cxbladder Resolve, a front line tool for urologists targeting the identification of patients with high grade and late stage disease, is now available to New Zealand urologists and will be progressively launched into other markets, including the USA, throughout 2017.

Community wishes overshadowed by alcohol industry power - report

New liquor laws promising increased community control over the sale of alcohol have been overshadowed by the powerful influence of the alcohol industry, according to a new report.

Improved care aim for older Pacific people study

A study to improve end-of-life care for older Pacific people will begin early next year at the University of Auckland as part of the Ageing Well, National Science Challenge.

Health and independence highlighted in ageing population - report

Health, independence and caregiving in advanced age are investigated in a major report released today that will assist policy and services on the health care impacts of population ageing in New Zealand.

Mandarin, mountain and muscle research funded

The development of new online Chinese language learning tools is one of three Massey University research projects awarded Catalyst: Seeding funding from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Modelling horse and dog skeletons, and understanding the dynamics of volcanic eruptions are the others.

Winner of Clyde Wade Award 2016 announced

This year’s prestigious Clyde Wade award has gone to respiratory specialist Dr Zaheerodin Bhikoo for his excellence in clinical teaching.

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