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Disability system transformation group announced

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system.

Mojo Master touring NZ in May

1 in 6 adults in New Zealand will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some time in their lives-.

A doctor in your pocket - it’s Magic

Motivating people to stay fit and healthy in their community and use free services available to them like a doctor in their pocket is Magic.

Church mourns Typhoid death

One person who contracted typhoid in the current outbreak in Auckland has died.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service Clinical Director Dr Julia Peters says the person was hospitalised with some serious health issues and the typhoid infection was another complicating factor.

Probiotics may reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Research led by the University of Otago, Wellington has found that a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and lowers fasting blood sugar.

One-year trial of diabetic retinopathy screenings in Tokoroa

The Waikato District Health Board and Paterson Burn Optometrists have begun a one year trial initiative in Tokoroa to provide screening for diabetes-related retinal (eye) disease by community based optometrists.

BoP healthcare professional walks the talk

One healthcare professional is walking the talk of her new role as she engages in a ‘conversation that counts’ with her ageing mum.

Site selected for new Buller health centre in Westport

The West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group (WCHRPG), with the endorsement of the West Coast DHB, has selected the site for the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre in Westport.

Training key to improving rural mental health outcomes

Mental health and addiction outcomes in rural New Zealand will benefit from greater focus on workplace training for support workers in this field.

Young BoP people urged to get free HPV immunisation

Young people across the Bay of Plenty are being urged to ensure they are protected from a common virus that can cause some cancers.

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