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Ground breaking 'no scar surgery' a first in New Zealand - Southern DHB

A ground breaking new surgical option which will eliminate scarring is now available to Southern women who are considering a hysterectomy.

Make sure your mask fits to keep safe from COVID Delta - Lanaco

Confirmation that the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads mainly by aerosol transmission makes it vital for people to wear facemasks that fit well and stop particles.

Testing milestone 'a tribute to health workforce'

New Zealanders everywhere should give thanks today to the dedicated team helping keep the country safe by carrying out COVID-19 testing.

Inequities in prostate cancer testing allow too many men to die, say experts

We need to screen, or prostate cancer won’t be seen. That’s the message from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ), which has done a deep dive into new research that shows how effective a screening programme could be.

Do not delay seeking health care and get vaccinated

Don’t put off seeking health care, regardless of alert levels and make sure you get vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s the plea from Hawke’s Bay health officials who urge people to not delay seeking health care or advice.

COVID-19 vaccination opens to everyone 12 years and older

All people aged 12 years and over in Aotearoa New Zealand are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Toi Te Ora Public Health is encouraging all eligible people in the Bay of Plenty DHB and Lakes DHB areas to get vaccinated.

TIA survey finds 'severe mental health challenges among tourism operators'

Eighteen months after New Zealand’s borders closed, the mental health of tourism operators is under severe pressure, a new survey has found.

ProCare reminds Aucklanders: 'it is absolutely safe to visit your GP'

With Auckland entering its second fortnight in Alert Level 4, ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, is reminding Aucklanders that even though we are in lockdown, it is still safe to visit your general practice.

NZ reaches 3 millionth nasopharyngeal COVID PCR test

In the early hours of this morning in a diagnostic medical laboratory in Aotearoa New Zealand, the 3 millionth nasopharyngeal COVID PCR test will be quietly performed with no fuss and no outward celebration.

'More Kiwis dying from gynaecological cancers than on our roads'

"We hear a bit about cervical cancer - yet there’s a worrying lack of awareness that there are four other gynaecological cancers - Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, and Vulval," says founder of gynaecological charity Talk Peach, Tash Crosby.