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Quality over quantity more important in health outcomes

When it comes to making a difference in people’s lives, it’s not about how many medicines you have, but having the ones that work, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz.

Kids with weight issues do little exercise but lots of screen-time

A new, in depth study of children and teenagers struggling with weight issues found their physical activity levels were low, while their screen time was high.

Jumpstart goes national to support diabetes health

The successful diabetes health programme Jumpstart is going national with programmes starting in Wellington and Invercargill on 7th February, and Christchurch on 1st May.

Campbell Fellowship Award to help GPs combat patient weight gain

Helping fight the modern epidemic of lifestyle diseases is at the heart of further work by a New Zealand medical researcher who is taking up the inaugural Campbell Fellowship to advance her study overseas.

Sitting is the new smoking - REPs

It seems unbelievable that only a few generations ago that smoking was accepted and the health risks ignored.

Hawke's Bay Hospital to introduce paid parking from 1 March

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) will introduce paid parking for staff and visitors to its Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial and Corporate Office site in Hastings from 1 March.

Australian Breast Device Registry set to improve implant safety

Critical data collected from the Australian Breast Device Registery (ABDR), rolled out in 2015 to replace the earlier Breast Implant Registry (BIR), is on track to achieve the greatest levels of reliability required to transform breast device safety for women in Australia, according to an article

Waikato DHB tackles rheumatic heart disease thanks to Spark

Waikato DHB has joined forces with telecommunications firm Spark to trial a new way of helping young people with rheumatic fever to receive their vital medication called ‘Top up 4 yr top ups’.

Public health leaders speaking in Wellington through February

The 21st Public Health Summer School starts at the University of Otago, Wellington today. As part of the Public Health Summer School, the university will host four free evening talks by leading international public health experts throughout February.

Healthy lunch boosts productivity, research finds

Warding off a mid-afternoon slump at work could be as easy as eating a healthy lunch, according to the results of a recent 5+ A Day survey.

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