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Selwyn Institute’s 2019 Gerontology Nursing Conference

Discover why resilience and vulnerability are increasingly part of the nursing agenda and how to help older people ‘bounce back’ from illness, injury and life’s setbacks at this year’s Selwyn Institute Gerontology Nursing Conference.

Taking women's health to the next level

As part of her PhD thesis, Dr Victoria Chinn created and delivered an empowering health programme entitled Next Level Health. It aimed to help women gain greater control of their wellbeing by making small, incremental changes to their lifestyle.

New research 'set to help address high rate of diabetes in NZ'

Two new studies have been launched to help address the high rates of diabetes in New Zealand.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.

Manawatu Health and Wellbeing Group established

A new ManawatÅ« Health and Wellbeing group has been set up to promote the aims of the ManawatÅ« Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 - 2023. It’s a diverse group with representatives from local communities and organisations.

High blood pressure risk for women born early - study

Born prematurely? Here’s another reason to look after your health: you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

Cantabrians urged to look after themselves as flu season hits region hard

Canterbury is continuing to experience a significant wave of influenza, with 455 hospitalisations relating to complications from influenza already this year.

Royal College endorses cannabis masterclass

A New Zealand masterclass in medicinal cannabis has been formally endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) - marking a significant first for the country.

Crown admits institutional racism exists in the health system

The Waitangi Tribunal has released stage one report yesterday in the Wai 2575 Health Inquiry. In a bold decision, the Tribunal has called for structural reform of the primary healthcare system and that the Crown commit to exploring the concept of a stand-alone Maori Primary Health Authority.

Doctors welcome rules making insulation the norm in rental homes

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is welcoming new insulation rules for rental properties which come into effect today.

Tribunal's Maori health stand 'excuses irresponsibility'

The Waitangi Tribunal’s call for compensation for underfunding Maori health providers unfairly implies a systemic failure by health professionals and further excuses Maori from taking responsibility, Hobson’s Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today.