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Leading NZ-Australian child health research institutes join forces

New Zealand and Australia’s leading child health research institutes are joining forces to advance our knowledge of how nutrition interacts with a person’s genetic make-up to shape health and wellbeing.

The Canterbury DHB brings food service in-house

Canterbury DHB has taken the exciting step of bringing a range of services in-house, including all food services, and at Ashburton Hospital our orderly, cleaning and laundry services, from today. The move is the first time in 13 years that the DHB has managed these services itself.

Need to talk? Free phone or text 1737

On 29 June ‘Need to talk? 1737’ a new, free 24/7 four digit phone and text number was launched. The new number makes it easier for people to connect with mental health and addictions professionals in the National Telehealth Service.

Local hospitals nearing capacity

Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Community Hospitals are currently near capacity, and patients with non-urgent needs are being encouraged to see their GP in the first instance.

Two guest lecturers speaking in Whangarei next Wednesday

Professor Ian Anderson is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and one of the first Aboriginal doctors.

Whangarei will have two guest lectures next week thanks to the University of Auckland in Whangarei’s International Lecture Series.

Patients urged to dispose of unwanted medicines safely

People with expired or unwanted medicines at home are urged to dispose of them through the Dispose of Unwanted Medicine Properly (DUMP) initiative.

All pharmacies across Auckland, in collaboration with Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau

Major summit and leadership programme driven by Northland group

A major socio-economic summit to improve the health, education, leadership and economic standing for Northland will be held at Waitangi on Saturday.

Stay well this winter

With the chilly season settling in, and ambulance callouts increasing, health and emergency services are urging people to wrap up and take good care of themselves.

Pathways to achieve smokefree NZ by 2025

New modelling research has shown the major ways for reducing smoking on the path to New Zealand’s smokefree goal by 2025. University of Otago, Wellington researchers are calling for these new measures to be considered by the New Zealand Government.

Health Research Council funding for heart and gut research at ABI

Research into heart and gut disease at Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has received a significant boost with recent funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC).

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