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NZNO convention focus on tight DHB budgets causes stress all round

On Monday 3 April the first of the NZNO Regional Conventions is being held. With the effects of inadequate healthcare funding now being acutely felt across the South Island.

Campaign focusses on leading cause of harm to elderly

A month-long campaign is focussing on the leading cause of injury and incapacitation to the elderly.

The national April Falls campaign - Stand up to falls - is highlighting the damage that falls do and how people can reduce the likelihood of suffering one.

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day along with the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists as we recognize neurodiversity and share resources.

World Autism Awareness Day is Sunday 2nd April 2017, internationally.

Kaikoura GPs receive rural health's Peter Snow Award

The 2017 Peter Snow Memorial Award has gone to Kaikoura GPs Dr Chris Henry and Dr Andrea Judd. The award was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Wellington on Friday evening, March 31.

Outbreak of typhoid confirmed in Auckland

An outbreak of typhoid in Auckland has seen 10 people hospitalised.

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is tracing people who have been in contact with the confirmed cases and is following usual protocols to control the spread of the disease.

Urgent plea to address rural mental health issues

A rural health leader is urging the government to provide equitable funding for people in country areas struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

Regional trends revealed for meth labs distribution

Helensville and Hamilton were two of the meth lab hotspots identified in the first study of clandestine meth lab distribution in New Zealand.

Strong regional trends were identified in the research from the University of Auckland.

Could sleep disruption during pregnancy trigger depression?

A Massey University research study is looking to measure the sleep and mental health of new mothers throughout their pregnancy to determine what effect sleep disruption has on depression.

Could sleep disruption during pregnancy trigger depression?

A Massey University research study is looking to measure the sleep and mental health of new mothers throughout their pregnancy to determine what effect sleep disruption has on depression.

Otago researchers scrutinise DHBs’ spend on outside consultants

The amount of money spent on external consultants by New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) is substantial and poorly monitored, University of Otago research suggests.

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