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Study shows trend towards increased referral to genetic screening

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) was told in Adelaide today that it seems rare not to know of someone who has been affected by breast cancer.

Sentence handed down after steroid operation uncovered

Sentence handed down after steroid operation uncovered The orchestrator of an online steroid operation has been imprisoned for two years for illegal supply of medicines.

Penetrating injuries from palm fronds and how to avoid them

What is believed to be the largest series of penetrating palm frond injuries has been presented at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) this week in Adelaide.

New research suggests kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research that suggests kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help older Māori avoid dementia.

Mapping begins for what a new disability support system could look like

Designing for the diversity of the disability community and beginning the mapping of what a new system could look like were the focus of a third workshop on transforming the disability support system.

Updated physical activity guidelines for 5-17 year olds

Updated guidelines for 5-17 year olds are encouraging school-aged children and young people to sit less, move more and sleep well.

A healthy 24-hours for children and young people includes:

Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Jobseeker Support clients with a cancer diagnosis no longer need to provide multiple medical certificates.

"I asked MSD to work with the Cancer Society to help simplify the process for clients with a cancer diagnosis," says Mrs Tolley.

Flu vaccines top one million doses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed.

Study highlights the impacts of New Zealand’s high bowel cancer rate

Bowel cancer has risen significantly in young people over the past two decades a New Zealand study has revealed.

Health warning lifted for Te Roto O Wairewa

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth on 18 January 2017.

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