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Top line-up of speakers for Marlborough rural health conference

New Zealand’s premiere National Rural Health Conference comes to Marlborough in early April with a line-up of keynote speakers including Doctor of Psychiatry Hinemoa Elder, Dame Tariana Turia, Emeritus Professor Dr Paul Worley (Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner) and Ministe

New model of wound care proving successful

A new way of caring for leg wounds is seeing venous leg ulcers being treated sooner and healing faster.

Venous leg ulcers are open skin wounds primarily found between the ankle and knee, caused by chronic venous disease.

Accessible packaging - some good news

Arthritis New Zealand and Packaging New Zealand have joined forces to establish guidelines for accessible packaging in New Zealand.

Study finds New Zealanders take active approach to eye care

A total of 45 percent of New Zealanders surveyed in Canstar Blue customer sentiment research have visited an optician in the past three years, with 40 percent of those conducting an eye test annually.

Does that 'expert' really know what they're talking about?

Open up Facebook, check your inbox, speak with colleagues at work and you’ll hear a hundred different ‘tried and true’ reports on how to successfully lose bodyfat, get strong, reduce stress, be a better person, take control of your health, and cure any number of diseases.

More investment in Public Health needed - NZCPHM

New Zealand public health doctors are calling for increased and sustained investment in effective public health.

Seven measles cases now confirmed in Canterbury

Two further cases of measles have been identified in Canterbury bringing the total of confirmed cases to seven. The two new cases are a preschool-age child and a woman in her 40s.

Warmer, drier and healthier winter for Dawn Robbie's family

When Dawn Robbie spoke up last year about the state of her infamous Papakura ‘swamp house’, she immediately caught the attention of well-established Kiwi company DVS.

New Consumer Council for Waitemata DHB

Twelve very special people will soon have the opportunity to work alongside Waitematā DHB’s CEO on a new consumer council designed to make a real difference in the lives of patients.

Care and information provided to woman with a high risk pregnancy - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding an obstetrician and a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for Care and information provided to a woman with a high risk pregnancy.