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Another missed opportunity from The Project on vaping - Hapai te Hauora

Hāpai te Hauora is calling for TV show, The Project, to seek expert advice on vaping before developing unhelpful media content.

Asthma rivals malaria's death toll - professor

Malaria is recognised as a killer - particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people.

US study finds exercise could guard against Alzheimers

Exercise could guard against disease by triggering a hormone which helps regrow brain cells, a US study has found.

The unacceptable death toll behind march to Parliament

In New Zealand on average every year:

1805 people die from lung cancer - that’s 5 people who die every day and a further six are diagnosed

674 people die from breast cancer - that’s 56 deaths a month

259 people die from ovarian cancer - one death every 48 hours

Research For Life awards money to medical researchers

Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019.

Nurses to network in Auckland

Nurses from the wider region will convene in Auckland tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Greater Auckland Regional Convention.

Fifty countries represented at Hong Kong Congress on assisted reproduction

More than 1,700 fertility specialists from 50 countries are attending the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) in Hong Kong to explore the latest advances in scientific research and clinical care of people experiencing infertility.

Sugar in drinks more dangerous than sugar in foods - study

Sugar in drinks is more dangerous than sugar in foods, according to a major new review of international evidence.

Health groups urge NZers to sign petitions by 6 May

A range of health groups are calling on members of the public to sign petitions that will presented to Parliament on 7 May. They call for medicines to be funded that will help New Zealanders live longer, healthier lives and reduce extreme suffering.

Free forum for parents of 'fussy eaters'

MidCentral District Health Board, Massey University and the Central PHO are holding a free forum for parents of ‘fussy eaters’ on 9 May at the Palmerston North Convention Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm. Registrations are not necessary.