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Canterbury graduate a NZ Hi-Tech finalist

Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 06:30

A University of Canterbury graduate whose company is providing custom designed 3D-printed implants to help patients with severely damaged bone and joints has been named a New Zealand Hi-Tech Award finalist.

TDH Quality Account 'shows continued focus on patient safety'

Thursday, 1 January, 2015 - 12:16

Tairāwhiti District Health (TDH) completed a number of projects in the last year to improve healthcare for the people of Tairāwhiti and these are covered in the 2013/14 Quality Account that was released just prior to Christmas.

3D titanium implants 'revolutionising orthopaedic surgeries'

Thursday, 11 December, 2014 - 11:41

Ossis Ltd is revolutionising orthopaedic surgeries by using advanced 3D technology to custom design and manufacture world leading titanium bone and joint implants.

Research into pancreatic diabetes gets a boost

Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 11:36

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week.

Dr Petrov is a researcher and senior lecturer in the department of Surgery at the University.

Access to obesity surgery 'hampered by lack of GPs' understanding'

Monday, 17 November, 2014 - 08:29

One of the most effective long-term forms of treatment for obesity is being denied to thousands of New Zealanders because of a lack of understanding among family doctors about the procedures available, as well as public and private reluctance to fund bariatric surgery, according to the Obesity Su

New Health Minister heads out to the sector

Thursday, 9 October, 2014 - 15:35

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is getting out of the Beehive to meet the health sector, starting with Southern District Health Board tomorrow.

More than $28m for Auckland health research

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014 - 16:49

Health research grants totalling more than $28 million for University of Auckland research projects, programmes, feasibility studies and work by emerging researchers, were announced by the Health Research Council of New Zealand this week.

$10m for better oral health for children and adolescents

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 - 17:28

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced an additional health initiative in Budget 2014 today, new operating funding of $10 million for Better Oral Health for children and adolescents over the next four years.

Ryall needs to put own house in order - King

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 - 16:29

It’s a bit rich that Health Minister Tony Ryall should be offering his congratulations to the government’s chief science advisor in his new role in leading a global attack on childhood obesity when National has no strategy to tackle obesity at home, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King

Thanks for listening Minister. But more needed - Arthritis NZ

Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 14:48

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby says the additional funding for elective surgery that was offered as a temporary measure five months ago and has been confirmed in yesterday’s Budget is a step in the right direction.