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Deficiencies in Southern DHB follow-up care of patient after repeated visits to ED - HDC

Monday, 13 June, 2022 - 14:05

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) has today published the following decision relating to a breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code).

Government takes bowel cancer programme nationwide - Andrew Little

Friday, 10 June, 2022 - 14:39

The Government’s lifesaving bowel-screening programme is now available across the whole country, Health Minister Andrew Little said today.

Bowel screening age for Māori and Pasifika lowered - Bowel Cancer NZ

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 13:46

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the news from the budget that the bowel screening age for Māori and Pasifika people will be lowered from 60 to 50 years old starting in 2023.

ProCare welcomes the reduction in age of bowel screening for Maori and Pacific

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 15:04

ProCare welcomes the reduction in age of bowel screening for Māori and Pacific patients; long overdue

Kick the couch this June and help beat bowel cancer - Bowel Cancer NZ

Monday, 9 May, 2022 - 16:23

June 2022 is bowel cancer awareness month, and Bowel Cancer NZ's annual Move Your Butt challenge. This fundraiser encourages all New Zealanders to get off their butts and move more in June, which helps fund vital research and support for bowel cancer patients.

Bay of Plenty prepares to launch National Bowel Screening Program

Monday, 2 May, 2022 - 15:57

The National Bowel Screening Programme is rolling out across the Bay of Plenty region from May, aiming to save lives through the early detection of bowel cancer.

Cancer medicines report highlights how far there is still to go

Thursday, 28 April, 2022 - 16:12

The report released today by Te Aho o Te Kahu (the Cancer Control Agency) Understanding the Gap: an analysis of the availability of cancer medicines in Aotearoa is a small step in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go.

Gut Foundation and Purex team up for 'review your poo' campaign

Monday, 4 April, 2022 - 09:58

It’s time to ‘Review Your Poo’, New Zealand! Knowing what is normal for you - and actively seeking medical advice if something’s not quite right - is the key to early detection of a wide range of bowel issues, says Gut Foundation General Manager Margaret Fitzgerald.

Nitrate levels in drinking water and bowel cancer

Friday, 4 March, 2022 - 10:13

The formation of cancer-causing chemicals in the gut could be at the heart of understanding how high levels of nitrate in our drinking water contribute to increasing the risk of bowel (colorectal) cancer, New Zealand researchers say.

nib New Zealand delivers 'solid result as more members seek private care'

Monday, 21 February, 2022 - 11:46

nib New Zealand (nib) today announced its results for the six months to 31 December 2021 (1H22) with premium revenue up 11.2% to NZD$151.4 million while the underwriting result1 of NZD$10.2 million reduced 15.5% on the same time last year (1H21: NZD$12.1 million).