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Using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022 - 09:08

Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Dr Qurrat Ul Ain has developed an artificial intelligence programme that could help diagnose skin cancer, using just a photograph.

Sunscreen Bill adds heat to manufacturers - Todd Muller

Wednesday, 2 March, 2022 - 20:44

The passing of the Sunscreen Product Safety Standard Bill today will give New Zealander’s greater confidence in the effectiveness of SPF products they purchase, National MP for Bay of Plenty Todd Muller says.

Top tips to protect your pets during a long hot summer - Southern Cross

Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 12:00

With weather forecasters predicting a long hot summer, Southern Cross Pet Insurance (SCPI) is reminding pet owners of the key watch-outs to ensure we keep our furry family members cool and healthy.

Sunsmart farming is smart farming - Federated Farmers

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021 - 13:41

Federated Farmers wants to remind farmers and growers this is a good time to be thinking about getting "sunsmart" for summer.

More than 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year, accounting for 80% of skin cancer deaths in New Zealand.

Bad backs the cause of most expensive health insurance claims - Southern Cross

Thursday, 30 September, 2021 - 16:16

Surgery for bad backs has topped the list of most expensive surgical claims funded by Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) in the year to 30 June 2021, with the highest individual claim coming to $222,000.

Otago University study recommends rowers have better sun protection

Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 10:51

High school rowing uniforms should include sun protective headwear and sunglasses to better shield rowers from the harmful effects of the sun, a University of Otago study recommends.

Dermatologist performed surgery on old scar instead of skin cancer - Commissioner

Monday, 5 July, 2021 - 14:04

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a dermatologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in his care of a woman undergoing surgery for skin cancer.

Vet scientist recognised for research in animal cancer

Wednesday, 19 May, 2021 - 13:38

Doctor of Science Professor John Munday has investigated the crucial role of viruses as a cause of cancer in animals.

Sunburnt youngsters in hospital 'disturbing' - Juber Hafiji

Friday, 14 May, 2021 - 14:14

That young Kiwi and Australian children have been so badly sunburnt they have been admitted to hospital burns units is "disturbing", says specialist dermatologist Juber Hafiji.

Slap a mandatory safety standard on sunscreens - NZMA

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 - 09:02

Kiwis having fun in the sun shouldn’t have to feel the burn from suspect sunscreens.

That’s the NZ Medical Association’s call to lawmakers considering the Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill.