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Funding of medication to prevent strokes and blood clots

Monday, 30 July, 2018 - 14:23

From August 1, patients will have access to Bayer’s oral anticoagulant Xarelto, used for preventing stroke and treating or preventing blood clots.3 The medication will be fully funded, without restrictions, by PHARMAC and can be prescribed to any patient where considered clinically appropriate.

Largest Maori Public Health group left disappointed at confusing advocacy

Monday, 23 July, 2018 - 19:51

Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for sensibility and improved focus on smoked tobacco cigarettes given its devastating history and continued harm on Māori health.

Smokefree future 'out of reach' for Maori

Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 14:33

New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected.

Chilling impact of poverty on child health - ASMS

Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 10:08

Matted hair on maggot-infested scalps, rotting teeth in pre-schoolers, developmental delays, damp houses and poor nutrition - some of the results of poverty on child health reported by paediatricians on the clinical front line.

Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of SIDS

Thursday, 19 July, 2018 - 13:00

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome - sometimes known as "cot death" - according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

Teens who drink more likely to drink drive, binge drink and smoke as adults

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 06:33

Adolescents who drink weekly before age 17 are up to three times more likely as adults to binge drink, drink drive, be alcohol-dependent, and use other drugs than their non-drinking peers, new Australasian research shows.

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding not news to NGO's

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 12:22

The recent news of Counties Manukau District Health Board’s (DHBs) mental health underspend was sadly not the disturbing revelation that it was to the public for community mental health and addiction service providers.

'Disappointing result' in tobacco controlled purchase operation

Sunday, 8 July, 2018 - 14:07

Latest Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation in Northland brings a disappointing result.

Prostate cancer diagnosis later for Kiwi men

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 - 14:12

New Zealand men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life at a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and higher disease grade compared to men in the United States according to University of Auckland research.

Hauora ihub opens at Waikato Hospital

Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 16:37

A unique space that expresses manaaki and aroha opened yesterday at the heart of Waikato Hospital in ceremony that included waerea (a protective recitation), kōrero, wonderful kapahaka by pupils from Te Kopuku High, followed by kai.