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Flies carry more diseases than first thought

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Flies carry more diseases than first thought


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Cancer patients renew call for more funded medicines, as report reveals $682m 'hole'

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Cancer patients renew call for more funded medicines, as report reveals $682m 'hole'


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No expired drugs in Vanuatu health system - minister

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No expired drugs in Vanuatu health system - minister


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Mumps strike again as Ardie Savea the third All Black to pick up viral disease

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Mumps strike again as Ardie Savea the third All Black to pick up viral disease


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Rising depression and anxiety among Kiwi youths

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Rising depression and anxiety among Kiwi youths


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A woman is battling a disease that leaves her scratching her skin raw

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A woman is battling a disease that leaves her scratching her skin raw


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Push for respite facilities to have trained doctors

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  • All Blacks lock shaving beard and head to help 7-year-old
    All Blacks lock shaving beard and head to help 7-year-old

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    All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock is shaving his head and beard to help raise money for a girl whose mother died from breast cancer. The fundraiser is part of an initiative by former All Blacks logistics manager Kevin "Chalky" Carr, who himself has cancer. After being told in July his pancreatic cancer was terminal, Carr established a charitable trust to help raise money for people affected by cancer
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Flies carry more diseases than first thought
    Flies carry more diseases than first thought

    , radionz.co.nz

    Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia. Flies can spread bacteria from place-to-place on their legs, feet and wings, experiments show. In fact, every step taken by a fly can transfer live bacteria, researchers said
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Health care

  • Delay over improved junior doctors' rosters
    Delay over improved junior doctors' rosters

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    The Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau DHBs have been dragging their feet on implementing safer working hours, the junior doctors' union says. Doctors went on strike several times in the past year to protest their long hours, which they said also put patients at risk. They struck a deal with the district health boards in March for better rosters, which meant they would not be required to work more than 10 days in a row, or four days straight
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Mental health

  • Mental health worker says horses read body language of troubled people
    Mental health worker says horses read body language of troubled people

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    Using the body language of horses to aid therapy may seem "strange" but Sharon Robertson swears by it. "Horses kind of can get to the root of what's going on for people just through their body language," says the qualified mental health worker. "Horses will do things, not in a bad way, in the session that often you can't predict, but they'll just respond to what's happening with the person
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Medical Institutions

  • Virtual reality makes hospital easier for sick kids, attracts iwi investment
    Virtual reality makes hospital easier for sick kids, attracts iwi investment

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    A virtual reality programme for sick children has attracted support from around the country. Christchurch Hospital manager Peter Dooley was inspired to use virtual reality to prepare children for MRI scans and distract them from scary medical procedures. The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) MRI team leader spent two-and-a-half years trialling the equipment and, over the past few months, began using it regularly with young patients
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Medical Professionals

  • Third of senior doctors admit being bullied - report
    Third of senior doctors admit being bullied - report

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    than a third of senior doctors and dentists working in public health say they've been bullied. More than two-thirds have seen others being bullied and some have been told off if they showed sympathy for the victim. The medical professionals were surveyed by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) in June. The response rate was 41 percent, which ASMS principal analyst Charlotte Chambers, who carried out the study, said was high by international standards for such a sensitive topic
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Hospital

  • Tauranga Hospital ward reopens after influenza outbreak
    Tauranga Hospital ward reopens after influenza outbreak

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    A ward at Tauranga Hospital that was forced to close due to an influenza outbreak has reopened. Bay of Plenty District Health Board infectious diseases specialist Dr Diane Hanfelt-Goade said there had been no new cases of Influenza for more than 48 hours and Ward 2A reopened yesterday. "Our advice to the public is to be very vigilant about hand hygiene, including regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol gel
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Cancer

  • All Blacks lock shaving beard and head to help 7-year-old
    All Blacks lock shaving beard and head to help 7-year-old

    , stuff.co.nz

    All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock is shaving his head and beard to help raise money for a girl whose mother died from breast cancer. The fundraiser is part of an initiative by former All Blacks logistics manager Kevin "Chalky" Carr, who himself has cancer. After being told in July his pancreatic cancer was terminal, Carr established a charitable trust to help raise money for people affected by cancer
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