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Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting New! 2020-01-23 14:56:19There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adh

Researchers conclude no youth vaping epidemic 2020-01-22 18:30:40Extensive research shows cigarette use continues to fall among young Kiwi teenagers, and vaping is not being taken up by our non-smoking youth despite

Youth vaping study results encouraging but education and 2020-01-22 17:02:48A major study of youth smoking between 2014 and 2019 by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experime

Applications open for new consumer council chair - 2020-01-22 16:55:22Individuals with proven leadership ability who have a passion for the health of our communities are bein encouraged to apply to become the new chair o

Antibiotics unlikely to be a major contributor to 2020-01-22 16:25:18A Better Start National Science Challenge’s research into the association between antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity is one of the larges

Otago researchers develop first NZ food emissions database 2020-01-22 09:00:35Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and

It’s here, Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020-01-22 00:21:10This year has been chosen as it is also the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12 - International Nurses Day).

Nurse staffing crisis looming for primary health - 2020-01-21 18:46:55The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says a crisis is looming in the Primary Health Care Sector (general practices and accident and medical cent

Health Warning: Toxic Algal Bloom in Canterbury 2020-01-20 23:08:36Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benth

Australian scientists develop test that will help prevent 2020-01-20 17:15:07Australian researchers have identified 107 genes that increase a person’s risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, and developed a genetic t

St John releases emergency ambulance data for 2019 2020-01-20 15:00:43St John has released emergency workload statistics for 2019 confirming the number of emergency ambulance responses continues to climb.

New research reveals Kiwis losing confidence - smiling 2020-01-19 22:40:55New research has revealed the confidence of many New Zealanders has decreased with over a quarter (27%) of Kiwis claiming their day-to-day confidence

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Southern DHB planning for coronavirus New! 2020-01-23 22:47:00Southern DHB is planning in the event of coronavirus cases in the district. The virus, first diagnosed in Wuhan China has been reported in other count

Measles case on flights between Auckland and Tonga New! 2020-01-23 20:39:00Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on two flights between Tonga and Auckland this week.

“Thrilled & Relieved” Vital Drug May Be Funded New! 2020-01-23 19:43:00Years of lobbying appear to have paid off in the fight for funding of a revolutionary drug to treat cystic fibrosis.

PHARMAC seeking views on new cystic fibrosis medicine New! 2020-01-23 19:01:00PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Vertex to fund ivacaftor (marketed as Kalydeco) for people with cystic fibrosis.

Study highlights the urgent need for vaping education 2020-01-22 18:26:00Almost 40% of Kiwi students have experimented with vaping or e-cigarettes, according to a new study from the University of Auckland.

Vaping education and regulation still urgently needed 2020-01-22 17:09:00A major study of youth smoking between 2014 and 2019 by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experime

Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap 2020-01-20 14:31:00Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six m

Perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture 2020-01-15 19:59:00New research highlights perception vs reality mismatch in Kiwi drinking culture Nationwide research has revealed there is a mismatch between Kiwi&rsqu

PHARMAC considering new medicines for type 2 diabetes 2020-01-14 22:44:00PHARMAC is seeking proposals from pharmaceutical suppliers for new medicines that could help New Zealanders living with type 2 diabetes.

PHARMAC seeking views on new breast cancer medicine 2020-01-14 16:01:00PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Pfizer to fund palbociclib (marketed as Ibrance) for first-line and second-line tre

Funding for new drug for advanced breast cancer 2020-01-14 16:00:00Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted to hear that Ibrance (palbociclib) will be funded by PHARMAC from 1 April 2020.

“We’re ecstatic”: Foundation responds to new drug funding 2020-01-14 15:41:00Pharmac’s announcement this morning that it aims to fund Ibrance (palbociclib) for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer (ABC) from April 2020 is wo

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Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing New! 2020-01-23 16:43:48The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosec

Oklahoma governor orders ban on state travel to New! 2020-01-23 16:30:35Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is banning state-funded travel to the state of California

John Kapoor, founder of pharmaceutical company Insys, gets New! 2020-01-23 16:15:41John Kapoor, founder of pharmaceutical company Insys, gets 5 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating opioid scheme

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on New! 2020-01-23 16:04:18The Trump administration is addressing  one of President Donald Trump's main political priorities by imposing new visa rules aimed at restrictin

UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency New! 2020-01-23 15:09:48The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, court rules New! 2020-01-23 14:19:32The Arizona Supreme Court says a woman can't use her frozen embryos to have a baby because her ex-husband doesn't want to have children

Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioid New! 2020-01-23 14:07:56The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has arrived at federal court in Boston to be sentenced for orchestrating a bribery and kickback schem

The Latest: WHO says China virus not global New! 2020-01-23 13:28:03The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely New! 2020-01-23 08:16:56Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abunda

What's new in the China virus outbreak 2020-01-23 07:08:02Here’s what’s new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China

China shuts city of millions to stop spread 2020-01-23 05:24:48China has closed off a city of more than 11 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened h

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak 2020-01-23 03:41:44Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team to ch

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Wuhan, Center of Coronavirus Outbreak, Is Being Cut 2020-01-22 17:45:57The sudden restrictions — announced after the official death toll nearly doubled — could upend the travel plans of millions of Chinese cit

Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before 2020-01-22 17:05:59In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.

As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim 2020-01-22 16:29:54Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. But the W.H.O. has postponed a decision on whether the new outbreak is a global emergency.

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster 2020-01-22 15:33:56The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scienti

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-01-22 15:29:49Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with p

Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in 2020-01-22 14:11:46A man in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. Federal officials plan to expand screenings for the infection at major airports.

Lessons for Americans, From a Chinese Classroom 2020-01-22 13:03:42Observing how Chinese 2- and 3-year-olds navigated a second language, I wondered whether I could have done this for my children.

Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia 2020-01-22 11:49:50The congresswoman from Massachusetts said that she was making peace with the condition in a video released on Thursday.

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health 2020-01-22 11:11:53Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size.

Having Children, Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Early 2020-01-22 11:00:03Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cut the risk of entering menopause before age 45.

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus 2020-01-22 09:38:38A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses a Test to China's 2020-01-22 07:39:10The new virus has killed at least nine and infected more than 400 people in China, with confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan

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Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the 2020-01-22 16:30:00A study of the virus's genetic sequence suggests similarities to that seen in snakes, but the origin must still be verified -- Read more on Scientifi

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses What We Know about 2020-01-22 13:15:00Federal disease agency director Anthony Fauci discusses the novel pathogen that has, so far, sickened hundreds in Asia and one person in the U.S. -- R

Survival of the Fittest Cells 2020-01-22 12:00:00Cells in the body don’t always play nicely together. Could co-opting their competitive nature help to unlock cutting-edge therapies? -- Read mor

Weights vs. Cardio: Keep Them Separate or Combine? 2020-01-22 10:30:00Confused about whether or not you should lift on the same day as a run? You're not alone. Let's take a deep dive into the research and determine wha

Calling an Illness "Psychosomatic" Doesn't Mean It's Imaginary 2020-01-22 07:00:00Recent experiments have begun mapping the neuronal connections between mind and body like never before -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

WHO Calls for Emergency Meeting as Chinese Virus 2020-01-21 11:15:00The new coronavirus has sickened people in several countries, and there has been at least one confirmed case of human-to-human transmission -- Read mo

Is Iron Deficiency Causing Your Hair Loss? 2020-01-21 10:30:00Is your hair falling out? Nutrient deficiencies may be to blame. Reversing it starts with finding the cause -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Hookworm Runs Rampant in Schools 2020-01-21 07:15:00Originally published in March 1915 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Old Drug, New Tricks: Existing Medicines Show Promise 2020-01-20 11:00:00Dozens of compounds approved for other purposes can kill cancer cells selectively -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? 2020-01-20 10:30:00Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep myth and offers three wa

The Unexpected Diversity of Pain 2020-01-20 09:00:00It comes in many types that each require specialized treatment, and scientists are learning to diagnose different varieties -- Read more on Scientific

How Gut Microbes Shape Our Response to Drugs 2020-01-19 09:00:00The human microbiome activates some medicines, inactivates others and provokes side effects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 A

Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep Youth From Tobacco: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial

For Cancer Survivors, Financial Hardship Is Common: Survey 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: For Cancer Survivors, Financial Hardship Is Common: SurveyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 1

Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers HaltedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/

A Workout Could Be Good Medicine for the 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: A Workout Could Be Good Medicine for the Common ColdCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:0

Brain Waves Offer Insight Into Autism-Linked Sleep Struggles 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Brain Waves Offer Insight Into Autism-Linked Sleep StrugglesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020

Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Vaping Is the Darling of InstagramCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: When to Stop Exercising Immediately 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Health Tip: When to Stop Exercising ImmediatelyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Using Pot to Help With Sleep? Benefits May 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Using Pot to Help With Sleep? Benefits May Not LastCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid 2020-01-23 02:00:00Title: Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid PrescriptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/


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