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End of Life Bill to Go to a Public Vote at The Next Election
Health & Fitness, News
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Health & Fitness, News
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End of Life Bill to Go to a Public Vote at The Next Election

News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

New Zealanders will almost certainly face a referendum next year on whether to legalise voluntary euthanasia after a make-or-break vote in Parliament cleared the way. MPs have…

Southland Has a Syphilis Situation
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Health & Fitness, News
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Southland Has a Syphilis Situation

News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Southland health professionals are warning of a rise in syphilis cases in Southland. Southern Sexual Health’s clinical lead Alison Stewart-Pierce said it’s a wake-up call for Southlanders.…

Government To Establish a Cancer Control Agency, Gives Pharmac an Extra $60m
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Health & Fitness, News
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Government To Establish a Cancer Control Agency, Gives Pharmac an Extra $60m

News Desk - Sep 02, 2019

The government announced today it will establish a national Cancer Control Agency by December this year. It will also give the drug-buyer Pharmac an extra $20 million…

Report On Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Delays Finds Southland ‘inter-service warfare’
Community, Health & Fitness
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Community, Health & Fitness
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Report On Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Delays Finds Southland ‘inter-service warfare’

News Desk - Jul 28, 2019

Bowel cancer patients in Southland have suffered unacceptable waits of months - and even years in some cases - to get diagnosed because of major failures at…

Cancer Reform Petition Presented To Parliament
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Health & Fitness, News
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Cancer Reform Petition Presented To Parliament

News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

The petition of a terminally ill Southland father calling for cancer care reform has been presented to Parliament today. Blair Vining started the petition after he was…

Blair Vining Meets With Health Minister David Clark
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Health & Fitness, News
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Blair Vining Meets With Health Minister David Clark

News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Blair Vining, a 38-year-old father of two, met with Health Minister David Clark in Dunedin on Monday. Mr Vining was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer late last…

Blair Vining Seeks To Trigger Referendum To Reform Cancer Care
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Health & Fitness, News
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Blair Vining Seeks To Trigger Referendum To Reform Cancer Care

News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

A Southland father with terminal bowel cancer hopes to trigger a citizens-initiated referendum to reform cancer care in New Zealand. Blair Vining was diagnosed with stage four…

Junior Doctors Strikes: District Health Boards Pay More Than $19m For Cover
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Health & Fitness, News
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Junior Doctors Strikes: District Health Boards Pay More Than $19m For Cover

News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

Strikes by junior doctors this year have cost district health boards more than $19 million and there's no end in sight. Members of the Resident Doctors Association…

Measles and MMR Vaccination in NZ: The Facts
Community, Health & Fitness
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Community, Health & Fitness
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Measles and MMR Vaccination in NZ: The Facts

News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

An outbreak of measles in Canterbury has prompted huge demand for vaccinations, but what is the disease and how serious is it really? This Q&A explainer lays…

No Association Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
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Health & Fitness, News
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No Association Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

News Desk - Mar 06, 2019

A study by researchers from Statens Serum Institut (SSI) once again invalidates the claim that the MMR vaccine increases children’s risk of developing autism. The study results…