Health & Beauty

Surgical teams hone their skills

Surgical teams are being put through their paces in new training that challenges them to improve their communication and teamwork. Multidisciplinary operating room simulation is a national team training intervention programme for surgical teams that...... Read More

Anti-Cancer drug secures multi-million grant

Two University of Auckland academics are behind an anti-cancer drug that has secured a multi-million dollar funding grant in Europe.   Associate Professors Jeff Smaill and Adam Patterson of the University’s Auckland Cancer Society Research...... Read More

Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro

The health warning issued in November for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.  Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirm that the algal bloom has subsided in the lake.  Despite the lifting...... Read More

New molecule could strengthen vaccines

A group of researchers say they've developed a molecule that may be able to strengthen current vaccines and help in the development of new ones. Research leader, Dr Bridget Stocker said the molecule, also known as an adjuvant, could be added to pre-existing...... Read More

Ill worker evacuated from Antipodes Islands

The New Zealand Defence Force has evacuated a government staff member with a potentially serious condition from the Antipodes Islands in its second medical evacuation in three weeks. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington, which was on a resupply...... Read More

Tobacco giant Philip Morris in court over ’HEETS’

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is facing charges related to importing and selling a non-burning tobacco product. The company was originally charged with importing and selling a product called HEETS, which heats tobacco sticks, rather than burning them. However,...... Read More

Searching for her local heroes

Sitting in a car, head on the steering wheel, surrounded by a bunch of strangers and her precious little girl, Melissa September felt the moment where she thought her eyes would close for the last time. “In that moment, I knew I was going to...... Read More

Couple ”shocked” midwife left before stillbirth

A mother who was left to give birth to her stillborn baby without her midwife present has had her complaint upheld. In a report today, the Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill, said the unnamed, self-employed, community-based midwife, who...... Read More

Two still in hospital after crash

Two people remain in hospital after a crash on State Highway 2 on Saturday evening. The collision between two vehicles occurred just before 5pm near the intersection of State Highway 2 and Omokoroa Road, north of Tauranga. It resulted in a car going...... Read More