Lorelei Mason

The Dunedin study followed the progress of a thousand children born in Dunedin in the early 70’s.

High lead levels leave Kiwi kids of the 70s and 80s with lower IQ - study

It's the latest finding from Dunedin's world-acclaimed Dunedin Longitudinal Study.

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A third of hip and knee patients in one of our biggest regions still are not qualifying to see a specialist.

Survey suggests nine per cent of Kiwi's aren't getting the hospital treatment they need

The founder of a charity hospital is calling for a national survey to define numbers of unmet need.

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It's proposed pharmacists be allowed to give free flu vaccines to over 65s and pregnant women from next month.

Doctors concerned about pharmacists giving flu jabs

Their biggest concern is the potential loss of "opportunistic patient care".

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The country's first and only purpose-built charity hospital is set to expand, for the third time in its nine year history.

Charity hospital to take pain away from Cantabrians with complex dental issues

Three oral surgeons will be the first to offer their time for free.

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Until now, sick birds required a lengthy trip to the North Island for surgery.

'Here you go buddy' – pop-up hospital providing crucial treatment for injured seabirds

Until now, sick birds required a lengthy trip to the North Island for surgery.

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Nearly 3000 junior doctors walked off the job this morning for the second time in four months.

Junior doctors' strike latest: 'Constructive discussions' held

Nearly 3000 unionised junior doctors have taken part in this second round of strike action.

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Nearly 3000 junior doctors walked off the job this morning for the second time in four months.

'I'm tired of striking, but we need a binding agreement'

Nearly 3000 junior doctors walked off the job this morning for the second time in four months.

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Strike action by 3000 junior doctors will kick in on Tuesday morning.

Second junior doctors' strike causes ill feeling

About 3000 junior doctors will walk off the job nationwide tomorrow morning until Friday morning.

Pictures: Whale of a day! Tourists on Kaikoura's top tourist attraction treated to sight of whale close to boat

The Whale Watch operation was temporarily forced out of business after the 7.8 earthquake, but is now back in operation.

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In what's normally the busiest time of the year, fear of aftershocks and limited road access keeps many visitors away.

Kaikoura campsites suffering post-quake downturn

Many campsites report a downturn in bookings at what should be their busiest time of the year.

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A major tourist attraction is set to reopen, seven weeks after the 7.8 earthquake left Kaikoura and surrounding communities isolated.

Kaikoura finds plenty of reason to celebrate new year

A major tourist attraction is set to reopen, seven weeks after the 7.8 earthquake left Kaikoura and surrounding communities isolated.

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Christina Buckland started One Mother to Another after her daughter was rushed to hospital.

‘Tears of joy’ – resilient Cantabrian mum ships off Christmas gift packs for those in need

Christina Buckland started One Mother to Another after her daughter was rushed to hospital.

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Medical professionals pacing the corridors with the new technology has arrived.

E-prescribing set to make doctors' illegible handwriting a thing of the past

Waitemata DHB goes electronic in a move that hopes to minimise human error and save paper and time.

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Scientists will begin testing wastewater from communities across New Zealand to find hotbeds of P, heroin, cocaine, ecstacy and bath salts.

'What goes in must come out' - police hoping wastewater drug tests will expose trends

Scientists will begin testing wastewater from communities across New Zealand to find hotbeds of P, heroin, cocaine, ecstacy and bath salts.

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It's new technology using a radioactive tracer to pinpoint tiny cancer cells which are otherwise missed on conventional scans.

Kiwi men set to benefit from better prostate cancer diagnosis

New technology using a radioactive tracer to pinpoint tiny cancer cells can otherwise be missed on conventional scans.

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The new nursing role established three years ago to support patients diagnosed with cancer is proving its worth.

Cancer nurse coordinators get thumbs up from independent review

The nurses help newly-diagnosed cancer patients navigate the health system.

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The new nursing role established three years ago to support patients diagnosed with cancer is proving its worth.

Implementation of cancer nurse coordinators proves to be smoothing treatment path

The new nursing role established three years ago to support patients diagnosed with cancer is proving its worth.

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Lianne Dalziel says a decision needs to be made on what to do with the earthquake damaged stadium.

Christchurch's Lancaster Park uneconomic to repair - report

Demolishing of the existing quake-damaged venue will cost about $20 million.

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Maia Harris put the BMW courtesy of charity Go Baby Go through its paces in Christchurch today.

Video: Christmas comes early for disabled Kiwi kids with gift of new wheels to foster independence

Go Baby Go cars will allow kids with disabilities to develop motor and social skills.

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Up to 900 former and current construction and manufacturing workers die from breathing in airborne contaminants each year.

'My body and eyes were burning' – campaign launched to warn of silent killer in construction industry

Up to 900 former and current construction and manufacturing workers die from breathing in airborne contaminants each year.

Doctors and lobbyists says results from the Waitemata pilot programme have helped save 300 people.

Bowel screening timeline to see hundreds of thousands checked for cancer

Healthy adults in the Southern DHB and Counties-Manukau DHB regions will be the next to benefit from the nationwide screening programme.

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The Health Ministry announced a test to detect severe combined immunodeficiency will come into effect from next year.

Kiwi newborns to be offered screening for potentially fatal genetic defect

The Health Ministry announced a test to detect severe combined immunodeficiency will come into effect from next year.

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The original 100-year-old seawall was damaged in the quakes, dropping over a metre in parts.

Part of Christchurch's $25 million seaside pathway opens

The Coastal Pathway Project plans to fully rebuild the 100-year-old seawall that was ruined in quakes.

Hanmer Springs mother-of-two Kate Hodges was diagnosed with advanced cancer in June after discovering a small lump in her neck.

New campaign launched to reduce stigma around lung cancer

Sixteen hundred Kiwis die from lung cancer each year, with 20 per cent of those non-smokers.

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The eateries will make their outdoor areas completely smokefree.

Feedback from Christchurch's 20 new smokefree cafes could determine future trials

The eateries will make their outdoor areas completely smokefree.

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Six patients in six different operating theatres were involved in the day-long process.

Three-way kidney transplant surgery a NZ First

A milestone in kidney transplant surgery has been passed, it has been announced today.

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The move would follow the endorsement of a petition by the World Medical Association.

The time-honoured oath doctors take could be changed

The move would follow the endorsement of a petition by the World Medical Association.

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