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Men are paying with their lives for unequal health funding

Males pay with their lives for the tiny amount of health funding they get compared with females. If you’re a Kiwi male, you have a lower life expectancy than your female counterparts. In your youth you’re at higher risk of dying from suicide. You’re more likely to suffer injury or death from accident. Heart disease…

DHBs here to stay – Health Minister

District Health Boards are here to stay. Health Minister, David Clark said the model isn’t perfect but it has a number of strengths, including transparent democratic elections. He told Mike Hosking one of the areas he’ll be looking at is the inconsistency in cancer treatment. “We’ve said we are going to have a National Cancer…

Ex-Med Cancer: prescribing exercise, the cancer wonder-drug

Regular exercise could be considered a wonder-drug for cancer patients. Research shows it eases side effects from treatment, lower people’s relative risk of having a recurrence and, in fact, lowers their risk of dying from cancer. Despite this, most people with cancer don’t exercise regularly and exercise isn’t prescribed as part of routine cancer care….

Team ENZED Abarth Racing For Prostate Cancer Awareness

In June last year, the best known Kiwi tarmac rally team, Team ENZED Abarth, received some life-changing news. “I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer “ said team owner Mike Lowe “but thankfully due to my regular blood tests for PSA, it was discovered early. This allowed for immediate intervention and now I can happily say…