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Regular checks helped All Blacks legend Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith wasn’t at the New Zealand Rugby Awards last month to accept the Steinlager Salver for exceptional service to the game. Just three days before, on December 11, his prostate was removed after cancer tumours had been discovered. The 60-year-old, who left the All Blacks last year after a glittering career as a player and…

Priorities in Prostate Cancer in New Zealand

There are a number of issues and concerns the Foundation has regarding the place and priorities of prostate cancer in the New Zealand Health system. After wider consultation, the President of the Foundation, Mark von Dadelszen has written and extensive report  that has been sent to Dr David Clark, the new Minister of Health, and…

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…