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Dermatology may face public health crisis by 2020

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:19 am | New Zealand Dermatological Society

Lack of resources and specialist positions could jeopardise public dermatology services by 2020 according to Health Workforce New Zealand’s latest service forecast. This project was undertaken by a group of dermatologists who were asked to produce a vision ... More >>

Sunbed decision met with disappointment by clinicians

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Dermatological Society

The decision this week by Parliament’s health committee to reject an outright ban on commercial sunbed use has been greeted with extreme disappointment by skin specialists. The New Zealand Dermatological Society, a professional body of medical ... More >>

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Dermatological Society

A FORMER intensive sunbed user and melanoma survivor, Debra Duke, has applauded a move to tighten controls on operators and ban under 18-year-olds and fair-skinned adults from using sunbeds. More >>

Secondary schools left out of the shade

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Dermatological Society

The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (NZDSi) is urging the government and Ministry of Education to provide funding and support for shade provision in New Zealand secondary schools. More >>

Dermatologists Warning Over New Rules for Drug

Monday, 22 December 2008, 10:40 am | New Zealand Dermatological Society

New Zealand and Australian dermatologists are united in their criticism of PHARMAC’s decision to widen prescribing rights for two medicines used to treat severe skin conditions. More >>

The Vitamin D Dilemma

Monday, 7 July 2008, 9:54 am | New Zealand Dermatological Society

Recent publicity surrounding the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in New Zealand may be sending a confusing message and actually encouraging Kiwis to put themselves at unnecessary risk – say skin cancer experts. More >>