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Families Support Review of Teen Abortion Law

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:16:44 +1200 | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is supporting calls for a review of the parental notification laws for teen abortions and agrees that young pregnant teens should have the support of their parents, not have their parents alienated from the process.More >>

The War against The Lancet: When Medicine and Politics Mix

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:56:18 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Hate, disgrace, and pitiful editorial standards. Are these the terms to be ascribed to The Lancet , which, bar a few blemishes has shown a distinguished pedigree in the world of medical research? Stroppy academics have made an argument than an open ...More >>

Interest Groups Intervene in Seales “Right To Die” Case

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:02 +1200 | Lecretia Seales

The Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance have been granted leave to intervene on a limited basis in the upcoming case of terminally ill 42-year-old New Zealand lawyer Lecretia Seales, who ...More >>

Press release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:01 +1200 | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Reference Judge David Collins decision approving the VESNZ as intervenor in the case of Lecretia Seales v Attorney-General. More >>

New Zealand’s Best Eggs Awarded Last Night

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:35:13 +1200 | Business and Community Shares

Three of New Zealand’s most well known companies: Fonterra, Deloitte and The Warehouse were last night crowned “Good Business Eggs” in recognition of their work in the community sector. Whilst these companies might be better known for the scale ...More >>

Pharmaco well placed for continued expansion

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:29 +1200 | Pharmaco

Hon. Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health, opens newly enlarged head office Entering new business sectors, two acquisitions, new contracts and a growing business in Australia has meant the need to enlarge Pharmaco (NZ) Limited’s Mount Wellington ...More >>

Plunket lends its support to World Immunisation Week

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:32:08 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket says World Immunisation Week, which kicks off today (24 April), is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand.More >>

Scaremongering over Colorado University Multivitamin Study

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:24:57 +1200 | Radford Communications

The industry body for New Zealand’s natural products sector is concerned that media scaremongering over a recent Colorado University multivitamin study’s findings could do consumers more harm than good. More >>

“Fizzy drink free Tokelau” to be awarded

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:46:57 +1200 | Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

The “Fizzy drink free Tokelau” wins the award as it demonstrated all the aspects of a Healthy Islands initiative, according to an email from World Health Organization’s Technical Officer – Non-Communicable Diseases, Dr Wendy Snowdon.More >>

Patients take more control of their own health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:58:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals. More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:52:10 +1200 | Auckland University

After 10 years of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials.More >>

Efficiency in Health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:36:35 +1200 | Australian Government

A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia’s health care system through ...More >>

Act Party leader’s endorsement of Welfare Working Group

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:27:15 +1200 | No Forced Vaccines

Act Party leader’s endorsement of Welfare Working Group proposal “puts vulnerable children at risk” More >>

Board Declines to Pay Legal Fees for Nicky Stevens Family

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:14:04 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) today declined a request from the family of Nicky Stevens to pay their legal fees. More >>

DHB refuses legal funding for Nicky Stevens’ family

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:50:43 +1200 | Dave Macpherson

The Waikato DHB Board today turned down a request by the family of deceased patient Nicky Stevens for funding to cover the legal costs faced in an upcoming Coroner’s inquest and other legal processes.More >>

Comvita Discusses Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:18 +1200 | Comvita New Zealand

Comvita recently published a blog on their website pointing out the link between Type 2 Diabetes and obesity, which is reproduced here. More >>

Mama And Pepi Packs Deserve National Roll Out

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:18:35 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the Waikato District Health Board’s decision to fund Mama and Pepi (baby) Packs for expectant mothers and believes such an initiative should be adopted throughout New Zealand. “This is fantastic and will help Waikato ...More >>

U-Turn on Budget Commitment for Free GP Visits

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:54:35 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The National government has gone back on its Budget announcement of free GP visits and prescriptions for under 13s, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters and Member of Parliament for Northland.More >>

Government out of touch with "shop around" suggestion

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:36:00 +1200 | Green Party

Government suggestions that parents should “shop around” for a free doctor when their child has an accident shows how completely out of touch National is, the Green Party says.More >>


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