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Reducing pain, increasing prevention

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:12 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National government will invest $50 million extra of new money over the next three years in a plan to help New Zealanders live free from bone, muscle and joint pain and provide thousands more people with elective surgery. More >>

Cancer treatment to be sped up even further

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

If your doctor suspects you have cancer, the Government will ensure you see a cancer specialist and receive treatment faster than ever before. More >>

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:43:06 +1200 | Paul Connett

This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the ...More >>

Initiative increases access to medical care for under 6s

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:12:38 +1200 | Health Research Council

Reducing the cost of subsidised co-payments appears to have led to an increase in the number of children under 6 using after-hours accident and medical clinics, according to a government-commissioned report released today.More >>

FSANZ to consult public on gluten free beer labelling

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:06 +1200 | Coeliac New Zealand

Coeliac New Zealand is delighted Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) will raise a proposal to change a rule which prevents alcohol, including beer, from being labelled as gluten-free.More >>

Big push for healthy, warm and dry homes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:36:09 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt is leading the region in getting property owners to take up the Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation programme. Recent figures released by EECA show 946 houses have been insulated using the subsidy.More >>

UPDATE: Ebos outlook subdued after Symbion boosts FY profit

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Ebos Group is unlikely to repeat a trebling of annual profit fuelled by last year acquisition of the Symbion pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor in Australia, where regulatory changes are putting pressure on the sector.More >>

Auckland DHB achieves all six national Health Targets

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:14 +1200 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) is celebrating after achieving all six national Health Targets, proving its dedication and commitment to provide high quality services for patients and their families.More >>

Congratulating Hard Work and Healthy Hearts

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:45:47 +1200 | The Heart Foundation

Today’s National Health Target results announcement for quarter four, paint a positive picture across the board for the primary care and health sectors. More >>

NZMA welcomes fluoride report

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:30:41 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Peter Gluckman, examining the scientific evidence for and against community water fluoridation. The report Health Effects ...More >>

Hospital patients urged to give feedback

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:46:14 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is urging hospital patients to take part in a new survey asking them for feedback on their health care. More >>

Flight Restrictions Hamper Ability to Battle Ebola

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:58 +1200 | UN News

UNICEF and partners visit a crowded market in Conakry, Guinea, to explain to vendors how they can protect themselves and their families from Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Guinea More >>

Performance in primary health targets almost doubles

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:26:52 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

MEDIA RELEASE August 26, 2014 Performance in primary health targets almost doubles in past year The Canterbury District Health Board’s performance against its toughest health targets have paid off with an almost 40 percent increase over the past year. ...More >>

1st Test of Focused Ultrasound to Destroy Breast Tumors

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:19:16 +1200 | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 – Expanding its pioneering work in the field of focused ultrasound , the University of Virginia Health System has launched the nation’s first clinical trial testing the technology’s potential to treat benign ...More >>

Thailand: HIV Infections on Rise Among Young Gay Men

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:46:37 +1200 | UN News

HIV Infections on Rise Among Young Gay Men, Other at-Risk Groups in Thailand – UN Study More >>

Waikato Improves Health Targets Performance

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:14:54 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

A feature of the health targets performance by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) out today (Tuesday 26 August) is the exceptional team work shown by health professionals in both primary care and hospitals.More >>

Health services focused on prevention

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:09:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Tony Ryall Minister of Health 26 August 2014 Media Statement Health services focused on prevention More >>

Funding boost for rest homes & dementia care

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:05:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The National-led Government is increasing the rest home bed subsidy by $10 million a year – a 5 per cent increase – as part of the government's ongoing plan to meet the changing needs of our population. Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced ...More >>

Caltex Customers Can Save More than Money

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:24:23 +1200 | Caltex New Zealand

Caltex Customers Can Save More than Money Starship Foundation set to receive $100,000 for operating rooms upgrade More >>

Nursing hours explain turnover and high-stress culture

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:50:29 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A staff survey supports concerns nursing staff at Dunedin Hospital are under increasing pressure and that the emergency department is in a critical state, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson David Clark. More >>


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