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Contributors to NZ Fluoride Review shown to be toothless

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:12:21 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Contributors to the New Zealand Fluoride Review shown to be toothless. Monday, 26 January 2015, Press Release: Fluoride Free NZ Fluoride Free NZ calls for an open transparent public discussion of fluoridation where both sides of the argument can ...More >>

Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:29:20 +1300 | FIND

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. More >>

South Auckland residents' health concerns about motorway

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:59:51 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand’s busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found.More >>

Research tests shows stroke patients’ memories do improve

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:10 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury lab study tests show people’s memory can improve after a stroke. More >>

Amy Adam shows her ignorance about medical cannabis

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:55:25 +1300 | ALCP

Justice Minister Amy Adams has no ministerial responsibility for medical cannabis, despite her uneducated comments about the issue in the Taranaki Daily Mail. More >>

No holiday for victims

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:55:48 +1300 | Victim Support

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. More >>

40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:12:35 +1300 | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - At least 40 people were found to have been infected by HIV in the city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua until November in 2014. More >>

Guild supports continued sale of non-prescription diclofenac

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:07:26 +1300 | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) supports the continued sale of non-prescription diclofenac tablets and capsules from community pharmacy despite classification changes overseas. More >>

Surgeons support ARLA finding - addressing alcohol harm

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:42:35 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has come out in support of the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority’s reported rejection of the Wellington City Council’s proposal to allow bars and on-licence premises to stay open until ...More >>

Ministry of Health official joins Ebola response

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:08:38 +1300 | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s director of emergency management is heading to West Africa to assist with the international fight against Ebola. More >>

New CT scanners at Dunedin Hospital

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:09:39 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern patients are benefitting from new state of the art CT scanners in the Oncology and Radiology Departments at Dunedin Hospital. More >>

Kiwis Missing Out on Surgery for Lack of Beds

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:22:41 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Potentially life-saving surgery is being postponed in New Zealand hospitals due to bed shortages in Intensive Care Units, says New Zealand First. More >>

Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:02:11 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth; surgery recommended to remove it” More >>

Life Flight Transports injured horse rider from Castlepoint

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:58:56 +1300 | Life Flight Trust

At 12:30pm this this afternoon the Life Flight Trust was responded to Castlepoint on the Wairarapa Coast to a horse rider who had been kicked by a horse. More >>

Worldwide Market for NZ Firm’s Breakthrough Medical Device

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:57:08 +1300 | Nexus6

Media Release January 22, 2015 Worldwide Market for New Zealand Firm’s Breakthrough Medical Device More >>

Growing Global Health Awareness Could Mean Big Business

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:26:37 +1300 | The Nielsen Company

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle against the bulge is a global phenomenon that could translate into real opportunity for manufacturers, according to a new study by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights ...More >>

Machine guards are there for a reason

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:58:04 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Commercial laundry company Alsco NZ has been fined $38,250 and been ordered to pay $7,500 in reparation after a worker had their hand crushed in the rollers of an unguarded folder machine.More >>

10 years of Operating Room induction program

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:06:17 +1300 | Auckland District Health Board

Nursing staff at Auckland DHB are celebrating this month after completing the 10th year of a successful Operating Room (OR) education program. More >>

Youngsters Living with Cancer Celebrate Summer Experience

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:40:25 +1300 | Camp Quality New Zealand

You couldn’t take the smiles off the faces of hundreds of young children living with cancer who just experienced the time of their lives at the Camp Quality annual Regional Summer camps. And it wasn’t just the golden weather which bought them ...More >>

Runaway Truck Injures two

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:21:54 +1300 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

This afternoon [20/1] the Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural address near Tiraumea, East of Eketahuna, where two men, one in his 80's and one in his 60's had sustained injuries when the truck they were operating became ...More >>


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