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Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva for a disease-free India

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:51:26 +1300 | Citizen News Service

(CNS): "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies" are the immortal words of Saint Mother Teresa, which sum up what Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva asserts to hasten the pace of progress for a disease-free India. Dr KS Sachdeva ...More >>

Give Young Patients a Better Christmas

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:37:09 +1300 | Westfield

Christmas is traditionally a special time when families come together, exchange gifts and share joy but for many young people, this occasion can highlight the hard times they are facing in hospital.More >>

Greater investment in medical workforce needed

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:20:52 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The organisations representing both medical students and senior hospital doctors are calling for a greater focus on building a sustainable future medical workforce. More >>

New drug deal a bitter pill for 160 long-suffering patients

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:08:37 +1300 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Pharmac’s decision to fund pertuzumab (trade name Perjeta) from January 2017 for New Zealanders with advanced (metastatic) HER2+ breast cancer will be good news for patients diagnosed from the New Year onwards, but is a bitter pill for the 160 Kiwis ...More >>

Many patients will still miss out on breast cancer drug

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:43:00 +1300 | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is thrilled that New Zealand women with advanced breast cancer will finally be able to get the breakthrough breast cancer drug Perjeta from next year, but is bitterly disappointed that a large number will ...More >>

Flox, Hospice NZ And Farmers to Create Christmas Baubles

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:29:27 +1300 | Farmers Department Stores

Flox Teams with Hospice New Zealand And Farmers to Create Christmas Baubles, Fundraising for Those in Need! More >>

Synthase gets funding injection from NZVIF and angels

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:14:05 +1300 | Synthase Biotech

New Zealand investors have swung behind Synthase Biotech with an injection of $800,000 in the start-up’s first capital raising outside of its founding group. More >>

Cancer patients gain in Roche’s new multi-medicine agreement

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:46:34 +1300 | Roche

Cancer patients are among those who will benefit from an innovative multi-medicine funding agreement between Pharmac and Roche Products (NZ), announced today. More than 2,000 New Zealand patients, most with life-threatening illnesses, are expected ...More >>

Pharmac increases access to new treatments

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:43:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Pharmac’s major funding package with Roche for nine medicines which will benefit around 2,000 Kiwis. More >>

New insights on limb evolution from Auckland

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:58:44 +1300 | University of Auckland

An Auckland medical scientist has contributed to a better understanding of the role of muscles in limb evolution from fish to land animals, in research published recently. More >>

Major PHARMAC funding package agreed with Roche

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:22:12 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced a major funding package with Roche for nine medicines covering ten different conditions. The package includes the funding of three new treatments and widening of access to three existing medicines for seven new indications, as ...More >>

Musicians Union calls on St John to settle dispute

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:22:57 +1300 | E tu

The musicians’ union, E tū, is urging St John to settle an ongoing wage dispute with its ambulance staff. More >>

St John vehicle accident at Silver Fern Rally

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:09:45 +1300 | St John

St John can confirm three personnel were involved in an accident at the Silver Fern Rally in Southland this afternoon. More >>

Science Deadline: science sector, organ donors, earthquakes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:36:28 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: How is the science sector tracking, organ donors compensated and earthquake's psychosocial effects More >>

It is not enough to promise, we must act to #endAIDS

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:28:32 +1300 | Citizen News Service

(CNS): Mahatma Gandhi had once said, "If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning". Gandhi's thought resurfaced after listening to Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS ...More >>

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:23:53 +1300 | First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an ‘events ban’ and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. More >>

Complacency breeds failure: Consolidate efforts to #endAIDS

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:24:29 +1300 | Citizen News Service

(CNS): Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure. When the number of people affected by a disease decreases, there is a tendency to disregard it as a public health problem.More >>

New Zealanders need high quality cancer information

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:25:07 +1300 | University of Otago

There is considerable demand for cancer information resources in New Zealand, with a third of women and a quarter of men deliberately searching for these over the past year, according to a new University of Otago study.More >>

F&P Healthcare overturns ResMed court action in Germany

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:00:45 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, which is battling rival ResMed over intellectual property for face and nasal masks, has succeeded in overturning the second of two preliminary injunctions against it in Germany, allowing the company ...More >>

New Pharmac Funded Drug to Benefit Maori

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:11:46 +1300 | Impact PR

Māori will benefit from Pharmac’s decision to fund a new medicine that combats HIV, an advocate for Māori living with the life-threatening disease says. More >>


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