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1. How hot is your bedroom?

02 July 2015 10:27am | Boyd PR

How hot is your bedroom? How many times have you turned to flannelette pyjamas, woolly socks, hot water bottles and electric blankets when the temperature drops at night and you struggle to stay warm in bed? You might be surprised to learn how ..... More >>

2. Self-management techniques helping suicidal people

23 June 2015 10:00am | University of Otago

Self-management techniques need to be more widely acknowledged by mental health professionals as an option to help people who felt suicidal and better support provided to help them develop their own self-management strategies, according to new University of ..... More >>

3. Fight the Furry Feeling in Oral Health Month

01 July 2015 3:25pm | Colgate

Today Colgate-Palmolive and the New Zealand Dental Association are launching Oral Health Month across New Zealand, and are urging Kiwis to Fight the Furry Feeling in their mouths. That sensation we all get if we neglect to brush, floss or rinse ..... More >>

4. Life begins at 40 - or does it?

02 July 2015 9:45am | CIGNA

Wellington, 2 July 2015 - In 1983 the Kiwi band Dave & The Dynamos released their anthemic pop-ditty "Life Begins at 40". It was an instant classic; number one on the charts for three weeks in a row and staying in the Top 40 for a whopping ..... More >>

5. ACC rating system rewards unsafe cars

14 April 2015 12:48pm | The Dog and Lemon Guide

ACC's new safety-related tier system for annual car licensing, which is supposed to give discounted ACC levies to owners of safer vehicles, does the exact opposite in some cases, says the car review website ... More >>

6. Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

01 July 2015 3:16pm | University of Otago

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council's Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai ..... More >>

7. Mould and damp driving people from homes

02 July 2015 2:05pm | Boyd PR

Mould and damp driving people from homes A nationwide survey has revealed more than a quarter of New Zealanders have moved out of a house because it was cold, damp and mouldy. The second HRV State of Home Survey, conducted by independent research company ..... More >>

8. Taumata welcome Marita Ranclaud

01 July 2015 4:47pm | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust is pleased to welcome Marita Ranclaud who joined the trust today as the Manager for Excel Rotorua. .. More >>

9. NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

30 June 2015 9:30am | University of Otago

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. ..... More >>

10. Leading health tech company winning global awards

01 July 2015 9:31am | Make Lemonade

Leading health tech company winning global awards for improving people's health A cutting-edge Wellington-based international health start-up is winning awards for their innovative mobile health platform, which is benefitting New Zealanders in need. ..... More >>

11. Award brings disability health issues into the spotlight

02 July 2015 11:15am | Venture Communications

Award brings disability health issues into the spotlight Radio programme featuring Nelson charity wins international award A New Zealand Radio programme about health and sex education for young people with learning disabilities has scooped a presitigous ..... More >>

12. Braving the open waters to change the perceptions of MS

01 July 2015 4:50pm | Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand

Braving the open waters to change the perceptions of MS Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was life changing for both Neil Barnett from Akaroa and Russell Watts, Taupo. However, on July 5 for four weeks both gentlemen will board and become part ..... More >>

13. Half-Year Drownings up Thirty Percent

02 July 2015 7:57am | Water Safety New Zealand

Preliminary drowning figures show 61 people have drowned in New Zealand waters so far this year, up a third on the same time last year (46) and the highest year to date toll since 2011. .. More >>

14. New $1-a-Day Dental Care Plan Unique to New Zealand

16 October 2014 10:16am | DentalCare West

Regular dental care is about to get a lot more affordable, thanks to a new one-of-a-kind payment plan launching in Auckland this November. For many Aucklanders, the rising cost of living means regular dental care is a low priority... More >>

15. Review of the Medical Council's statements

02 July 2015 2:17pm | Medical Council of New Zealand

Review of the Medical Council's statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is currently reviewing its statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse , and ..... More >>

16. Know your limit and drive safe - Online calculator launched

22 December 2014 10:21am | Ora Safety

A free calculator to help people figure out whether they are under the new lower legal limit for drink driving was released yesterday by Ora Safety . .. More >>

17. UTI treatment now available direct from trained pharmacists

26 November 2012 9:56am | Pharmacybrands

In a New Zealand first, women will be able to receive best practice treatment for urinary tract infections (often referred to as UTI, bladder infection or cystitis) directly from trained pharmacists from today. The service is now available in a number ..... More >>

18. Information key to measuring well-being of disabled Māori

23 June 2015 10:58am | Statistics New Zealand

A new report from Statistics New Zealand shows the importance of collecting good information about the one in four Māori who are disabled. .. More >>

19. Children's Cooking Competition Aims to Tackle Obesity

29 June 2015 12:18pm | Goode PR

New Zealand is raising a generation of kitchen strangers, a trend that concerns the NZ Nutrition Foundation. .. More >>

20. Get vaccinated before the flu gets you

01 July 2015 2:49pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives. .. More >>

21. Official launch of the NZ Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

02 July 2015 12:46pm | Merlin Consulting

$900,000 in grants kick starts Trust dedicated to New Zealand-based Multiple Sclerosis research The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust ("NZMSRT") today announces it has received a combined $900,000 investment portfolio as founding capital for ..... More >>

22. Medical first in Waikato offers hope to heart patients

04 April 2014 3:54pm | Midland Cardio Vascular Services

Two weeks ago, Hawera farmer Glen Williamson could barely stagger 300m. He struggled to breathe, his legs were cold and clammy and he was as pale as a ghost. .. More >>

23. Health Issues Highlighted in Child Poverty Monitor

02 December 2014 8:51am | University of Otago

Although the just released second annual Child Poverty Monitor has revealed a small decrease in the number of New Zealand children living in income poverty, researchers involved in its preparation say there is still much to address in terms of health ..... More >>

24. Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

25 May 2015 11:52am | University of Auckland

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity. .. More >>

25. Whānau on Bus Trip to Heal Issues of Suicide

18 June 2015 9:31pm | Kiriata Films

Five Māori families affected by the suicide of a family member are participating in a unique project in which they will travel on a bus from marae to marae, making their way from Taranaki to Cape Reinga. The journey begins today and lasts for one ..... More >>

26. Coleman: We'll tackle obesity but no tax or legislation

28 June 2015 4:43pm | TVNZ

Speaking to Q+A's Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government's priority list, but there was "no evidence" a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary... More >>

27. Katherine Rich Finally Leaving the Board of the HPA

30 June 2015 10:01am | Alcohol Action NZ

The public statement (below) by Brent Webling of the Food and Grocery Council, published today, conceals the fact that while Katherine Rich was a Health Promotion Agency Board member she was allegedly found to be engaging in activities in conflict with ..... More >>

28. Why family violence investigations continue to rise

30 June 2015 11:02am | shine

Why family violence investigations continue to rise & the solution The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) data summaries released today report statistics from government and non-government agencies. According to the data, police conducted ..... More >>

29. NZORD - Consultation on PGD Guidelines

07 October 2004 9:55am | NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

At last the waiting will soon be over. Proposed guidelines for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) have been released for consultation. NZORD supports the prompt approval of this technology. In fact it is long overdue... More >>

30. Health Pioneer shares 50 year legacy with new eczema book

04 February 2015 5:17pm | Oceania Media

More than 40,000 patients have travelled from New Zealand and across the globe to receive an eczema treatment package from Pacific health pioneer Dr Joe Williams. In his first book Eczema - The Neglected Disease of Children , Dr Williams, who turned ..... More >>

31. Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s

01 July 2015 3:14pm | West Coast District Health

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper. .. More >>

32. 1/3 Of Teenagers Skip Breakfast

03 August 1999 10:02am | Mediacom press release distribution

An alarming third of New Zealand teenagers are going to school without the most important meal of the day with the worst offenders being girls... More >>

33. Select Committee not silver bullet for ambulances

24 September 2007 3:41pm | St John

St John has responded positively to the recently announced Health Select Committee inquiry into Ambulance Services but is "hopeful it will not delay the need to address funding requirements for Ambulance Services", St John Chief Executive Jaimes Wood ..... More >>

34. People Urged to Heat Cocktail Sausages Thoroughly

28 November 2007 4:11pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health is urging people to thoroughly heat cocktail sausages before eating them following an outbreak of an illness among children who had consumed them... More >>

35. Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

09 August 2011 12:54pm | Waikato District Health Board

Debbie Graham and Alys Brown from Waikato District Health Board's lactation consultant services are busier than ever. They talk about the rewards of the job, and some of the issues they face.(pictures available on request) .. More >>

36. Historic Queen Mary Hospital may soon be redeveloped

12 September 2012 12:46pm | Bayleys

Some of the most historically significant buildings in North Canterbury, at the former Queen Mary Hospital, may soon be redeveloped for uses such as accommodation. .. More >>

37. New Zealand: Working Too Hard And Stressed

20 December 2012 10:44am | Southern Cross Healthcare

News release Thursday 20th December 2012 New Zealand: Working Too Hard And Stressed If you feel you work too hard - you're not alone. As New Zealanders knock off for a couple of weeks of well-deserved holiday, a new survey has found the down time ..... More >>

38. World-class Stem Cell Research, Therapy for Queenstown

02 August 2013 5:25pm | Queenstown Regenerative Medicine

A world-class research and treatment centre that will specialise in using the body's own blood cells to heal sports injuries and arthritis is planned for Queenstown within the year according to one of the world's leading experts on Stem Cell Therapy... More >>

39. Beautiful Lengths Calls On Kiwis to Donate Hair

05 November 2013 9:47am | Impact PR

Leading hair care brand Pantene has today announced the launch of this year's Beautiful Lengths National Donate Your Hair Week - an initiative that supports New Zealand women living with cancer... More >>

40. Scholarship great incentive for South Auckland nurse

29 October 2014 5:10pm | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

South Auckland community Māori mental health nurse Donna Tearii says being awarded a Medibank Community Fund post graduate scholarship for Māori nurses is a great incentive to further her studies... More >>

41. MedicAlert® CEO challenges DHB's attitude

11 June 2015 2:50pm | The PR Company

The husband of Eunice Richardson who died after her MedicAlert Medical ID was ignored by health professionals, has said he saw a report that stated the DHB do not rate Medical IDs very highly and they think doctors over report on it... More >>

42. Healthtech Week brings medtech sector together to grow

16 June 2015 10:35am | Callaghan Innovation

The best of medical technology companies New Zealand and the world have to offer gather in Auckland this week to share the latest developments, research and trends in the sector... More >>

43. South Westland challenged to get active

24 June 2015 1:58pm | West Coast District Health

South Westland challenged to get active South Westland locals are putting their hands up for a 100 day challenge to get more active, starting on Wednesday 1 July. When she started in South Westland earlier this year, GP Jenny James noticed many ..... More >>

44. Man winched from forest near Taupo after fall

27 June 2015 10:01am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Friday afternoon at approximately 1pm, the Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was despatched to a forest near Mission Bay, South of Taupo. .. More >>

45. Culture of Death Descends on Parliament

28 June 2015 4:33pm | Right To Life

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] and the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] will descend on Parliament next week to attend a meeting of Pacific Members of Parliament. These organisations are at the forefront ..... More >>

46. Southern Cross to cover pharmacy surcharges for members

30 June 2015 3:36pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) appreciates the support Southern Cross Health Society is showing community pharmacy by reimbursing any surcharges their members with eligible policies have incurred from a pharmacy. .. More >>

47. Telethon Southland a First for the Region

26 February 2004 5:21pm | Southland District Health Board

For the first time, Southland will benefit 100% from the proceeds of a locally run, nationally broadcast telethon. Southland TV has joined forces with Southland District Health Board (SDHB) to launch a major fundraising vehicle for the purchase of a Magnetic ..... More >>

48. Xenical available from pharmacists

11 March 2005 1:52pm | Roche

Auckland, March 10 2005 - Weight loss medication Xenical® (orlistat) is now available direct from a pharmacist for the first time in New Zealand. Xenical has been re-classified to a pharmacist only medicine meaning pharmacists can sell Xenical to appropriate ..... More >>

49. Pacific Health Provider Workforce Awards

20 February 2006 3:56pm | Health Research Council

The Ministry of Health has contracted the Health Research Council to administer awards to Pacific students as part of the Ministry's Pacific Health and Disability Action Plan, Workforce development... More >>

50. 'Better' is not good enough say surgeons

03 May 2006 5:01pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Health Minister Pete Hodgson's defense of the government's system of prioritising elective surgery is a mixture of maximising the good, and minimising the bad. "It fails to honestly address the complex issues at hand," says Chairman of the National ..... More >>

51. Auckland Zoo tiger Nisha dies

13 May 2006 2:42pm | Auckland City Council

"Staff are shattered by the loss of the nine-year-old female," says Auckland Zoo Director, Glen Holland... More >>

52. Donated glasses show lack of vision

12 October 2006 10:38am | Fred Hollows Foundation

AUCKLAND, October 12 - Donating second hand spectacles to people in developing countries creates more problems than it solves, according to The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand... More >>

53. Services for cancer patients treble

04 June 2009 5:18pm | Cancer Society

Accommodation services for cancer patients from North and South Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough regions are trebling, with the opening of the Cancer Society's new Daffodil House by Prime Minister John Key today. The Tudor-style motels ..... More >>

54. Pegasus Health Quality Awards

26 November 2009 11:12am | Pegasus Health

Innovation, community collaboration and a strong team ethic were the common themes at this year's Pegasus Health Quality Awards held in Christchurch last weekend. .. More >>

55. Return to Practice Website Dedicated to NZ Nurses

13 July 2010 12:41pm | District Health Boards

A combination of shared stories and hard facts are now available on a website designed to attract and encourage New Zealand trained nurses back into the health workforce. .. More >>

56. *NZ Vaccine Information "Typically Misleading"

17 June 2011 1:55pm | No Forced Vaccines

According to author and researcher Katherine Smith, New Zealanders are being misled about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. .. More >>

57. Kiwi company launches generic erectile dysfunction treatment

19 June 2011 1:13pm | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

New Zealand's Douglas Pharmaceuticals will launch Silvasta - a generic of Viagra[TM], a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), on Monday (June 20). .. More >>

58. Award winning electronic whiteboard at Waikato Hospital

18 November 2011 5:05pm | Waikato DHB

Datacom picked up the business intelligence award at the Microsoft NZ partner finals in Auckland last night with its e-clinical whiteboard solution used in the new Acute Services Building at Waikato Hospital... More >>

59. Trimethoprim reclassification a win for patients

05 December 2012 12:28pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) fully supports the reclassification of the antibiotic trimethoprim so that women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI) can easily access treatment from their community pharmacist. The service is ..... More >>

60. Nutritionist strives for a healthier NZ

25 February 2013 11:34am | B M Creative Artists

A passion for health and nutrition is something we all strive for - but for some New Zealand women it's the essence of their being. .. More >>

61. Te reo Māori now part of online sign language dictionary

14 May 2013 12:59pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Te reo Māori now part of online sign language dictionary Deaf New Zealanders now have access to te reo vocabulary in the Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), thanks to Victoria University's Deaf Studies Research Unit. Dr Rachel McKee, ..... More >>

62. Bad news for Tongan Health Society, Langimalie

27 August 2013 4:14pm | Tongan Advisory Council

Health Minister Hon. Tony Ryall's pet PHO Alliance Health+ (AH+) seems hell bent on destroying the Tongan Health Society (THS), says Tongan Advisory Council chair Melino Maka. .. More >>

63. Health Minister: more funding for low cost GP practices

26 September 2013 1:19pm | College of Nurses Aotearoa Inc

Professor Jenny Carryer (Massey University, and College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc) is delighted to see the Health Ministers statement today on the increase in funding to VLCA practices who are struggling to provide care to some of New Zealand's most ..... More >>

64. Dealing With Depression Naturally

07 October 2013 11:46am | Natural Products

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of depression in the world with one in 10 people being prescribed antidepressants. Conventional antidepressant medications have been under the spotlight in recent years with studies showing some have little ..... More >>

65. New beginnings for Cargill care home

13 June 2014 10:00am | Bupa

Cargill Care Home is now part of the Bupa Care Services group of care homes and retirement villages, New Zealand's largest aged care provider. This is part of Bupa's acquisition of three care homes in the South Island in October 2013 from ..... More >>

66. Children's charity @Heart Inc renamed Heart Kids New Zealand

27 June 2014 1:27pm | Heart Kids

@Heart Inc, the only charity in New Zealand that provides lifelong support for Kiwi kids with an inborn or acquired heart defect has recently changed its name to Heart Kids New Zealand Inc (Heart Kids NZ), marking an exciting development for this long-standing ..... More >>

67. Government funding boost for aged care a good start

26 August 2014 5:53pm | Aged Care Association

Yesterday Health Minister Tony Ryall announced a 5% funding boost for the elderly in rest home level care starting from 1 October 2014. New Zealand Aged Care Association Chief Executive Martin Taylor says it is a good injection of funding for the sector... More >>

68. Pharmacy access to erectile dysfunction treatment

17 October 2014 11:10am | Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Kiwi men will be the first in the world to access a generic erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, known as Silvasta (sildenafil), direct from trained pharmacists without a prescription... More >>

69. Alcohol consumption decline a drop in the bucket

26 February 2015 11:42am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking... More >>

70. Honey Product is Proven to Help Rosacea Sufferers

01 April 2015 1:18pm | Honey Lab

Large clinical trial shows that a kanuka honey formulation is as good as prescription medicines .. More >>

71. Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems

19 May 2015 1:10pm | The Asthma Foundation

Smoking cannabis linked to respiratory problems People who smoke cannabis as little as once a week are more likely to suffer respiratory symptoms such as morning cough, bringing up phlegm, and wheezing, according to University of Otago research... More >>

72. HIV Epidemic in NZ: Rise in infections for gay men

04 June 2015 9:36am | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The latest figures by the AIDS Epidemiology Group show that in 2014, 217 people were newly reported with HIV in New Zealand. When comparing the number with preceding years, this is higher than any year since 2008. .. More >>

73. Helping to beat Cook Islands obesity epidemic

04 June 2015 1:58pm | Lincoln University

Helping to beat Cook Islands obesity epidemic Many of the resources we take for granted in New Zealand schools are scarce in the Cook Islands, says Lincoln University ecology professor Steve Wratten. Following a recent trip to Rarotonga to talk about ..... More >>

74. Organ Donation NZ responds to Israel priority system claim

15 June 2015 4:05pm | Organ Donation NZ

Israel has dropped from 9.5 deceased donors per million population (DPMP) in 2013 to 7.6 DPMP in 2014. New Zealand meanwhile has gone from 8.1 DPMP in 2013 to 10.2 DPMP in 2014... More >>

75. Gold Standard Fluoride Review Contradicts NZ Advice

19 June 2015 9:17am | Fluoride Information Network For Dentists

A new review just released by the Cochrane Collaboration, internationally acknowledged as the gold standard in evidenced based reviews of health science, confirms doubts over the benefits of fluoridating water supplies in modern developed countries like ..... More >>

76. Interest in Dr Joe's Eczema treatment grows

23 June 2015 4:19pm | Oceania Media

More than 40,000 patients worldwide have received an eczema treatment package from health pioneer Dr Joe Williams. Earlier this year Maori Television'sNative Affairs programme featured a story on Dr Joe Williams and his book on eczema and his eczema ..... More >>

77. DHB records of Nicky Stevens' treatment go 'missing'

25 June 2015 11:39am | Hamilton City Council

Nicky Stevens' family is devastated and angry to find out today from Waikato DHB management that crucial patient records for Nicky have disappeared from the Henry Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital... More >>

78. Sharing raw patient information presents potential risks

29 June 2015 9:54am | The PR Company

Relying on unmoderated, raw patient health information acquired from health providers' practice management systems may present serious and unintended risks for both health practitioners and their patients, says the chief executive of MedicAlert® Foundation ..... More >>

79. Company fined after worker loses leg

29 June 2015 11:04am | WorkSafe NZ

Company fined after worker loses leg Tree Scape Limited has been fined $24,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $35,000 after an employee had his right leg amputated after it got pulled into a wood chipper machine. Tree maintenance company Tree Scape ..... More >>

80. Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

30 June 2015 11:55am | University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) ..... More >>

81. "Our" issues

02 July 2015 3:14pm | UNFPA

Every now and then, the New Zealand Parliamentarian's Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) will have an open hearing, which the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) supports... More >>

82. Convictions, Full Costs In Dong Wong Spill Case

20 August 1999 3:19pm | Mediacom press release distribution

New Zealand's biggest oil spill response since 1948 has now reached finality, with clean-up costs recovered, convictions entered against the ship owner, and an independently chaired review of the response completed... More >>

83. Learners to benefit from MUMA/LTSA partnership

31 March 2000 9:51am | Land Transport Safety Authority

Assisting Maori learner drivers to become better, safer and more experienced drivers is the aim of a new partnership between the Manukau Urban Maori Authority and the Land Transport Safety Authority... More >>

84. Walk Reopened in Puketi Forest

20 July 2000 12:48am | Department of Conservation

After a 5 year closure, the Department of Conservation is re-opening the Waihoanga Gorge Kauri Walk, in time to co-incide with Conservation Week. This beautiful track, which takes two and a half hours to complete is ideal for families and winds its ..... More >>

85. Snake Invasion of New Zealand Seems Inevitable

05 September 2000 5:53pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

A snake invasion of New Zealand seems inevitable according to Forest and Bird following the discovery of yet another live snake in New Zealand... More >>

86. Scoop Images: Kiwi Air Force Wins GOLD

25 September 2000 10:33am | RNZAF

A Hercules crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force has beaten tactical air transport crews from the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to retain the Bullseye trophy... More >>

87. Manuka Honey May Be The Answer To Spider Bite

06 December 2002 9:40am | Comvita New Zealand

This week's well-publicised case of the Northland man who lost a finger following a white-tail spider bite has prompted honey producer Comvita New Zealand to draw attention to its flagstaff product manuka honey which, it claims, can assist healing... More >>

88. Hanmer Clinics to Offer Online Treatment

16 January 2003 11:08am | Hanmer Clinics

New Zealanders who need drug or alcohol treatment now have the option of receiving Internet-based treatment services... More >>

89. Groundbreaking Surgery At North Shore Hospital

25 August 2003 4:11pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Surgeons at North Shore and Middlemore hospitals are triallng a new technique in hip replacement operations that can see patients walking the same day of surgery... More >>

90. Outpatients Clinics Moved At North Shore Hospital

16 April 2004 12:57am | Waitemata District Health Board

A new lung function service and pre-admission assessments will be among facilities available at North Shore Hospital's redeveloped Outpatients department opening on Monday April 26... More >>

91. New Treatment For Tinnitus Sufferers

03 May 2004 11:06am | NZ Audiological Society

New breakthroughs in tinnitus treatment presented by international audiological experts this week will provide welcome relief for the estimated 700,000 New Zealanders suffering from the condition. The visiting experts are guest speakers at the New ..... More >>

92. Self-Applied Cream Good News For Kiwis With Cancer

30 July 2004 11:35am | 3M Pharmaceuticals

A cream that has just been approved for the treatment of skin cancer in New Zealand will go a long way in helping those Kiwis who suffer from this most common type of cancer... More >>

93. Odyssey House Offers Life-Changes for Parents

02 August 2004 11:51am | Odyssey Family Centre

Prime Minister Helen Clark today opened the Odyssey Family Centre - a new specialist treatment facility for parents and their children - at 56 Bollard Avenue, Avondale, Auckland... More >>

94. Tim Harding Appointed As Care NZ's New CEO

11 August 2004 11:00am | Care New Zealand

Care NZ, New Zealand's leading non-government provider of alcohol and drug treatment services has appointed Tim Harding to the position of Chief Executive... More >>

95. New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

21 October 2004 3:37pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe has sent a letter to all prescribers informing them about new advice relating to the known risks and benefits associated with prescribing medications to treat depression in young people and in adults... More >>

96. Loss Of New Zealand Cooking Skills

11 March 2005 11:33am | Heinz Watties

Health Minister Annette King today joined Wattie's in launching a major initiative to get kiwi kids cooking. Wattie's Project Cook was launched at South Wellington Intermediate School in Wellington this afternoon, signalling a major push to inspire ..... More >>

97. Parents' choice website proves necessary

13 June 2005 9:27am |

The website started by a Wellington mother of three has been inundated with emails in the past week - from other parents wanting to know more about the controversial MeNZb vaccine... More >>

98. Kiwis Are Keen Lovers Of Unsafe Sex

08 November 2005 2:29pm | Durex Global Sex Survey

New Zealand second highest in world for one-night stands New Zealanders have sex 114 times a year - ahead of global average & Australia Kiwis fourth highest in world for unsafe sex & third highest in world for number of sexual partners Queenstown ..... More >>

99. Let's Beat Diabetes event

15 November 2005 2:36pm | Counties Manukau District Health Board

The Counties Manukau community is set to take a positive step into summer at a free event sponsored by CMDHB's 'Let's Beat Diabetes' campaign. The 'LBD Family Fun Walk' features an easy walk around Hayman Park in Manukau City, in a bid to support the ..... More >>

100. Organ Donation - Facts, Figures and Other Info

01 December 2005 11:31am | Give life

An ICU (Intensive Care Unit) audit of deaths and organ donation was done in 2002. It has not been done since, or if it has it has been kept quiet. I have been unable to establish if another one has been done as doctors/MOH have been evasive on the ..... More >>


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