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1. Northland DHB Paving Way for Future Healthcare

03 August 2015 11:09am | Northland DHB

Northland DHB is paving the way for future healthcare by trialling a high-tech, potentially life-saving telemedicine system. .. More >>

2. 200 primary health care nurses meet in Wellington

31 July 2015 10:38am | NZNO

From today in Wellington over 200 primary health care nurses from around New Zealand meet to discuss and learn of innovation in nursing practice at their annual conference. Among the delegates are nurse practitioners and intern nurse practitioners who are ..... More >>

3. Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

31 July 2015 3:15pm | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association's view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ..... More >>

4. More dollars for training Nurse Practitioners groundbreaking

31 July 2015 5:29pm | Rural General Practice Network

More health dollars for training Nurse Practitioners ground breaking - NZRGPN chair The announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that an additional 20 training places would be allocated to Nurse Practitioners next year has been hailed ..... More >>

5. 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 >>

6. KFC New Zealand Gives Rice the Special Treatment

21 July 2015 4:34pm | KFC

As fast food brands around the world tailor their menus to suit local tastes, KFC in New Zealand is responding to the changing tastes of kiwis by adding rice to its menu... More >>

7. Next stage in development of Waitakere Hospital underway

03 August 2015 10:26am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB (District Health Board) is set to almost double the number of medical teams at Waitakere Hospital, building on its programme of investment in services and facilities for West Auckland. .. More >>

8. Kaitaia Teens Bucking Obesity Trend

08 July 2015 2:04pm | Northland DHB

Kaitaia's population is usually renowned for its high rate of obesity but five young residents are breaking that cycle and are off to the USA to represent New Zealand with their fitness expertise... More >>

9. Majority of our packaged foods unhealthy

30 July 2015 2:09pm | University of Auckland

The majority of packaged food available in New Zealand supermarkets is ultra-processed and so is also the unhealthiest food available. .. More >>

10. New Zealand Doctors Can Now Access Univadis®

03 August 2015 11:41am | MSD

New Zealand doctors now have access to Univadis, a free medical education and unbiased health information website for healthcare professionals. .. More >>

11. Everyone Deserves the Chance to Nurture a Child

28 August 2006 12:12am | Nurture Foundation

A group of leading New Zealand doctors, researchers and supporters has launched a fundraising charity to support medical research aimed at helping more New Zealanders realise their dream of nurturing a child... More >>

12. 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 >>

13. 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 >>

14. Affordable medicines at risk in trade deal

01 August 2015 10:45am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

"Once again the pharmaceutical industry is pumping out misleading information, suggesting that there's no need to worry about price hikes to New Zealand medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)" says Public Health Physician ..... More >>

15. 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 >>

16. Canterbury DHB brings home four IPANZ awards

22 July 2015 5:01pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board won four award categories at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) awards held in Wellington last night, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award... More >>

17. CloudM welcomes Apple Watch going on sale in New Zealand

31 July 2015 9:38am | CloudM

New Zealand's leading health and safety app Blerter is now available on Apple's revolutionary wearable the Apple Watch, officially on sale in New Zealand for the first time... More >>

18. Cultural Issues of Obesity, Food and Nutrition

11 September 2006 5:07pm | New Zealand Dietetic Association

In the face of the rising obesity epidemic, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise not only the varying cultural context of food and eating, but also the need to culturally tailor programmes aimed at changing dietary behaviours... More >>

19. Dog bite injuries an increasing burden for New Zealand

05 May 2015 2:45pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Injuries caused by dog bites are an escalating problem for New Zealand, delegates to the 84th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons have been told... More >>

20. Plans to cut Disability Advisors at Auckland Council

07 July 2015 11:23am | Save Auckland Council DA

Plans to cut Disability Advisors at Auckland Council Anger Disability Community Disability Rights campaigners are angry about plans to disestablish the only Disability Advisors at Auckland Council. "The disability community has told the Council and ..... More >>

21. Seminar Series on Family Justice Touches Down in Blenheim

31 July 2015 5:22pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and Ebborn Law are inviting providers who deal with domestic violence, and the wider social services and government sector, to a free workshop in Blenheim to review the changes to the Family Justice System... More >>

22. 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 >>

23. 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 >>

24. 10 Things to Know About Palliative Care in NZ

06 October 2010 12:40pm | Palliative Care Council

The Palliative Care Council is challenging Kiwis to get to know 10 key facts about palliative care as a way of marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Saturday 9 October... More >>

25. Natural therapies may be more effective than antidepressants

03 August 2011 1:39pm | Shaun Holt

The effectiveness and safety of some natural and complementary therapies means that they may be superior to antidepressant medications for most people with depression, according to Professor Shaun Holt of Victoria University of Wellington. .. More >>

26. Soft Drink Consumption - Survey

13 February 2013 1:35pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

The average consumption of soft drink in New Zealand is two servings per week o Males drink more soft drink than females o The largest consumers per week are those New Zealanders aged under 40 years and those with a household income of $70,000-$100,000.. More >>

27. 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 >>

28. Collaborating agencies bring successful water safety program

15 July 2015 10:07am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council, along with the NZ Police, Wellington City CAYAD, CART, YMCA, and Orongomai Marae brought the Tuakana Teina Water safety programme to Upper Hutt for the first week of the school holidays. .. More >>

29. Kiwis Craving Advice to Support Troubled Young People

15 July 2015 4:40pm | Common Ground

Community upskilling essential say experts and three quarters of Kiwis o 8 in 10 said information, tools and tips make a difference in ability to help o Common Ground website NZ's only resource dedicated to informal supporters.. More >>

30. TPPA implications for PHARMAC raise serious concerns

30 July 2015 9:43am | Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is extremely concerned by the potential implications of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for people with multiple sclerosis... More >>

31. Kiwi coffee lovers prefer an instant fix

30 July 2015 11:05am | Southern Cross

Hold onto your flat white! Despite being a country renowned for our coffee culture a new survey shows the preferred drink is instant. .. More >>

32. Pertussis reports from Central Otago

30 July 2015 11:17am | Southern District Health Board

Pertussis reports from Central Otago This week, Public Health South has been notified of at least five cases of people with pertussis in Wanaka and Hawea. There are also two confirmed cases in the Taieri area outside of Dunedin. Public Health South is ..... More >>

33. Internationally recognised obesity programme in NZ

08 August 2005 11:07am | Optisfast

The Optifast® Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) milkshake range is now available in New Zealand, providing obese patients and their healthcare providers with an important tool in their fight against an epidemic that afflicts over 840,000 New Zealanders... More >>

34. 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 >>

35. 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 >>

36. 2013 Asthma Information

14 May 2013 11:21am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week is on the 20-26 May, with Balloon Day, our main fundraising event, on Friday 24 May. New Zealand has some of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world. One in four New Zealand children has asthma. This is over 296,000 children... More >>

37. Top 10 wellness tips for winter

18 June 2013 10:14am | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The winter season is almost upon us, and now is a good time to start thinking about how you can keep yourself and family healthy this winter. Auckland Regional Public Health Service's top ten wellness tips for winter aim to help you spend your 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. 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 >>

40. Female Condom - Approved For Use in NZ

07 April 2014 11:34am | Glyde Healthcare

After more than 3 years of campaigning, the female condom is legal in New Zealand. Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall has approved an amendment to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977 to allow for the sale of female condoms within ..... More >>

41. Northland Smokers Told: "Beat The Price Increase!"

16 December 2014 1:21pm | Northland District Health Board

Every year, thousands of Kiwis escape their working lives for a summer holiday - epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and, of course, the time-honoured tradition of New Year's resolutions. Giving up smoking is consistently at the top ..... More >>

42. Keep New Zealand smiling

28 January 2015 11:34am | Acumen Republic

From the time their first teeth cut through, young children around the country are at risk of early childhood caries; a common oral health disease. This February, Colgate, Plunket and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are working together again ..... More >>

43. 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 >>

44. OTC analgesics containing codeine safe for majority of users

01 May 2015 2:50pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

1 May 2015 - Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing codeine, including codeine-combination analgesics, are an effective short-term option for temporary relief of moderate to strong pain, when taken according to the directions on the pack, the consumer healthcare ..... More >>

45. I am MORE than Biomedical

30 July 2015 9:30am | Marama Pala

Māori woman living with HIV addresses the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention 19-22 July 2015 in the closing plenary .. More >>

46. New Health Research Fellowship Honours Kuia

05 April 2000 3:27pm | Unknown

The Health Research Council has created a new senior Maori health research fellowship in honour of former HRC Kaumatua Dr Erihapeti Rehu Murchie... More >>

47. Ellis inquiry findings released

22 October 2003 2:57pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and Counties Manukau DHB will continue to work together to ensure recommendations for improving its mental health services are put in place following the release of an inquiry's findings today... More >>

48. New birth control pill to launch in NZ

18 April 2005 9:29am | Schering NZ Ltd

New Zealand women will soon have access to one of the world's most popular brands of birth control pill... More >>

49. Most Patients Happy With Their New Salamol Inhaler

09 May 2005 3:10pm | Airflow

A survey for the world's biggest cooperative pharmacy group* has found that two weeks after switching from their old inhaler to Salamol, 76 per cent of patients were happy with their new inhaler. Slighty more, 77 per cent, were happy to continue using Salamol, ..... More >>

50. SLIMist: The Science Of Smell

15 June 2005 11:46am | Unknown

Dr. Hirsch's research into how smell can help weight management first started with the treatment of patients who had suffered head trauma... More >>

51. NZ's Best Midwives Receive Inaugural Award

04 October 2006 11:20am | Little Treasures

Five midwives judged 'outstanding' by expert panel, clients and over 4,000 voters The first recipients of a new award designed to recognise excellence in midwifery care come from Auckland to Greymouth and have delivered over 6,000 babies between ..... More >>

52. Wait Times Reduced for Hip and Knee Replacements

17 August 2007 4:05pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury people, who are ready for hip and knee replacements, are now receiving a surgeon's assessment and their operation all within six months, thanks to increased capacity and resources at Burwood Hospital's new Surgical Services Unit... More >>

53. Healthy Eating In Schools - Are We Doing Enough?

27 January 2010 11:34am | Science Media Centre

Nearly a year ago, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced the scrapping of a mandate for healthy foods in schools, a move many health experts fear could have lasting negative implications for school children... More >>

54. *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 >>

55. Sunbed operators fail safety requirements

06 December 2011 10:02am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is warning people not to use sunbeds following another mystery shop which showed out of 66 sunbed operators, only 11 met all the safety requirements it was looking for. Even worse, three operators provided broken goggles and only about half ..... More >>

56. New dental clinic opened at Morrinsville Primary School

02 February 2012 12:36pm | Waikato DHB

Hundreds of Morrinsville children will get an improved oral health outcome after the opening of a new school-based dental service today at Morrinsville Primary School. .. More >>

57. Free treatment offered to Auckland Meniere's disease patient

10 July 2012 11:08am | Joint Press Release

The featured speaker at this year's Meniere's Disease Research Institute's Work Shop is Dr. Michael T. Burcon, world's leading expert on Meniere's Disease (MD). Burcon has proven a correlation between MD and whiplash (caused by a vehicular accident ..... More >>

58. Whakatane Hospital ranked top among 25 institutions

21 December 2012 3:24pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

The Health Round Table, an independent body set up to look at quality of health care in Australasia, has recently reported outcomes for trauma and orthopaedics. Two of the outcomes measured were the number of days patients stay in hospital after surgery ..... More >>

59. New Tikipunga Integrated Family Health Centre

08 April 2013 1:31pm | Northland DHB

Dr Aniva Lawrence and her husband Leroy broke new ground on the weekend opening Te Whareora O Tikipunga, Whangarei's first integrated family health centre with a Powhiri on Saturday morning. Te Whareora O Tikipunga is a partnership between Lawrence ..... More >>

60. Northland Patient Safety Initiative Comes Full Circle

07 June 2013 12:34pm | Northland DHB

Patients throughout Northland and Auckland who transfer between residential aged care and hospital can expect it to be safer following the introduction of a standardised transfer of care yellow envelope... More >>

61. Lonely older people gain company from volunteer visitors

18 June 2013 11:28am | Age Concern

In New Zealand last year, Age Concern's 2300 volunteer visitors collectively made more than 75,000 visits and 15,000 supportive phone calls, through the charitable organisation's Accredited Visiting Service (AVS), to older people wanting more ..... More >>

62. Planned Parenthood's Agenda Not Welcome In NZ

31 October 2013 9:46am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's agenda is not welcome in NZ and parents should be wary of its message and resources targeted at young people. The president Cecile Richards is speaking at the Family Planning ..... More >>

63. New research shows New Zealanders' views on child poverty

05 September 2014 2:10pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The findings of a survey into what New Zealanders think about child poverty in our country have been released today. Child Poverty Action Group commissioned MMResearch, in association with Research Now to conduct an online survey sampling 1013 members ..... More >>

64. ProCare Mission Smokefree success - Health Excellence Awards

04 December 2014 11:13am | ProCare Health

ProCare's Mission Smokefree last night won the Auckland District Health Board's Healthcare Excellence award for Excellence in Community Health and Wellbeing. While the campaign's goal was to encourage smokers to quit through providing brief advice ..... More >>

65. Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust Appoints CEO

26 December 2014 12:43pm | Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust

The charitable trust Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust has today confirmed the appointment of Tania Thomas to the role of CEO, effective 19 January 2015. Ms Thomas is of Ngati Kahu ancestry and has extensive leadership experience in the disability sector, most ..... More >>

66. Rose Centre to be officially opened this week

07 April 2015 9:09am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research will be officially opened at Christchurch's St George's Hospital on Friday. .. More >>

67. Coeliac disease testing arrives at Unichem and Life

19 May 2015 10:17am | Green Cross Health

Coeliac disease testing arrives at Unichem and Life pharmacies Green Cross Health is now making it possible for people to get screened for coeliac disease quickly and conveniently at their local Unichem or Life pharmacy. Approximately one in 100 ..... More >>

68. Make HIV medication available early in New Zealand

28 May 2015 12:36pm | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Following the release of findings from an international trial on early benefits of treatment, New Zealand AIDS Foundation is calling PHARMAC to fund the immediate access to medication for people living with HIV... More >>

69. Defining by disability unhelpful

03 June 2015 11:29pm | IHC

IHC is asking the media to think twice before referring to people by their disability. .. More >>

70. National Launch of Māori Health Monitoring Tool

08 June 2015 12:05pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Monday 8 June, 2015 New national monitoring tool aims to accelerate Māori health improvement .. More >>

71. Alpine Medical Services

09 July 2015 10:11am | Southern PR

Medical Rescue is pleased to announce the commencement of its activities for the provision of Alpine Medical Services at NZSki's Coronet Peak and Remarkables ski areas. This marks a milestone for the company and its personnel and sees it return ..... More >>

72. Guild congratulates all 2015 Pharmacy Award's finalists

22 July 2015 8:10pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates all the 2015 Pharmacy Award's finalists and thanks everyone who took the time to enter the awards. .. More >>

73. Fears safely relieved by Health and Safety amendments

25 July 2015 10:48am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased that many volunteers' fears that their roles and responsibilities would be increasingly complicated by the Health and Safety Reform Bill will today be relieved following the release of the revised report from the ..... More >>

74. Fraudulent 'Psychiatrist' Found Working for Waikato Dhb

26 July 2015 10:39am | Dave Macpherson

In a news release timed to be well-hidden on Saturday evening, Waikato DHB has announced that a person who was employed by the DHB as a consultant Psychiatrist has been charged with fraudulently using a false identity to work for the DHB's Mental Health & ..... More >>

75. More signs of growing unmet health need

27 July 2015 2:55pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The latest figures out of a district health board are further evidence that an increasing number of people are not getting the health care they need from public hospitals," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ..... More >>

76. Experts unite in their aim to eliminate Hepatitis C

28 July 2015 9:27am | Senate SHJ

A Summit on Hepatitis C in New Zealand meets on World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of a disease affecting an estimated 50,000 Kiwis1. .. More >>

77. Women's Refuge raise funds for youth development programme

28 July 2015 4:57pm | Wellington Womens Refuge

Lens cloths sold over the counters at The Warehouse will help to make a huge contribution to the Women's Refuge this year. .. More >>

78. Adult Vaccinations: WHO Cares.... does New Zealand?

29 July 2015 10:00am | Medicines New Zealand

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. .. More >>

79. Health sector reforms would take us back to the dark ages

29 July 2015 2:13pm | NZNO

The health of New Zealanders seems to have been completely side-lined in the Ministry of Health's leaked "Capability and Capacity" report says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO)... More >>

80. Public Health Supports Local Government Remit

29 July 2015 3:20pm | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) supports the recent Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) decision to advocate for legislation to prohibit smoking in the outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants... More >>

81. Southern DHB Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August

30 July 2015 2:45pm | Southern District Health Board

It's World Breastfeeding Week next week and the theme this year is " Breastfeeding and Work: Making it work." .. More >>

82. Patients to receive text reminders

31 July 2015 9:42am | West Coast District Health

Patients to receive text reminders The West Coast District Health Board will send out reminder texts to patients with specialist appointments from next week. Where the DHB has not received confirmation from a patient that they will attend an appointment ..... More >>

83. Kiwis Asked To Put Their Best Feet Forward

03 August 2015 1:53pm | Camp Quality New Zealand

3 August 2015 : Established 30 years ago children's cancer charity Camp Quality New Zealand (CQNZ) dedicated to bringing fun, hope and happiness to children living with cancer, is looking for New Zealanders young and old to put their best feet forward ..... More >>

84. Guilty Plea By Morgan Fahey Vindicates Survivors

22 May 2000 2:27pm | Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis said the guilty plea today by Dr Morgan Fahey vindicated the stories of his victims, and that the case highlighted the difficulty of reporting for sexual abuse survivors... More >>

85. Health Impact Of Economic Change Among New Grants

31 May 2000 4:11pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A major national study that relates death to socio-economic status over the last 20 years is one of 97 new project and smaller grants worth almost $28 million, funded by the HRC and released today. Other national projects will study youth drinking, ..... More >>

86. Health Impact Of Economic Change Among New Grants

31 May 2000 4:13pm | John Howard

A major national study that relates death to socio-economic status over the last 20 years is one of 97 new project and smaller grants worth almost $28 million, funded by the HRC and released today... More >>

87. Scuba diving and rock climbing helps blind

21 June 2001 5:58pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Scuba diving and rock climbing helps blind and sight impaired youth to decide on careers.. More >>

88. Re: Rachael Younger

20 August 2001 10:35am | International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand

On 16 August, TV2's "It's Your Money!" featured an article on Rachael Younger, who was convicted of fraud in the High Court at Auckland earlier this year... More >>

89. Experimental Antidote For 1080 Successful

08 April 2002 12:19am | Hortresearch

There is an antidote for 1080, developed by scientists at HortResearch from trials first started in conjunction with Landcare Research in 1998. The antidotes have so far been tested on chickens, rats, rabbits and sheep and dramatically mitigate the ..... More >>

90. Elidel® Eczema Cream Fast Relief for Infants

30 June 2003 10:25am | Novartis

Relief is in sight for parents driven to distraction by children itching and scratching their way through the night. New research findings show children being treated with Elidel® cream for their eczema, experience fast relief of symptoms, such as itching ..... More >>

91. New Funding For Medical Research

11 September 2003 1:32pm | The Christchurch School of Medicine

The Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, has received $3.53 million to support seven new studies in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding round... More >>

92. Chronic Bronchitis And Emphysema Set To Climb

19 November 2003 2:04pm | Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) warns that COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) admissions in this country are continuing to climb, often overloading hospitals in winter, and contributing to the spiralling cost of COPD, ..... More >>

93. New Director of Proceedings appointed

14 January 2004 10:59pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner, Ron Paterson, has appointed Theo Baker to the statutory position of Director of Proceedings. Ms Baker spent ten years in private practice, predominantly involved in litigation, prior to joining the Proceedings ..... More >>

94. 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 >>

95. How A Fat Tax Can Help Fight Obesity

24 August 2004 12:04am | Diabetes New Zealand

In 1976, a report from the Royal College of Physicians, London, suggested that "Obesity is a hazard to health and a detriment to wellbeing. It is common enough to constitute one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time, whether ..... More >>

96. Auckland surgeon receives Colin McRae Medal

08 September 2004 9:04am | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The New Zealand National Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has nominated Randall Morton, Professor of Otolaryngology and surgeon at Middlemore Hospital for the coveted Colin McRae Medal... More >>

97. 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 >>

98. Depo-Provera Warning for women 14 years later

30 November 2004 5:48pm | Women's Health Action Trust

Exactly 14 years ago in November 1990, women's health activist Sandra Coney raised concerns about the potential loss of bone density in young women using Depo-Provera in a Listener article... More >>

99. DHB Practising Age Discrimination On Elderly

01 March 2005 8:53am | Democrats

The family of 83 year old Mrs. Maisie Rand are convinced the Mid-central District Health Board want her to die so they won't have to treat her illness, according to Democrats social issues researcher David Tranter. Mrs. Rand whose plight has been ..... More >>

100. Promoting Whanau Wellbeing And Preventing Violence

20 June 2005 11:30am | Amokura Project

The seven Northern iwi authorities involved in the first Amokura violence prevention conference are rapt with the momentum that's built up over the last month to ready participants for the next 3 days. (Tues 21-Thurs 23 June).. More >>