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1. Two-thirds of New Zealanders are touched by dementia

24 August 2014 11:31am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New research released by Alzheimers NZ reveals that two out of every three Kiwis know or have known someone with dementia. For 64 percent of those people it is a family member and a third have been involved in their direct care and support... More >>

2. Life and death in New Zealand

24 October 2014 3:34pm | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. .. More >>

3. The cost of obesity - Professor Boyd Swinburn

24 October 2014 3:30pm | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland .. More >>

4. Southern DHB needs to hang onto Queenstown's Hospital

24 October 2014 1:08pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"It's looking more and more as if the Southern DHB's management is so obsessed with turning around its financial deficit that it's prepared to throw everything overboard in a bid to stay afloat - even the lifeboats and the passengers," says ..... More >>

5. Integrated Operations Centre goes live at Capital & Coast

26 October 2014 10:35am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast staff celebrated a new era for patient care and staffing this week with the launch of a new Integrated Operations Centre for Kenepuru and Wellington Hospitals. An integrated operations centre (IOC) is a central hub from where the ..... More >>

6. NZ Deet Too High by International Standards - Pharmacist

27 October 2014 2:30pm | Fleur Revell

New Zealand needs to review the high levels of Deet in its insect repellents, with many products containing up to 50% more of the neuro-toxic substance than recommended by international health regulations, according to a Kiwi pharmacist... More >>

7. Binge Drinking Culture Recognised

17 November 2005 10:43am | The Alcohol Advisory Council

New Zealanders are increasingly recognising the existence of a binge drinking culture in this country and are starting to recognise the link between drunkenness and the range of harms that result, says Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Chief Executive ..... More >>

8. Board Confirms Maternity Units' Closure

24 October 2014 10:36am | Waikato DHB

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meetingon Wednesday... More >>

9. Small lungs, Big voices

28 October 2014 3:02pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Who says you need a big set of lungs to bust out a ballad? That's the motto staff and patients at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) are living by as patients with chronic lung disease are now singing for therapy. Chronic obstructive ..... More >>

10. 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 >>

11. Canterbury Health System preparing for Ebola

16 October 2014 5:18pm | Canterbury DHB

With the alert on Ebola being stepped up internationally, there's been a rapid response within the Canterbury Health System in preparing for the disease if it was to reach our shores... More >>

12. Children in Laos Benefit from Kiwi Ophthalmologist's Skill

28 October 2014 2:18pm | Impact PR

A top paediatric ophthalmologist from Auckland Eye is helping train a specialist eye surgeon in Laos to deal with high levels of preventable blindness amongst children. .. More >>

13. Teenage binge drinking a 'rite of passage'

11 April 2008 1:49pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

Binge drinking had become an initiation ceremony or 'rite of passage', for teenagers, an Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) speaker told a Nelson conference today... More >>

14. Waikato Continues to Provide Good Maternity Services

24 October 2014 3:02pm | Waikato District Health Board

The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators yearly report released today by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that women in Waikato are receiving good maternity care and Waikato is doing well against the national average for all district health ..... More >>

15. 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 >>

16. New Zealand Needle Exchange declared a success

20 May 2009 9:49am | Needle Exchange NZ

New Zealand's Needle Exchange Programme is the most successful in the world, says national manager of Needle Exchange New Zealand, Charles Henderson. .. More >>

17. 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 >>

18. Ministry of Health moves to ban electronic cigarettes

18 September 2012 3:55pm | End Smoking NZ

The Ministry of Health has moved to bar the popular nicotine electronic cigarette Hydro , (sold on-line and through 900 retailers) on the grounds that such sales are in breach of the Medicines Act. End Smoking NZ believes this is against the public ..... More >>

19. Bringing music back to life for hearing impaired NZ

09 September 2014 11:16am | One Plus One

Auckland-based creative corporate communications agency, One Plus One, is bringing back the joy of music for hearing-impaired New Zealanders, thanks to its latest trans-Tasman work with GN ReSound ® ... More >>

20. Ministry's Meningitis Data at Odds With Minister's

12 November 2004 11:23am | Beyond Alternative Solutions

"The Ministry of Health is singing from a different hymn book to the Minister in deliberately trying to obfuscate the facts surrounding the meningococcal disease debate," says independent risk and policy analyst, Ron Law... More >>

21. Maori will die sooner from Influenza pandemic

24 November 2005 1:33pm | Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

Leading Maori health provider Hapai te Hauora says that Maori will suffer more in the event of the flu pandemic... More >>

22. Alcohol-related injuries impact Palmerston North

07 May 2010 2:56pm | The Alcohol Advisory Council

A recent study at Palmerston North Hospital has shown alcohol is having a significant impact on patient injuries, delegates at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference were told today... More >>

23. PHARMAC approves funding for contraceptive implant

26 July 2010 11:10am | PHARMAC

Women wanting longer-term contraception will have a new funded option from 1 August, following a decision by Government medicine funder PHARMAC. .. More >>

24. New Clinical Leader for Waikato Public Health

05 March 2013 7:14pm | Waikato District Health Board

An experienced New Zealand public health clinician has stepped down from her position as clinical leader of Waikato District Health Board's public health team after nearly 18 years... More >>

25. New community mental health facility opens in Rodney

23 September 2013 10:56am | Waitemata District Health Board

The first of several new community mental health facilities planned by Waitemata District Health Board opens today. Piri Pono in Silverdale, which is being officially opened by Rodney MP Mark Mitchell, will enable the DHB to provide Rodney residents ..... More >>

26. Auckland Medical Research Foundation Awards close to $1.5m

04 July 2014 1:04pm | Auckland Medical Research Foundation

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $1,320,066 in funding to medical researchers in the first three funding rounds for 2014. Foundation Executive Director, Kim McWilliams says, "It was really pleasing to see such great ..... More >>

27. Goodbye Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

25 August 2014 2:18pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB will soon be walking the talk by eradicating all sugar-sweetened beverages on-site. .. More >>

28. Healthier Homes Project Expands to Other Parts of the House

26 September 2014 11:25am | PRINZ

A Warm our Whare initiative, which saw 1000 Waikato homes insulated within a 30km radius of Hamilton and in the South Waikato district, has now expanded into the Thames and Hauraki regions and the provider is now looking to launch a new service model ..... More >>

29. Big Pharma TPPA rhetoric obscures industry self-interest

07 October 2014 11:41am | NZ Population Health Congress

A recent analysis of patent-holding pharmaceutical industry statements about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) reveals that the rhetoric used is designed to mask the Industry's own interests and engender sympathy and support, at the ..... More >>

30. Looking out for vulnerable children

17 October 2014 12:56pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Protecting and keeping our children safe from harm is a key aim of the new Vulnerable Children Act 2014. It is also the subject of the first Issue of Policy Brief, a new publication that has been developed and written by the Royal New Zealand College ..... More >>

31. Kickstarting Build of World's Biggest Waterslide

21 October 2014 4:53pm | Live More Awesome Foundation

After putting New Zealand and depression firmly on the global map in 2013 with their 'World's Biggest Waterslide' event in Helensville, local charity 'Live More Awesome' are at it again - except this time its bigger, better and the public ..... More >>

32. Students over-estimate fertility

23 October 2014 12:02pm | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study... More >>

33. "Ladies Losing locks" for Children's Hospital Appeal

28 October 2014 12:11pm | Southern District Health Board

The Dunedin Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is "coming to a head," again at Dunedin Hospital on Friday 31 October with a "ladies losing locks" Shave off. The Appeal, now in its eighth year, has raised nearly $7 million for the 10 children's hospitals ..... More >>

34. 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 >>

35. Vibe - Hutt Valley Youth Health Service Relaunched

04 April 2005 12:19am | Vibe

Health Minister Annette King today officially opened the new premises of Vibe, the rebranded Hutt Valley Youth Health Service that is now located at 12 Daly Street in central Lower Hutt... More >>

36. Kimberley Centre 60th anniverary

28 July 2005 10:30am | Anne Hunt

Sixty years ago, the modern air force station on the outskirts of Levin offered Prime Minister Peter Fraser an ideal environment to house children deemed, to use the terminology of the times, 'backward', and appease parents pestering him for a facility in the ..... More >>

37. Time to change to Diesel?

09 May 2006 12:33am | Lion Nathan

Petrol prices are on the rise, so roll on up, park your glass and tell your local bar tender to fill 'er up with Diesel... Diesel Bourbon and Cola that is!.. More >>

38. Graphs: MeNZB Facts Speak for Themselves

01 November 2006 12:53am | Ron Law

Contrary to popular belief, the Ministry of Health's own data shows that the MeNZB vaccine has had little or no impact on the natural decline in meningococcal disease... More >>

39. Meningitis Risk Declines As Vaccine Runs Out

07 September 2007 6:00pm | Ron Law

"False reports that the Meningitis risk rises as vaccine runs out are contrary to Ministry of Health research which shows that babies are at increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease following the MeNZB vaccine," says risk & policy analyst, Ron ..... More >>

40. New Cot Bumper Breakthrough in Baby bedding safety

23 November 2010 4:03pm |

For years traditional cot bumper pads have posed a potential health hazard for infants. The risk of suffocation or strangulation is of real concern due to the nature of their construction. .. More >>

41. HRC awards $7.29M in fellowships

08 December 2010 2:57pm | Health Research Council

Investment in the development of the future health research workforce is an essential and important activity for the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Five emerging health research leaders have been awarded Sir Charles Hercus Health Research ..... More >>

42. Waitemata DHB: National Programme Addressing Family Violence

04 October 2011 1:10pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board has achieved the top ranking of all New Zealand DHBs in the Government-initiated Violence Intervention Programme (VIP). All 20 DHBs in the country are participating in the programme, which measures their responsiveness, ..... More >>

43. New Home Dialysis Unit at Greenlane

27 October 2011 3:39pm | Auckland District Health Board

Aucklanders living with or facing kidney disease are now able to undertake dialysis education in a more comfortable and homely environment. This is thanks to the new Home Dialysis Unit based at Greenlane Clinical Centre that was officially opened ..... More >>

44. Kiwis Warned Against Buying Specs Online

21 February 2012 1:06pm | Visique

Kiwis tempted by cheap prescription glasses online are being warned almost half of such specs have been found to be unsafe or incorrect. .. More >>

45. Rheumatic Fever Rates 'Causes Of Causes' Must Be Addressed

19 March 2012 3:06pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) says a new report revealing young Maori are 23 times more likely to suffer acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori lends weight to the Prime Minister's calls to address rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand. But ..... More >>

46. Bupa purchase brain injury rehabilitation business

31 May 2012 7:02pm | Bupa

One of New Zealand's largest aged care providers Bupa Care Services is expanding into brain injury rehabilitation. The national care provider today announced that it had purchased Abano Rehabilitation. .. More >>

47. A new Code of Conduct for New Zealand nurses

07 September 2012 9:51am | Nursing Council of New Zealand

A new Code of Conduct recently released by the Nursing Council gives explicit direction to nurses about the professional conduct that is expected of them. It also acts as a resource for the public providing information about what can be expected from a ..... More >>

48. 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 >>

49. DentalCare West offers a free Dental Care Day for Christmas

19 December 2012 2:41pm | DentalCare West

DentalCare West will hold its second annual Free Dental Care Day this week Friday 21st December 2012, as a gift to improve community access to dental care just before Christmas... More >>

50. Significant advance in breast cancer treatment waiting times

08 May 2013 3:22pm | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

New Zealand surgeons are reporting significant advances in efforts to ensure timely access to breast cancer treatment, delegates to the 82nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons have been told. .. More >>

51. Allergy epidemic impacts over one-third of New Zealanders

15 May 2013 1:31pm | Alergy NZ

At least one-third of New Zealander's health is impacted by allergies and one in ten babies born in New Zealand today will develop a significant allergy related health issue... More >>

52. Pacific Peoples Making Progress Despite Increasing Adversity

20 May 2013 9:38am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's first State of the Nation report on Pasifika people in New Zealand reveals communities making modest progress in the face of great adversity. .. More >>

53. Update On Feed the Kids Campaign

24 May 2013 1:10pm | Every Child Counts

Here's a link to a video made by students in Dunedin, our new supporters - Choose Kids: Students giving Kiwi Kids a chance .. More >>

54. 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 >>

55. 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 >>

56. 1000 vulnerable Waikato families to receive free insulation

13 November 2013 3:55pm | Waikato District Health Board

Another 1000 vulnerable Waikato families will benefit from free home insulation thanks to the Warm Our Whare initiative run by Waikato DHB's Māori health service Te Puna Oranga. .. More >>

57. Economic regulation needed to reverse obesity epidemic

04 February 2014 11:01am | UN World Health Organization

Geneva, 3 February 2014. Governments could slow - and even reverse - the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today... More >>

58. NZ has highest rates of obesity in Australasia

29 May 2014 11:29am | AUT University

New Zealand has highest rates of adult and child obesity in Australasia Rates of being either overweight or obese have climbed among New Zealanders since 1980, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The adult ..... More >>

59. Luxottica charity OneSight launches in NZ

20 June 2014 5:32pm | Luxottica

Auckland, 20 June 2014: OneSight, a not-for-profit organisation and official charity of Luxottica, believes everyone should have access to world-class eye care - regardless of circumstance- and that's why they are thrilled to launch this week in New Zealand. ..... More >>

60. Community mental health and addiction services at risk

02 July 2014 5:29pm | Platform Trust

Community mental health and addiction services provided by non-government organisations (NGOs) are facing financial failure as funding provided by district health boards is not covering cost increases... More >>

61. St John is New Zealand's Most Trusted Charity

23 July 2014 10:33am | St John

St John is proud to announce it has been voted the Most Trusted Charity in the highly competitive and respected Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands Awards. In a double endorsement, paramedics also came second in the Most Trusted Professions category ..... More >>

62. First women's ward for Waitemata DHB gynaecology patients

14 August 2014 11:11am | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB will build its firstever dedicated women's inpatient ward - a 15bed gynaecology facility scheduled to open at North Shore Hospital in mid2015. .. More >>

63. Another sustainability award for Waitemata DHB

08 October 2014 12:46pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB has collected a second award recognising its commitment to providing national leadership in environmental sustainability in healthcare. .. More >>

64. Southern DHB releases strategic plan for public consultation

14 October 2014 11:30am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB releases strategic plan for public consultation Southern District Health Board is releasing a draft 10-year district-wide strategic health services plan, asking staff, health providers and the general public for their input into its most ..... More >>

65. 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 >>

66. Auckland's primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

21 October 2014 1:57pm | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week... More >>

67. Enzymes Provide a Great Gut Reaction

22 October 2014 11:12am | Natural Meds

Statistics show over 30% of New Zealanders suffer from poor digestion - with modern lifestyles being blamed. "Surprisingly, our body's production of enzymes starts to reduce at around the age of 25 years old, and it's thought lifestyle and poor ..... More >>

68. Pet proof your garden

23 October 2014 11:56am | Southern Cross Medical Care Society

With warmer temperatures and longer hours of daylight, spring and summer are when New Zealanders are most active in the garden - unfortunately this can also coincide with an increase in dog accidents... More >>

69. Christchurch Cancer Mum's Trip for Life

24 October 2014 11:20am | Durning PR

Courageous wife and mum of three with terminal breast cancer heads to Australia next week in her own fight for time - and in a bid to find hope for others. .. More >>

70. IHC Congratulates Government

16 March 2000 2:56pm | Mediacom press release distribution

"The Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care) Bill meant children and adults with intellectual disabilities could be locked up without having committed a crime... More >>

71. Progress In Lisa Blakie Inquiry

30 March 2000 2:18pm | Christchurch Police

Police have seized a vehicle in connection with the murder of Lisa Blakie and want public help in tracing its movements... More >>

72. Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

08 June 2000 10:00am | Auckland City Police Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES.. More >>

73. Public lecture transcript: restorative justice

05 July 2000 5:55pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A transcript of Professor Erik Luna's public lecture "Emotion and Reason in Restorative Justice", New Zealand Institute for Dispute Resolution, Victoria University Faculty of Law, July 5, 2000, at 5.30 pm... More >>

74. Scoop Images: Waihoanga Gorge Kauri Walk Reopened

04 August 2000 10:17am | Department of Conservation

The rain held off just long enough to allow for a dry ceremony to commemorate the reopening of the Waihoanga Gorge Kauri walk within the Puketi Forest on 3 August, 2000... More >>

75. 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 >>

76. Shotover Jet Accident Report Released

28 February 2001 2:51pm | Mediacom press release distribution

The Maritime Safety Authority today released its report citing steering failure as the cause of the November 1999 accident involving Shotover Jet 15, which resulted in the death of a Japanese tourist... More >>

77. Health Benefits Satisfied With Sentences

20 April 2001 11:52am | Ministry of Health

Sentences were handed down today in the Wellington District Court to the principal and three company representatives of New Zealand Diagnostics Ltd, a Waikanae based medical supply company... More >>

78. National Recycle For Sight Campaign Commences

08 October 2001 2:12pm | Lions Clubs Of NZ

New Zealanders are being encouraged to dig-out their unwanted prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses and donate them at their nearest OPSM store, Visique practice or local NZAO optometrist during from Sunday 7 October to Saturday 13 October... More >>

79. Questions & Answers - Painted Apple Moth

25 October 2001 10:07am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Q. When did painted apple moth arrive in New Zealand? A. It was discovered in Glendene, west Auckland, in May 1999 but it is likely it had been in New Zealand for at least six months before it was found. Five months after the Glendene find, it was discovered ..... More >>

80. New Advice About Oral Contraceptives

21 March 2002 12:01am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health wants women taking the oral contraceptive pills Estelle 35/35ED and Diane 35/35ED, to visit their local doctor or nurse after studies showed women taking them have an increased risk of blood clots, Ministry spokesperson Dr Stewart ..... More >>

81. MOH welcomes Mental Health progress report

21 May 2002 9:03am | Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General of Mental Health Dr Janice Wilson today welcomed the Mental Health Commission's latest progress report, saying it was pleasing to see that the thousands of New Zealanders who use mental health services have improved ..... More >>

82. Overseas-trained doctors registered

28 August 2002 1:57pm | Mediacom press release distribution

The Medical Council releases bi-monthly statistics on the numbers of overseas-trained doctors being registered to practise in New Zealand. The fourth report covers June and July 2002... More >>

83. NZMA Seeks Vote Against "Death with Dignity" Bill

30 July 2003 3:19pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA has written today to all MPs urging them to vote against Peter Brown's private member's 'Death with Dignity' Bill... More >>

84. Health board recognises innovation and quality

12 August 2003 4:20pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Health workers involved in improving quality and reducing risk have formally been recognised by the Waitemata District Health Board at its annual clinical achievement awards... More >>

85. Survey confirms childhood obesity is a problem

07 November 2003 4:27pm | Agencies for Nutrition Action

Children's Nutrition Survey confirms childhood obesity is a serious problem - So what is being done?.. More >>

86. Breast Cancer Day of Shame 28 February

01 March 2004 9:44am | Breast Cancer Action Trust

Last November, Tim and Debbie Short took the 124,000 signature Petition to Parliament seeking an expansion of the Breast Screening age 40 - 70 years from the then 50 - 64 years. We are pleased to see that the Government listened to the Petition by expanding ..... More >>

87. Breast Cancer Day of Shame 28 February

01 March 2004 9:44am | Breast Cancer Action Trust

Last November, Tim and Debbie Short took the 124,000 signature Petition to Parliament seeking an expansion of the Breast Screening age 40 - 70 years from the then 50 - 64 years. We are pleased to see that the Government listened to the Petition by expanding ..... More >>

88. Aldara Cream To Treat Precancerous 'Sun Spots'

05 March 2004 2:33pm | 3M Pharmaceuticals

Aldara cream has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, US regulatory body) to treat precancerous skin lesions... More >>

89. Ahmed Zaoui More Important Than Cancer Patients

02 April 2004 12:11am | Breast Cancer Action Trust

The Government has got its priorities wrong according to Debbie and Tim Short, Breast Cancer Action Trust who last November petitioned the Government to expand the age of Breast Screening 40 - 70 years with 124,000 signatures, which was responded to ..... More >>

90. Eyebright Awards celebrate Plunket's service

02 June 2004 9:33am | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is welcoming today's launch of the Eyebright Awards as a wonderful opportunity for parents to acknowledge the care and support given by Plunket Nurses, Community Karitane and Kaiawhina... More >>

91. Minister Hoodwinks Women!

23 June 2004 2:50pm | Breast Cancer Action Trust

PHOTO ATTACHED: Debbie Short making her point outside the Breast Screening Advisory Group in Auckland on Friday 18th... More >>

92. Breast Screening Extension - No Start Date

02 July 2004 8:41am | Breast Cancer Action Trust

Debbie and Tim Short, Petitioners of the 124,000 signature Breast Screening Petition that prompted the Government to extend the Breast Screening programme 45 - 69 years, are disappointed that the Minister of Health Annette King in her Press Statement ..... More >>

93. Needed: One Billion Dollars to Fight Fat

24 August 2004 12:09am | Diabetes New Zealand

A report released today by Diabetes New Zealand (DNZ) and Fight the Obesity Epidemic (FOE) shows that a Fat Tax is viable and justifiable... More >>

94. Plunket "angels" receive national Eyebright Awards

16 September 2004 3:16pm | Heinz Watties

Two-week-old Phoebe Manthel of Wellington was weighed in at 3.750 kg (8lbs 4oz) by experts when three award winning Plunket staff and Prime Minister, Helen Clark, put her on the scales. From left: Julia de Weck, Nelson Community Karitane; Helen Clark; ..... More >>

95. 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 >>

96. $100,000 Sponsorship Of Paediatric Diabetes Centre

22 November 2004 3:55pm | Sky City

Skycity Announces $100,000 Sponsorship Of Starship Paediatric Diabetes Centre During Diabetes Awareness Week (This Week).. More >>

97. 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 >>

98. 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 >>

99. Burn Centre receives a Lions Share of Support

21 April 2005 3:11pm | Lions Clubs Of NZ

Lions Clubs across New Zealand have collectively reached their $300,000 fundraising target for a high-dependency unit in the new National Burn Centre, to be built on-site at Middlemore Hospital... More >>

100. Nurses Launch Pay Parity Campaign

09 May 2005 10:33am | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The 39,000-strong New Zealand Nurse's Organisation launches a massive new pay parity campaign for the Primary Health Care sector in Hamilton today. (Ed note: Sunday, May 8)... More >>


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