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1. Fizzy-Free at DHB Well-Received

25 September 2014 12:36pm | Northland DHB

The decision to remove sugar-sweetened beverages from Northland DHB hospital cafeterias and vending machines after October 1 has been met with enthusiastic approval from both staff and public... More >>

2. Outing Gout 5 Hui

26 September 2014 2:54pm | Arthritis New Zealand

The latest research in causes and management. 26th September 2014 Treating gout seriously New Zealand leads the world in a condition that is debilitating and incredibly painful - gout! There are nearly 120,000 New Zealanders living with a current diagnosis ..... More >>

3. 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 >>

4. New Zealand ahead in self-managing common conditions

25 September 2014 5:43pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand and the United Kingdom are the most progressive countries for empowering consumers to self-manage common conditions, according to recent research. .. 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. NZMA shares climate change concerns

26 September 2014 10:03am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) shares the concerns of fellow health professionals about the health effects of climate change, expressed in today's New Zealand Medical Journal ... More >>

7. Specialists call for more senior doctors to cope with demand

26 September 2014 3:53pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"Hospital specialists surveyed about the staffing of their departments are telling us loud and clear they need more senior doctors on the clinical front line," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ..... More >>

8. NZSMI reminds pregnant women to check medication with doctor

26 September 2014 4:04pm | New Zealand Self-Medication Industry

September 26, 2014: Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), today reminded consumers that over-the-counter analgesics, like all other medicines, should only be used during pregnancy on the ..... More >>

9. 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 >>

10. Are pregnant women getting enough key nutrients?

22 September 2014 5:16pm | Massey University

A research study at Massey University aims to uncover more about the dietary habits of pregnant women in New Zealand. .. More >>

11. 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 >>

12. 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 >>

13. 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 >>

14. Te Kākano Nurse-Led Clinics begin

25 September 2014 11:35am | Southern District Health Board

Southern nurse-led health clinics are being piloted thanks to Ministry of Health funding (Te Ruinga - spreading proven innovations) combined with Southern DHB and Southern PHO support. "Everybody is extremely excited that we have been given the ..... More >>

15. Students will SpeakOut against mental health stigma

18 September 2014 10:29am | SpeakOut NZ

Stigma surrounding mental health will be tackled by a new youth-led, non-profit initiative called SpeakOut. .. More >>

16. NZ Animal Law Association: Official Launch Function

25 September 2014 2:32pm | NZALA

By way of introduction, my name is Lucy Leadbetter and I am the publicity officer for a newly formed non-profit organisation called the New Zealand Animal Law Association. We were formed in September this year, and already have a membership of well over ..... More >>

17. Snapshots Show Excellent Older Persons Care

29 September 2014 2:41pm | Waikato District Health Board

When Older Persons and Rehabilitation group manager Barbara Garbutt asked her team of people working in the service for examples of care excellence, the response staggered her... More >>

18. 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 >>

19. On Site Drug Screen Testing

12 August 2013 2:41pm | New Zealand Safety Council

An article by Kevin Thompson,a Registered Safety Professional, of the New Zealand Safety Council feels employers need to know what collectors and screen testing companies are not telling about the process of drug testing in New Zealand... More >>

20. 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 >>

21. Updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates

30 October 2013 9:45am | Medical Council of New Zealand

Medical Council chairperson, Dr John Adams says that the writing of medical certificates can be a complicated part of medical practice. It is an area of practice where doctors have responsibilities to a third party, such as an employer, in addition to their ..... More >>

22. International Maternity Expert Praises New Zealand Care

01 September 2014 3:57pm | Ali Jones Public Relations

New Zealand has a "stunning" maternity care system according to a visiting international expert in childbirth and midwifery. Professor Lesley Page, president of the Royal College of Midwives in the United Kingdom, told midwives meeting in Hamilton over ..... More >>

23. NZ fluoridation report trashed by international reviewers

12 September 2014 11:23am | NZFIS

"Almost everywhere in the report, scientific evidence is selectively cited to produce a biased view of the evidence." .. More >>

24. National Launch Of Yellow Ribbon Programme In NZ

06 October 2000 12:53am | Mediacom press release distribution

A new group set up to combat the world's worth youth suicide statistics in New Zealand will launch its national awareness programme tomorrow (Sat, 7/10)... More >>

25. 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 >>

26. Historic Heart Operations At Waikato Hospital

08 December 2008 5:24pm | Waikato District Health Board

Two patients having heart operations at Waikato Hospital on Wednesday will be the first in the southern hemisphere to have aortic valve replacements done through a small incision in the chest on a beating heart... More >>

27. Health Insurance Comparisons Show Other Company's Products

04 October 2013 2:21pm | Insure Me

Online health, medical and life insurance quoting company Insure Me provides access to extensive information that allows New Zealanders to make informed decisions about the type of cover that is right for them... More >>

28. Creating a brighter future for children of prisoners

12 March 2014 11:25am | Canterbury District Health Board

Improving the future of children who have a parent or parents in prison is a key focus behind an initiative between Canterbury DHB and Pillars. .. More >>

29. Government's new healthy eating initiative a good first step

17 March 2014 1:44pm | Public Health Association

The PHA welcomes Health Minister Hon Tony Ryall's, announcement of the first step in the roll out of the Government's new healthy eating and anti-obesity initiative - Healthy Families NZ... More >>

30. Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service, Foxton

06 July 2014 10:31am | Ministry of Education

E ngā kanohi o Ngāti Raukawa i konei i tēnei rā, tēnā koutou katoa. .. More >>

31. 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 >>

32. Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

31 August 2014 12:08pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand A national symposium 'FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act' will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Auckland's Tamaki campus. The Symposium is a collaboration ..... More >>

33. Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

01 September 2014 11:38am | CCS Disability Action

A group of 25 Disabled People's Organisations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first assessment on New Zealand's disability rights record to the United Nations. And ..... More >>

34. Tired Attempt to Pass Off Venal Campaign as Debate

01 September 2014 3:03pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The decision to bring British anti-tax spin doctor Christopher Snowdon to New Zealand last week was just another tired disingenuous attempt to dress up a venal campaign as a genuine debate," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ..... More >>

35. Protecting trust and privacy in electronic health records

25 September 2014 10:19am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

A new report by the Privacy Commissioner on three electronic shared care record (SCR) systems says they are well-managed projects that are appropriately mitigating privacy risks, but that continued attention to privacy is needed if health consumer and provider ..... More >>

36. Grey Hospital to Get New CT Scanner

26 September 2014 2:35pm | West Coast District Health

Grey Base Hospital's new $800,000 CT scanner arrives soon and should be installed and operational by Thursday 16 October. .. More >>

37. Auckland Deaf Society launches bequest programme

29 September 2014 1:50pm | Auckland Deaf Society

According to the Department of Internal Affairs' Charities Services there are 27,422 registered charities in New Zealand which generate a combined income of $15.7 million a year[2]... More >>

38. 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 >>

39. Looming flea plague: Serious suffering ahead

03 October 2005 11:27am | Companion Animals Group

Warm and moist conditions are now triggering one of the country's biggest home insect invasions... More >>

40. Collecting blood for testing still free at labs

19 March 2007 2:34pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) chief executive officer, Chris Clarke said the new partnership, introduced on 1 March 2007 between Southern Community Laboratories and HBDHB was working well... More >>

41. New Zealand dentist gains top spot

30 October 2007 3:45pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Executive Director, Dr David Crum, was elected to a top job within the FDI World Dental Federation, at the annual Congress held last week in Dubai... More >>

42. Palliative care service working well

06 November 2008 12:48pm | Wairarapa DHB

Kahukura, Wairarapa's new service for caring for people who are terminally ill and their families has completed its first two months with strong demand. Since it began on 1 September, the service has cared for 66 patients and their families referred ..... More >>

43. Special event to launch Asian Family Services

27 October 2010 3:06pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

Asian Family Services at the Problem Gambling Foundation will be officially opened by Hon Pansy Wong, Minister for Ethnic Affairs, at a special event being held on Friday 29 October at 3.30pm at the Problem Gambling Foundation's Auckland office... More >>

44. 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 >>

45. 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 >>

46. PCFNZ CEO Appointed

22 January 2013 9:48am | PCF

Paul Norfolk has been appointed as CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) from 28 January. His background includes 25 years in the corporate world, a decade running an executive solutions, sales, marketing and events management consultancy, ..... More >>

47. 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 >>

48. NZ pharmaceutical company HoneyLab obtains investment

06 June 2013 2:49pm | HoneyLab

HoneyLab, a New Zealand-based and operated pharmaceutical company, has today announced that it has successfully raised the capital required to fund further clinical trials on several promising products for conditions including skin diseases, diabetes, emphysema ..... More >>

49. Men's Free Health Check Focuses On Prevention

07 June 2013 4:56pm | Men's Health Week

During Men's Health Week, 10-16 June 2013 , New Zealand men are being given the opportunity to take charge of their health by completing a simple What's Your Score survey and taking a free Men's Health Pit Stop Check at their local pharmacy. .. More >>

50. First New Zealand Population Health Congress

11 July 2013 2:53pm | The PR Company

Three influential New Zealand health organisations are working together to organise the first New Zealand Population Health Congress to be held in Auckland next year. .. More >>

51. Newly Funded Hepatitis C Treatment Will Help Curb Epidemic

21 August 2013 2:07pm | Joint Press Release

From the 1st of September hepatitis C sufferers will have a new treatment option thanks to VICTRELIS [TM] (boceprevir) being funded for people with chronic viral hepatitis C, genotype 1. This includes patients being treated for the first time as well as ..... More >>

52. Manuka Health seals China deal

14 November 2013 2:40pm | Manuka Health NZ

Leading food science company Manuka Health has taken a major step forward to expand sales in China with the signing of a strategic agreement in Shanghai with Chinese company Sunjoy Marketing and Trading... More >>

53. Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week

24 August 2014 2:30pm | Mental Health Foundation

Kiwis can get excited about Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) now, because it's just over a month away! Over 6-12 October, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is calling for people to KEEP LEARNING - be curious, embrace new experiences and see ..... More >>

54. Stoptober 2014 - the biggest stop-smoking challenge ever

17 September 2014 3:07pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB urging people to sign up for Stoptober 2014 - the biggest stop-smoking challenge ever .. More >>

55. First graduates to "Walking in Another's Shoes" porgramme

18 September 2014 2:48pm | Southern District Health Board

World Alzheimer's Day - 21st September 2014: Southern DHB Celebrating first graduates to "Walking in Another's Shoes" training programme .. More >>

56. Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

19 September 2014 10:44am | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the "current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal". .. More >>

57. Parkinson's visual art and poetry competition announced

19 September 2014 3:19pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

A nationwide art competition encouraging New Zealanders to think out loud about what it's like to live with Parkinson's disease has been launched today by Parkinson's New Zealand in advance of Parkinson's Awareness Week 1-7 November... More >>

58. Daylight Saving Means Time to Be Sunsmart

25 September 2014 1:36pm | Health Promotion Agency

The arrival of daylight saving this weekend signals that ultraviolet (UV) levels are rising rapidly and it's time for New Zealanders to be SunSmart, says Wayde Beckman, the Health Promotion Agency's (HPA) SunSmart spokesperson .. More >>

59. Jan Adams Denies Her New Job Linked to MOH Review

25 September 2014 4:44pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board chief operating officer Jan Adams has today strongly denied any suggestions her appointment to a primary care strategic liaison role was in direct response to the Ministry of Health report "Review of opportunities for ..... More >>

60. New Speed And Message Signs In Ngauranga Gorge

24 January 2001 9:58am | Transit New Zealand

Transit's Traffic Operations Manager Rod James says the Active Traffic Management System (ATMS) will be in operation from the end of this month, and motorists need to be aware that the speed limit that will be displayed on the electronic signs will ..... More >>

61. Huge Koi Carp Found In Kerikeri

29 March 2001 4:45pm | Department of Conservation

The discovery of what is thought to be the largest Koi carp every caught in Northland is the cause of serious concern for Department of Conservation staff... More >>

62. Huge Koi Carp Found In Kerikeri

29 March 2001 4:45pm | Department of Conservation

The discovery of what is thought to be the largest Koi carp every caught in Northland is the cause of serious concern for Department of Conservation staff... More >>

63. Ministry repeats Warning on GHB and 1,4 butanediol

30 April 2001 1:31pm | Ministry of Health

THE Ministry of Health is repeating its warning to the public not to consume any products containing 1,4 butanediol (One4b) or gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB, GBH or Fantasy)... More >>

64. New Manager For Otaki Children's Health Camp

28 May 2001 1:58pm | Unknown

The NZ Foundation for Child and Family Health and Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Fleur Grenfell as Manager of the Otaki Children's Health Camp... More >>

65. New Zealand's Top Ten Volunteers Honoured By Lions

02 November 2001 10:38am | Lions Clubs Of NZ

Hundreds of New Zealanders selflessly give time to their communities every year. These efforts often go unrecognised - but not this year... More >>

66. Eulogy: For John Vaughan

21 May 2002 2:02pm | Unknown

My name is Hugh Burrett and I am the Managing Director of ASB Bank. At today's service I am representing the more than 3000 people who make up the ASB Bank family. These people are John's friends and work colleagues... More >>

67. Oral Health Appointment

25 July 2002 4:23pm | Ministry of Health

Dr Clive Wright, director of Health Promotion and Research with Dental Health Services, Victoria, Australia, has been appointed Ministry of Health Chief Advisor Oral Health... More >>

68. Privileged Statement - Chinese medicines withdrawn

14 February 2003 5:13pm | Ministry of Health

Two Chinese medicines being sold as herbal remedies are being withdrawn because they illegally contain pharmacy-only medicines, says Director-General of Health Dr Karen Poutasi... More >>

69. Auckland DHB Should Get Its Own House In Order 1st

12 August 2003 3:16pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

"The Auckland District Health Board should get its own house in order before trying to organise a partial merger with its two neighbouring boards, Waitemata and Counties Manukau," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ..... More >>

70. New Zealand welcomes 1st Maori nurse practitioner

18 August 2003 3:54pm | Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health spokesperson Frances Hughes today said she was delighted to see New Zealand had its first Maori Nurse Practitioner... More >>

71. 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 >>

72. Tataurangi Supports Youthline

17 March 2004 1:21pm | Youthline

Leading New Zealand golfer Phil Tataurangi has demonstrated his commitment to the country's young people by making a financial contribution to Youthline... More >>

73. Health Innovation Award Winners Announced

15 June 2004 9:09am | Health Innovation Awards

Auckland District Health Board and community healthcare provider ProCare's streamlined treatment plan for stomach problems has scooped the Supreme Award in the New Zealand Health Innovation Awards... More >>

74. 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 >>

75. 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 >>

76. NZ Asthmatics Do Have Other Alternatives

09 May 2005 10:15am | AstraZeneca

Asthma sufferers worried about the part charge for Ventolin®, clogging and bad taste of Salamol[TM] inhalers, need to know there is another fully funded alternative to both Ventolin® and Salamol[TM] which has the same efficacy... More >>

77. Joint effort provides pathway to workforce

25 May 2005 9:15am | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Work and Income are now offering a service to investigate healthcare options for Sickness and Invalid's Beneficiaries that may assist people to return to the workforce quicker... More >>

78. SPARC launches Push Play Activator

02 July 2005 5:39pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) aims to inspire inactive Kiwis to get active with a new tool called the Push Play Activator... More >>

79. The College of GPs has announced annual awards

18 July 2005 9:50am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

One of Christchurch's tireless workers for family planning, Dr Sue Bagshaw, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship by the College of GPs... More >>

80. Moving Forward Or Backwards In The Health System

01 August 2005 11:29am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Once again thank you for the opportunity to address your Conference. My comments are personal rather than official Association observations although I believe that they are broadly consistent... More >>

81. Wanganui retirement village named after aviatrix

05 August 2005 2:26pm | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare today announced it is perpetuating the memory of one of New Zealand's greatest aviators Jane Winstone for their new retirement village in Wanganui... More >>

82. A Better Future For Deaf And Hearing Impaired

26 August 2005 12:35am | National Foundation for the Deaf

New Zealand's 450,000 Deaf and hearing impaired people are set to benefit from a unique conference being organised by the National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD) in September... More >>

83. Graphic new quit smoking television commercial

11 October 2005 4:01pm | The Quit Group

A graphic new television commercial showing the effects of smoking on the lungs will be launched in New Zealand on Sunday 16 October... More >>

84. Westpac Rescue Helicopter departed for Chathams

12 October 2005 10:11am | Life Flight Trust

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter departed Wellington airport, enroute to the Chatham Islands airport, at 5:55 am. The helicopter is going to winch the Lyttleton couple, who have been rescued by the P&O Nedloyds Encounter, onto the ..... More >>

85. 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 >>

86. Cancer medicine to be withdrawn due to subsidy cut

15 December 2005 2:31pm | AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Limited will withdraw its prostate and breast cancer drug Zoladex from the local market, following a funding cut by the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand (PHARMAC)... More >>

87. ProCare GPs Offered Latest Software

07 February 2006 1:49pm | Pro Care

An innovative software tool, jointly developed by ProCare Health and MedTech Limited, will be rolled out to ProCare's Auckland-based medical practices early this year... More >>

88. Illicit Drug Use Starts With Cannabis

14 March 2006 9:39am | University of Otago

Latest research from the long-running Christchurch Health and Development Study at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences examines the relationship between the use of cannabis and other illicit drugs in a sample of 1000 Christchurch ..... More >>

89. Plunket Wrong Again About Safety of Mattress Wraps

08 September 2006 4:15pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Cot death expert Dr Jim Sprott is criticising the Plunket Society for making false claims about the safety of mattress-wrapping for cot death prevention. His criticism follows a statement made this week by PlunketLine, who told a telephone caller that ..... More >>

90. 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 >>

91. 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 >>

92. Chiron Dumps MeNZB Vaccine Trialled In NZ

13 November 2006 1:40pm | Barbara Sumner Burstyn

In a stunning vote of no-confidence in the MeNZB vaccine technology, Chiron (now called Novartis Vaccines) has announced the launch of clinical trials for a genetically engineered vaccine to fight meningococcal B disease... More >>

93. New rapid HIV test gives result in only 20 minutes

22 November 2006 10:58am | Aids Foundation

A new rapid HIV test being introduced at Auckland's Burnett Centre from December 1st (World AIDS Day) will reduce anxiety and should increase the numbers of people testing for HIV, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, and is the first to be introduced ..... More >>

94. Fee increase for District Health Board members

20 December 2006 11:25am | DHB Spokesperson

District Health Board members are to get their first fee increase in five years, the Ministry of Health says... More >>

95. Muriwai lifeguards win 'Rescue of the Month'

14 March 2007 4:20pm | Surf Lifesaving Northern

Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguards have won the February 2007 Surf Life Saving Northern Region Real Groovy Rescue of the Month for the impressive skills demonstrated during a mass rescue at Maori Bay on 10 February 2007... More >>

96. Pokies Cheat Consumers

16 April 2007 3:22pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

A visiting Australian expert says most pokies are an unsafe product that mislead and deceive the consumer... More >>

97. Waikato DHB Statement Re Marcus Whakataka

10 May 2007 11:49am | Waikato District Health Board

The following is a statement from Chris Harris Waikato District Health Board General Manager Mental Health & Addiction Service:.. More >>

98. Wellington students raise breast cancer awareness

02 August 2007 11:58am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) Media Release For Immediate Release, Auckland 2 August 2007.. More >>

99. Challenge to Dr. Andrew Mckenzie, NZFSA

16 August 2007 10:00am | Betty Martini

You assert claims made by anti-aspartame victims aren't supported by evidence. How would you know since NZFSA refused the voluminous medical evidence I came 10,000 miles with to help the people of New Zealand? You claim "NZFSA would obviously consider ..... More >>

100. Headless Chooks Don't Provide Health Leadership

19 October 2007 10:33am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health systems throughout the world resemble dysfunctional families and New Zealand is no exception. When thinking of health systems I think of the most well known dysfunctional families in the world-the Simpsons, the Sopranos and the Windsors. Health systems ..... More >>


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