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No Worries Over Breast Implant Warning - NZ Surgeons

No Worries Over Breast Implant Warning - NZ Surgeons

Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - New Zealand women should not be concerned over a United States health advisory issued yesterday about a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) says.

Health Warning Lifted At Okains Bay

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its health warning at Okains Bay estuary.

GPs Denied Flu Vaccine After Communications Bungle

GPs Denied Flu Vaccine After Communications Bungle

Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Up to 20 general practices have been blocked from ordering flu vaccines after a communications botch-up.

Investigation After Students Sought For Cigarette Testing

Investigation After Students Sought For Cigarette Testing

Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation after a tobacco company attempted to recruit Christchurch students to test cigarettes.

Two More Children Have Measles From Emirates Flight

Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - Two more children have been confirmed with measles after being exposed to the disease on an Emirates flight from Brisbane to Auckland.

Statins Work, But Of Little Benefit For Low-Risk Patients

Statins Work, But Of Little Benefit For Low-Risk Patients

Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - New Zealanders at relatively low risk of heart disease should not be popping pills of popular cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to keep down their risk of heart attacks, experts say.

ASH Keen On Registration System For Tobacco Sellers

ASH Keen On Registration System For Tobacco Sellers

Pro-health advocacy group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is telling the Health select committee that a registration scheme is needed for tobacco sellers.

More Money Needed For Emergency Care -- Doctor

More Money Needed For Emergency Care -- Doctor

Wellington, Jan 23 NZPA - Emergency medicine specialists from public hospitals say funding is needed for better care of patients who are sick and injured but who may not be in a life-threatening situation.

Emergency Medicine Physicians Call For Ed Funding To Better Support Patients

Emergency Medicine Physicians Call For Ed Funding To Better Support Patients

The NZ Faculty of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), which represents emergency medicine specialists from public hospital emergency departments, says that the implication that hospital emergency departments are being stretched by patients who should be seen by their primary c

Passengers Exposed To Measles

Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - Passengers on a flight which landed in Auckland from Brisbane on January 11 may have been exposed to measles, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) warns.