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Mental Health Care Controversies To Be Explored At Conference

Mental Health Care Controversies To Be Explored At Conference

The possibility that New Zealand doctors often medicalise normal feelings such as sadness and over-prescribe anti-depressants will be put under the spotlight at a symposium at the University of Otago later this month.

NZers Fail To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

NZers Fail To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

 New Zealanders' inability to recognise the symptoms of a stroke is costing lives and lifestyles, the Stroke Foundation says.

New Zealanders Cannot Recognise Stroke Symptoms

New Zealanders Cannot Recognise Stroke Symptoms

New Zealanders' inability to recognise the symptoms of a stroke is costing lives and lifestyles, says the Stroke Foundation.

Starship Hospital Doctor At Critical Levels And "Bed Crisis"

Starship Hospital Doctor At Critical Levels And "Bed Crisis"

Starship Hospital doctor staffing levels are at a critical level with as few as three doctors attending to 60 children at any one time resulting in unsafe patient conditions and poor paediatric patient care.

Extra Medical Staff Help In Quake Recovery

Extra Medical Staff Help In Quake Recovery

Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - Medical staff from around New Zealand have arrived in Canterbury today to assist local health services stretched by last Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Striking Workers Stop To Help Hospital In The Black

Striking Workers Stop To Help Hospital In The Black

Striking medical laboratory workers in Wellington temporarily abandoned industrial action today after a series of blackouts at Wellington Hospital. As has occurred previously at the hospital, the back up power system failed to work when an unanticipated power cut hit the Hospital.

Children's Dental Health Improving, Ministers Say

Children's Dental Health Improving, Ministers Say

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Children's dental health has improved significantly over the past two years, the Government claims.

Tasti Snak Logs Recalled Due To Foreign Matter Contamination

Tasti Snak Logs Recalled Due To Foreign Matter Contamination

Tasti Products Ltd is conducting a voluntary recall on Carob Coated Fruit & Nut Snak Logs, due to a very small number of bars containing glass. This recall is limited to Carob Coated Fruit & Nut Snak Logs with a Best Before date of 10 Aug 2011, 11 Aug 2011, 12 Aug 2011, 13 Aug 2011.

More Kiwi Children Free Of Tooth Decay

More five and 12 year old Kiwi children are now free of tooth decay compared to 2007 says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

"The Ministry of Health and DHBs have been working hard to fix oral health services for children," says Mr Ryall.

Build Relationships, Not Just Facilities, Says CEO

Build Relationships, Not Just Facilities, Says CEO

The New Zealand Home Health Association (NZHHA) is calling for greater recognition of the importance of home health support in the wake of the release on Wednesday of the Aged Residential Service Review.

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