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Recall Of Novo Nordisk's Glucagen Hypokit

Recall Of Novo Nordisk's Glucagen Hypokit

For the second time this year, medicine manufacturer Novo Nordisk is recalling a defective batch of GlucaGen HypoKit, which is used to treat severe hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in people using insulin or taking tablets to control their diabetes.

Diabetes Programme Not Working - Ryall

Diabetes Programme Not Working - Ryall

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - A free diabetes check-up programme could be scrapped if its disappointing performance can't be turned around, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

A Revolution In Aged Care

A Revolution In Aged Care

The report into aged care, 'What does the future hold for older New Zealanders?' rightly identifies 'boredom and doing nothing' and the need to up-skill care staff as barriers to achieving positive health and wellbeing for older people.

Sick Or Hurt And Away From Home? Healthline Can Help - 0800 611 116

Sick Or Hurt And Away From Home? Healthline Can Help - 0800 611 116

It's bad enough being sick or hurt, but when it happens away from home things can seem much worse. Where's the nearest afterhours clinic, how do you get a prescription filled, who can you turn to for advice about what to do next?

Health Workforce New Zealand Signs Agreement With Te Rau Matatini

Health Workforce New Zealand Signs Agreement With Te Rau Matatini

Health Workforce New Zealand and Te Rau Matatini today signed a Memorandum of Understanding around improving Māori health outcomes.

Pharmac Launches New Tool To Help Track Medicine Funding Applications

Pharmac Launches New Tool To Help Track Medicine Funding Applications

PHARMAC has launched a new online tool that will give people a look inside PHARMAC's evaluation of medicine funding applications.

International Seafood & Health Conference And Exhibition

International Seafood & Health Conference And Exhibition

The 2010 International Seafood & Health Conference and Exhibition are taking place in Melbourne from Saturday to Wednesday, November 6 - 10.

Diabetes Programme Not Reaching Enough People - Ryall

Diabetes Programme Not Reaching Enough People - Ryall

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - A programme that checks people for diabetes isn't reaching enough of those it is designed to help, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

New Disability Commissioner To Be Appointed

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - A new commissioner will be appointed to be a voice for disabled people and work to ensure they are not discriminated against.

Strike Action In Hospitals To Continue

Strike Action In Hospitals To Continue

By Hana Garrett-Walker for NZPA

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Industrial action by radiographers and lab workers will continue despite District Health Boards saying patients are being put at risk.