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SMI Welcomes Renewed Look At Single Trans-Tasman Medicines Regulator

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, welcomed the announcement of plans for a renewed examination of a joint Australia-New Zealand medicines agency.

Mental Health Workers March Against Workplace Violence

Mental Health Workers March Against Workplace Violence

PSA members working in mental health units across the Auckland region are staging a protest in support of workers at the Auckland District Health Board’s, Te Whetu Tawera Mental Health facility who are facing unacceptable levels of violence in their workplace.

Massive Reduction In Outpatient Angiogram Waiting Times

Massive Reduction In Outpatient Angiogram Waiting Times

Teamwork and careful planning has lead to a dramatic reduction in waiting times for outpatient angiograms at Christchurch Hospital.

After the September 4 earthquake the number of people waiting for an outpatient angiogram jumped to 303 – a 102 percent increase.

Australia, NZ Announce Intention On Therapy Products

Australia, NZ Announce Intention On Therapy Products

Prime Minister John Key announced today the intention of the Australian and New Zealand Governments to proceed with the establishment of the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA).

CEO Pleased With Community Feedback On Buller Health Centre

CEO Pleased With Community Feedback On Buller Health Centre

West Coast DHB CEO David Meates expressed his pleasure at the interest generated in this first phase of engagement regarding the proposal.

Some Exercises Can Harm Pelvic Muscles

Some Exercises Can Harm Pelvic Muscles

Did you know that almost every exercise you do affects your pelvic floor? And that some exercises can actually harm these muscles, leading to bladder or bowel control problems?

Funding Cuts Leave Faeces In Drinking Water - Greens

Funding Cuts Leave Faeces In Drinking Water - Greens

A Government funding freeze and cuts have left rural communities drinking dirty water, the Green Party said today.

 

Risk Of Gastroenteritis High Following Quakes

Risk Of Gastroenteritis High Following Quakes

Health officials are warning the risk of a gastroenteritis outbreak is extremely high following Monday’s (June 13, 2011) earthquakes and aftershocks.

Budget Freeze A Slap In Face For Māori Public Health Providers

Budget Freeze A Slap In Face For Māori Public Health Providers

News that there will be no CPI or demographic adjustments for public health providers in the north this year is a slap in the face for hard-working Māori health providers, says Labour List MP Kelvin Davis.

Aged Care Welcomes New Medicine Management Guidelines

Aged Care Welcomes New Medicine Management Guidelines

A new set of guidelines to help residential aged care providers manage medicines as safely as possible was launched by the Government today.