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Lack of doctor support costs NZ millions

New Zealand trained doctors will continue to pack their bags for greener pastures at a huge cost to taxpayers unless urgent attention is given to improving the state of the specialist workforce.

Gardasil helpful in preventing disease in men - study

Results of a US study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), support the growing body of evidence that GARDASIL helps prevents not just females, but also males from developing certain human papillomavirus (HPV) related pre-cancers, cancers and other disease.

NZMA welcomes free after-hours care for under-sixes

Free after-hours health care for children under six will help to ensure they have the best start in life and better health, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which has welcomed the Government's announcement today.

Outbreaks prove immunisation case

Outbreaks prove immunisation case

There are various reasons why parents do not have their children immunised.

Two retailers fail tobacco compliance tests

Two Tokoroa retailers are facing possible prosecution and a fine of up to $2000 each after selling cigarettes to a person under 18 years of age.

All work for attendants on mobiles

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) recently launched a new integrated system at Waikato Hospital using mobile phone technology to manage services and allocate jobs to attendants to reduce wasted time.

NZ scientists study new anti-inflammatories

NZ scientists study new anti-inflammatories

Chlorine bleach is a common item in the household cleaning cupboard.

But this very toxic chemical is also produced by white blood cells in our bodies during inflammation in numerous diseases.

GP with heart for youth justice wins Fellowship

GP with heart for youth justice wins Fellowship

Dr Vicki Shaw, a Palmerston North General Practitioner with a passion for Kiwi youth, has been awarded a $90,000 Vodafone Foundation Youth Health Leadership Fellowship grant.

DHB releases Family Health Centre report

DHB releases Family Health Centre report

West Coast DHB is happy to release the report "Building a Better Buller Health System:

Increase in anxiety and stress in under 14's

Twelve per cent of all calls to Kidsline from those aged under 14 years relate to anxiety and stress, according to latest call figures to the nationwide 0800 kids helpline service.