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Finally, A Hangover Cure?

Finally, A Hangover Cure?

Most people wake up after a night of drinking and have that "oh no" feeling, "why did I drink so much?".

DHBs Frustrated At Ongoing Strike Action

An offer is still on the table, but DHBs are losing patience as the Medical Laboratory Workers Union (MLWU) continues to add to a growing list of strike notices - now up to over 200 since mid July.

Nightmares, Yoga And Dangerous Drivers All Part Of Sleep Conference

Nightmares, Yoga And Dangerous Drivers All Part Of Sleep Conference

Australasian Sleep Conference Highlights, Christchurch Convention Centre Thursday 21 October:  

SIDS And Sleep - Tummy Snooze Risk Explained Rosemary Horne, Monash University, Melbourne

DHBs Pull Plug On Contracts Settlement Options

DHBs Pull Plug On Contracts Settlement Options

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - District Health Boards pulled the plug on contract settlement options with the union representing radiographers today, saying "enough is enough".

DHBs Withdraw Offer To Radiographers

DHBs Withdraw Offer To Radiographers

District Health Boards (DHBs) say they have pulled out of negotiations with the union representing radiographers, claiming union members didn't want to settle.

Wellington To Get Early-Pregnancy MVA Abortion

Wellington To Get Early-Pregnancy MVA Abortion

Capital & Coast DHB is set to become the first in New Zealand to use the early-pregnancy abortion technique, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA).

A Third Of Laboratory Workers To Be Made Redundant In Nelson Marlborough

A Third Of Laboratory Workers To Be Made Redundant In Nelson Marlborough

A third of all medical laboratory scientists in Nelson and Marlborough are to be made redundant as cost cutting hits at the heart of frontline clinical health services.

Media Update From CDHB

Media Update From CDHB

All patient services remain up and running, and there have been no reported injuries after this morning's sharp aftershock. Christchurch Hospital switched to its emergency generator for a short time, but is now back on mains.

Lifeline Calls Up 36% In September

Lifeline Calls Up 36% In September

Callers to LifeLine, the 24/7 national telephone and email counselling service, jumped by 36% in September to 14,565 (August: 10,725) in part due to the Canterbury earthquake, but have been steadily climbing for more than a year driven by New Zealanders' increasing worries about a range of issues

Sprains And Strains Most Common Work-Related Injury

Sprains And Strains Most Common Work-Related Injury

In 2009, sprains and strains were the most common work-related injuries that resulted in a claim to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Statistics New Zealand said today.