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Call for paralysed participants in clinical trial

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A pioneering treatment for people paralysed with spinal cord injuries is now in the early stages of a clinical trial in New Zealand. Paralysed people with spinal cord injuries are being called to take part.

Call for open and accountable DHBs

With the election imminent the Democrats for Social Credit are calling for the contesting parties to state where they stand on the matter of the functioning of District Health Boards, according to DSC health spokesman David Tranter.

Official opening of Linac machine at CHCH Hospital

Access to advanced cancer treatments continues to improve in Canterbury with the addition of a new Linear Accelerator at Christchurch Hospital that is expected to lift treatment capacity around 33 percent.

Doctor shortage hitting ED targets

Senior doctor shortages in public hospitals are helping prevent the government achieving its target for emergency departments, according to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Antiseptic mouthwash recalled

Colgate-Palmolive is recalling Savacol Antiseptic Mouth and Throat Rinse Alcohol Free (300 ml white bottle only).

This product has been sold only through dental surgeries since 2010.

Role of the doctor consensus statement released

Role of the doctor consensus statement released

A consensus statement on the role of the doctor in New Zealand, published in today's New Zealand Medical Journal, highlights the key skills and personal attributes required by doctors to ensure patient care is not compromised in a health sector undergoing significant change.

Help needed for world AIDS day

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and National Collective of People Living with HIV have joined forces for World AIDS Day 2011.

Health warning following sewage spill into harbour

Health warning following sewage spill into harbour

The Northland Medical Officer of Health Jonathan Jarman has advised that people should not gather and eat shellfish from Whangarei Harbour, upstream of a line between One Tree Point and Manganese Point, for the next 28 days.

Otago appoints Neurosurgery Senior Lecturer

Mr Reuben Johnson has been appointed as a senior lecturer in neurosurgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine and consultant neurosurgeon at Dunedin Hospital, the University of Otago announced today.

Parties avoiding tough decisions elderly care

Wellington, November 4, 2011 - Both major parties - National and Labour - are avoiding the tough funding and policy decisions to maintain the quality of life of the elderly in care and to ensure enough beds are available to address the future grey tsunami, says the New Zealand Aged Care Associati