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Nurse to research psychosocial effects of disasters

A New Zealand mental health nurse who witnessed the aftermath of 9/11 and trained nurses following the 2005 Boxing Day tsunami and recent Canterbury earthquakes will return to the United States of America next year, to conduct groundbreaking research into the health sector's preparedness for the

Linear Accelerator at Christchurch Hospital opened

Canterbury's newest Linear Accelerator was officially opened in Christchurch today.

The Canterbury District Health Board has installed a $3 million Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator (Linac) machine, which is expected to lift cancer treatment capacity by around 33 percent.

More Australians at risk of food poisoning

More Australians at risk of food poisoning

The number of vulnerable Australians at most risk from food poisoning is increasing, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics' data.

Minister announces disability innovation fund

The Minister for Social Development and Employment, Paula Bennett and the Minister for Disability Issues, Tariana Turia, today announced the new Disability Innovation Fund making $500,000 available for innovative ways of getting disabled people into work or retaining them in work.

Healthier food coming to a store near you

The New Zealand food and grocery industry was focusing on the future food and grocery needs of New Zealanders when they met in Wellington last week for their annual conference.

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.