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Addiction recovery revisited

When it comes to recovery from alcohol and drug dependence, there is a fair bit of misinformation about, an addiction treatment conference in Auckland was told today.

Robots the future of prostate treatment

Robots the future of prostate treatment

Urology specialist Dr Robin Smart says robotic surgery is the future of prostate cancer treatment both here and overseas.

Technology to improve patient safety

Health Minister Tony Ryall is today launching a new electronic health record which will give doctors instant access to the medical history of new patients.

Abortion harms to women's mental health - study

Family First NZ says a meta-analysis published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry has revealed that 81 percent of females who had an abortion were found to be at an increased risk for mental health problems, including depression, alcohol abuse and suicidal behaviors.

Human Rights disability commissioner appointed

Human Rights disability commissioner appointed

Justice Minister Simon Power and Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia have today announced the appointment of Paul Gibson as a part-time Human Rights Commissioner responsible for disability issues.

Policy must be measured by income inequality

The Public Health Association Conference has heard a call for the government to establish an income inequality framework through which to measure all proposed policy.

Waikato DHB's Dallas Honey is the 2011 Public Health champion

A "tireless" public health worker with the Waikato District Health Board, Dallas Honey, was tonight named Public Health Champion for 2011.

Save the Children welcomes PHA views

Save the Children welcomes PHA views

A presentation at the Public Health Association conference yesterday by Massey University's Dr John Waldon, focused on integrating children and young people's views into health planning and service delivery, is a welcome perspective, says Save the Children New Zealand.

Ground breaking training for rural GPs and nurses

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Education Minister Anne Tolley have launched a partnership with the Universities of Auckland and Otago that will train more doctors and nurses and other health professionals at Gisborne and Whakatane Hospitals.

Blue September launches with promise from dads

The Prostate Cancer Foundation's Blue September campaign launched last night at SKYCITY with one clear message: 'Dad's, get checked for your kids.'