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Fonterra Freezes Price Of Milk

Fonterra Freezes Price Of Milk

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Fonterra today announced it would freeze the domestic price of milk for the rest of year, after criticism that it was becoming unaffordable for many families

Pharmacy Consultation Proposals Released For Discussion

Pharmacy Consultation Proposals Released For Discussion

District Health Boards and PHARMAC, with support from community pharmacy agents, have today released consultation proposals for improving pharmacy services for people who require support to improve their health outcomes following the discussion documents process undertaken last November.

Giving Up Alcohol Easier Than Expected Say Febfasters

Giving Up Alcohol Easier Than Expected Say Febfasters

FebFast participants Marijke Preston and Eloise MacLeod say giving up alcohol for a month has been easier than expected.

Staying Healthy So You Don't Need That Cancer Specialist: PHA

Staying Healthy So You Don't Need That Cancer Specialist: PHA

The Public Health Association (PHA) says if the New Zealand health system focused more on keeping people healthy and getting in early, the shortage of cancer and other specialists would not be such a problem.

Sneeze Safety Lessons For South Auckland Schools

Sneeze Safety Lessons For South Auckland Schools

Auckland, Feb 18 NZPA - A campaign aimed at stopping the spread of influenza through sneezing at schools is being launched in the Counties Manukau area today.

Diabetes Medicine Withdrawn From New Zealand Market

Diabetes Medicine Withdrawn From New Zealand Market

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Ministry of Health is withdrawing the diabetes drug Rosiglitazone from the New Zealand market from April 29 after a safety review found an elevated risk of cardiovascular events in patients treated with the medicine.

Ryall Defends His Elective Surgery Record

Ryall Defends His Elective Surgery Record

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Waiting times for elective surgery had been dramatically reduced and 140,000 operations would be carried out this year, Health Minister Tony Ryall told Parliament today.

Fifteen Measles Cases Confirmed In Auckland

Auckland, Feb 18 NZPA - Fifteen people in the Auckland region are now confirmed to have measles since an Emirates flight arrived in Auckland from Brisbane in mid-January.

Diabetes Medicine To Be Withdrawn

Diabetes Medicine To Be Withdrawn

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - A diabetes medicine is to be withdrawn from the New Zealand market after concerns about its unwanted effects on the heart.

Suspension Of Avandia (Rosiglitazone) From New Zealand Market

Suspension Of Avandia (Rosiglitazone) From New Zealand Market

Diabetes medicine rosiglitazone will be withdrawn from the New Zealand market on 29 April 2011 after a safety review found an elevated risk of cardiovascular events in patients treated with this medicine.