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Charities Fund Check For Lowest Dose Of Pig Cells

Charities Fund Check For Lowest Dose Of Pig Cells

Two big health charities have agreed to fund an extension of the Auckland clinical trials implanting pig parts in diabetics in a bid to help the patients stabilise their insulin levels.

Record Surgery Levels A Concern For New Zealand

Record Surgery Levels A Concern For New Zealand

Following the trend in the public sector, not-for-profit health insurer Southern Cross Health Society funded a record 154,000 elective surgeries in the last calendar year. This was despite an industry-wide trend which saw the number of insured drop.

"Cancer Specialists Shortages Highlight Wider Public Hospital Crisis"

"Cancer Specialists Shortages Highlight Wider Public Hospital Crisis"

"The reported shortage of cancer specialists in the lower North Island highlights the wider specialist workforce crisis in public hospitals," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Milk Prices Set To Get Higher - Ferrier

Milk Prices Set To Get Higher - Ferrier

Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - High milk prices are the new "normal" -- and they are about to get higher as emerging markets drive up global commodity demand, says Fonterra.

High Cost Of Milk Slammed

High Cost Of Milk Slammed

Auckland, Feb 15 NZPA - The high cost of milk has been slammed by a Northland health provider chief executive, who says it's a national outrage that a country which produces 15 billion litres annually cannot supply cheap milk to the domestic market.

Health Care To Mentally Ill Man Who Died Below Par: Coroner

Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - Communication between the various parties in the health system dealing with a mentally ill Masterton man who committed suicide was below par, says Wellington regional coroner Ian Smith.

Maori Women More Likely To Get Breast Cancer: Study

Maori Women More Likely To Get Breast Cancer: Study

Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - Research suggests Maori women are more likely to get breast cancer than European, Asian or Pacific women despite a tendency to give birth earlier and have more children -- factors that normally reduce breast cancer ra

Milk More Expensive Than Petrol

Manaia Health PHO Chief Executive Chris Farrelly has slammed the high cost of milk saying it is a national outrage that a country that produces 15 billion litres annually cannot supply cheap milk to the domestic market.

Be Aware Of The Health Risks In Hot Weather

Be Aware Of The Health Risks In Hot Weather

With warm temperatures accompanied by high humidity, it's timely to remind Aucklanders to protect their health.

Doctors' Slang On The Way Out

Doctors' Slang On The Way Out

Derogatory doctors' slang is on the way out as more medical practitioners become aware that their notes may be seen by patients.