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Medical Council Didn't Tell Board That Doctor Was Off Register

Medical Council Didn't Tell Board That Doctor Was Off Register

 The Medical Council expected District Health Board (DHB) bosses to regularly check its website to determine whether the doctors they employed held a practising certificate, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal was told today.

Maori And Pacific Women Have Highest HPV Vaccine Uptake

Maori And Pacific Women Have Highest HPV Vaccine Uptake

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - Young Maori and Pacific Island women have the highest rates of up take of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

HPV viruses can lead to cervical cancer and genital warts.

Midwife Censured For Practising Without Certificate

Midwife Censured For Practising Without Certificate

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - A midwife has been censured and fined for professional misconduct for practising without a certificate.

Surgeon Missed Woman's Cancerous Tumour, Tribunal Told

Surgeon Missed Woman's Cancerous Tumour, Tribunal Told

Invercargill, September 27, NZPA - An Invercargill woman who was told by her urologist she had strained a muscle and should take panadol was diagnosed with kidney stones and a cancerous tumour on her left kidney just days later, a Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal was told today.

Medsafe Looking Into Avandia Safety

Medsafe Looking Into Avandia Safety

New Zealand medical authorities will investigate the New Zealand use of a diabetes drug, Avandia, alleged to be implicated in 100,000 cases of heart failure.

Concern About Vitamin D In Children Prompts Survey

Concern About Vitamin D In Children Prompts Survey

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - Many New Zealanders may be blocking out the health benefits of sunshine and becoming vitamin D deficient, researchers say.

Solutions Given To Parents To Curb Kids' Drinking

Solutions Given To Parents To Curb Kids' Drinking

Wellington, Sept 26 NZPA - Parents have been given six strategies to help reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm in their children, in research being published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 3

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 3

The Flawed Guru

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Number Of Obese Youngsters 'Scary' -- Expert

Number Of Obese Youngsters 'Scary' -- Expert

Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - Health experts are alarmed by the "scary" number of overweight or obese preschoolers.

Consumers Left Unsatisfied By Medsafe Sex Drug Decision

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - Some consumers have been left feeling unsatisfied after the recall of male sexual enhancement products which did not meet Medsafe health regulations.