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Oncologists Shortage Shows Health Sector Mismanagement

Oncologists Shortage Shows Health Sector Mismanagement

Wellington, Jan 3 NZPA - A shortage of oncologists forcing the central North Island cancer treatment service to axe chemotherapy for some patients shows the Government's mismanagement of the health sector, Labour health spokeswoman Ruth Dyson says.

Oral Health Given The Brush Off This New Year

Oral Health Given The Brush Off This New Year

Despite 94% of people rating their oral health as very important to their overall wellbeing, when it comes to New Year resolutions, it seems priorities are in need of a check-up, with less than 4% saying they plan to take better care of their teeth[i].

Chemotherapy Off For Some Patients - Report

Wellington, Jan 3 NZPA - A shortage of oncologists has forced the central North Island cancer treatment service to axe chemotherapy for some patients.

Smokers Flood Quitline With Calls

Smokers Flood Quitline With Calls

Auckland, Jan 2 NZPA - Smokers wanting to quit have flooded the Quitline call centre with enquiries, following a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes which came into force on January 1.

Prolife NZ Welcomes 2011 As Opportunity To Defend Life

Prolife NZ Welcomes 2011 As Opportunity To Defend Life

If 2010 is anything to go by, 2011 will be a great year for the pro-life cause.

Waikato First Baby 2011 - Media Advisory

The first baby born at Waikato Hospital in 2011 arrived at 12.57am - a boy weighing 3099 grams (6lb 8).

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Reduces IQ Of Children

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Reduces IQ Of Children

A new study provides strong evidence that fluoride reduces IQ in children. The study was pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives[1], a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (online December 17, 2010).

Free Health Advice - A Phone Call Away These Holidays

Free Health Advice - A Phone Call Away These Holidays

There are certain types of illnesses and accidents that, unfortunately, sometimes seem to go with summer holidays. Someone develops a splitting headache, a nasty rash, gets stung by a jellyfish or cuts their foot on some broken glass.

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish Dumped By Doctor

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish Dumped By Doctor

Auckland, Dec 28 NZPA - Waikato District Health Board (DHB) investigators are confident they have established who was responsible for medical referral letters found dumped in a rubbish bin on Christmas Eve -- a serious breach o

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish

Auckland, Dec 27 NZPA - Residents of the Claudelands area of Hamilton East are being urged to contact Waikato Hospital if they find any medical referral letters in their rubbish.