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Maternity quality and safety programme launched

Maternity quality and safety programme launched

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Government is delivering on its plan to improve maternity services in New Zealand.

Otago Study finds Maori miss out on medicines

Otago Study finds Maori miss out on medicines

University of Otago researchers at the School of Pharmacy have found that rural M?ori are much less likely to receive antibiotics in spite of the fact that they need them more due to far higher rates of rheumatic fever.

Research finds keys to healthy community

What life lessons did previous generations of young people need to learn before they became adults? Could these rites of passage provide some answers to the multiple challenges facing young Maori today?

RNZCGP welcomes prostate cancer inquiry results

RNZCGP welcomes prostate cancer inquiry results

The Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) has welcomed the release of the results of the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

UNICEF begins massive vaccination campaign in East Africa

UNICEF begins massive vaccination campaign in East Africa

UNICEF (UN Children's Fund), has launched a massive vaccination campaign across the Horn of Africa to protect children against diseases like measles, which can be deadly for malnourished children.

Care urged on Christchurch hospital visits

Care urged on Christchurch hospital visits

Icy conditions in car-parks and on paths leading up to Burwood, The Princess Margaret and Christchurch Hospitals have caused problems for some hospital staff this morning.

Judge reappointed to listening service

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced the reappointment of Judge Carolyn Henwood as Chair of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service.

Good level of confidence in aged residential care

Good level of confidence in aged residential care

The New Zealand public continue to have a good level of confidence in residential care for the aged, the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), said today.

Eight month roll-over makes sense - Pharmacy Guild

Eight month roll-over makes sense - Pharmacy Guild

The Guild is welcoming a variation to the current Pharmacy Services Agreement with the main feature being an eight month roll-over period.

Universal List of Medicines released

The New Zealand Universal List of Medicines, designed to prevent potentially harmful confusion about medicines has been given its general release, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.