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Statins Work, But Of Little Benefit For Low-Risk Patients

Statins Work, But Of Little Benefit For Low-Risk Patients

Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - New Zealanders at relatively low risk of heart disease should not be popping pills of popular cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to keep down their risk of heart attacks, experts say.

ASH Keen On Registration System For Tobacco Sellers

ASH Keen On Registration System For Tobacco Sellers

Pro-health advocacy group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is telling the Health select committee that a registration scheme is needed for tobacco sellers.

More Money Needed For Emergency Care -- Doctor

More Money Needed For Emergency Care -- Doctor

Wellington, Jan 23 NZPA - Emergency medicine specialists from public hospitals say funding is needed for better care of patients who are sick and injured but who may not be in a life-threatening situation.

Emergency Medicine Physicians Call For Ed Funding To Better Support Patients

Emergency Medicine Physicians Call For Ed Funding To Better Support Patients

The NZ Faculty of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), which represents emergency medicine specialists from public hospital emergency departments, says that the implication that hospital emergency departments are being stretched by patients who should be seen by their primary c

Passengers Exposed To Measles

Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - Passengers on a flight which landed in Auckland from Brisbane on January 11 may have been exposed to measles, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) warns.

Bali Legionnaires Disease Warning

Bali Legionnaires Disease Warning

Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - The Ministry of Health is warning New Zealanders about an outbreak of Legionnaires disease on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality After Rainfall

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality After Rainfall

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken from Okains Bay estuary.

Coping With The Uncertainty Of Earthquake Aftershocks

Coping With The Uncertainty Of Earthquake Aftershocks

The uncertainty of how long aftershocks will continue to rattle the Canterbury region is driving the anxiety of its residents, a trauma specialist says.

Legionellosis In Australian Travellers Returning From Bali

Please find below a link to a media release issued by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, following a number of cases of legionellosis contracted after travel to Bali.

Pets And Parkinson's Study

Pets And Parkinson's Study

The School of Population Health at the University of Auckland, supported by Parkinson's New Zealand, is conducting a study in New Zealand which aims to understand how pets can help people with Parkinson's Disease. One of the participants taking part in this study is William.