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NZ Patient First In World To Trial New Stent System

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A New Zealand patient has become the first in the world to test a new drug-eluting coronary stent system being developed by an American company, Micell Technologies Inc.

High Hopes For Kidney Study

High Hopes For Kidney Study

A new research grant could help doctors predict outcomes for critically ill kidney patients, a researcher says.

Depression, Bad Behaviour Not In Genes - Study

Depression, Bad Behaviour Not In Genes - Study

The idea that depression and anti-social behaviour are primarily influenced by genes passed on from parent to child has been called into question by a unique new study involving offspring born through in-vitro fertilisation.

Study Looks At How To Spot Kidney Failure

Study Looks At How To Spot Kidney Failure

Doctors should in future be able to better predict the outcomes of patients with rapid deteriorating kidneys thanks to newly-funded University of Otago, Christchurch, research.

Poverty Watchdog Calls For After-Hours Doctor Visit Funding

Poverty Watchdog Calls For After-Hours Doctor Visit Funding

Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - The cost of childrens' after-hours doctor visits has been identified as a significant healthcare gap and a child poverty watchdog is calling for more government funding.

Hillmorton Dental Clinic Opens

Canterbury's largest new community dental clinic was officially opened today (Wednesday 1 December) at Hillmorton.

Anxiety Common Amongst Teens As They Leave School

Anxiety Common Amongst Teens As They Leave School

Many students are still unsure about what to do with their lives when leaving school - according to Heather McAllister, author of a recently published book that is aimed at assisting young people as they transition from secondary education.

HIV Webinars Allow Sufferers To Tell Stories

HIV Webinars Allow Sufferers To Tell Stories

People living with HIV will have the chance to tell their stories during online seminars, launched tonight.

The "webinars" have been set up by Auckland University film student, Ada Chin, and are being launched today to coincide with World Aids Day.

Government Urged To Toughen Up On Infant Formula Marketing

Government Urged To Toughen Up On Infant Formula Marketing

The Government is being urged to step up its regulation of the marketing of infant formula.

From Cooking Skills To Life - The Great Little Cookbook

From Cooking Skills To Life - The Great Little Cookbook

A cookbook incorporating healthy budgeting and lifestyle advice as well as tasty, nutritious recipes was named winner of the inaugural People's Choice Award at the Canterbury District Health Board's Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards this month.