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Committee Recommends Purchase Of Fourth Linear Accelerator

A recommendation to buy a permanent fourth linear accelerator and a new bunker to house it at the Regional Cancer Treatment Service, Palmerston North Hospital was passed by the MidCentral District Health Board's hospital advisory committee yesterday.

People Must Avoid Beaches, Rivers And Other Waterways

People need to avoid Christchurch beaches because they are currently contaminated with untreated sewage, says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

Rising Status Of Women, Increased Risk Of Smoking

Rising Status Of Women, Increased Risk Of Smoking

Millions of women in developing countries risk disease and early death in the coming decades as the tobacco industry exploits their rising economic and political status, according to a new study, published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization which analyses women's empowerment a

Night Of Courage For Kids With Cancer

Thursday 3.2.2011 at 8am at Alexandra Park we are giving Children with Cancer the opportunity of a life time to race against Steve Price in sulkies with the kids kartz ponies.

Nelson DHB Christchurch Earthquake Update

Nelson DHB Christchurch Earthquake Update

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board continues with some elective (planned) surgery however this is being reviewed every day to ensure bed space is available.

Day Stay procedures continue as planned and Nelson Marlborough DHB Outpatient appointments are continuing.

Stage 1 Of $50m North Shore Hospital Redevelopment Opens

Stage 1 Of $50m North Shore Hospital Redevelopment Opens

Health Minister Tony Ryall has opened the first stage of a $50 million redevelopment of North Shore hospital's emergency department (ED) today.

Health Targets Show Continuing Improvement

Health Targets Show Continuing Improvement

The Government's extra $1.2 billion investment in Health over the past two years is delivering gains in key areas such as faster cancer treatment, more elective surgery, immunisation, and shorter stays in emergency departments.

Good Health Target Results For CMDHB

Good Health Target Results For CMDHB

Counties Manukau DHB continues to improve in almost every health target which has been set by the Ministry of Health to measure overall performance as a DHB and in comparison with the rest of the health sector.

Counties Manukau Pharmacists To Help Manage Their Patients' Gout

Counties Manukau Pharmacists To Help Manage Their Patients' Gout

With 2.7% of the adult New Zealand population suffering from gout, the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) has identified this condition as providing significant potential for comm

Being Able To Work Is Important To Those With Arthritis

Being Able To Work Is Important To Those With Arthritis

The ability to work is important to people living with arthritis, and provides a sense of worth and wellbeing, but for this to happen, the government must assist and support them, says Arthritis New Zealand after the announcement of the proposed welfare overhaul.