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Midwife's Care Not Up To Scratch

Midwife's Care Not Up To Scratch

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - A midwife has been criticised for her care of a 30-year-old woman who ended up having her first baby by emergency caesarian.

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young

The sun smart message is slowly getting through - but the dangers of sunbeds continue to be ignored by young New Zealanders, according to new research by the not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Society.

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young: Survey

Wellington, Jan 16 NZPA - The "Sun Smart" message is slowly getting through -- but the dangers of sunbeds continue to be ignored by young New Zealanders, according to new research by Southern Cross Health Society.

Dyson Pays Tribute To Mciver's Advocacy In Primary Health Care

Dyson Pays Tribute To Mciver's Advocacy In Primary Health Care

Labour's Health spokesperson has paid tribute to retiring New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) Chief Executive Officer Cameron McIver for his years of hard work and advocacy in the area of primary health care.

Canterbury Had Record Number Of Legionnaires Cases In 2010

Canterbury Had Record Number Of Legionnaires Cases In 2010

Canterbury had a record 62 cases of Legionnaires' disease last year, 22 of which were in December alone - the highest number ever in a month.

Media Statement On Behalf Of Catherine Carlyle (Nee Pye)

"Today, Friday January 14, marks the end of my stay at Wellington Regional Hospital as I am being transferred to a hospital in Adelaide where I will undergo further treatment as part of the recovery process.

Urgent Action Essential To Protect Malaria Therapies Says WHO

Urgent Action Essential To Protect Malaria Therapies Says WHO

The world risks losing its most potent treatment for malaria unless steps are quickly taken to prevent the development and spread of drug resistant parasites, according to a new action plan released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM).

Roll-your-own Smokers More Addicted, Study Suggests

Roll-your-own Smokers More Addicted, Study Suggests

Auckland, Jan 12 NZPA - New research suggests that smokers who roll their own cigarettes could be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who smoke the tailor-made variety.

Laboratory Workers Accept DHBs' Offer

Laboratory Workers Accept DHBs' Offer

District Health Boards are delighted laboratory workers have accepted an employment offer, ending a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Roll-Your-Own Tobacco May Be More Addictive

Roll-Your-Own Tobacco May Be More Addictive

Research carried out at Victoria University suggests smokers of roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on manufactured cigarettes.