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Heart Foundation Gives Help To Christchurch Earthquake Victims

A series of free seminars designed to help Cantabrians cope with on-going emotional stress and strain will begin in Christchurch tomorrow night.

UC Researchers Discover New Viruses In Dragonflies

UC Researchers Discover New Viruses In Dragonflies

A collaborative team of University of Canterbury entomologists, virologists and plant biologists has discovered new viruses in dragonflies in the Kingdom of Tonga.

7000 Waikato Children To Benefit From New Hamilton Dental Clinic

7000 Waikato Children To Benefit From New Hamilton Dental Clinic

Some 7000 Waikato children will benefit from a new Waikato District Health Board community dental clinic opening at Frankton Primary School in Hamilton tomorrow (Thursday 26 May).

World Medical Association Expands TB Training For Physicians

World Medical Association Expands TB Training For Physicians

With the re-emergence of tuberculosis as a serious global disease, killing 4,500 people a day, the World Medical Association has stepped up its programme to train physicians on how to diagnose and treat the disease.

64th World Health Assembly Closes After Passing Multiple Resolutions

24 May 2011│GENEVA -- The 64th World Health Assembly, with more than 2700 delegates, including Health Ministers and senior health officials from 192 World Health Organization (WHO) Member States, nongovernment organizations, civil society groups and other observers concluded business on Tuesda

NZ Breakthrough Stops Cancer Cells Growing

NZ Breakthrough Stops Cancer Cells Growing

Groundbreaking research at the University of Otago has found a way to stem growth in some cancer cells, which could lead the development of new treatments.

Elderly Patient Ransfer System Begin

Elderly Patient Ransfer System Begin

Waikato District Health Board's Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Teams (START) for older persons, is in place in Hamilton, Thames and Tokoroa and there are already reductions in long-term home care use.

Suspected Norovirus At Timaru Hospital

Suspected Norovirus At Timaru Hospital

Timaru Hospital is currently managing an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in three wards, possibly due to norovirus.

Acute Heart Drugs Should Be Reconsidered For Maori And Pacific Islanders

Acute Heart Drugs Should Be Reconsidered For Maori And Pacific Islanders

Researchers at the University of Otago say standard medication used for acute heart disease should be reconsidered for some Maori and Pacific Island patients because of drug resistance caused by high rates of Group A streptococcal infec

Southern Cross Ventures Into General Practice

Southern Cross Ventures Into General Practice

Southern Cross Primary Care is taking its first steps in the establishment of a new national general practice network.