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Superman's Doctor Visiting NZ

Superman's Doctor Visiting NZ

One of the world's leading neuroscientists is in NZ this week to raise awareness about his clinical trials treating spinal cord injury.

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Waipara River At Teviotdale Bridge

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Waipara River At Teviotdale Bridge

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Waipara at the Teviotdale Bridge.

Fred Hollows Foundation Launches Guide To Eye Health

Fred Hollows Foundation Launches Guide To Eye Health

The Fred Hollows Foundation has launched an in depth online guide to eye health in the hope that it will give everyday Australians important information they need regarding various eye conditions.

Call For Awareness Of Need For Early Heart Treatment - Study

Many people with acute coronary syndrome delay going to hospital until too late to benefit from treatment.

This is the finding of a study published online as an Early View article in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

Insurers Want To Encourage More Self-Provision In Health Care

Insurers Want To Encourage More Self-Provision In Health Care

Health insurers want to see a discussion about ways to encourage greater self-provision in health care.

The call comes after a year in which the number of New Zealanders covered by health insurance fell by 10,000 to 1.38 million.

Foodstuffs Pledges To Drop Milk Price If Suppliers Do

Foodstuffs Pledges To Drop Milk Price If Suppliers Do

Foodstuffs has upped the ante in the milk price freeze, saying not only is it holding prices but that it will drop them if suppliers do.

Progressive Enterprises Joins Milk Price Freeze

Progressive Enterprises Joins Milk Price Freeze

Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown supermarkets have pledged to freeze the price of milk for the rest of the year.

Milk Price Freeze A Shock For Dairy Farmers

Milk Price Freeze A Shock For Dairy Farmers

Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - Fonterra's decision to freeze domestic milk prices until the end of the year has baffled some in the dairy industry, who say it is unnecessary and could "end in tears".

Hope For Obese In Taranaki

Hope For Obese In Taranaki

Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - Four morbidly obese Taranaki people will receive bariatric surgery, also known as stomach stapling, each year.

Fonterra Freezes Price Of Milk

Fonterra Freezes Price Of Milk

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Fonterra today announced it would freeze the domestic price of milk for the rest of year, after criticism that it was becoming unaffordable for many families