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Outstanding Achievement And Room For Improvement: Health Targets

Outstanding Achievement And Room For Improvement: Health Targets

Waikato District Health Board will be presented with the one and only outstanding achievement award from health minister Tony Ryall today (Friday 26 November) for progress towards the immunisation health target.

Improving Prioritisation Of Health Services

Improving Prioritisation Of Health Services

A "traffic light" approach should be considered by the National Health Committee (NHC) to enable district health boards (DHBs)to set healthcare priorities more explicitly, according to an article in today's (Friday) New Zealand

Maori Leadership "Critical" To Reduce Smoking

Maori Leadership "Critical" To Reduce Smoking

Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Maori leadership and Maori specific marketing is needed to reduce smoking among Maori, a study has found.

Baby Formula Industry Like Tobacco Industry, Academic Says

Baby Formula Industry Like Tobacco Industry, Academic Says

Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - An Auckland researcher is lamenting the low numbers of Maori mothers breast feeding, comparing the baby formula industry to the tobacco industry for its serious effect on Maori health.

Room For Improvement With Cancer Networks - Committee

Room For Improvement With Cancer Networks - Committee

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - A review of New Zealand's four regional cancer networks has found they are providing a good service but notes there is room for improvement.

Blue-Green Algae Found In Hutt River

Blue-Green Algae Found In Hutt River

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Authorities are warning people to take care around parts of the Hutt River following increased growth of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

Pharmac To Fund Two More Antidepressants

Pharmac To Fund Two More Antidepressants

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Government drug funding agency Pharmac will fund two more antidepressants, which it says may be more effective for some people.

Cookie Campaign To Help Dyslexic Kids

Cookie Campaign To Help Dyslexic Kids

The annual Cookie Time Christmas Cookies campaign is now underway and every bite counts towards fundraising to help dyslexic children unlock the creative potential of this widespread learning preference.

New Zealand The First In Australasia To Have The World's Most Advanced MRI Scanner

New Zealand The First In Australasia To Have The World's Most Advanced MRI Scanner

Auckland is now home to the world's most advanced MRI scanner, the 3T Skyra, thanks to the relationship between The University of Auckland and manufacturer Siemens.

Two Further Treatments For Depression To Be Funded

PHARMAC is adding two further treatments for depression to the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2010.