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Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Improving New Zealand school children's diets requires a much wider focus than just targeting unhealthy foods available at schools, University of Otago research suggests.

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Access to heart care services in New Zealand has shown little sign of improvement since 2002, according to a study published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal.

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘fat capital’ of Europe, according to researchers from the University of Madrid’s School of Medicine. Huzzah! We’re leading Europe in yet another category, along with teenage pregnancies and knife crime.

Flu Cases Climb In NZ

Flu Cases Climb In NZ

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - Cases of flu are climbing as winter progresses, particularly in the upper North Island, but there have been no admissions to intensive care this week, the Ministry of Health says.

Drs Let Down Cervical Cancer Victim, Commissioner Rules

Drs Let Down Cervical Cancer Victim, Commissioner Rules

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - A Masterton woman who died from cervical cancer after a 10-month delay in being recommended a smear test was let down by the doctors who dealt with her, but they did not breach the code of conduct governing medical professionals, the Health and Disability Commissioner h

Art-a-loos Highlight Launch Of Crohn's Support Group Launch

Art-a-loos Highlight Launch Of Crohn's Support Group Launch

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - A new national body set up to support Crohn's disease sufferers was launched today and "art-a-loos" were placed in central Wellington to highlight the cause.

Herbal Pill Company In Hot Water Over Metsafe Logo

Herbal Pill Company In Hot Water Over Metsafe Logo

An Auckland herbal impotence pill company may have broken the law by using the logo of drug regulation agency Medsafe on its website to imply the "natural virility" product is a registered medicine.

$3.5m Compensation For Thalidomide Victims

$3.5m Compensation For Thalidomide Victims

New Zealanders who suffered birth defects as a result of the drug thalidomide being prescribed to their pregnant mothers will receive a share of $3.5 million compensation from British-based company Diageo.

Tower Wants Men To 'Man-Up'

Tower Wants Men To 'Man-Up'

TOWER wants men to shed the "she'll be right attitude" to their health and start to man-up.

Pharmacies To Manage Blood Thinning Drug

Pharmacies To Manage Blood Thinning Drug

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Community pharmacies will be able to provide patients with blood thinning therapy at up to 15 demonstration sites with the help of general practitioners, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.