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Families Light Candles To Remember Lost Babies

Families Light Candles To Remember Lost Babies

Lower Hutt mother Laura Hurley's baby girl died in her uterus at 38 weeks, just under a year ago, after an apparently normal pregnancy, her first.

Aged Care Sector Needs Leadership

Aged Care Sector Needs Leadership

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Politicians need to stop bickering over who is at fault over the country's aged care problems and just fix them, an industry boss says.

'Invisible' Babies Deaths Preventable - Study

By Mary Longmore of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Most stillborn baby deaths which occur during labour "may have been preventable", says the head of a new study into baby and mother deaths.

Government Under Pressure Over Alcohol Prices

By Jimmy Ness and Hana Garrett-Walker of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Pressure is on the Government to raise the price of alcohol after it was revealed today that a standard drink of cask wine is cheaper than a glass of bottled water.

Two Site Audits Followed Drug Recalls - Medsafe

Two Site Audits Followed Drug Recalls - Medsafe

The Ministry of Health's medicine regulatory arm Medsafe says there have been two site audits following three of the the five consumer level medicine recalls this year.

Many Stillborns "Preventable": Study

Many Stillborns "Preventable": Study

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - A working group is to investigate why so many babies are being stillborn in New Zealand, despite most of them being full-term, full size babies, "and therefore may have been preventable deaths".

Someone Needs To Fix Aged Care Sector - Industry Boss

Someone Needs To Fix Aged Care Sector - Industry Boss

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Politicians need to stop bickering over who is at fault over the country's aged care problems and just fix them, an industry boss says.

Minister ALaunches Productive Operating Theatre Launch BOP DHB

Minister ALaunches Productive Operating Theatre Launch BOP DHB

Hon Tony Ryall Minister of Health, 15 October 2010, Speech Notes for Launch of Bay of Plenty 'The Productive Operating Theatre' 1 pm.

Counterfeit Drug Sting Turns Up Erectile And Heart Drugs

Counterfeit Drug Sting Turns Up Erectile And Heart Drugs

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Drugs used for the treatment of heart disease and erectile disfunction were among the medicines intercepted by customs during a week-long global operation targeting the online sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals,

NZ Takes Part In 3rd Online Global Operation Against Illegal And Counterfeit Medicines

NZ Takes Part In 3rd Online Global Operation Against Illegal And Counterfeit Medicines

New Zealand and over 40 other countries recently took part in an international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines, resulting in arrests across the globe and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medicines.