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Sprains And Strains Most Common Work-Related Injury

Sprains And Strains Most Common Work-Related Injury

In 2009, sprains and strains were the most common work-related injuries that resulted in a claim to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Statistics New Zealand said today.

Sleep Experts To Descend On Christchurch

Sleep Experts To Descend On Christchurch

Sleep experts from around the world are descending on Christchurch to present the latest research on all aspects of sleep health and sleep science.

Dark Chocolate May Bring Hope To Diabetics, Study Finds

Dark Chocolate May Bring Hope To Diabetics, Study Finds

Dark chocolate contains an ingredient that may help diabetics control high cholesterol levels, scientists in the UK have found.

World Medical Association General Assembly

World Medical Association General Assembly

The annual General Assembly of the World Medical Association was held in Vancouver, Canada from October 13 to 16 and was attended by physician representatives from 50 national medical associations. Among the issues discussed were:

MEDICAL CARE FOR REFUGEES

Auckland Cancer Patients Also Get High-Tech Scans

Auckland Cancer Patients Also Get High-Tech Scans

Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - A group of private hospitals in Auckland has installed a $6 million positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner which will help detect tiny cancers in patients.

Health First At Taumarunui Hospital

Health First At Taumarunui Hospital

Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - Taumarunui Hospital will trial a New Zealand-first system, aimed at addressing health staffing shortages in rural communities, by bringing a paramedic inside its doors.

Health Needs Questionnaire

Health Needs Questionnaire

There has been an excellent response by West Coast residents to the survey regarding priorities for the District Health Board with over 800 responses received.

St John Staff Support Taumarunui Emergency

St John Staff Support Taumarunui Emergency

Taumarunui Hospital will be the first New Zealand hospital to trial an initiative which hopes to go some way towards alleviating staff shortages in rural hospitals.

Changes Recommended In Response To Maternity Petition

Changes Recommended In Response To Maternity Petition

Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - Parliament's health select committee has recommended a string of changes to New Zealand's maternity system after taking note of an 826-strong petition on the issue.

Turia: Pasifika Disability Plan Launched

Turia: Pasifika Disability Plan Launched

A national plan to improve access to support services for Pacific disabled peoples will be launched by Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia at Parliament today.