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NZ Family Provides Clues To Gene "Switch" In Intersex Babies

NZ Family Provides Clues To Gene "Switch" In Intersex Babies

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - An international team of scientists have pinpointed a genetic "switch" in a New Zealand family with inherited "intersex" conditions, where biologically male or female children display some of the physica

Algae Persists At Lake Near Wanganui

Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - Health warnings remain in place for Lake Wiritoa near Wanganui and people are being advised not to use the water for recreational purposes.

Warning Following Spike In Legionnaires Cases And Woman's Death

Warning Following Spike In Legionnaires Cases And Woman's Death

Gardeners are being warned to take care when handling potting mix and compost this summer with 10 cases of Legionnaires' disease being notified last month.

Taking $27 Million Out Of Health Board Will Hurt

Taking $27 Million Out Of Health Board Will Hurt

"The long awaited Capital & Coast District Health Board District Annual Plan released today reveals that the DHB will suffer $27 million in spending reductions.

First-Ever Beaven Medal Awarded

First-Ever Beaven Medal Awarded

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A Canterbury District Health Board specialist in emergency medicine has been awarded the first Beaven Medal in recognition of an innovative research project.

Rangiora Hospital Open Afternoon

Rangiora Hospital Open Afternoon

Rangiora Hospital is holding an open afternoon next week to promote its recently refurbished primary birthing unit - that's been made possible thanks to Canterbury District Health Board and community funders.

NZ Patient First In World To Trial New Stent System

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A New Zealand patient has become the first in the world to test a new drug-eluting coronary stent system being developed by an American company, Micell Technologies Inc.

High Hopes For Kidney Study

High Hopes For Kidney Study

A new research grant could help doctors predict outcomes for critically ill kidney patients, a researcher says.

Depression, Bad Behaviour Not In Genes - Study

Depression, Bad Behaviour Not In Genes - Study

The idea that depression and anti-social behaviour are primarily influenced by genes passed on from parent to child has been called into question by a unique new study involving offspring born through in-vitro fertilisation.

Study Looks At How To Spot Kidney Failure

Study Looks At How To Spot Kidney Failure

Doctors should in future be able to better predict the outcomes of patients with rapid deteriorating kidneys thanks to newly-funded University of Otago, Christchurch, research.