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Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

The family of a man set alight and killed by a mental health patient say a judge's indulgent sentence for murder because of mental health factors in a recent sentencing set a dangerous precedent.

Health Board Recovers $143,000 From Doctor

Health Board Recovers $143,000 From Doctor

Waikato District Health Board has recovered $143,400 from a doctor who was being paid as a fulltime employee while working two days every week in private practice.

DHB Recovers $143,400 From Double-Dipping Doctor

DHB Recovers $143,400 From Double-Dipping Doctor

Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has recovered $143,400 from a doctor who was being paid as a full-time employee while working two days a week in private practice.

Years Of Planning For Waikato Hospital's New Emergency Department

Years Of Planning For Waikato Hospital's New Emergency Department

After years of planning, preparation and anticipation, Waikato Hospital moves into its new Emergency Department (ED) on Tuesday.

The move will start at 5am, with patients treated in the new facility from 8am.

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Continue To Be Detected Along The Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Continue To Be Detected Along The Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along much of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place, but the geographic extent of it has been reduced.

Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

A new initiative, which started with the appointment of a clinical nurse specialist in July 2010 at Waikato District Health Board to prevent and or delay the progression of diabetic end stage kidney failure, is an intensive education and moni

Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Breast, Colon Cancers - WHO

Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Breast, Colon Cancers - WHO

Geneva -- Undertaking 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to the new Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health released by the World Health Organization (W

Retailers Oppose Cigarette Display Ban

Retailers Oppose Cigarette Display Ban

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Retailers have spoken out against a bill that would ban shops from displaying cigarettes.

Health Warning On Lake Ellesmere Algae

Health Warning On Lake Ellesmere Algae

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - People are being warned to stay out of Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury after a high concentration of algal bloom was found.

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Te Waihora/lake Ellesmere

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Te Waihora/lake Ellesmere

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning because of increased concentrations of blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) being found in Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere