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NZ And Aust Pay For New Eye Care Centre In Suva

NZ And Aust Pay For New Eye Care Centre In Suva

Wellington, Nov 29 NZPA - New Zealand and Australia have paid for a new $2.7 million eye care training centre in Fiji.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today up to 80,000 people in the Pacific were blind and a further 250,000 visually impaired.

New Drug More Widely Available For Blood Clots

New Drug More Widely Available For Blood Clots

Wellington, Nov 29 NZPA - A treatment for patients undergoing major joint replacement surgery will be made more readily available after an agreement between the Government and an international company.

Wider Access To Drugs For MS Sufferers

Wider Access To Drugs For MS Sufferers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers will have wider access to treatments as a result of an agreement by government drug-funder Pharmac with Bayer New Zealand.

Study Suggests Paracetamol Linked To Asthma

Study Suggests Paracetamol Linked To Asthma

Young children who take paracetamol are twice as likely to develop asthma, researchers say.

Wider Access To MS Treatments; New Drugs In Bayer Agreement

Wider Access To MS Treatments; New Drugs In Bayer Agreement

Government drug funder PHARMAC will provide wider access to treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), and fund new blood-thinning and antibiotic treatments following an agreement with Bayer New Zealand Limited.

Study Suggests Paracetamol Links To Allergy In Children

Study Suggests Paracetamol Links To Allergy In Children

Links between early paracetamol use and the development of allergies and asthma in five and six year old children have been confirmed by health researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Former Health Advocate Calls For Starship Child Unit Inquiry

Former Health Advocate Calls For Starship Child Unit Inquiry

A former Health and Disability Commissioner has called for an inquiry into the Starship Children's Hospital child protection unit, saying it is wrongly accusing parents of child abuse.

DHB Services Improving Steadily

DHB Services Improving Steadily

Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Some people are still spending too long waiting at emergency departments but the majority are facing shorter waits for cancer treatment, the Ministry of Health's (MOH) quarter one health target results show.

Health Warning For Lake Near Marton

Health Warning For Lake Near Marton

A health warning has been issued over high levels of potentially toxic algae at Lake Wiritoa, near Marton, in Rangitikei.

First Bay Of Plenty Whānau Ora Centre To Be Based In Opotiki

First Bay Of Plenty Whānau Ora Centre To Be Based In Opotiki

In a major step forward in the provision of improved health and social services in the eastern Bay of Plenty, Te Ao Hou Trust will launch a new whānau ora centre in Opotiki says chairman Don Riesterer.