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Allied Health Group Manager Appointed For Health Waikato

Allied Health Group Manager Appointed For Health Waikato

Di Peers' appointment as Health Waikato Allied Health group manager marks a new start for her and the allied health profession at Waikato District Health Board.

Study Explores Genetic Influence In Depression And Addiction

Study Explores Genetic Influence In Depression And Addiction

Wellington, Nov 1 NZPA - More than half of people with depression and alcohol addiction -- two of New Zealand's most common mental illnesses -- are likely to have immediate relatives suffering from the same disorders, researchers say.

Work To Start On Thames Birthing Unit

Work To Start On Thames Birthing Unit

Waikato District Health Board has received the consent it needs to start work on Thames Birthing Unit.

Thames-Coromandel District Council granted building consent today.

The primary birthing facility will open at 412 Mary Street in June 2011.

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

November 1st brings another medication option for those New Zealanders who suffer with severe Psoriatic Arthritis (PA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with a second biologic option being funded.

Shock Over Woman's "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Order

Shock Over Woman's "Do-Not-Resuscitate" Order

Wellington, NZPA - Palmerston North Hospital's emergency department is being investigated after a doctor filled out a "do not resuscitate" order for an 85-year-old woman, allegedly without consent.

Study Shows Plain Packets, Big Warnings Discourage Smoking

Study Shows Plain Packets, Big Warnings Discourage Smoking

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Plain packaging and bigger health warnings may be the key to convincing people to give up smoking, according to new research from the University of Otago.

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whānau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whānau Ora programme a reality.

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Ministry Of Health Commends Providers Selected For Whanau Ora Collectives

Acting Director General of Health, Andrew Bridgman, today congratulated members of the 25 provider collectives who have been selected to move to the next stage of making the Government's Whanau Ora programme a reality.

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Doctor Censured For Forging Prescriptions

Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - A doctor has been censured and must comply with conditions on her practice for two years after admitting professional misconduct for forging scripts and obtaining the weight loss drug Reductil (sibutramine).

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Review On Fate Of Dunedin Neurosurgery

Wellington, NZPA - A report on whether neurosurgery services will be retained in Dunedin is to be made available to South Island district health boards DHBs tomorrow.