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Medical Council And District Health Boards Sign MOU

Medical Council And District Health Boards Sign MOU

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Regulation of doctors should become clearer after the Medical Council and New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Youth Health Centres Could Be At Risk

Youth Health Centres Could Be At Risk

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Communities could be at risk of losing some youth health services due to confusion around funding and a lack of national direction.

Ryall Deflects Questions On Neurosurgery Intervention

Ryall Deflects Questions On Neurosurgery Intervention

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall today deflected questions over whether he would intervene in the future of neurosurgical services in the South Island.

Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

A Christchurch primary school closed its doors today after a student was diagnosed with swine flu.

Emmanuel Christian School principal Jill Garrett told NZPA one of the girl's parents called yesterday evening with the news -- she had been absent since Friday.

Otago Prostate Cancer Research Gets Funding

Otago Prostate Cancer Research Gets Funding

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - A $30,000 grant will advance research efforts to develop a better prostate cancer screening test at Otago University.

"The Drugs Just Didn't Work Anymore" - Drug Websites Put A Human Face On Addiction

"The Drugs Just Didn't Work Anymore" - Drug Websites Put A Human Face On Addiction

"The drugs just didn't work anymore" - Drug websites put a human face on addiction

Midwife Admits Misconduct

Midwife Admits Misconduct

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - A Canterbury midwife who admitted six charges of professional misconduct was nicer to dogs than one of her patients, a disciplinary tribunal has been told.

Study Identifies TB Gene

Study Identifies TB Gene

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - An international study, partly supervised by a University of Otago professor, has successfully used genome scanning to identify a gene associated with vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Six deaths are being linked with swine flu this winter as more people call the influenza hotline and vaccine doses are expected to run out by the end of the month.

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from recent decisions by Government drug funder PHARMAC.

The moves include providing greater access to some medicines and diabetes management products, and funding new medicine. These are: