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Parents Reassured: Direct Causal Link Between Paracetamol And Asthma Incidence Queried

Parents Reassured: Direct Causal Link Between Paracetamol And Asthma Incidence Queried

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says it is aware of recent media reports of new research (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) suggesting a possible link between frequent paracetam

Link Between Frequent Paracetamol Use In Children And Asthma

Link Between Frequent Paracetamol Use In Children And Asthma

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Results from an international study suggest the increasing use of paracetamol by children may have contributed to the rising prevalence of childhood asthma.

But an expert said today the findings didn't constitute a reason to stop using the drug in childhood.

Hospital Lab Workers Extend Industrial Action

Hospital Lab Workers Extend Industrial Action

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - The union representing hospital lab workers has given notice that staff will extend their industrial action until September.

Children Not 'Mini Adults' When It Comes To Medicine Dosages

Children Not 'Mini Adults' When It Comes To Medicine Dosages

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) stresses the importance of seeking professional health advice from a community pharmacist before treating young children with influenza symptoms.

Sex Pills You Can Trust

Sex Pills You Can Trust

The removal of more contaminated sex pills from the NZ market is good news for NZ consumers and for manufacturers of genuine herbal supplements like the popular Ignite, says the company's managing director Jenny Wheeler.

Consumer Calls For Cosmetic Withdrawal

Consumer Calls For Cosmetic Withdrawal

Consumer NZ is calling for Mahu Mother and Baby Skin Care products containing a banned ingredient to be withdrawn from sale immediately.

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action.

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board CEO Phil Cammish said Matariki coincides with the start of the new financial year for government organisations and is an opportune time to look back on the successes of the year just gone.

Have The Flu? - Phone First

Have The Flu? - Phone First

People with the flu on the West Coast are urged to phone their local medical centre or Healthline any time of the day or night if they have concerns regarding influenza.

Visitors to the area who are unsure who to call should phone 03 769 7449 or Healthline 0800 611 116.

Ryall Should Stop Going In The Back Door, Says King

Ryall Should Stop Going In The Back Door, Says King

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall needs to talk to those affected by health sector cuts when he "sneaks" into hospitals, says Labour Party deputy leader Annette King.

Unrestricted Access Given Alzheimer's Drug

Unrestricted Access Given Alzheimer's Drug

Alzheimer's sufferers will soon get unrestricted access to a drug to slow down the progression of the disease.

Drug buying agency Pharmac today confirmed it would fund a brand of the drug donepezil, Donepezil-Rex, from November 1.