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Sick Days And Ill Worker Costs Run Into Billions

Sick Days And Ill Worker Costs Run Into Billions

Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Sick days and people turning up to work crook and struggling through the day could be costing the country up to $13 billion a year, according to research.

GP Won't Back Down On Privacy Complaint

GP Won't Back Down On Privacy Complaint

Unprepared to agree to settlement over a privacy complaint, Invercargill GP Rob Henderson is preparing to appear before the Human Rights Tribunal later this month.

CDHB And Partners Celebrate Innovation At Annual Awards

CDHB And Partners Celebrate Innovation At Annual Awards

A lifestyle programme that has benefited over 2,000 Canterbury women, a GAP year application for students that's solving a skills shortage and a project that's resulted in a 100% reduction in complaints were the winners in this year's

Auckland Couple Dishonestly Use Documents To Claim For Son's Care - Father Imprisoned & Mother Given Home Curfew

Following an audit by the Audit & Compliance Unit of the Ministry of Health an Auckland couple were today sentenced in the Waitakere District Court after earlier pleading guilty to making false claims for carer support for their disabled child.

Study Reveals Fish Oils May Assist In Managing Diabetes

Study Reveals Fish Oils May Assist In Managing Diabetes

Seventeen percent of all deaths annually in New Zealand are caused by diabetes and according to the Ministry of Health the number is set to increase.

Nine DHB Chairs To Go -- Labour

Nine DHB Chairs To Go -- Labour

Wellington,  NZPA - Labour MP Ruth Dyson says nine District Health Board (DHB) chairs are being stood down -- a claim Health Minister Tony Ryall's spokesman says is speculation.

NZ Has High Rates Of Acute Rheumatic Fever

NZ Has High Rates Of Acute Rheumatic Fever

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - Household crowding is being partially blamed for New Zealand having one of the highest rates of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) among children and teenagers in the developed world.

Household Crowding Linked To High Rates Of Acute Rheumatic Fever

Household Crowding Linked To High Rates Of Acute Rheumatic Fever

New Zealand has one of the highest reported rates of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) amongst children and teenagers in the developed world; an infectious disease which can cause chronic rheumatic heart disease through damaged hear

Jesse's Sun Exposure Warning

Jesse's Sun Exposure Warning

Jesse Lust was training to be a nurse when a lecture about melanoma prompted him to have a mole on his arm checked out.

Alcohol Sponsorship Ban Would Have Huge Impact -- Sports

Alcohol Sponsorship Ban Would Have Huge Impact -- Sports

Auckland, Nov 14 NZPA - A ban on sponsorship from alcohol-related businesses would have a huge impact on many sports clubs, but the clubs want to be involved in helping deal with alcohol-related harms, a survey has shown.<