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Death And Injury Toll In Hospitals Rises, Again

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Public hospitals have had 127 people die, linked to 374 "serious and sentinel events", the Health Quality and Safety Commission says in its 2009-2010 report.

Superbug Threats In New Zealand

Superbug Threats In New Zealand

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - An Auckland health symposium has identified rheumatic fever and superbugs as the greatest infectious disease threats in New Zealand.

Still Not Safe To Go Whitebaiting

Still Not Safe To Go Whitebaiting

Despite water quality in earthquake affected rivers and estuaries returning to pre-earthquake levels, Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health says it is still not safe to go whitebaiting or swimming as

NZ, Singapore Invest $2m In Cancer Research

NZ, Singapore Invest $2m In Cancer Research

New Zealand and Singapore have teamed up in the battle against cancer.

Many Autism Treatments Potentially Harmful: Researcher

Many Autism Treatments Potentially Harmful: Researcher

Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Many current autism treatments are unproven and may be harming children, an education specialist says.

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.