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Patients Before Politics, Say DHBs

Patients Before Politics, Say DHBs

Patients come to hospital for treatment - not to get drawn into union campaigns for more money, says Karen Roach, spokesperson for the 20 DHBs.

She was responding to a Resident Doctors Association's complaint about being denied permission to hand out PR material on hospital grounds.

Medsafe Orders Recall Of Illicit Sex Drugs

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - Health officials have ordered the recall of six products sold to enhance mens' sexual performance, because they contain undeclared medicines similar to active ingredients in prescription drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.

Maori Children Neglected In Health Services - Leaders

Maori Children Neglected In Health Services - Leaders

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - Maori children do not have enough health and social services devoted specifically to them and are suffering because of it, Maori leaders say.

Misleading Propaganda Distributed By Major New Zealand Breast Cancer Organisations To Denigrate Thermography

Misleading Propaganda Distributed By Major New Zealand Breast Cancer Organisations To Denigrate Thermography

- Clinical Thermography Responds to Health Groups' Claims -

New Zealand Preschoolers Doing Well

New Zealand Preschoolers Doing Well

 Preschoolers heading out into the big-wide world of school are emotionally well prepared in New Zealand, a survey has found.

South Island Neurosurgery Unit Decision Delayed

South Island Neurosurgery Unit Decision Delayed

Southland and Otago residents face a longer wait to hear the fate of their neurosurgery unit.

Being "White" A Key Determinant Of Good Health

Being "White" A Key Determinant Of Good Health

The Public Health Association conference has been told that ethnicity is a powerful predictor of a person's health, because of a racist "system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race").

Elderly Risk Malnutrition By Not Eating Properly: Survey

Elderly Risk Malnutrition By Not Eating Properly: Survey

The elderly risk malnutrition by not eating properly, a Hawke's Bay District Health Board study says.

The study showed 57 percent of over-65s in the region were not eating properly which could lead to a loss of independence or a hospital stay.

Breastfeeding Rates Short Of Targets

Breastfeeding Rates Short Of Targets

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Breastfeeding rates are falling short of national targets, with Maori and Pacific rates well below those for the rest of the population, a review has found.

Public Health Warning On Sea Slugs Remains In Force On All Auckland Beaches

Public Health Warning On Sea Slugs Remains In Force On All Auckland Beaches

With school holidays and daylight savings beginning this weekend, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is reminding beach-going families to keep each other, their children, and their pets safe from toxic sea slugs on Auckland beaches.