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Kiwi Teeth Condition Improving

Kiwi Teeth Condition Improving

Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - The state of New Zealanders' teeth has improved significantly over the past two decades though costs are still a barrier to dental care, a new survey says.

Ministry Looks At Cancer Patient Waiting Times

Ministry Looks At Cancer Patient Waiting Times

The Health Ministry is investigating whether cancer patients are waiting too long for treatment at Wellington Hospital.

NZ Tanning Association Defends Use Of Sunbeds

NZ Tanning Association Defends Use Of Sunbeds

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - The Indoor Tanning Association of New Zealand is defending the use of sunbeds following a Consumer magazine report slamming most sunbed operators' practices.

Top Surgeon Awarded For Stem Cell Research

Top Surgeon Awarded For Stem Cell Research

A world class plastic surgeon and researcher at Wellington, Professor Swee Tan, was tonight awarded the New Zealand Medical Association's highest award, for his world class research into strawberry birthmarks, which has the potential to advance the

Waikato Shallow Lakes Cyanobacterial Warning Update

Waikato Shallow Lakes Cyanobacterial Warning Update

Four lakes now have health warnings in place. Monitoring results from late November 2010 have shown that cyanobacterial cells are multiplying in four of the five lakes which are routinely tested.

Two Women Offered Obesity Surgery In Korea

Two Women Offered Obesity Surgery In Korea

Wellington, Dec 14 NZPA - Two New Zealand women, who are fighting for better access to anti-obesity surgery, have been offered free access to a "life saving" procedure in South Korea.

NZ Must Take 'More Responsibility' For Children - PHA

NZ Must Take 'More Responsibility' For Children - PHA

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - New Zealand must take more responsibility for its children's health, the head of the Public Health Association (PHA) says.

Home Of Compassion Called To Account

Home Of Compassion Called To Account

Whanganui's Aubert Home of Compassion is the subject of a special sitting of the Employment Relations Authority in Whanganui on Wednesday (December 15).

Fresh Future Cheque Presentation

Fresh Future Cheque Presentation

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)'s Children's Health division has gratefully received a cheque for $75,000 as their share of this year's Fresh Future Appeal funds.

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - Children are bearing the brunt of the economic recession, with around 2000 more kids admitted to hospital last year compared to 2007.