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Antioxidants May Improve Chance Of Conceiving - Research

Antioxidants May Improve Chance Of Conceiving - Research

Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - Couples trying for a baby may find it easier to conceive if the male takes antioxidant supplements, new research suggests.

Post-Operative Pain Abolished By Novel New Therapy

Post-Operative Pain Abolished By Novel New Therapy

A new study conducted at The University of Auckland has successfully abolished the pain suffered by patients in the first 12 hours following surgery on the large intestine and markedly decreased pain for up to a week after surgery.

Secret Inquiry Into Hutt Valley Mental Health Services

Secret Inquiry Into Hutt Valley Mental Health Services

Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - The Hutt Valley's mental services are the subject of a secret inquiry.

In the past year, coroners have raised a number of concerns about the service following the deaths of three Hutt Hospital mental health patients.

Top Asthma Researchers To Land In New Zealand

Top Asthma Researchers To Land In New Zealand

International asthma and allergy researchers will soon be arriving in New Zealand to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the world's largest collaborative study undertaken with children.

GP Trial At Thames Starts Well

GP Trial At Thames Starts Well

None of the patients fast tracked through Thames Hospital's emergency department by a general practitioner as part of a three-month pilot required a referral to emergency department specialists.

Discovering The Brain's Secrets: From Addiction To Disease

Discovering The Brain's Secrets: From Addiction To Disease

The most complicated human organ goes under the microscope in Auckland later this month with the world's leading brain researchers arriving to attend the annual Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Conference.

Two More Pharmacies Join Care Chemist Network

Two More Pharmacies Join Care Chemist Network

Glendowie Care Chemist and Otahuhu Care Chemist in Auckland have become the latest stores to join Care Chemist, bringing New Zealand's fastest growing community pharmacy group to 27.

Extra Vigilance Urged As UV Radiation Reaches Extreme Levels

Extra Vigilance Urged As UV Radiation Reaches Extreme Levels

Kiwis are being urged to be extra vigilant with their sun protection in January as the Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) reaches extreme levels.

Milk Could Fight Cancer - Study

Milk Could Fight Cancer - Study

Two Otago University scientists given a $40,000 research grant in 2006 have used it to show that New Zealand schoolchildren who drank milk daily, significantly reduced their chances of getting bowel cancer as adults.

Caring For Elderly Could Lead To Isolation, Researcher Says

Caring For Elderly Could Lead To Isolation, Researcher Says

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - Caring for elderly relatives while raising kids and working can make people depressed, exhausted and isolated if they lack support, a Massey University health psychology researcher says.