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1,000 Indian nurses registered in NZ past three years

In the past three years the Nursing Council has registered 1003 nurses who qualified in India, (318 in 2009-2010, 331 in 2010-2011 and 354 in 2011-2012) to practise in New Zealand.

Kiwis put on thinking caps to prevent falls

The thinking is over, now it's time for the judges to decide. Around 600 New Zealanders entered ACC's Idea Nation competition, to share their ideas on how to prevent falls in the home involving working age people.

Study to find answers in the fat-fit debate

A Massey University master's student hopes to find out if obese but active people are better off than those who are slim but inactive.

Fighting our leading cause of blindness

Charitable organisation Macular Degeneration New Zealand is launching the first-ever Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, running from Sunday May 27 - Saturday June 2.

New member appointed to Waikato DHB

New member appointed to Waikato DHB

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Deryck Shaw to the Waikato District Health Board (DHB). Mr Shaw is currently Chair of Lakes DHB.

"I am pleased to appoint Mr Shaw to the Waikato DHB Board. He has strong governance and strategic planning experience.

Ministry releases folic acid discussion paper

Ministry releases folic acid discussion paper

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released a discussion paper on options for the future of the Standard on fortifying bread with folic acid in New Zealand.

Immunisation target in sight

The latest quarterly results for the Government's immunisation health target shows five district health boards, Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay, MidCentral, Lakes and Southern, have reached the 95 per cent result.

Longer trading hours, more alcohol harm

The Government can still change the Alcohol Reform Bill to address harm caused by long trading hours of alcohol retailers, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said today.

Smokers support increased tobacco regulation - study

Just published research has found strong support from New Zealand smokers for much greater regulation of the tobacco industry.

Health staff shouldn't be funding victims

"Health staff should not be the victims of funding shortfalls," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.