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Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A member's bill aiming to ban point of sale tobacco advertising has been delayed due to a lack of support.

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A New Zealand doctor has had to help out Western Australia's Health Department because of a staff shortage across the ditch.

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

A Christchurch nurse has been struck off for borrowing money from rest home patients and in one instance, a patient's daughter.

Name Suppression Lifted On Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct

Name Suppression Lifted On Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - Name suppression on a Christchurch midwife, barred from practising after a professional misconduct hearing, has been lifted.

The midwife is Mary Elizabeth Casey, The Press has reported.

Waikato Hospital Is Baby Friendly

Waikato Hospital Is Baby Friendly

Waikato Hospital is once again officially deemed a 'baby friendly hospital'.

The hospital received the maximum three-year accreditation last week from the New Zealand Breastfeeding Association (NZBA) following an audit last year.

Heart Medicine Price Cut

Heart Medicine Price Cut

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - People at risk of heart attacks will have easier access to treatment from next month when the price of cholesterol-lowering medication is cut.

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 2

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 2

The Flawed Guru

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Computer Programme To Help The Depressed

Computer Programme To Help The Depressed

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - People with moderate to mild depression will be able to turn to their computers for help, though psychologists warn it is not the total solution.

Legislation Still Stands For Smoking Areas

Legislation Still Stands For Smoking Areas

Waikato District Health Board's Population Health staff are warning owners of licensed premises in the Waikato that old bad habits creeping back in will not be tolerated.

Waikato DHB Delivers More Frontline Care

Waikato DHB Delivers More Frontline Care

The Waikato District Health Board is getting more Government funding, employing more health professionals and delivering more health services than ever before.