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Mayor keen to address women's health concerns

Wanganui's Mayor Annette Main said today that she is keen to speak with members of the community who have concerns around the future of women's health services, to ensure she is fully informed.

Abano announces $4m radiology clinic

Listed healthcare provider, Abano Healthcare Group, has today announced the development of a new $4 million specialist radiology clinic in the AUT Millennium Campus, on Auckland's North Shore.

Outdoor smoking bans 'good example for NZ'

With the announcement of smoking to be banned in outdoor dining areas in NSW from 2015 and in playgrounds, sports grounds and swimming pools as soon as possible, the Cancer Society's Smokefree Advisor, Skye Kimura thinks it is only a matter of time before we have similar bans here.

Sharing of patient records 'will reduce clinical error'

Canterbury clinicians are confident a new system for sharing electronic patient records will help reduce clinical errors by ensuring complete and accurate information is available at the point of care.

Governor-General to be hearing dogs patron

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has become the organisation's patron.

Gym shapes up for FebFast challenge

Configure Express the Gym For Women in Bethlehem, Tauranga, is helping people raise money for youth charities tackling drug and alcohol problems while reaping the health benefits of a month without alcohol.

SPCA says 'Free Range' no guarantee of welfare

SPCA says 'Free Range' no guarantee of welfare

Recently a free-range layer hen farm in Martinborough was abandoned by the farmers. Many hens were left neglected, to fend for themselves.

The SPCA wants to alert New Zealand consumers that term "free-range" is no guarantee of good animal welfare but simply a marketing term.

Otago Uni supports research into veterans' health

The University of Otago and the New Zealand Defence Force will today sign a memorandum of understanding which will see significantly increased research into the health of military veterans, serving personnel and their families.

Stress disorders up 100% in Christchurch

Stress disorders up 100% in Christchurch

Today is a day for recalling the terrifying events of February 22 last year but mental anguish and post-traumatic stress disorder have rocketed in Christchurch since the earthquakes began.

Nurses can help turn around infection statistics

The alarming rise in infectious diseases in the last 20 years, particularly among Maori, Pacific people and the poor, as revealed in just-published research, is a clarion call to all in the health sector, according to New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) associate professional services manager