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Cancer Registry To Be Upgraded

Wellington, Feb 14 NZPA - A registry used to collect important cancer patient data will be upgraded over the next year, the Government announced today.

Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

Plunket welcomes the news that New Zealand's childhood immunisation rate is now at a record high.

Waikato Hospital Returns Plea

Waikato Hospital Returns Plea

Waikato District Health Board is appealing to its previous and current patients to return hospital equipment once they're finished with it.

NZ Company Offers Cheap Surgery To Americans

NZ Company Offers Cheap Surgery To Americans

A New Zealand company, with the help of Sir Stephen Tindall, is wooing American medical tourists to New Zealand for cheap surgery.

TPP Could Damage NZ Health System

TPP Could Damage NZ Health System

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - Nurses are warning that New Zealand's health system could be damaged by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and have called for the Government to me more open about the negotiations.

Action Needed To Reduce Health Impact Of Harmful Alcohol Use

Action Needed To Reduce Health Impact Of Harmful Alcohol Use

Geneva - Wider implementation of policies is needed to save lives and reduce the health impact of harmful alcohol drinking, says a new report launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken by Environment Canterbury community volunteers from Akaroa at the main beach and Glen Bay.

Guild Stands Firm On Prescription Safety Concerns

Guild Stands Firm On Prescription Safety Concerns

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) has been asked by the Otago Daily Times to clarify our media statement from 9 February entitled Dunedin Hospital pilot uncovers serious prescribing errors.

Free Health Checks Feature At Te Matatini O Te Rā

Getting your heart a 'warrant of fitness' and having a free health check will be a feature at this year's Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Gisborne later this month.

Sugars Could Harm Unborn Baby - Research

Sugars Could Harm Unborn Baby - Research

Pregnant women who eat a lot of sugar-laden food could be compromising their babies' development, new New Zealand research suggests.