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World Winning Fight Against Blindness - WHO

World Winning Fight Against Blindness - WHO

The CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brian Doolan, has pointed to newly released World Health Organisation (WHO) figures as proof that avoidable blindness can be eliminated within a generation.

Health Board Warns Of Measles On Flight

Health Board Warns Of Measles On Flight

The Community and Public Health Division of Canterbury District Health Board is warning travellers who arrived in Christchurch on Monday, January 31, on a Pacific Blue flight from Melbourne may have been exposed to measles.

Disproportionate NZ Death Rate From Treatable Illness - OECD

Disproportionate NZ Death Rate From Treatable Illness - OECD

Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - An international comparison of preventable deaths shows that despite life expectancy in New Zealand and the Netherlands being the same, many more people in this country die of preventable medical conditions.

Medical Records Transferred Without Permission, Hearing Told

Medical Records Transferred Without Permission, Hearing Told

A Hamilton doctor who allegedly let his unqualified wife perform smear tests, remove intra-uterine devices and vaccinate children, also transferred medical records to his practice without patient permission, a Health Disciplinary Tribunal hearing was told today.

New ED Now Open

New ED Now Open

After a quick cut of a ribbon and a few cheers, Waikato Hospital's new Emergency Department opened its doors at 8am this morning.

Wellington Golden Mile Smokefree?

Wellington Golden Mile Smokefree?

Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - More than half of Wellingtonians think the city's 'Golden Mile' central shopping area should be smokefree, recent research suggests.

Bike Run Tri Celebrates Southern Lakes Women

Bike Run Tri Celebrates Southern Lakes Women

Women's health, well being and fashion will be celebrated at the Fresh Choice Women's Bike Run Tri at Lake Hayes on March 5 when teams and individual athletes from around the South Island gather to compete in the popular annual exclusively female event.

Sexual Health Programmes Cuts Cost - Labour

Sexual Health Programmes Cuts Cost - Labour

Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - The Government is paying for its decision to cut funds for sexual health programmes, now having to find more money for treatments, Labour says.

No Scientific Basis For Homeopathy

No Scientific Basis For Homeopathy

The NZIC is aware that there is some confusion by the public over homeopathic remedies and would like to help clarify several points.

Shellfish Toxins Remain On Coromandel, Bay Of Plenty Coast

Shellfish Toxins Remain On Coromandel, Bay Of Plenty Coast

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along much of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place, but the geographic extent of it has been reduced.