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NZ Drug Victim Sought For Million-Dollar Payout

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - A Melbourne lawyer is looking for New Zealander Craig Phillips to tell him he is in line for a million-dollar windfall.

Breastfeeding Key To Saving Children's Lives

Breastfeeding Key To Saving Children's Lives

During World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates its call on health facilities and health workers to implement ten steps to help mothers breastfeed successfully and improve their babies’ health and chan

New Research Shows The Healthy Food Battle Begins At Home

New Research Shows The Healthy Food Battle Begins At Home

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - New research from the University of Otago suggests improving children's diets will take more than ridding schools of unhealthy foods.

Shared Services Health Board Confirmed

Shared Services Health Board Confirmed

Health Minister Tony Ryall announced today that a new deputy chair and six further directors have been appointed to the Board of the new shared services organisation, Health Benefits Limited.

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Action is already being taken to address the issues raised in a critical report on the state of coronary health care in New Zealand, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Improving New Zealand school children's diets requires a much wider focus than just targeting unhealthy foods available at schools, University of Otago research suggests.

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Access to heart care services in New Zealand has shown little sign of improvement since 2002, according to a study published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal.

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Britain is the ‘fat capital’ of Europe, according to researchers from the University of Madrid’s School of Medicine. Huzzah! We’re leading Europe in yet another category, along with teenage pregnancies and knife crime.

Flu Cases Climb In NZ

Flu Cases Climb In NZ

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - Cases of flu are climbing as winter progresses, particularly in the upper North Island, but there have been no admissions to intensive care this week, the Ministry of Health says.

Drs Let Down Cervical Cancer Victim, Commissioner Rules

Drs Let Down Cervical Cancer Victim, Commissioner Rules

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - A Masterton woman who died from cervical cancer after a 10-month delay in being recommended a smear test was let down by the doctors who dealt with her, but they did not breach the code of conduct governing medical professionals, the Health and Disability Commissioner h