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GP Trial At Thames Starts Well

GP Trial At Thames Starts Well

None of the patients fast tracked through Thames Hospital's emergency department by a general practitioner as part of a three-month pilot required a referral to emergency department specialists.

Discovering The Brain's Secrets: From Addiction To Disease

Discovering The Brain's Secrets: From Addiction To Disease

The most complicated human organ goes under the microscope in Auckland later this month with the world's leading brain researchers arriving to attend the annual Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Conference.

Two More Pharmacies Join Care Chemist Network

Two More Pharmacies Join Care Chemist Network

Glendowie Care Chemist and Otahuhu Care Chemist in Auckland have become the latest stores to join Care Chemist, bringing New Zealand's fastest growing community pharmacy group to 27.

Extra Vigilance Urged As UV Radiation Reaches Extreme Levels

Extra Vigilance Urged As UV Radiation Reaches Extreme Levels

Kiwis are being urged to be extra vigilant with their sun protection in January as the Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) reaches extreme levels.

Milk Could Fight Cancer - Study

Milk Could Fight Cancer - Study

Two Otago University scientists given a $40,000 research grant in 2006 have used it to show that New Zealand schoolchildren who drank milk daily, significantly reduced their chances of getting bowel cancer as adults.

Caring For Elderly Could Lead To Isolation, Researcher Says

Caring For Elderly Could Lead To Isolation, Researcher Says

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - Caring for elderly relatives while raising kids and working can make people depressed, exhausted and isolated if they lack support, a Massey University health psychology researcher says.

Midwife's Care Not Up To Scratch

Midwife's Care Not Up To Scratch

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - A midwife has been criticised for her care of a 30-year-old woman who ended up having her first baby by emergency caesarian.

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young

The sun smart message is slowly getting through - but the dangers of sunbeds continue to be ignored by young New Zealanders, according to new research by the not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Society.

Skin Cancer Risk Ignored By The Young: Survey

Wellington, Jan 16 NZPA - The "Sun Smart" message is slowly getting through -- but the dangers of sunbeds continue to be ignored by young New Zealanders, according to new research by Southern Cross Health Society.

Dyson Pays Tribute To Mciver's Advocacy In Primary Health Care

Dyson Pays Tribute To Mciver's Advocacy In Primary Health Care

Labour's Health spokesperson has paid tribute to retiring New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) Chief Executive Officer Cameron McIver for his years of hard work and advocacy in the area of primary health care.