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Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

A new survey conducted for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by research company UMR shows that nearly two in three New Zealanders support ending commercial tobacco sales by 2020.

Breakthrough In Fighting Hookworm Parasite

Breakthrough In Fighting Hookworm Parasite

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research have made a discovery that could lead to a vaccine against hookworm, a parasite that plagues an estimated one billion people worldwide.

Political Parties Ignore Migrants In Health Agendas

Political Parties Ignore Migrants In Health Agendas

An alliance of the nation's leading multicultural services says that recent health announcements by both the ALP and the Liberal Party have simply ignored multicultural Australia.

Closer Monitoring System Needed For Pregnancies

Closer Monitoring System Needed For Pregnancies

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - A third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care could prevent the stress and trauma with closer monitoring and better education for their providers, an Otago University study says.

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

In recent weeks there has been much discussion about the high incidence of Rheumatic Fever in this country.

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

The first ever study of pregnant women in New Zealand with severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) found that 35% of those admitted to intensive care had a potentially preventable "near miss" event.

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Medical practices could make more money by using practice nurses -- paid two thirds less than a doctor -- to provide some of the primary care for patients, including straightforward consultations, according to a new study.

Medicines Industry Welcomes Pharmac Review

Medicines Industry Welcomes Pharmac Review

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The medicines industry has welcomed a review of the way Pharmac makes decisions about funding drugs for people with rare conditions.

Exceptional Medical Circumstances Schemes Reviewed

Exceptional Medical Circumstances Schemes Reviewed

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a review of the PHARMAC-administered Exceptional Circumstances schemes, with a view to providing better access to medicines not funded through the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

A Breakthrough Formula For Digestive And Gastrointestinal Health

A Breakthrough Formula For Digestive And Gastrointestinal Health

Many New Zealanders suffer silently from some form of gastrointestinal discomfort. Nordic Natural’s new Omega Probiotic combines two of the most important nutrients lacking in the modern diet in a breakthrough formula for digestive and gastrointestinal health.