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Govt learns nothing about health and safety

The announcement that the Government is investigating deregulating the use of farm vehicles allowing longer work hours and less stringent restrictions on use and standards of vehicles is an indication that they have learned nothing about health and safety.

350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives - report

350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives - report

At least 350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives, warns Save the Children in a major new report released today, No Child Out Of Reach.

Ministry of Health set to brush up on older people's oral health issues

Age Concern National President Liz Baxendine is delighted the Ministry of Health will commission a study into older people's oral health issues.

NZer to share experience in Pacific quality assurance

Pefi Kingi, a New Zealander of Niuean heritage from Auckland, will present her decades of work on developing a quality assurance framework for Pacific cultural practices in healthcare at the second Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i next month.

People who volunteer live longer - study

People who volunteer live longer - study

People who volunteer for selfless reasons, such as helping others, live longer than those who don't lend a helping hand, a new study shows.

Passenger sparks measles alert

Passenger sparks measles alert

Passengers that travelled by air from Auckland to Wellington on 13 September and Wellington to Auckland on 15 September might have been exposed to the measles virus.

Maternal health key focus of women's policy

Maternal health key focus of women's policy

Access to affordable and quality health services is an essential part of achieving real equality, opportunity and choice for New Zealand women, according to Labour's Health spokesperson Grant Robertson and Associate Health spokesperson Steve Chadwick.

Measles case in Canterbury prompts warning

Measles case in Canterbury prompts warning

Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health Division has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in Christchurch.

Blood clot monitoring improved for Warfarin patients

Blood clot monitoring improved for Warfarin patients

Canterbury Health Laboratories is leading the way in monitoring of patients on blood clot prevention medication Warfarin.

Patients in Canterbury are being offered increased access to point of care testing in the community for monitoring of Warfarin use.

TVNZ's Sunday 'misled' on abstinence doco

TVNZ's Sunday 'misled' on abstinence doco

The members of the Broadcasting Standards Authority have slammed TVNZ's Sunday programme for misleading viewers on the success of abstinence programmes, as a result of a complaint about accuracy made by Family First NZ.