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Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 203

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 203

Influenza H1N1 activity is continuing across the country, with variable rates of infection according to geographic region. Hawke's Bay has been experiencing the highest rates of influenza-like illness, with many people visiting their GP.

A New Start For Forensic Service, Patients

A New Start For Forensic Service, Patients

The Midland Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service was officially relaunched in Hamilton today, with new facilities, a new model of care and a new name.

Prostate Now The Most Common Cancer In New Zealand Men

Prostate Now The Most Common Cancer In New Zealand Men

Next week marks the launch of Blue September, international prostate cancer awareness month. Countries worldwide are encouraging people to "get blue" and face up to a disease that figures now show is the most common cancer in New Zealand men.

Ryall: Targets Results Show Big Health Improvements

Ryall: Targets Results Show Big Health Improvements

"The first full year of the Government's new Health Targets show District Health Boards are delivering more frontline services for our significant investment in the public health service," Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hornby Community Dental Clinic Opens

A new community dental clinic opened in Hornby's Hei Hei Road this week.

The clinic is part of a major change to the way oral health care services are being delivered by Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to primary and intermediate school children across the country.

Tobacco Firms Using Youtube To Market Their Products - Study

Tobacco Firms Using Youtube To Market Their Products - Study

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Tobacco companies have turned to video-sharing website YouTube to market their products, new research from Otago University has revealed.

Petition To Parliament Over Southland/otago Neurosurgery

Petition To Parliament Over Southland/otago Neurosurgery

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - MPs, local government leaders and media from Southland and Otago joined forces in Wellington today as the fight to retain neurosurgery services in Dunedin continues.

Government Response On Alcohol Missing The Changes That Work Best

Government Response On Alcohol Missing The Changes That Work Best

The Public health Association says the government's proposed changes to alcohol laws are a step in the right direction, but will not impact significantly enough on New Zealand's harmful drinking.

Unequal Impact Of Cancer Rates

Unequal Impact Of Cancer Rates

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Disparities remain between Maori and non-Maori health outcomes for many types of cancer, an Otago University report says.

Ryall: BOP DHB Delivers More Frontline Health Services

Ryall: BOP DHB Delivers More Frontline Health Services

"In the past year the Bay of Plenty District Health Board increased frontline health services, and implemented a number of improvements in the way those services were delivered," says Health Minister Tony Ryall.