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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

Art-a-loos Highlight Launch Of Crohn's Support Group Launch

Art-a-loos Highlight Launch Of Crohn's Support Group Launch

Wellington, July 29 NZPA - A new national body set up to support Crohn's disease sufferers was launched today and "art-a-loos" were placed in central Wellington to highlight the cause.

Herbal Pill Company In Hot Water Over Metsafe Logo

Herbal Pill Company In Hot Water Over Metsafe Logo

An Auckland herbal impotence pill company may have broken the law by using the logo of drug regulation agency Medsafe on its website to imply the "natural virility" product is a registered medicine.

$3.5m Compensation For Thalidomide Victims

$3.5m Compensation For Thalidomide Victims

New Zealanders who suffered birth defects as a result of the drug thalidomide being prescribed to their pregnant mothers will receive a share of $3.5 million compensation from British-based company Diageo.

Tower Wants Men To 'Man-Up'

Tower Wants Men To 'Man-Up'

TOWER wants men to shed the "she'll be right attitude" to their health and start to man-up.

Pharmacies To Manage Blood Thinning Drug

Pharmacies To Manage Blood Thinning Drug

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Community pharmacies will be able to provide patients with blood thinning therapy at up to 15 demonstration sites with the help of general practitioners, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Guidelines Needed For Unregulated Health Workers

Guidelines Needed For Unregulated Health Workers

Nurses want national guidelines on the use of unregulated health care workers who work in the community, including in general practices.

Botox Headache For Regulators And Payors

Botox Headache For Regulators And Payors

Decisions from US and European regulators on the use of Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine are eagerly anticipated following UK approval this month.

Health Warnings Still In Place At Waikato Lakes

Health Warnings Still In Place At Waikato Lakes

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - A warning over high algae counts at Lake Whangape in the Waikato has been lifted, but authorities are keeping vigilant about potentially harmful algae levels at several other lakes.

Women Feel Wait For Abortion Too Long - Research

Women Feel Wait For Abortion Too Long - Research

Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Women are waiting nearly a month on average to get an abortion -- and they feel that is too long, research by Auckland University has found.