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PTSD Assistance Needed In Christchurch

PTSD Assistance Needed In Christchurch

The Royal New Zealand College of Genereal Practitioners is calling on health agencies to ensure the longer-term emotional after-effects of the earthquake are dealt with appropriately.

Lincoln Maternity Hospital And Burwood Birthing Unit Remain Closed

Lincoln Maternity Hospital and Burwood Birthing Unit remain closed until further notice.

Women who were intending to birth at the Units prior to the earthquake should go to Christchurch Women's Hospital.

Kiwis Urged To Call 111 Immediately If Having Stroke Symptoms

Kiwis Urged To Call 111 Immediately If Having Stroke Symptoms

Nigel Ingham believes calling 111 when he had stroke symptoms would have saved him months of intense rehabilitation.

Hospitals Coping With Radiographers' Strike

Hospitals Coping With Radiographers' Strike

Auckland, Sept 4 NZPA - Christchurch radiographers have abandoned strike action following a massive earthquake in the South Island this morning.

NZ Research Warns On Use Of One Type Of Asthma Inhaler

NZ Research Warns On Use Of One Type Of Asthma Inhaler

Wellington, Sept 4 NZPA - Long acting bronchodilators should be banned for use in asthma as single inhaler products because of the increased mortality risk when they are used without an accompanying inhaled steroid, New Zealand researchers say.

John Key Urges Striking Radiographers To Exercise Restraint

John Key Urges Striking Radiographers To Exercise Restraint

Auckland, Sept 3 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is urging striking radiographers to exercise restraint during contract negotiations.

End Obesity Operation Stigma, Specialists Say

End Obesity Operation Stigma, Specialists Say

By Mary Longmore of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Obesity specialists today called for an end to the stigma over obesity surgery in New Zealand, claiming it is the most effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.

DHB Defends Changes To Home Support Funding

DHB Defends Changes To Home Support Funding

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - A move by Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) to means test people who get basic home help brings it in line with other DHBs and will affect significantly fewer than 500 people, the board says.

Doctor Wants Drinking Programme To Go Nationwide

By Mary Longmore of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - A Wanganui doctor who invented a computer programme to help GPs and nurses identify and help problem drinkers wants to see it installed nationally.

Radiographers Strike Leaves Hospital Workers Stretched

Auckland, Sept 3 NZPA - Striking Auckland radiographers left hospital staff through the regions fully stretched this morning.