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Few seek help for hearing loss

Few seek help for hearing loss

New research revealing just two out of ten people with hearing loss get help from a hearing care professional is being presented to Wellington and Manawatu audiologists as one of three new steps being taken to improve the figures.

Minister to attend Child Health Forum

Minister to attend Child Health Forum

In New Zealand, children and young people living in more deprived areas experience significantly worse health outcomes across a range of measures (e.g. infant mortality, hospital admissions for infectious and respiratory diseases, non-accidental injuries).

Senior doctors to meet over 'workforce crisis'

Senior doctors to meet over 'workforce crisis'

The union representing senior doctors and dentists employed by DHBs around the country are holding a special meeting on 31 August which will consider the specialist workforce crisis in New Zealand they say is still not being addressed.

Get blue! and face up to Prostate Cancer

Get blue! and face up to Prostate Cancer

Blue September is the awareness campaign for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. The aim of Blue September is to increase awareness of the number of Kiwi men affected by prostate cancer and the need for early detection.

Academy welcomes supplements review

The Board of the New Zealand Academy of Sport North Island has welcomed the findings of the independent review by Tim Castle into the Academy's nutritional supplements programme, as released by SPARC today.

Health warning after sewage discharge in river

Recreational fishermen are being warned to avoid fishing the lower reaches of the Waimakariri after heavy rain or snow fall.

Researchers win grant for filling fix

Researchers win grant for filling fix

Development of silver nanoparticle-based materials for treating dental caries has won two University of Otago researchers the 2011 Otago Innovation Proof of Concept Grant worth $50,000.

No reason Nurofen Plus in NZ affected

The makers of Nurofen Plus are aware of reports in the UK that strips of the prescription-only atypical antipsychotic medication, Seroquel XL 50 mg prolonged release tablets, have been found in three packets of Nurofen Plus in the UK.

Children's health report shows 'early signs of improvement'

The NZCYES latest release today continues to show the poor health of NZ children, but also some hopeful early signs of improvement.

Appointees to health bodies announced

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced appointments and a reappointment to health sector boards.

Mr Ian Ward has been appointed as a member of the New Zealand Blood Service Board, replacing Mrs Anne Urlwin, who recently completed two terms on the board.