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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.

Government Lacks Courage In Liquor Law Reforms

Government Lacks Courage In Liquor Law Reforms

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the government's package of liquor law reforms focuses too much on young people, while ignoring the impact of alcohol abuse on those aged over 20.

Unequal Impact Of Cancer Rates

Unequal Impact Of Cancer Rates

Considerable progress has been made in achieving fairer health outcomes for cervical cancer for Maori and non-Maori, though disparities remain for many other cancers.

Southerners To Take Petition To Government

Southerners To Take Petition To Government

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Over 40,000 people have signed a petition seeking to retain neurosurgery services in Dunedin and Christchurch.

Changes To Christchurch Hospital Increase Number Of Beds

Changes To Christchurch Hospital Increase Number Of Beds

A new Urology Unit at the Christchurch Hospital campus was officially opened today. The unit is one of the solutions in addressing a shortage of General Medicine beds at Christchurch Hospital.