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Hospital Lab Workers Extend Industrial Action

Hospital Lab Workers Extend Industrial Action

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - The union representing hospital lab workers has given notice that staff will extend their industrial action until September.

Children Not 'Mini Adults' When It Comes To Medicine Dosages

Children Not 'Mini Adults' When It Comes To Medicine Dosages

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) stresses the importance of seeking professional health advice from a community pharmacist before treating young children with influenza symptoms.

Sex Pills You Can Trust

Sex Pills You Can Trust

The removal of more contaminated sex pills from the NZ market is good news for NZ consumers and for manufacturers of genuine herbal supplements like the popular Ignite, says the company's managing director Jenny Wheeler.

Consumer Calls For Cosmetic Withdrawal

Consumer Calls For Cosmetic Withdrawal

Consumer NZ is calling for Mahu Mother and Baby Skin Care products containing a banned ingredient to be withdrawn from sale immediately.

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action.

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board CEO Phil Cammish said Matariki coincides with the start of the new financial year for government organisations and is an opportune time to look back on the successes of the year just gone.

Have The Flu? - Phone First

Have The Flu? - Phone First

People with the flu on the West Coast are urged to phone their local medical centre or Healthline any time of the day or night if they have concerns regarding influenza.

Visitors to the area who are unsure who to call should phone 03 769 7449 or Healthline 0800 611 116.

Ryall Should Stop Going In The Back Door, Says King

Ryall Should Stop Going In The Back Door, Says King

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall needs to talk to those affected by health sector cuts when he "sneaks" into hospitals, says Labour Party deputy leader Annette King.

Unrestricted Access Given Alzheimer's Drug

Unrestricted Access Given Alzheimer's Drug

Alzheimer's sufferers will soon get unrestricted access to a drug to slow down the progression of the disease.

Drug buying agency Pharmac today confirmed it would fund a brand of the drug donepezil, Donepezil-Rex, from November 1.

Medsafe Recalls Four Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Medsafe Recalls Four Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Acting Director-General of Health Andrew Bridgman today advised consumers to immediately stop taking four products for erectile dysfunction or the enhancement of sexual performance which contain undeclared prescription medicines, citing significant health risks from their use.

Big Gains In Life Expectancy If Tobacco Sales Phased Out

Big Gains In Life Expectancy If Tobacco Sales Phased Out

New Zealanders would live longer if tobacco sales were ended by 2020, according to new research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.