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Manual offers help for needle phobic

Help is at hand for health professionals having to jab needle-phobic children - and the parents and caregivers who have to deal with the distressing consequences.

Supermarkets asked to pull GE Maize - GE Free NZ

Supermarkets are being asked to pull GE Maize flour off the shelves, after new analysis of 19 animal studies found increased risk of kidney and liver damage.

How to deal with broken bones

As players are stretching their hammies and heat rub ointment is being applied, St John has timely reminder first aid tips about what to do if you or someone is injured on the rugby field.

Three Auckland measles cases in quarantine

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

122 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning

3 contacts are in quarantine

Nine cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

Sleepover wage deal a win for workers

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) congratulates members of Service and Food Workers Union: Ng? Ringa Tota (SFWU) and the Public Service Association (PSA) for achieving the minimum wage for IHC disability support workers on overnight shifts.

Go where the evidence leads on depression treatment - researcher

With 17,000 New Zealand children (up to age 17) being prescribed anti-depressants, and a total of 1.4 million prescriptions being filled nationwide from July 2010 to June 2011, we are presenting to the world as a pretty miserable country to live in, and this apparent misery is being treated by me

Health professionals and patients 'set to benefit' from Medicines Formulary

"Health professionals and patients are set to benefit from the introduction of a New Zealand Medicine's Formulary," Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says.

Cabinet approves carer sleepover agreement

The Government has approved $90 million towards phasing in the minimum wage for disability support workers on overnight sleepover shifts.

Good oral health not just icing on cake

Good oral health not just icing on cake

It's World Oral Health Day and Age Concern New Zealand is urging older people to bite the bullet and visit the dentist.

Brush teeth twice a day to keep disease at bay

Brush teeth twice a day to keep disease at bay

"Brushing your teeth twice a day could help you keep your healthy smile for life," Chief Dental Officer Dr Robyn Haisman-Welsh advised on World Oral Health Day.