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SMI comment on NSAIDs and the risk of miscarriage

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (SMI) today commented on a nested case-control study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study included 4705 women who had experienced a spontaneous abortion and 47,050 matched controls.

Health advice for RWC visitors just a phone call away

Health advice for RWC visitors just a phone call away

While an overdose of rugby is likely to be the only thing Rugby World Cup visitors will suffer from during their stay in New Zealand, they're being reassured they can call Healthline if anything more serious crops up.

Laboratory evaluating new cervical cancer test

Laboratory evaluating new cervical cancer test

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) Microbiology is trialling a new testing method for identifying active Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections that may lead to the development of cervical cancer.

Talking about suicide saves lives, says Lifeline

Talking about suicide saves lives, says Lifeline

"Unfortunately, everyone has a suicide story," says Lifeline Aotearoa CEO, Jo Denvir.

The leading helplines organisation is preparing for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September by issuing a call to all New Zealanders to talk more about suicide.

Chiropractors top satisfaction survey

One of the biggest annual American surveys of its kind has found that users of chiropractic were highly satisfied with the outcomes of their care unlike many other forms of complementary and alternative therapy.

Free children's services promoted for World Oral Health Day

Free children's services promoted for World Oral Health Day

Dental therapists and oral health educators across the Midland District Health Board areas will be promoting healthy smiles for World Oral Health Day on Monday 12 September 2011.

Funding boosts rheumatic fever programme

Funding boosts rheumatic fever programme

School children at six Flaxmere schools will continue to have their throats swabbed whenever they get a sore throat as part of an extra $12 million of government funding to combat rheumatic fever.

One drink a day and womens health - experts respond

New research suggests that one -and only one- drink of alcohol a day could be good for the health of middle aged women. However, the implied benefits of alcohol are drawing some criticism from some experts.

Successful weekend for West Coast medical families

A weekend for West Coast health professionals focusing on inter-disciplinary learning proved extremely successful, according to organisers and participants.

Taranaki DHB trials tool to reduce medication errors

Taranaki District Health Board is trialling a new electronic tool to help reduce medication errors.