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Study Identifies TB Gene

Study Identifies TB Gene

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - An international study, partly supervised by a University of Otago professor, has successfully used genome scanning to identify a gene associated with vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Six deaths are being linked with swine flu this winter as more people call the influenza hotline and vaccine doses are expected to run out by the end of the month.

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from recent decisions by Government drug funder PHARMAC.

The moves include providing greater access to some medicines and diabetes management products, and funding new medicine. These are:

Diabetes Medicine Available To More People

Diabetes Medicine Available To More People

Wellington. Aug 16 NZPA - People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes will now have greater access to some medicines and diabetes management products after funding provided in this year's budget.

1000 Strong Shout For Alcohol Law Reform

1000 Strong Shout For Alcohol Law Reform

Around 1000 people braved today's weather to attend a public march/rally calling for alcohol law reform in Manukau City - with hundreds marching from three locations across the city.

Leading Australian Clinical Psychologist To Serve As Consultant For New Challenge Trust Specialist Eating Disorders Service

The leading recovery services provider Challenge Trust has engaged Chris Thornton, one of Australia's leading clinical psychologists in the treatment and research of eating disorders, to consult to the urgently-needed specialist eating disorders service it is launching in September.

Ruth Dyson: Severe Specialist Medical Workforce Shortages Ring Alarm Bell

Ruth Dyson: Severe Specialist Medical Workforce Shortages Ring Alarm Bell

The severe specialist medical workforce shortage in New Zealand has been exposed again by a worrying Association of Salaried Medical Specialists issues paper released today, says Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson.

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Public Hospital Specialist Workforce Crisis Highlighted: Too Much Work On Shoulders Of Too Few

"The severity of the specialist workforce crisis in New Zealand's public hospitals has been highlighted in a paper released today," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Parents Reassured: Direct Causal Link Between Paracetamol And Asthma Incidence Queried

Parents Reassured: Direct Causal Link Between Paracetamol And Asthma Incidence Queried

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, says it is aware of recent media reports of new research (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) suggesting a possible link between frequent paracetam