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Vensa Health To Present At Mhealth World Congress 2010, Singapore

Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday 12 October 2010 - Vensa Health will present at the mHealth World Congress 2010 in Singapore next week on mHealth in New Zealand and future trends.

Abbott To Cease Marketing And Distribution Of Obesity Medicine Reductil

Abbott To Cease Marketing And Distribution Of Obesity Medicine Reductil

After discussions with the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, Medsafe, Abbott today announces that it has voluntarily ceased marketing and distribution of sibutramine in New Zealand. Sibutramine is marketed by Abbott in New Zealand as Reductil.

Withdrawal Of Sibutramine (Reductil) In New Zealand

Withdrawal Of Sibutramine (Reductil) In New Zealand

A ministerial advisory committee has recommended that the consent to distribute the weight-loss drug sibutramine in New Zealand is revoked after its own review confirmed the risks outweigh the benefits of using the prescription medicine.

Provincial Centres Struggle To Attract Doctors

Provincial Centres Struggle To Attract Doctors

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - New Zealand is facing a doctor shortage crisis as the country continues to haemorrhage locally trained physicians in large numbers to more lucrative jobs overseas, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) says.

A Call To Arms For The Modern Gentleman

Movember registrations are now open for the fifth year running for those man enough to lend their face to the cause.

Movember recognises that a true gentleman is rare indeed. They do exist, but in today's world they can often be hard to spot.

Contraceptive Implant Demand Exhausts Supply

Contraceptive Implant Demand Exhausts Supply

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - New Zealand women have rushed to use a new government-funded contraceptive implant, exhausting in three weeks the supply that was meant to last a year.

NZ Doctor Numbers In 'Parlous State'

NZ Doctor Numbers In 'Parlous State'

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - New Zealand is facing a doctor shortage crisis as the country continues to haemorrhage locally trained physicians in large numbers to more lucrative jobs overseas, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) says.

DHB Election Shows Concern About Cuts In Health

DHB Election Shows Concern About Cuts In Health

The Capital and Coast District Health Board has elected two new members, sending a clear message of concern from Wellingtonians that cuts in health spending are hurting. David Choat is one of two newly elected members of the Board and stood under the banner of Care not Cuts.

Martin Gallagher Tops Poll, Four New Board Members

Four new members are on the Waikato DHB board.

Top polling candidate was former Hamilton West MP Martin Gallagher while former board member Ewan Wilson returns to the board after a four year gap.

Sitting members Jack Havill and Ted Armstrong were unsuccessful.

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 5

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 5

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