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Blue-Green Algae Found In Hutt River

Blue-Green Algae Found In Hutt River

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Authorities are warning people to take care around parts of the Hutt River following increased growth of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

Pharmac To Fund Two More Antidepressants

Pharmac To Fund Two More Antidepressants

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Government drug funding agency Pharmac will fund two more antidepressants, which it says may be more effective for some people.

Cookie Campaign To Help Dyslexic Kids

Cookie Campaign To Help Dyslexic Kids

The annual Cookie Time Christmas Cookies campaign is now underway and every bite counts towards fundraising to help dyslexic children unlock the creative potential of this widespread learning preference.

New Zealand The First In Australasia To Have The World's Most Advanced MRI Scanner

New Zealand The First In Australasia To Have The World's Most Advanced MRI Scanner

Auckland is now home to the world's most advanced MRI scanner, the 3T Skyra, thanks to the relationship between The University of Auckland and manufacturer Siemens.

Two Further Treatments For Depression To Be Funded

PHARMAC is adding two further treatments for depression to the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2010.

World Physicians Call For Inquiry Into Congo Rapes

World Physicians Call For Inquiry Into Congo Rapes

The World Medical Association today added its support to worldwide calls for an immediate inquiry into allegations that more than 700 women, men and children were raped when Angola recently expelled thousands of people back to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New Mobile Dental Clinic On The Road

New Mobile Dental Clinic On The Road

Waikato District Health Board's newest mobile dental clinic hit the road this week - first stop Te Rapa School.

The van is the first of nine to be produced as part of the DHB's major investment into oral health.

World Aids Day Brings HIV Awareness To The Streets

World Aids Day Brings HIV Awareness To The Streets

With the Pope's comments about condoms fresh in people's minds, World AIDS Day will be marked globally on December 1, to raise awareness of the continued presence of HIV and the impact of AIDS on communities in New Zealand.

GP Bungled Case Of Woman With Bowel Cancer: HDC

GP Bungled Case Of Woman With Bowel Cancer: HDC

Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - The Medical Council has been asked to consider reviewing the competency of a family doctor who diagnosed a patient with bowel cancer as suffering anaemia, caused by an iron deficiency.

Dying Cancer Patient Wants Apology After Misdiagnosis

Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - A terminally ill Bay of Plenty mother says her doctor repeatedly failed to diagnose her with cancer and told her she was being "vain" after she repeatedly asked to have a lump removed.