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Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

In recent weeks there has been much discussion about the high incidence of Rheumatic Fever in this country.

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

The first ever study of pregnant women in New Zealand with severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) found that 35% of those admitted to intensive care had a potentially preventable "near miss" event.

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Medical practices could make more money by using practice nurses -- paid two thirds less than a doctor -- to provide some of the primary care for patients, including straightforward consultations, according to a new study.

Medicines Industry Welcomes Pharmac Review

Medicines Industry Welcomes Pharmac Review

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The medicines industry has welcomed a review of the way Pharmac makes decisions about funding drugs for people with rare conditions.

Exceptional Medical Circumstances Schemes Reviewed

Exceptional Medical Circumstances Schemes Reviewed

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a review of the PHARMAC-administered Exceptional Circumstances schemes, with a view to providing better access to medicines not funded through the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

A Breakthrough Formula For Digestive And Gastrointestinal Health

A Breakthrough Formula For Digestive And Gastrointestinal Health

Many New Zealanders suffer silently from some form of gastrointestinal discomfort. Nordic Natural’s new Omega Probiotic combines two of the most important nutrients lacking in the modern diet in a breakthrough formula for digestive and gastrointestinal health.

Breastfeeding Welcome Here, Everywhere

Breastfeeding Welcome Here, Everywhere

Mothers should feel free to breastfeed their babies, whenever and wherever they need to according to a local advocacy group.

That is the message more than 100 Hamilton retailers will be sending their customers this month with the rollout of a breastfeeding toolkit.

Codeine A Conundrum For Kiwi Consumers

Codeine A Conundrum For Kiwi Consumers

A survey has found about a quarter (24 per cent) of New Zealanders who used an over-the-counter painkiller in the past three months took one which contained codeine - and half of those people (47 per cent) consumed the addictive drug unwittingly.

Mental Illness In Youth Linked To Poorer Future

Mental Illness In Youth Linked To Poorer Future

Wellington, Aug 1 NZPA - New Zealanders who suffer mental illness in early adulthood face a range of negative economic outcomes at the age of 30, Otago University researchers say.

Millionaire Knight Gives $3m To New Starship Service

Millionaire Knight Gives $3m To New Starship Service

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Millionaire pharmaceutical businessman Sir Graeme Douglas has donated $3 million to Starship Children's Hospital to launch a new radiology MRI service.