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Health Groups Concerned About Breast Thermography

Key health groups are expressing concern about the use of thermography as a breast cancer screening or diagnostic tool, following an increase in queries from women and GPs.

Anthrax Antibody Discovery May Lead To Vaccine: Scientists

Anthrax Antibody Discovery May Lead To Vaccine: Scientists

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - A discovery about how an antibody against the anthrax toxin works may have implications for vaccine development for anthrax and similar infectious diseases, Auckland University scientists say.

Young Heavy Drinkers 80 Percent More Likely To Get STIs

Young Heavy Drinkers 80 Percent More Likely To Get STIs

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Young people who drink heavily are 80 percent more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a University of Otago study shows.

PHA Conference Opens Today

PHA Conference Opens Today

The Public Health Association annual conference opens at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawhaia today with a list of overseas speakers who will talk on the conference theme of Tomorrow for Tomorrow's People.

Wellington And Canty Agree On Shared Child Cancer Service

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Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - The treatment of most Wellington child cancer patients will be able to take place in the capital, the Capital and Coast District Health Board said today.

Nurse Taught Not To Borrow

Nurse Taught Not To Borrow

A Christchurch nurse has been struck off the register for borrowing money from patients in a resthome or, in one instance, a patient's daughter.

DHBs Endorse Strategic Approach To Procurement

DHBs Endorse Strategic Approach To Procurement

The 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) welcome the OAG report on procurement presented to Parliament today.

Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A member's bill aiming to ban point of sale tobacco advertising has been delayed due to a lack of support.

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A New Zealand doctor has had to help out Western Australia's Health Department because of a staff shortage across the ditch.

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

A Christchurch nurse has been struck off for borrowing money from rest home patients and in one instance, a patient's daughter.