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Suspected Norovirus At Timaru Hospital

Suspected Norovirus At Timaru Hospital

Timaru Hospital is currently managing an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in three wards, possibly due to norovirus.

Acute Heart Drugs Should Be Reconsidered For Maori And Pacific Islanders

Acute Heart Drugs Should Be Reconsidered For Maori And Pacific Islanders

Researchers at the University of Otago say standard medication used for acute heart disease should be reconsidered for some Maori and Pacific Island patients because of drug resistance caused by high rates of Group A streptococcal infec

Southern Cross Ventures Into General Practice

Southern Cross Ventures Into General Practice

Southern Cross Primary Care is taking its first steps in the establishment of a new national general practice network.

Budget's Effects "Noxious" To Low Income And Young New Zealanders

Budget's Effects "Noxious" To Low Income And Young New Zealanders

PHA Wellington Branch and Child Protection Action Group media release 20 May 2011

Budget 2011 is a noxious attempt by the Government in an election year to appear fiscally responsible while remaining compassionate, a post-Budget breakfast forum in Wellington was told today.

Add Your Name To History - The Journey Has Begun

Add Your Name To History - The Journey Has Begun

Join people all around the globe to make history together this May in observing World Smokefree Day - an event that has now been running for over two decades.

Should The Four Principles Of Medical Ethics Be Used To Judge Doctors' Behaviour In The Legal Context?

Should The Four Principles Of Medical Ethics Be Used To Judge Doctors' Behaviour In The Legal Context?

Recent attempts to use a breach of medical ethics to censure doctors have been unsuccessful in Court.

Does Shaken Baby Syndrome Really Exist?

Does Shaken Baby Syndrome Really Exist?

A single firm shake has long been thought to be able to cause serious damage to a baby's brain.

Patients Missing Out On Preventive Heart Attack Treatments?

Patients Missing Out On Preventive Heart Attack Treatments?

A study in the latest issue of the Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) found that, among a sample of New Zealand primary care patients with known heart disease, about a third may not be getting treated.

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Extra Medicines Investment

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Extra Medicines Investment

"Increased funding for medicines in this year's budget will be welcomed by patients, their families and health professionals," Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says.

Lead Antibodies Selected For Breast Cancer Testing

Perseis Therapeutics has completed the in vitro testing phase of its antibody screening programme, and has selected three fully human monoclonal antibodies to validate in an animal model using human breast cancer cells.