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Pharmac Not Yet Asked To Subsidise 'Cannabis-Like Highs'

Pharmac Not Yet Asked To Subsidise 'Cannabis-Like Highs'

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - The Government has legalised medicinal cannabis, but many multiple sclerosis patients allowed to use the commercial form of the drug will have difficulty paying for it, says Multiple Sclerosis Society national director Rosie Gallagher.

Review Of HIV/AIDS Services Cautiously Welcomed

Review Of HIV/AIDS Services Cautiously Welcomed

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - A review of existing services for people living with HIV/AIDS by the Ministry of Health has been welcomed as a good start by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

Symposium Charts Latest Vitamin D Research

Symposium Charts Latest Vitamin D Research

Vitamin D and its critical role in pregnancy, infancy and childhood will be canvassed at a symposium at the Albany campus on November 18.

Triple Risk Of Deathly Clots To Deskbound Workers

Triple Risk Of Deathly Clots To Deskbound Workers

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Doctors are urging regular breaks after a New Zealand study found a three-fold increase in the risk of blood clots for those who sit at computers or work desks for prolonged stretches.

Doctors Recommend That We Take Regular Breaks From Our Work Desks

Doctors Recommend That We Take Regular Breaks From Our Work Desks

The risk of developing blood clots with prolonged sitting at work or at home has been highlighted in a New Zealand study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dropping Of Pat Snedden Loss To Health System

Dropping Of Pat Snedden Loss To Health System

"The decision of the Minister of Health to drop Auckland District Health Board chair Pat Snedden by not reappointing him is an unfortunate loss to the health system," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Waikato DHB Ends Year With Surplus

Waikato DHB Ends Year With Surplus

Remaining focused on its six priorities for the 2009/2010 financial year ensured Waikato District Health Board finished the year ended 30 June, 2010 with a surplus of $19 million against total revenue of $1.107 billion.

Herbicide Needs To Be Banned

The controversial herbicide 24D needs to be banned, according to the Safe Food Campaign.

Tobacco Display Ban Will Cost $50 Million, Retailers Say

Tobacco Display Ban Will Cost $50 Million, Retailers Say

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Tobacco retailers are up in arms over the Government's latest moves to curb smoking, saying it will cost $50 million to change their shops and hide cigarettes.

Medicinal Cannabis Works, But Costly - Norml

Medicinal Cannabis Works, But Costly - Norml

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - New Zealand patients suffering pain which cannot be managed with conventional pain-killers have had success with medicinal cannabis -- but found it was much more costly than supplies of illicit cannabis, a lobbyist for the legalisation of cannabis says.