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Government To Get Rid Of Tobacco Displays

Government To Get Rid Of Tobacco Displays

Action on Smoking and Health and the Cancer Society are delighted to hear the Government has committed to removing tobacco displays from the point of sale.

Waikato DHB Geriatrician Has Advice For Baby Boomers

Waikato DHB Geriatrician Has Advice For Baby Boomers

Dr Phil Wood has some words of advice for those baby boomers wanting to avoid the dreaded tsunami of old age, falls and Alzheimer's disease.

Govt Gets Cracking On Tobacco Reform

Govt Gets Cracking On Tobacco Reform

Cabinet has given the green light to tobacco reforms, including removing displays in shops and providing for instant fines for those caught selling to minors.

Tobacco Crime Argument Dismissed

Tobacco Crime Argument Dismissed

By Chris Ormond of NZPA

There is no evidence of a spike in tobacco-related crime due to price increases, and claims of potential organised crime are being overblown, says Maori affairs select committee chairman Tau Henare.

Whakatane Couple Really Are Perfect Match

Whakatane Couple Really Are Perfect Match

Whakatane, NZPA - Whakatane couple Shelley Morgan and Jeremy Johnson really are a perfect match.

Enough Is Enough, Says Waikato DHB

Enough Is Enough, Says Waikato DHB

Waikato District Health Board has had enough of ongoing industrial action by medical radiation technologists and is letting its staff, patients and the community know.

Chief executive Craig Climo today said DHBs have had hundreds of strike notices over many months from two unions.

Tobacco Report Will Benefit All New Zealanders

Tobacco Report Will Benefit All New Zealanders

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand says the Māori Affairs Select Committee's report on tobacco will benefit all New Zealanders. The Committee's recommendations underscore a strategy to halve smoking rates by 2015, as the first step towards a smokefree New Zealand by 2025.

Alcoholics Told Keep Drinking Due To Detox Bed Shortage

Alcoholics Told Keep Drinking Due To Detox Bed Shortage

Wellington, NZPA - Severe alcoholics are being advised to keep drinking due to a shortage of acute detoxification beds.

Nz Patients Cleared To Get Medicinal Cannabis

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - New Zealand medicines regulators have approved a cannabis-based spray for use by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in this country, says a big manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals.

DHB To Apologise For Billing Distressed Mum

DHB To Apologise For Billing Distressed Mum

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - The Auckland District Health Board will apologise to a mother whose unborn baby did not survive a publicly funded procedure at Auckland Hospital and was sent a $2200 bill for the treatment.