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CHL Set To Be First In NZ To Test For Kronic

CHL Set To Be First In NZ To Test For Kronic

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is on track to being the first laboratory in New Zealand to able to screen for synthetic cannabis product "Kronic" at its toxicology laboratory.

Release Of Feeback On Buller Ifhc Proposal

West Coast DHB is happy to release the 42 written submissions that were received from the public, staff and unions regarding the proposed Buller Integrated Family Health Centre.

Winter Weather Can Lead To Deconditioning Syndrome Warns NZ Chiropractors

Winter Weather Can Lead To Deconditioning Syndrome Warns NZ Chiropractors

The New Zealand Chiropractors' Association is urging Kiwis to maintain their activity levels over winter to ward off de-conditioning or inactivity syndrome.

Health And Safety Guidelines For Employee Volunteers

Health And Safety Guidelines For Employee Volunteers

The importance of health and safety in volunteering and the particular issues faced by employee volunteers have led to a new publication, the Employee Volunteering Health and Safety Guidelines, published this week by Volunteering New Zealand.

Healthline Gives GPs A Speedy Heads-Up

Healthline Gives GPs A Speedy Heads-Up

New Zealand's free telephone health advice service Healthline just got better, with the introduction of a system which ensures callers can share important information with their usual family doctor (GP).

Update On Auckland Measles Outbreak

Update On Auckland Measles Outbreak

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has now confirmed 26 cases of measles in the largest outbreak in Auckland this year.

MAF Toxicologist Appointed To International Committee

MAF Toxicologist Appointed To International Committee

The expertise of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) principal toxicology adviser John Reeve has been recognised with his appointment to an international scientific review committee that determines the toxicity of a range of elements commonly found in our food supply.

Samaritans Celebrates Volunteer Awareness Week

Samaritans Celebrates Volunteer Awareness Week

Samaritans of Wellington is using Volunteer Awareness week to publicly thank its volunteers. In particular Samaritans would like to thank those who have been volunteering for Samaritans long term, in some cases for over four decades.

Children Increasingly Treated With Alternative And Complimentary Medicine

Children Increasingly Treated With Alternative And Complimentary Medicine

Alternative and complementary medicine increasingly used to treat children

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as probiotics, herbal treatments and osteopathy, for children has almost doubled in the past decade, according to new research.

Doctor's Return Boosts Services At Waikato Hospital

Doctor's Return Boosts Services At Waikato Hospital

Waikato Hospital now has the widest range of complex endoscopy intervention anywhere in the country with the return of former clinical director of gastroenterology Dr Frank Weilert from a 14-month stint in the US.