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Nurse Awarded For Contribution To Maori Health

Nurse Awarded For Contribution To Maori Health

Wellington, Sept 15 NZPA - A 77-year-old former nurse's contribution to Maori health has been recognised by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO).

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 1

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 1

The Flawed Guru

Study Uncovers Possible Schizophrenia Trigger

Study Uncovers Possible Schizophrenia Trigger

A new study of the brain mechanisms behind schizophrenia has found the illness could be triggered by an infection during the early stages of pregnancy.

Whangaparoa Community Meet To Discuss New Zealand's Binge Drinking Culture

Whangaparoa Community Meet To Discuss New Zealand's Binge Drinking Culture

A public meeting is to be held tonight at the Whangaparoa College Auditorium to discuss how and why New Zealand's binge drinking culture needs to change.

Family Angry Over Hospital Treatment

Family Angry Over Hospital Treatment

Auckland, Sept 14 NZPA - The angry family of a 37-year-old man who had a fatal heart attack after appendix surgery wants answers from Auckland's North Shore Hospital.

The death of Brendon Parrish has been referred to the coroner.

Fourteen Fatty Acids Found Can Predict Pre-eclampsia

Fourteen Fatty Acids Found Can Predict Pre-eclampsia

Data collected from New Zealand women identify 14 new fatty acids that can predict a first-time pregnant woman's risk of developing pre-eclampsia.

Mental Health Care Controversies To Be Explored At Conference

Mental Health Care Controversies To Be Explored At Conference

The possibility that New Zealand doctors often medicalise normal feelings such as sadness and over-prescribe anti-depressants will be put under the spotlight at a symposium at the University of Otago later this month.

NZers Fail To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

NZers Fail To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

 New Zealanders' inability to recognise the symptoms of a stroke is costing lives and lifestyles, the Stroke Foundation says.

New Zealanders Cannot Recognise Stroke Symptoms

New Zealanders Cannot Recognise Stroke Symptoms

New Zealanders' inability to recognise the symptoms of a stroke is costing lives and lifestyles, says the Stroke Foundation.

Starship Hospital Doctor At Critical Levels And "Bed Crisis"

Starship Hospital Doctor At Critical Levels And "Bed Crisis"

Starship Hospital doctor staffing levels are at a critical level with as few as three doctors attending to 60 children at any one time resulting in unsafe patient conditions and poor paediatric patient care.