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National Health Organisations Galvanised By MP's Failed Gst Bill

National Health Organisations Galvanised By MP's Failed Gst Bill

The Public Health Association (PHA) and Agencies for Nutrition Action (ANA) are calling on the government to take concrete steps to reduce the cost of nutritious food - particularly the basics like bread, milk, fruit and vegetables.

Global Forum To Improve Developing Country Access To Medical Devices

Global Forum To Improve Developing Country Access To Medical Devices

More than 350 leading health experts from over 100 countries are meeting today at a World Health Organization (WHO) forum in Bangkok, Thailand to review new evidence and agree ways to improve developing country access to life-saving medical devices.

Lifesaver For Allergy Sufferers Should Be Funded -Doctor

Lifesaver For Allergy Sufferers Should Be Funded -Doctor

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - The Government should fund adrenaline auto-injectors for New Zealanders with food allergies as it can save lives, a doctor says.

Some Women Continue To Drink While Pregnant

Some Women Continue To Drink While Pregnant

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Levels of hazardous drinking among young women has risen in the last 10 years which could mean a potential increase in foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, the Alcohol Advisory Council (Alac) says.

Up To 20,000 Extra People To Need Aged Care By 2026

Up To 20,000 Extra People To Need Aged Care By 2026

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Places in rest homes will run out in four years without increased investment in the sector, a new report shows.

Landmark Study Touts Taxation To Prevent Disease

Landmark Study Touts Taxation To Prevent Disease

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - New Australian research indicates higher taxes on alcohol and fatty food could be the best way to stop overindulging, says Otago University.

Report Warns Of Huge Increase In Aged Care Need

Report Warns Of Huge Increase In Aged Care Need

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - A major review of residential services for the elderly has shown an urgent need to plan now for a huge increase in the number of people who are going to need it.

Growing Elderly Population Needs Urgent Care Plan

Growing Elderly Population Needs Urgent Care Plan

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - An urgent care plan is needed to meet the needs of New Zealand's over 65 population which will increase by 84 percent in the next 15 years, according to a major review.

Christchurch Hospitals Cancel Elective Surgery

Christchurch Hospitals Cancel Elective Surgery

Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - Christchurch hospitals have cancelled most non-urgent, elective surgeries this week.

Authorities Investigate Gastro Outbreak

Authorities Investigate Gastro Outbreak

Wellington, NZPA - Two families at a welfare centre in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood are battling gastroenteritis.