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The Three Rs Of Cancer Survival - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Three Rs Of Cancer Survival - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Solid tumours such as brain tumours are highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. One reason for this is a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ strategy that these tumours use to survive treatment.

Medical Device Companies Given Chance To grow In APEC Region

Medical Device Companies Given Chance To grow In APEC Region

New Zealand medical device manufacturers have been given the opportunity to boost trade in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region with the removal of a key barrier.

Maori Party Highlights Southern Reltionship

Maori Party Highlights Southern Reltionship

Te Tai Tonga MP, Rahui Katene, has today praised the initiative of the seven runaka in the Southern Region for the significance of a relationship agreement with the Southern DHB.

NZers Can Be Proud Of Achievements On Smokefree Day - Turia

NZers Can Be Proud Of Achievements On Smokefree Day - Turia

Associate Minister of Health, Hon Tariana Turia, is suggesting that New Zealanders have much to be proud of this World Smokefree Day today.

Waikato Hospital Beats Cardiac Target

Waikato Hospital Beats Cardiac Target

The cardiac surgery service at Waikato Hospital has not only met its surgical target for 2010, it has exceeded it.

Active Computer Games Can Help Overweight Children - Study

Active Computer Games Can Help Overweight Children - Study

A New Zealand study has shown that interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children.

Maori Party Welcomes MAF Investigation into Kiaora NZ

Maori Party Welcomes MAF Investigation into Kiaora NZ

Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia has welcomed the announcement that the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has called for an urgent investigation into a company promoting a brand of infant formula under the trading name of ‘heitiki’.

Union Says Prison Smoking Ban Needs More Resourcing

Union Says Prison Smoking Ban Needs More Resourcing

More resources are needed to implement a new smoking ban in prisons as its impact will put both staff and new inmates at greater risk, says the PSA.

The smoking ban takes effect on July 1st with no more tobacco allowed to enter prisons from June 1st

Food Standards Agency Calls For Comment On Horticulture Paper

Food Standards Agency Calls For Comment On Horticulture Paper

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on what approaches should be taken to ensure food safety in fresh horticultural produce.

Quitline Launches New Online Quit Smoking Tools On World Smokefree Day

Quitline Launches New Online Quit Smoking Tools On World Smokefree Day

Quitline has launched a range of new online support tools to coincide with this year's World Smokefree Day (Tuesday 31 May). The tools include an interactive QuitCoach which gives users customised ideas and suggestions tailored to them.