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Changes Recommended In Response To Maternity Petition

Changes Recommended In Response To Maternity Petition

Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - Parliament's health select committee has recommended a string of changes to New Zealand's maternity system after taking note of an 826-strong petition on the issue.

Turia: Pasifika Disability Plan Launched

Turia: Pasifika Disability Plan Launched

A national plan to improve access to support services for Pacific disabled peoples will be launched by Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia at Parliament today.

Ryall: Newly Elected DHB Board Members Face Challenges

Ryall: Newly Elected DHB Board Members Face Challenges

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today congratulated the successful candidates now confirmed in the district health board elections.

"This is important work and I am confident we have many good people on the Boards. I look forward to working with them."

Ryall: More Than 400 Benefit From Herceptin

Ryall: More Than 400 Benefit From Herceptin

Health Minister Tony Ryall says more than 400 women with breast cancer have started the 12 month course of herceptin treatment, since this Government began fully funding the treatment, at the end of 2008.

Funding To Fight Drug-Resistant HIV

Funding To Fight Drug-Resistant HIV

Wellington, NZPA - The fight against drug-resistant strains of the HIV virus has received a boost from Pharmac, with two new treatments to get government funding from next month.

Multi-Resistant HIV Strains Prompt New Funding - Pharmac

Multi-Resistant HIV Strains Prompt New Funding - Pharmac

Two newly funded medicines will help the fight against drug-resistant strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a multi-product deal that will also help fight infections in hospitals.

Latest CPO Shows Some Encouraging Signs From Northland's Tobacco Retailers

Latest CPO Shows Some Encouraging Signs From Northland's Tobacco Retailers

A controlled purchase operation (CPO) carried out earlier this month by the Northland District Health Board Public & Population Health Unit found only one of twenty six retailers was in breach of the Smokefree Environments Act 1990.

Extent Of Health Workforce Crisis Worrying, Report Shows

Extent Of Health Workforce Crisis Worrying, Report Shows

Wellington, NZPA - A looming shortage of health workers is getting so serious that it won't be possible to meet demand, a Health Ministry report says.

Violence Against Women And Girls Now A Major Public Health Crisis, Say World Physicians

Violence Against Women And Girls Now A Major Public Health Crisis, Say World Physicians

Violence against women and girls has become a worldwide institutionalised phenomenon and a major public health crisis, the World Medical Association has declared at its annual Assembly in Vancouver, Canada.

Why Government Weight Guidelines May Miss Mark

Why Government Weight Guidelines May Miss Mark

Te Hotu Manawa Maori says that Ministry of Health weight management guidelines* fail to address the environmental factors that contribute to obesity.