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National Cardiac Surgery Update Released

National Cardiac Surgery Update Released

Minister of Health Tony Ryall has released a National Cardiac Surgery Update detailing recent improvements in cardiac surgery in New Zealand.

Air Diet Best For Diabetes Says Act

Air Diet Best For Diabetes Says Act

ACT New Zealand is delighted to be counted among the opposition parties calling for healthy eating policies following the release of a report showing New Zealand has one of the highest rates of diabetes among developed countries, says the party's Forbidden Foods Spokeswomanperson, Heather Roy.

Speech: Charities Commission Regional Forum - Turia

Speech: Charities Commission Regional Forum - Turia

I have to admit to an ulterior motive for coming here today.

It is my first trip to a Dream Centre.

Lately I've been having a lot of dreams about flying.

Health Risk From Solvent Use By Lab Technicians

Health Risk From Solvent Use By Lab Technicians

Exposure to solvents by medical laboratory workers may be a health risk according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington just published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

A Career In Health Offers Wonderful Opportunities For Young People

A Career In Health Offers Wonderful Opportunities For Young People

Nearly 200 students from a number of Waikato and Bay of Plenty secondary schools had the chance to see if health is the career for them when they attended Waikato District Health Board's workchoice day today (Monday 27 June).

Prison Nurses Committed To Helping Prisoners Quit Smoking

Prisons around the country go 100% smokefree on 1 July, but Kirstin Harrison, nurse team leader at the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, expects it will be business as usual.

'More Permissive' System Follows Exceptional Circumstances Review

'More Permissive' System Follows Exceptional Circumstances Review

PHARMAC is moving to a more permissive and streamlined system for assessing people seeking medicines that aren't funded on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Levy On Soft Drinks Would Help To Reduce Diabetes Epidemic

A levy on sugary drinks would help to reduce our diabetes epidemic, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.

New research shows New Zealand has some of the highest rates of diabetes in the world - and the problem is fast getting worse.

Government Spends $130m More On Disabilities

Government Spends $130m More On Disabilities

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Minister for Health Tariana Turia says that Budget 2011 sees the Government put an extra $130 million into disability support services over four years.

West Coast DHB Leading The Way With Telemedicine Initiatives

Further improvements are being planned for the delivery of medical support to the West Coast from a distance, giving improved and more equitable access to health care services.