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Mammograms Urged

Mammograms Urged

Wellington, Oct 4 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging all women over 40 to undertake regular mammograms.

His comments come during Breast Cancer Action Month, which aims to raise awareness of a disease.

Complaint Against Drug Company Upheld By ASA

Complaint Against Drug Company Upheld By ASA

Wellington, Oct 4 NZPA - A drug company's complaints against a competing company, which markets and manufactures the painkiller Nurofen, has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Stomach Bugs Linked To Lambs And Calves

Stomach Bugs Linked To Lambs And Calves

Health authorities are reporting an increase in stomach diseases in the Southland area and are warning farmers to be careful when handling newborn lambs and calves.

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 4

The Flawed Guru - Technology Part 4

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New Code Of Practice For Prescription Medicine Marketing

New Code Of Practice For Prescription Medicine Marketing

A new Code of Practice to guide the marketing of prescription medicines in New Zealand has been released today.

Second Swabbing Scheduled - Palmerston North

The Palmerston North City Council would like to advise residents that the second swabbing of water mains is likely to take place next week.

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Treatment Option

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Treatment Option

Arthritis New Zealand welcomes PHARMAC's announcement that a second biologic option for patients in New Zealand with severe Psoriatic Arthritis (PA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) will be funded.

Physician Assistants Seen As Means To Rein In Health Costs

Physician Assistants Seen As Means To Rein In Health Costs

ANZCA is monitoring closely a pilot programme in northern New Zealand where two surgical physician assistants - i.e. health professionals without medical degrees who take on tasks normally done by surgeons - have been employed.

'Nanny State' Worries Trump Smokefree Policies, Study Says

'Nanny State' Worries Trump Smokefree Policies, Study Says

Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - The majority of New Zealanders support additional smoking bans but the Government is reluctant to regulate for fear of being seen as a "nanny state", new research shows.

Gender Ratios Influenced By Many Factors

Gender Ratios Influenced By Many Factors

Wellington, Sept 29 NZPA - Researchers are uncertain why some infertility treatments alter the gender ratio of boys and girls among the subsequent births.