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Extra Medical Staff Help In Quake Recovery

Extra Medical Staff Help In Quake Recovery

Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - Medical staff from around New Zealand have arrived in Canterbury today to assist local health services stretched by last Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Striking Workers Stop To Help Hospital In The Black

Striking Workers Stop To Help Hospital In The Black

Striking medical laboratory workers in Wellington temporarily abandoned industrial action today after a series of blackouts at Wellington Hospital. As has occurred previously at the hospital, the back up power system failed to work when an unanticipated power cut hit the Hospital.

Children's Dental Health Improving, Ministers Say

Children's Dental Health Improving, Ministers Say

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Children's dental health has improved significantly over the past two years, the Government claims.

Tasti Snak Logs Recalled Due To Foreign Matter Contamination

Tasti Snak Logs Recalled Due To Foreign Matter Contamination

Tasti Products Ltd is conducting a voluntary recall on Carob Coated Fruit & Nut Snak Logs, due to a very small number of bars containing glass. This recall is limited to Carob Coated Fruit & Nut Snak Logs with a Best Before date of 10 Aug 2011, 11 Aug 2011, 12 Aug 2011, 13 Aug 2011.

More Kiwi Children Free Of Tooth Decay

More five and 12 year old Kiwi children are now free of tooth decay compared to 2007 says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

"The Ministry of Health and DHBs have been working hard to fix oral health services for children," says Mr Ryall.

Build Relationships, Not Just Facilities, Says CEO

Build Relationships, Not Just Facilities, Says CEO

The New Zealand Home Health Association (NZHHA) is calling for greater recognition of the importance of home health support in the wake of the release on Wednesday of the Aged Residential Service Review.

Canterbury Home Health Organisations Coping Following Earthquake

Canterbury Home Health Organisations Coping Following Earthquake

Checking on sick, disabled and elderly people under their care has been a challenge for the staff of Canterbury organisations that provide health and support services to people in their homes, but they are managing.

Woman Fights For ACC To Pay $250,000 Bill

Woman Fights For ACC To Pay $250,000 Bill

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A woman plans to appeal to the High Court after an Accident Compensation Corporation decision not to pay a $250,000 medical bill she was left with when she fell seriously ill after having a flu jab.

New Website Provides Tools To Help Better Manage Childhood Asthma

New Website Provides Tools To Help Better Manage Childhood Asthma

PHARMAC and the Asthma Foundation have today launched a new website designed to help people better manage children's asthma.

Asthma Website Launched

Asthma Website Launched

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - Pharmac and the Asthma Foundation have joined forces to launch a website designed to help people better manage children's asthma.