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Legionellosis In Australian Travellers Returning From Bali

Please find below a link to a media release issued by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, following a number of cases of legionellosis contracted after travel to Bali.

Pets And Parkinson's Study

Pets And Parkinson's Study

The School of Population Health at the University of Auckland, supported by Parkinson's New Zealand, is conducting a study in New Zealand which aims to understand how pets can help people with Parkinson's Disease. One of the participants taking part in this study is William.

Hugh Green Charitable Trust Donates $500,000 To Bring Hope To Millions Of Newborn Babies

Hugh Green, New Zealand businessman and philanthropist, today donated $500,000 to Medicine Mondiale, Sir Ray Avery's charity for the development of an affordable high tech, robust, quality neonatal incubator that will make the difference to lives of babies throughout the world and in particular t

Health Warnings For Canterbury Rivers

Wellington, Jan 20 NZPA - Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning following ongoing high levels of faecal bacteria in samples taken from the Ashburton/Hakatere River.

Bladder Cancer Detection Breakthrough Announced At Biotech Showcase 2011

Bladder Cancer Detection Breakthrough Announced At Biotech Showcase 2011

A breakthrough in bladder cancer detection technology was announced by Pacific Edge (PE), a New Zealand based Biomedical Company, at the annual Biotech Showcase in San Francisco this month.

Health Warning At Ashburton/hakatere River

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning following ongoing high levels of faecal bacteria in samples taken from sites along the Ashburton/ Hakatere River.

Skippers Beat Odds And Save Heart Attack Victim

Coromandel, Jan 20 NZPA - A 30-year-old Auckland casino dealer owes his astonishing recovery from a heart attack to the determination of two Whitianga cruise boat skippers.

Hutt DHB Supports Inquiry Into Mental Health Concerns

Hutt DHB Supports Inquiry Into Mental Health Concerns

Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - An inquiry into Hutt Valley District Health Board's mental health services will show "historical issues" are being addressed, chief executive Graham Dyer says.

Don't Let Swine Flu Get You!

Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - Fifteen New Zealanders died from swine-flu related illnesses last year flu experts said today, urging people not to skip the flu vaccine in the approach to winter.

NZ Cell Trial On Paraplegics Gets Green Light

Wellington Jan 18 NZPA - Ethics experts today gave approval for a clinical trial using adult specialised tissue to treat people with spinal injuries.