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Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 211

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 211

Overall influenza activity continued its steady drop below the baseline for the third consecutive week. Our influenza season is almost over, and this will be the Ministry of Health's last update on the pandemic influenza.

Emergency Department Waiting Times Improving - Ryall

Emergency Department Waiting Times Improving - Ryall

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - The Government is making good progress in fixing delays in hospital emergency departments, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

He said today they were delivering on their targets as they played a role in improving frontline services.

Southern Cancer Network Website Launched

Southern Cancer Network Website Launched

A new website launched by the Southern Cancer Network (www.southerncancernetwork.org.nz), offers advice on how to take good care of yourself in order to reduce your risk of becoming ill later in life.

Tight Times To Continue In Health; Ryall

Tight Times To Continue In Health; Ryall

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall has continued to fire warning shots about tight times ahead in the public sector and says the next health sector budget increase will be less generous than in previous years.

Test Results Following Fire At New Lynn's Planet Kids

Test Results Following Fire At New Lynn's Planet Kids

Test results from swab sampling of locations in the path of the smoke plume from last Saturday's fire at New Lynn's Planet Kids have returned negative.

Singers Have Brainwave To Improve Speech

Singers Have Brainwave To Improve Speech

What makes The Brainwave Singers different? The Brainwave Singers have neurological conditions and sing to improve their speech and voice.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Baby

Healthy Diet, Healthy Baby

Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - A pre-pregnancy diet rich in green leafy vegetables and fresh fruit could reduce the risk of a baby being born underweight and undernourished by up to 50 percent, a new study shows.

Disability Care Sector Desperately Needs More Government Funding

Disability Care Sector Desperately Needs More Government Funding

The Public Service Association (PSA) says it's time the government increased its funding of the disability care sector.

The call comes after two subsidiaries of IHC were placed into statutory management.

1000 Pregnant Women Needed For Massey Sleep Research

1000 Pregnant Women Needed For Massey Sleep Research

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - A Massey University research team needs 1000 pregnant women to take part in a sleep study.

The study, called E Moe, Mama, will track the women's sleep patterns and examine how patterns change during and after pregnancy.

Kiwifruit Can Help Lift Iron Absorption: Study

Kiwifruit Can Help Lift Iron Absorption: Study

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - Gold kiwifruit can help boost a diner's iron levels, according to new research by Massey University.