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Doctors' Slang On The Way Out

Doctors' Slang On The Way Out

Derogatory doctors' slang is on the way out as more medical practitioners become aware that their notes may be seen by patients.

Cancer Groups Welcome Upgrade Of Registry

Cancer Groups Welcome Upgrade Of Registry

Wellington, Feb 14 NZPA - A registry used to collect important cancer patient data will be upgraded over the next year.

Cycle Ride To Help Those With Depression

Cycle Ride To Help Those With Depression

Veteran south Auckland policeman Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Glossop has dealt with the permanent and sad end of depression for more than two decades but next month begins 27-day cycle marathon to help people understand the illness.

Cancer Registry To Be Upgraded

Wellington, Feb 14 NZPA - A registry used to collect important cancer patient data will be upgraded over the next year, the Government announced today.

Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

Immunisation Vital For Protection Of New Zealand Communities

Plunket welcomes the news that New Zealand's childhood immunisation rate is now at a record high.

Waikato Hospital Returns Plea

Waikato Hospital Returns Plea

Waikato District Health Board is appealing to its previous and current patients to return hospital equipment once they're finished with it.

NZ Company Offers Cheap Surgery To Americans

NZ Company Offers Cheap Surgery To Americans

A New Zealand company, with the help of Sir Stephen Tindall, is wooing American medical tourists to New Zealand for cheap surgery.

TPP Could Damage NZ Health System

TPP Could Damage NZ Health System

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - Nurses are warning that New Zealand's health system could be damaged by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and have called for the Government to me more open about the negotiations.

Action Needed To Reduce Health Impact Of Harmful Alcohol Use

Action Needed To Reduce Health Impact Of Harmful Alcohol Use

Geneva - Wider implementation of policies is needed to save lives and reduce the health impact of harmful alcohol drinking, says a new report launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken by Environment Canterbury community volunteers from Akaroa at the main beach and Glen Bay.