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Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Fourth TPP Negotiation Round

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Fourth TPP Negotiation Round

Medicines New Zealand is closely following the fourth round of negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) being held in Auckland this week.

Change To Fertilisation Guidelines Expected

Change To Fertilisation Guidelines Expected

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall is expected to announce new guidelines next week which will open the door for those wanting to have a baby using donor sperm and donor eggs.

Gardeners Warned About Soil Mix

Gardeners Warned About Soil Mix

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Gardeners who use potting mix are being warned about the risk of catching legionnaires' disease after an elderly woman died from the disease.

$15 Million Investment In National Health It Systems

Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - A $15.3 million investment to allow patient information to be shared in a safe way as well as increasing the overall efficiency of the health system was announced today by National Health IT Board director Graeme Osborne.

NZ Family Provides Clues To Gene "Switch" In Intersex Babies

NZ Family Provides Clues To Gene "Switch" In Intersex Babies

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - An international team of scientists have pinpointed a genetic "switch" in a New Zealand family with inherited "intersex" conditions, where biologically male or female children display some of the physica

Algae Persists At Lake Near Wanganui

Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - Health warnings remain in place for Lake Wiritoa near Wanganui and people are being advised not to use the water for recreational purposes.

Warning Following Spike In Legionnaires Cases And Woman's Death

Warning Following Spike In Legionnaires Cases And Woman's Death

Gardeners are being warned to take care when handling potting mix and compost this summer with 10 cases of Legionnaires' disease being notified last month.

Taking $27 Million Out Of Health Board Will Hurt

Taking $27 Million Out Of Health Board Will Hurt

"The long awaited Capital & Coast District Health Board District Annual Plan released today reveals that the DHB will suffer $27 million in spending reductions.

First-Ever Beaven Medal Awarded

First-Ever Beaven Medal Awarded

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A Canterbury District Health Board specialist in emergency medicine has been awarded the first Beaven Medal in recognition of an innovative research project.

Rangiora Hospital Open Afternoon

Rangiora Hospital Open Afternoon

Rangiora Hospital is holding an open afternoon next week to promote its recently refurbished primary birthing unit - that's been made possible thanks to Canterbury District Health Board and community funders.