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NZ Research Targets Lungs For Hookworm Immunity

NZ Research Targets Lungs For Hookworm Immunity

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - New Zealand researchers say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a vaccine against hookworm, a parasite that plagues an estimated one billion people worldwide.

Majority Of NZers Want End To Commercial Tobacco Sales

Majority Of NZers Want End To Commercial Tobacco Sales

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The majority of New Zealanders support an end to commercial tobacco sales by 2020, a UMR Research survey has found.

PHOs Better For NZers With Multiple Chronic Illnesses

PHOs Better For NZers With Multiple Chronic Illnesses

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - New Zealand's primary health organisations (PHOs) have helped clinicians better treat New Zealanders suffering from multiple chronic illnesses, trans-Tasman researchers have found.

Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

A new survey conducted for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by research company UMR shows that nearly two in three New Zealanders support ending commercial tobacco sales by 2020.

Breakthrough In Fighting Hookworm Parasite

Breakthrough In Fighting Hookworm Parasite

Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research have made a discovery that could lead to a vaccine against hookworm, a parasite that plagues an estimated one billion people worldwide.

Political Parties Ignore Migrants In Health Agendas

Political Parties Ignore Migrants In Health Agendas

An alliance of the nation's leading multicultural services says that recent health announcements by both the ALP and the Liberal Party have simply ignored multicultural Australia.

Closer Monitoring System Needed For Pregnancies

Closer Monitoring System Needed For Pregnancies

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - A third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care could prevent the stress and trauma with closer monitoring and better education for their providers, an Otago University study says.

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

In recent weeks there has been much discussion about the high incidence of Rheumatic Fever in this country.

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

Why Pregnant Women Are Admitted To Intensive Care In NZ

The first ever study of pregnant women in New Zealand with severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) found that 35% of those admitted to intensive care had a potentially preventable "near miss" event.

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Cheaper Nurses Can Lift Profits In Medical Practices - Study

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Medical practices could make more money by using practice nurses -- paid two thirds less than a doctor -- to provide some of the primary care for patients, including straightforward consultations, according to a new study.