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New Mobile Dental Clinic On The Road

New Mobile Dental Clinic On The Road

Waikato District Health Board's newest mobile dental clinic hit the road this week - first stop Te Rapa School.

The van is the first of nine to be produced as part of the DHB's major investment into oral health.

World Aids Day Brings HIV Awareness To The Streets

World Aids Day Brings HIV Awareness To The Streets

With the Pope's comments about condoms fresh in people's minds, World AIDS Day will be marked globally on December 1, to raise awareness of the continued presence of HIV and the impact of AIDS on communities in New Zealand.

GP Bungled Case Of Woman With Bowel Cancer: HDC

GP Bungled Case Of Woman With Bowel Cancer: HDC

Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - The Medical Council has been asked to consider reviewing the competency of a family doctor who diagnosed a patient with bowel cancer as suffering anaemia, caused by an iron deficiency.

Dying Cancer Patient Wants Apology After Misdiagnosis

Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - A terminally ill Bay of Plenty mother says her doctor repeatedly failed to diagnose her with cancer and told her she was being "vain" after she repeatedly asked to have a lump removed.

Bruce Matheson Appointed Chair Of The Canterbury District Health Board

Bruce Matheson Appointed Chair Of The Canterbury District Health Board

Today the Health Minister, Tony Ryall announced the appointment of Bruce Matheson as the new Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board, replacing Alister James.

Kevin Atkinson To Chair HBDHB's Board

Kevin Atkinson To Chair HBDHB's Board

Hawke's Bay businessman Kevin Atkinson will return to the chairman's seat of the Hawke's Bay District Health Board when it sits for the first time on December 15.

New DHB Chairs Announced

New DHB Chairs Announced

Ten new chairs have been appointed to District Health Boards (DHBs) among positions announced today by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Midday Sun Risky Way Of Getting Vitamin D, Groups Say

Midday Sun Risky Way Of Getting Vitamin D, Groups Say

New Zealanders get enough vitamin D without deliberately exposing themselves to the midday sun, skin cancer prevention groups say.

Brain Tumour Patients To Gain Greater Access To Drug

Brain Tumour Patients To Gain Greater Access To Drug

Drug-buying agency Pharmac is set to provide greater access to an expensive drug used to treat brain cancer.

National Services Chosen

The National Health Board (NHB) has chosen five vulnerable services to become national services in the next financial year.

The services are Clinical Genetics, Paediatric Pathology, Paediatric Metabolic Services, Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.