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Ryall: Strong Health Investment In Lakes DHB Area

Ryall: Strong Health Investment In Lakes DHB Area

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Lakes District Health Board has posted big improvements in key services over the past year.

The Flawed Guru - The Mind

The Flawed Guru - The Mind

The Flawed Guru

21 On List Of Candidates For DHB Elections 2010

21 On List Of Candidates For DHB Elections 2010

A total of 21 Northlanders have put their names forward for the Northland District Health Board elections.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 202

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 202

Influenza H1N1 activity is continuing to increase with some areas reporting higher hospitalisation rates than experienced during last year's pandemic.

Third Of Emergency Patients Smokers - Study

Third Of Emergency Patients Smokers - Study

One third of all patients seeking treatment at hospital emergency departments are smokers -- a much higher rate than the rest of the population.

More Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

More Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

More access for heart patients to the blood-thinning drug clopidogrel is to be available from next month, following a major price reduction negotiated by the Government's drug-buying agency Pharmac.

Open Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

Open Access To Blood-Thinning Drug For Heart Patients

The heart drug clopidogrel is to have open access from next month, following a major price reduction negotiated by PHARMAC.

Ryall: Extra Nursing Care For Thousands Of Patients

Ryall: Extra Nursing Care For Thousands Of Patients

Over 2,200 nurses are now spending more time caring for patients through a Health productivity initiative that uses Toyota-style "lean thinking".

WHO Urges Countries To Take Measures To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO Urges Countries To Take Measures To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - the ability of micro-organisms to find ways to evade the action of the drugs used to cure the infections they cause - is increasingly recognised as a global public health issue which could hamper the control of many infectious diseases.

Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct, Ordered To Pay Costs

Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct, Ordered To Pay Costs

Wellington, Aug 20 - A Christchurch midwife has had her registration cancelled and been ordered to pay $85,000 costs after a professional misconduct hearing.