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People Reminded Shellfish Ban Still In Place

People Reminded Shellfish Ban Still In Place

Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - People are being reminded that collecting and eating shellfish along the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline is still dangerous.

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Still Detected Along Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Still Detected Along Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along part of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place.

New Graduates Needed For Future Nursing Workforce

New Graduates Needed For Future Nursing Workforce

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes new nursing graduates need to be employed to ensure the future of the nursing workforce.

New Linear Accelerator For Northern Regional Cancer Centre

New Linear Accelerator For Northern Regional Cancer Centre

We are here today to open the Northern Regional Cancer Centre's new linear accelerator.

It's my pleasure to launch this sixth linear accelerator for Auckland Public Hospital.

Southern Cross Electoral Process Challenged

A Southern Cross member vying for a directorship and calling for the health insurer to investigate more cost-effective medical services overseas is upset at the insurer's electoral process.

Doctors Challenge Abortion Rules

Doctors have been misinformed on their obligations toward women seeking abortion, says the lawyer in a High Court challenge to the Medical Council.

Allied Health Group Manager Appointed For Health Waikato

Allied Health Group Manager Appointed For Health Waikato

Di Peers' appointment as Health Waikato Allied Health group manager marks a new start for her and the allied health profession at Waikato District Health Board.

Study Explores Genetic Influence In Depression And Addiction

Study Explores Genetic Influence In Depression And Addiction

Wellington, Nov 1 NZPA - More than half of people with depression and alcohol addiction -- two of New Zealand's most common mental illnesses -- are likely to have immediate relatives suffering from the same disorders, researchers say.

Work To Start On Thames Birthing Unit

Work To Start On Thames Birthing Unit

Waikato District Health Board has received the consent it needs to start work on Thames Birthing Unit.

Thames-Coromandel District Council granted building consent today.

The primary birthing facility will open at 412 Mary Street in June 2011.

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

Arthritis Sufferers Finally Granted Second Medication Option

November 1st brings another medication option for those New Zealanders who suffer with severe Psoriatic Arthritis (PA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with a second biologic option being funded.