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Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

Swine Flu Closes Christchurch School

A Christchurch primary school closed its doors today after a student was diagnosed with swine flu.

Emmanuel Christian School principal Jill Garrett told NZPA one of the girl's parents called yesterday evening with the news -- she had been absent since Friday.

Otago Prostate Cancer Research Gets Funding

Otago Prostate Cancer Research Gets Funding

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - A $30,000 grant will advance research efforts to develop a better prostate cancer screening test at Otago University.

"The Drugs Just Didn't Work Anymore" - Drug Websites Put A Human Face On Addiction

"The Drugs Just Didn't Work Anymore" - Drug Websites Put A Human Face On Addiction

"The drugs just didn't work anymore" - Drug websites put a human face on addiction

Midwife Admits Misconduct

Midwife Admits Misconduct

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - A Canterbury midwife who admitted six charges of professional misconduct was nicer to dogs than one of her patients, a disciplinary tribunal has been told.

Study Identifies TB Gene

Study Identifies TB Gene

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - An international study, partly supervised by a University of Otago professor, has successfully used genome scanning to identify a gene associated with vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Six Deaths Linked To Swine Flu As Vaccine Running Low

Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Six deaths are being linked with swine flu this winter as more people call the influenza hotline and vaccine doses are expected to run out by the end of the month.

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

Enhanced Access To Diabetes Treatments

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from recent decisions by Government drug funder PHARMAC.

The moves include providing greater access to some medicines and diabetes management products, and funding new medicine. These are:

Diabetes Medicine Available To More People

Diabetes Medicine Available To More People

Wellington. Aug 16 NZPA - People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes will now have greater access to some medicines and diabetes management products after funding provided in this year's budget.

1000 Strong Shout For Alcohol Law Reform

1000 Strong Shout For Alcohol Law Reform

Around 1000 people braved today's weather to attend a public march/rally calling for alcohol law reform in Manukau City - with hundreds marching from three locations across the city.

Leading Australian Clinical Psychologist To Serve As Consultant For New Challenge Trust Specialist Eating Disorders Service

The leading recovery services provider Challenge Trust has engaged Chris Thornton, one of Australia's leading clinical psychologists in the treatment and research of eating disorders, to consult to the urgently-needed specialist eating disorders service it is launching in September.