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Choose Well this holiday period - Hawke's Bay DHB

Hawke’s Bay people and visitors are encouraged to Choose Well for health care this Christmas/New Year holiday period and if it’s not an emergency, call your GP first or download the Emergency Q app for after hours care options.

Choose Well this holiday period - Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay people and visitors are encouraged to Choose Well for health care this Christmas/New Year holiday period and if it’s not an emergency, call your GP first or download the Emergency Q app for after hours care options.

Epilepsy NZ calls for an end to any further brand switching

The CEO of Epilepsy New Zealand, Ross Smith, is calling for an end to any further switching by pharmacies of patients to the generic form of lamotrigine, Logem, after the sad news today that a fifth death has potentially been linked to the lamotrigine brand-switch

Medsafe reinforces advice on epilepsy drug lamotrigine

Medsafe is reinforcing its advice about lamotrigine, a medicine taken for epilepsy and bipolar disorder, following the reporting of an additional death today.

DHB asks for more responsibility with festive cheers

The festive season is here and MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is encouraging those planning to drink and supply alcohol to do so responsibly.

Stay safe with lithium ion batteries

This Christmas many people will receive gifts which contain lithium ion rechargeable batteries.

These batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smart phones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, toys, power tools and even cars.

Summer break a chance to help people with autism - Auckland Uni

A student venture developing virtual reality technology to help people with autism has received funding to bring the concept to life over summer.

Socius hopes to create specialist simulations for VR headsets to help people with autism better navigate social and professional situations.

Pharmac to improve access for NZ’s second most common blood cancer - Pharmac

Pharmac has proposed to widen access to blood cancer treatment lenalidomide (Revlimid) and bortezomib.

Boil water notice lifted for Kinloch / Whakaroa residents

The Kinloch / Whakaroa water supply has been confirmed safe, following sampling over the last three days.

As a result, the boil water notice is now lifted for all residents using the Kinloch / Whakaroa water supply.

Two premises busted for underage alcohol sales in Northland

Two Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland this week resulted in four sales being made to underage volunteers.