Nurses want national guidelines on the use of unregulated health care workers who work in the community, including in general practices.
Decisions from US and European regulators on the use of Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine are eagerly anticipated following UK approval this month.
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - A warning over high algae counts at Lake Whangape in the Waikato has been lifted, but authorities are keeping vigilant about potentially harmful algae levels at several other lakes.
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Women are waiting nearly a month on average to get an abortion -- and they feel that is too long, research by Auckland University has found.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett welcomes the approval of a new Government funded and long-acting contraceptive as another option for women.
Over 30 million people across the seven major pharmaceutical markets, including 4.6 million people in Japan, are estimated to meet the diagnostic criteria for insomnia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are teaming up to promote healthy lifestyle choices, including physical activity, sports for all, Tobacco Free Olympic Games, and the prevention of childhood obesity.
North of Auckland company Matakana SuperFoods, who last year Introduced the Chia seed to the New Zealand market, has launched the first release of the Maqui Berry to the New Zealand health industry.
A study suggesting a link between early cannabis use and depression provides further evidence in support of reforming the Misuse of Drugs Act, said NORML President Phil Saxby today.
A custodial approach to managing inmates' behaviour is taking priority over their health needs, says the National Health Committee in a report describing numerous inadequacies in prison health services.
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