Invercargill, September 27, NZPA - An Invercargill woman who was told by her urologist she had strained a muscle and should take panadol was diagnosed with kidney stones and a cancerous tumour on her left kidney just days later, a Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal was told today.
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.
In recent weeks there has been much discussion about the high incidence of Rheumatic Fever in this country.
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - The death of a Wellington woman from a brain virus after contracting swine flu should have been referred to the coroner, a finding released today says.
Response to BSMC feedback from the Steering Group: We thank those people who took the time to respond to the 'Better, Sooner, More Convenient' (BSMC) plan.
We acknowledge the points raised, and below provide a summary of our response to the feedback received.
Changing trends and development in healthcare infrastructure make way for wide range of new antibiotic entrants in the Indian Pharmaceutical market.
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The mother of a boy given a liver transplant at Auckland's Starship Hospital strongly denies suggestions that her son had been given more paracetamol than prescribed.
Farmers, vets, and manufacturers of animal medicines are calling for vet medicines to be exempted from the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms Act (HSNO), currently under review.
UNICEF is urging Kiwis to show their mum they care this Mother's Day with a gift that is helping thousands of mothers in the developing world protect their babies from HIV.
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - A gynaecologist breached a patient's right to give informed consent to a procedure when she "drilled" the woman's ovaries as a treatment for suspected endometriosis, Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson has ruled.
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