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Surgeon Missed Woman's Cancerous Tumour, Tribunal Told

Surgeon Missed Woman's Cancerous Tumour, Tribunal Told

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.

WHO Urges Countries To Take Measures To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO Urges Countries To Take Measures To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

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.

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

Opinion-Editorial: Hon Tariana Turia - Sore Throats Matter

In recent weeks there has been much discussion about the high incidence of Rheumatic Fever in this country.

Swine Flu Death Should Have Been Referred To Coroner

Swine Flu Death Should Have Been Referred To Coroner

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.

Feedback On Better Sooner More Convenient Primary Health Care Plan

Feedback On Better Sooner More Convenient Primary Health Care Plan

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.

Newer, Premium-Priced, Broad-Spectrum Molecules Gaining Rapidly At The Cost Of Mature Antibiotics

Newer, Premium-Priced, Broad-Spectrum Molecules Gaining Rapidly At The Cost Of Mature Antibiotics

Changing trends and development in healthcare infrastructure make way for wide range of new antibiotic entrants in the Indian Pharmaceutical market.

Mother Of Transplant Boy Denies Overdose Reports

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.

Over Regulation Robs Vets And Primary Producers Of Innovative Animal Medicines

Over Regulation Robs Vets And Primary Producers Of Innovative Animal Medicines

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 Launches Life-Saving Mother's Day Gift

Unicef Launches Life-Saving Mother's Day Gift

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.

Gynaecologist Breached Patient's Right To Consent: HDC

Gynaecologist Breached Patient's Right To Consent: HDC

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.