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The Old Are Not So Old Anymore

Acknowledging International Day of Older People on 1 October, Health Minister Tony Ryall says older New Zealanders are generally fitter, healthier and more active than their forebears.

Thousands Of Patients Affected As Hospital Staff Up The Ante

Thousands Of Patients Affected As Hospital Staff Up The Ante

Wellington, Aug 30 NZPA - Industrial action by hospital workers is expected to affect thousands of patients around the country over the coming weeks as elective surgery is cancelled, surgical bookings postponed, and some emergency services limited.

Strike Action Forces Elective Surgery Cancellations

Strike Action Forces Elective Surgery Cancellations

Waikato DHB will postpone some surgical bookings to cope with next Tuesday's nationwide strike by union staff who provide x-ray, scans and other radiology services.

The strike affects all Waikato DHB hospitals including Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui.

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Action is already being taken to address the issues raised in a critical report on the state of coronary health care in New Zealand, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Ryall: Govt Acts On Coronary Services Report

Ryall: Govt Acts On Coronary Services Report

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the findings from an audit of hospital patients with acute coronary syndrome have led to immediate action.

$59.5 Million Boost For Record Elective Surgery

$59.5 Million Boost For Record Elective Surgery

Budget 2010 delivers an extra $59.5 million for elective surgery over the next four years, including $8 million for breast reconstruction surgery.

Budget Delivers Over $2 Billion Extra For Health

Budget Delivers Over $2 Billion Extra For Health

The Government has announced an additional $2.1 billion investment in health priorities over the next four years - including an extra $512 million in 2010/11.

Urban Myth? Evidence-Based Medicine

It has now been three decades since `evidence-based medicine' or EBM became formalised and taught as the correct way to practice medicine.