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End Obesity Operation Stigma, Specialists Say

End Obesity Operation Stigma, Specialists Say

By Mary Longmore of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Obesity specialists today called for an end to the stigma over obesity surgery in New Zealand, claiming it is the most effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.

One-Third Of Ed Patients Smoke - Higher Than NZ National Average

One-Third Of Ed Patients Smoke - Higher Than NZ National Average

One-third of patients attending a hospital emergency department (ED) are smokers, much higher than the rate for the rest of the population.

This is the finding of a six-day study conducted in August 2009 of over 500 patients attending Wellington Hospital Emergency Department.

Coroner Wants Review Of Mental Health Privacy

Coroner Wants Review Of Mental Health Privacy

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Privacy Commissioner Marie Schroff will talk to the Law Commission about Wellington coroner Ian Smith's recommendations in his findings on the suicide of a young university student two years ago.

Coroner Wants Review Of Mental Health Privacy

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - The Wellington coroner Ian Smith has called for a review of the Privacy Act so health professionals can more easily talk to the families of people suffering mental health difficulties, following the self-inflicted death of a young university student two years ago.

Lung Cancer Causes Most Cancer Deaths

Lung Cancer Causes Most Cancer Deaths

Lung cancer accounts for the most deaths from cancer according to figures released today by the Ministry of Health.

Ministry Of Health To Offer Support Service For Former Sawmill Workers Exposed To Pcp

Today the Ministry of Health released a report on a proposed special support service for former sawmill workers who were exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP), a timber preservative used in the 1950s to 1980s.

Hep C Testing For New Zealand Women

Wellington, June 16 NZPA- Twenty-six New Zealand women who may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus in a Melbourne abortion clinic have been referred for testing.

Healthline Takes Calls From NZers Over Hep C Scare

Healthline Takes Calls From NZers Over Hep C Scare

Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Healthline has taken 59 calls from New Zealand women who believe they could have contracted hepatitis C from an Australian abortion clinic, the Ministry of Health says.

Women At Risk Of Hepatitis C Contacted

Women At Risk Of Hepatitis C Contacted

Calls for women at risk of hepatitis C following treatment at a private medical clinic in Australia have prompted a positive response.

More Support Needed For Miscarriage Sufferers

More Support Needed For Miscarriage Sufferers

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, May 13 NZPA - New Zealand women who suffer miscarriages are not getting the support they need, a midwife and healthcare researcher says.

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