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Striking Health Workers Putting New Zealand Health Care At Risk

Access to public health services is being compromised by health professionals taking industrial action and is a matter which requires urgent public debate and review, says Professor Max Abbott, Dean of AUT University's Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.

MRTS Abandon Strike Immediately Following Earthquake

Striking radiographers (MRTs) abandoned strike action to respond immediately to the earthquake in Christchurch by turning up to work to ensure additional patients are treated.

New Lung Cancer Drug Funded In Multi-Product Roche Agreement

Funding a new drug for people with advanced lung cancer and widening access to two other cancer treatments are features of a new agreement PHARMAC has reached with pharmaceutical company Roche Products (NZ) Ltd.

Northland Health Target Data Released

Northland Health Target Data Released

The end of year results of the 2009/10 Health Targets have been published within national and local newspapers and our results show a solid end of year achievement with an overall increase of performance in all areas.

Immunisation Target Bettered, Figures Show

Immunisation Target Bettered, Figures Show

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Eighty seven percent of two-year-olds are fully immunised, up from 81 percent a year ago, new district health board (DHB) figures show.

Immunisation Target Bettered, Figures Show

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Eighty seven percent of two-year-olds are fully immunised, up from 81 percent a year ago, new district health board (DHB) figures show.

Auckland Radiation Oncology Centre Cuts Treatment Time To 90 Seconds

Auckland Radiation Oncology Centre Cuts Treatment Time To 90 Seconds

In the expansive region of Australasia-which includes Australia, New Zealand and neighboring islands-Auckland Radiation Oncology Centre (ARO) is the first to use Elekta VMAT, treating a patient with prostate cancer using a single 100-second arc of radiation.

NZ Prostate Cancer Treatment Shocker

NZ Prostate Cancer Treatment Shocker

By Mark Ebrey, RD2, Taumarunui

Moh Says 'no Strong Evidence" Pcp Damages Genes

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Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Health officials say researchers may look at developing a way to assess the inter-generational impacts of pentachlorophenol (PCP) on the children and grandchildren of timber workers exposed to the preservative.

International Men's Health Week June 14-18th 2010

International Men's Health Week June 14-18th 2010

International Men's Health Week is a time for men everywhere to take stock of their health. The Cancer Society is encouraging all men to take the opportunity to think about when they last had a chat with their GP about their general health.