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NZ Research Points To Drug To Repair Ear Damage

NZ Research Points To Drug To Repair Ear Damage

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA

Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Auckland University researchers have shown a potent new drug may reverse hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise at work, at rock concerts, or listening to MP3 players.

Man Lives After Shot In Face

Man Lives After Shot In Face

A 20 year old man received facial injuries after he was shot during a confrontation in WAIROA.

Unusual NZ Testicular Cancer Trends Revealed In New Study

Unusual NZ Testicular Cancer Trends Revealed In New Study

New Zealand has different patterns of testicular cancer occurrence compared to the rest of the developed world, particularly in relation to ethnicity, but also socio-economic status according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Waldrom Sidelined By Thumb Injury

Waldrom Sidelined By Thumb Injury

Taranaki will be without the services of Scott Waldrom for the start of the ITM Cup national rugby championship after the former All Blacks flanker underwent surgery to reattach a tendon to his thumb.

Woman's Baby Sent Away Without Her Knowledge

Woman's Baby Sent Away Without Her Knowledge

A woman who lost her baby two months into her pregnancy has received an apology from Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) after her placental tissue was sent away for a week without her knowledge.

Donnelly Underdone But Good To Go

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Hamilton, June 22 NZPA - Some consoling words from the All Blacks coaches and a truncated club rugby match in central Otago have Tom Donnelly poised for the unlikeliest of test comebacks on Saturday.

No Changes To Approach As All Whites Prepare For Paraguay

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - It may be the most important match of their lives when they take on Paraguay on Friday (2am NZT) but the All Whites have no plans to abandon the physical style they brought to South Africa for the soccer World Cup.

Reduction In Activity For DHB Goes Ahead

Reduction In Activity For DHB Goes Ahead

Wellington, June 21 NZPA - A "planned reduction in activity" has gone ahead this week as the Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) tries to save money.

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

New Zealanders use of the private sector for their health woes continues to increase. Figures released today by the not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Society show average annual cost escalation of around 10% for the year ending December 2009 - up from an 8% rise in the previous year.

Smith Pumped For `Virtual Test Match'

Smith Pumped For `Virtual Test Match'

By Robert Lowe of NZPA

Rotorua, June 17 NZPA - New Zealand Maori rugby halfback Aaron Smith is brimming with excitement at the chance to play in what for him will be a virtual test match tomorrow night.