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NZ TB Study Highlights Immune Response In Lungs

NZ TB Study Highlights Immune Response In Lungs

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - New Zealand scientists with special expertise in human immune systems say recent research indicates the key to tackling the deadly disease tuberculosis may lie in understanding how the immune system responds to it.

Te Heuheu: Pacific & Maori Teens Lead Cervical Cancer Immunisation

Te Heuheu: Pacific & Maori Teens Lead Cervical Cancer Immunisation

Young Pacific and Maori women are leading the way in taking up a vaccine which protects them against infection with HPV (human papillomavirus), Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu says. HPVs are common viruses which lead to most cervical cancers and genital warts.

Unique Mode Of Action Of An Anthrax Antibody May Lead To New Vaccines

Unique Mode Of Action Of An Anthrax Antibody May Lead To New Vaccines

University of Auckland scientists have made an important discovery about how an antibody against the anthrax toxin works, and their findings may have implications for vaccine development for anthrax and for other similar infectious diseases.

Want To Save Some Money? Get Out And Vote In Local Elections!

Want To Save Some Money? Get Out And Vote In Local Elections!

As the first of the voting packs for the local body elections go out, the Public Health Association (PHA) is urging New Zealanders to cast a ballot in the local government and district health board elections.

Primary Health Organisation (PHO) Performance Programme

Primary Health Organisation (PHO) Performance Programme

The West Coast District Health Board is pleased by the PHO Performance Programme results for the period 1 July - 31 December 2009, released by the Ministry of Health on Friday. The results clearly show that good outcomes are being achieved for West Coast residents.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 206

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 206

Influenza H1N1 activity reports are continuing to show a decline.

Final Phase Of 2010 HPV Vaccination Programme To Start

Final Phase Of 2010 HPV Vaccination Programme To Start

The HPV immunisation programme to help protect girls and young women from future cervical cancer has hit a key milestone with more than 100,000 eligible young New Zealand women having made the choice to get vaccinated.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 205

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 205

Overall, national influenza H1N1 activity in the community now appears to be falling. However, there is still regional variation, with some areas experiencing high or increasing influenza activity.

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 204

Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) - Update 204

Influenza H1N1 activity is continuing across the country, with variable rates of infection according to geographic region. Recent information suggests that some regions may be starting to see a decline in influenza activity, especially in the North Island where most activity has been occurring.

A Sneak Peak At Great Immunisation Rates For 2 Year Olds Particularly Among Maori

A Sneak Peak At Great Immunisation Rates For 2 Year Olds Particularly Among Maori

Two Waikato primary health organisations worked tirelessly to immunise eligible two-year-olds and their 100 per cent strike rate helped the Waikato District Health Board achieve its immunisation health target and get an "outstanding" mark from the Health Ministry.