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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.

Waikato Dhb Welcomes Placing In Health Targets

A top placing in today's publication of the six health targets results is a gratifying result confirming that Waikato provides the best access to radiotherapy services in the country, says Waikato DHB chief executive Craig Climo.

Ryall: Third Quarter Results For DHB Targets Released

Ryall: Third Quarter Results For DHB Targets Released

"For the first time New Zealand has hit the national health target for immunisation. Latest statistics show that 85% of two year olds are fully immunised, and this is three months sooner than scheduled," Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Kedgley: Warnings On Mobile Phones Needed

Kedgley: Warnings On Mobile Phones Needed

The Green Party is calling for health warnings on mobile phone packaging in the light of findings from the Interphone Study which shows extended use of mobile phones may increase the risk of brain tumours.

Big Cellphone Study Finds Limited Cancer Risk

Wellington, May 17, NZPA - The world's biggest study of the role played by cellphone exposure in two types of brain cancer has shown an increased risk only for the heaviest long-term users, researchers say.

Harmful Ozone Levels In New Zealand By 2100, NIWA

Harmful Ozone Levels In New Zealand By 2100, NIWA

Wellington, May 17 NZPA - High concentrations of harmful ozone will be circulating over New Zealand by 2100, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) scientists say.

Psychological Fallout Of Nuclear Testing Assessed

Psychological Fallout Of Nuclear Testing Assessed

It has been more than 50 years since New Zealand naval personnel were exposed to radiation from nuclear testing - but the psychological fallout is only now being realised.

Ozone Recovery - Good News And Bad?

Ozone Recovery - Good News And Bad?

NIWA scientists say concentrations of ozone high in the atmosphere are projected to increase. This is good news for the ozone hole over the South Pole.

Otago Researchers Find "Dark Shift" Bias In Self-reported Skin Colour

Otago Researchers Find "Dark Shift" Bias In Self-reported Skin Colour

New University of Otago research has found that people over a range of different skin colours tend to overestimate the darkness of their natural, non-tanned skin.

More Investment In Faster Cancer Treatment

More Investment In Faster Cancer Treatment

The Health Minister Tony Ryall has officially opened Capital and Coast DHB's new high dose brachytherapy* bunker for cancer treatment, this morning.

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