When she moved to North Taieri more than a decade ago, Lyn
Robins had time on her hands.
The man who could be kingmaker at this year's general
election says he is closer to Labour on economics, but
disagrees with the party on social reform.
Millions of dollars
spent hoarding Tamiflu are probably a waste of money that
could fund other health services, University of Otago
biostatistician Prof Peter Herbison says.
Senior United Nations officials have always assumed they are
spied on, and it does not affect their work, a top UN
New research showing antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the
symptoms of flu by just 12 hours is raising questions about
the billions of dollars spent by countries to stockpile it.
The Ministry of Health has had a change of heart about the
process it will follow to combine health helpline services,
saying it wants to work with potential providers in a more
Southern and Canterbury district health boards now have joint
responsibility for the neurosurgery service that caused
serious tension when they could not agree on how it would be
Climate change could be altering traditional flu patterns, a
University of Otago influenza authority says.
Home support providers have told the Southern District Health
Board they cannot provide the service within current funding.
Pharmac has announced plans for a $5 million annual fund for
certain high-cost medicines, after pressure from advocates
who say drugs for rare diseases stand little chance under
current funding rules.
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