There are likely to be more deaths from antibiotic-resistant
superbugs but a ''doomsday'' scenario is unlikely, University
of Otago Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases director Prof
Kurt Krause says.
Official figures showing only 13% of child head and neck
injuries were intentional might reflect inadequate
information recording, a University of Otago academic told
delegates at the Paediatric Society of New Zealand's 65th
annual scientific meeting in Dunedin yesterday.
The former health board chairman sacked by Health Minister
Tony Ryall a few years ago over the Michael Swann fraud has
been told a return to a position of responsibility is still
not ''politically acceptable''.
The United States is moving to ban artificial trans fats from
food, but that ingredient legally does not even have to be
labelled in New Zealand, University of Otago nutrition and
diabetes authority Prof Jim Mann says.
High rates of locking mental health patients in seclusion at
Southern District Health Board institutions have surprised
the board, which says it cannot afford to hire more nurses to
reduce its reliance on the practice.