A "landmark'' bowel cancer summit meeting in Wellington today
will look at how to improve survival rates in New Zealand,
which are lower than those of other countries, summit
convener Dunedin medical oncologist Chris Jackson says.
The approach some public health officials take to the
fluoride debate is too ideological, and they may lose the
argument through a lack of engagement, Southern District
Health Board member Richard Thomson warns.
A former Southern District Health Board booking administrator
who admitted accessing information about a patient's abortion
appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary
Tribunal in Dunedin yesterday.