An Australian-owned health provider hopes to take over the
Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre under the merger being
pushed by the Ministry of Health.
Fluoride does not adversely affect IQ development in
children, a Dunedin study just published in an academic
Swift action by the Southern District Health Board to
withdraw mobile oral health units potentially contaminated by
formaldehyde has been praised.
About 80% of aged-care providers are expected to refuse to
sign a 1% funding increase offered by the Government.
Delwyn Crawford counts herself lucky her cancer was detected,
as she could have ignored a ''flat patch'' of skin under one
Free GP visits and prescriptions for children under 13 was
the surprise feature of the health announcements in
Enrolling unconscious patients in medical trials is not
unethical, and should probably happen more, a University of
Otago philosopher says.
Southern District Health Board members are to be issued with
iPads to view meeting reports, instead of receiving paper
Patients will soon be able to rate their time in hospital.
As a former nurse who trained to be a doctor, Glen Blackburn
is well placed to assess both professions.
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