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No end to culture of smoking if e-cigs get reputation as 'cool'

No end to culture of smoking if e-cigs get reputation as 'cool'
Friday 31 October 2014, 12:02PM

Addiction medicine specialist Brian McAvoy is worried promotion of electronic cigarettes is making smoking cool again

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Ebola unlikely to hit New Zealand, specialist tells Auckland seminar

Friday 31 October 2014, 4:50PM

Auckland DHB intensive care specialist says Ebola is unlikely to become established in New Zealand

Doctor cleared of unnecessary genital exam charge

Friday 31 October 2014, 3:42PM

An Auckland doctor has been cleared of carrying out an unnecessary and undocumented genital exam on a diarrhoea patient

Last gasp for duty-free cigarettes

Friday 31 October 2014, 1:58PM

From tomorrow, the allowance on duty-free tobacco drops from 200 to 50 cigarettes per passenger

Caregiver wins battle over pay but provider says there is no money for a raise

Friday 31 October 2014, 1:03PM

Aged care worker wins court battle over her $14.23 pay but Aged Care Association says the sector can’t afford to pay more

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Promise to Northland fulfilled and celebrated

Northland DHBFriday 31 October 2014, 4:03PM

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Health MinisterFriday 31 October 2014, 3:56PM

Gender-based pay decision highlights under-paid workforce

Disability Support NetworkFriday 31 October 2014, 1:52PM

Governor General presents awards to children

Wellington Down Syndrome AssociationFriday 31 October 2014, 1:49PM
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Postcards from the Edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?

Postcards from the Edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?Wednesday 22 October 2014, 4:18PM

Competition can be fierce for capitation funding. But, in south-east Auckland, a large practice that has been a frequent target of complaints from neighbouring practices finds itself shut out by all the local PHOs. Reynald Castaneda charts the history of Community Medical Centre Dannemora using letters, emails and reports obtained under the Official Information Act

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AUDIT BLUES - Small hospitals feel the pinch

Thursday 09 October 2014, 11:43AM

It’s 13 years since private companies took over auditing of health facilities and an industry has grown up around compliance certification.

Accidental academic

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:33PM

From a southern farm to academic leadership in multicultural east Auckland, Ngaire Kerse recounts her journey to Cliff Taylor, and reveals why the life of a humble country GP still holds an allure

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Green Cross acquisition gives foot in door of south Island practices

Green Cross acquisition gives foot in door of south Island practicesThursday 23 October 2014, 9:30AM

Green Cross Health (NZX: GXH) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Peak Primary Limited which owns 11 medical centres mainly located throughout the North Island with one in Christchurch.

Network’s big aspirations to do more for Pacific peoples

Thursday 09 October 2014, 2:02PM

A new network of Auckland general practices and social services targeting Pacific people has an eye on expansion

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Extension for Wanaka facility as practices continue to grow

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:28PM

Three years after a multimillion-dollar integrated family health centre opened in Wanaka, construction has begun on a $1 million extension.

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Keeping tabs on election promises

New Zealand DoctorWednesday 24 September 2014, 11:50AM

Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainThursday 28 August 2014, 2:00PM

Ebola outbreak

Ruth BrownTuesday 12 August 2014, 10:07AM

Ballot 2014

NZD TeamMonday 11 August 2014, 12:00AM

Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM
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Neil Jarvis, product manager for Pradaxa at Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about his pastime of BASE jumping

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Deficit of science in clinical pathways

By Jim Vause Friday 31 October 2014, 10:21AM Comments 0
 
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The long and tortuous route to oncology care

By Barbara Docherty Thursday 30 October 2014, 10:17AM Comments 0
 
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Paradise denied

By Howard Wilson Wednesday 29 October 2014, 10:52AM Comments 0
 
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Doctor vs Pharmacist - Curb Your Enthusiasm

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La dolce vita on the mountain tops

By Martin London Thursday 30 October 2014, 10:39AM Comments 0
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Sadly, none of the participants look squeaky clean or 100% ethical but sadly appear to be coming to...Anon on Postcards from the edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?
E-cigs are not intended or indeed likely to make smoking cool but to give people who seem to think t...Jon Wilcox on No end to culture of smoking if e-cigs get reputation as 'cool'
A previous version of the story says Rakesh Patel is an East Tamaki Healthcare GP, when in fact Mr P...Reynald Castaneda on Postcards from the edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?
The alarmist ignorance and bias shown by the medical bodies over medicine "price increases" is embar...Lance Gravatt on Push for health check on trade deal before NZ signs up
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Bringing back the medieval guilds

Bringing back the medieval guildsWednesday 22 October 2014, 4:31PM

What’s the story with the Royal Auckland College of Urgent Care? West Auckland GP Jonathan Simon is mystified over the appearance of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care but convinced the portents are not good

Looking to shift focus from dirty politics to values

Thursday 09 October 2014, 1:58PM

The political campaigning is over but questions remain. Doug Sellman, professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch, was one of the public health researchers targeted by the Whale Oil blog, an incident covered in Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics

An ordinary GP reflects on prostate screening

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:30PM

I feel the medical profession has dug itself into a hole with the prostate screening issue and doesn’t know how to extricate itself.

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Springtime lifts spirits but leaves many GPs cold

Wednesday 24 September 2014, 3:41PM Comments 0
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Latest Reports

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Accident and Medical Review Draft Service Design

ACCThursday 30 October 2014, 11:48AM

Ministry of Health Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2014

Ministry of HealthThursday 23 October 2014, 2:16PM

Health and Independence Report October 2014

Director-General of HealthThursday 23 October 2014, 2:13PM

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak: results of a case control study, second interim report

Ministry for Primary IndustriesThursday 16 October 2014, 4:26PM

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak: results of a case control study

Ministry for Primary IndustriesThursday 16 October 2014, 4:21PM
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