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Message heeded to keep emergency department for emergencies, record baby numbers for Xmas day

Friday 27 December 2013, 12:00AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: A record 12 babies were born at Waikato Hospital on Christmas Day
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If your drinking puts you in an Emergency Department you’re a ‘Bloody Idiot’

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 05:03PM

Media release from Australasian College for Emergency Medicine - Up to one in five attendances to Emergency Departments are alcohol related
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Courtesy and Patience Urged for Busy Emergency Department over Holidays

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 04:22PM

Media release from Bay of Plenty DHB: Courtesy and patience are being requested by Tauranga Hospital’s Emergency Department over the holiday season as it prepares for the busiest 24 hours of the year.
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Update from nzdoctor.co.nz

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 04:20PM

Media release from New Zealand Doctor
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The Medical Council of New Zealand office has been closed with immediate effect

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 02:56PM

Media release from The Medical Council: The Medical Council office has been closed with immediate effect because the building it occupies does not meet earthquake building codes.
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Better testing for New Zealand’s biggest killer

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 02:53PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall says revised clinical guidelines released today will make it easier for New Zealanders to find out if they are at risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.
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Take care this Christmas

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 02:50PM

Media release from ACC minister Judith Collins: ACC Minister Judith Collins is encouraging all New Zealanders to take extra care during the holiday season, at home and on the water.
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New controls on dangerous laser pointers

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 02:47PM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced that the Government has passed new regulations on hand-held high-power laser pointers.
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Staying safe and healthy this summer

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:46AM

Media release from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service: With summer holidays around the corner, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is urging Auckland residents to take steps to reduce the risks that come with the warmer months
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GSK announces changes to its global sales and marketing practices to further ensure patient interests come first

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:18AM

Media release from GlaxoSmithKline: GSK yesterday set out plans to evolve the way it sells and markets its products to healthcare professionals to further align the company’s activities with the interests of patients
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General practice teams improving Kiwis health

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:06AM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall
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Alcohol changes come into effect

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 10:46AM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: New laws on the supply and promotion of alcohol come into effect today as the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 comes into full effect
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Children need urgent obesity prevention support

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 09:24AM

Media release from the University of Auckland: New Zealand’s lack of commitment to childhood obesity prevention programmes and policies is clearly failing this generation of children, according to a University of Auckland obesity expert
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More Maori youth making good life decisions

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 09:15AM

Media release from the University of Auckland: Māori youth are disengaging from drug and alcohol use and dangerous driving, according to the Youth12 Māori findings from the launch at the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health today
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Daily exercise can help ensure guilt-free Christmas

Wednesday 18 December 2013, 09:11AM

Media release from the University of Bath: Even if you consume significantly more calories than you burn off this Christmas, a short, daily bout of exercise will stave off most of the negative effects of over-eating and inactivity, according to scientists at the University of Bath
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Christmas barbecue safety message

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 02:39PM

Media release from Whanganui DHB: Whanganui and MidCentral DHBs are asking people planning to use their barbecue over summer to do all they can to make sure their food is prepared, stored and cooked safely.
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Pfizer welcomes Pharmac decision: National immunisation schedule revised to include Prevenar 13®

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 02:03PM

Media release from Pfizer New Zealand: Auckland, December 17, 2013 – Pfizer today welcomed the decision by PHARMAC to revise the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule to include its vaccine for the deadly Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD).1
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Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 01:59PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall was today joined by Prime Minister John Key to announce the main construction contract for Burwood Hospital’s multi-million dollar redevelopment has been signed today and construction will start in the New Year.
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Canterbury DHB and Brackenridge welcome “Putting People First” report

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 11:57AM

Media release from Canterbury DHB and Brackenridge Estates Ltd: Together, Canterbury District Health Board and Brackenridge welcome ‘Putting People First’ as a constructive and necessarily honest step towards better care for disabled people in Canterbury
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Vaccine made available for nasty gastric bug

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 11:39AM

Media release from associate health minister Jo Goodhew: Associate health minister Jo Goodhew has today announced that a vaccine for rotavirus will be added to the National Immunisation Schedule
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