Mysterious Wellington measles exposed to hundreds

Mysterious Wellington measles exposed to hundreds
Thursday 02 October 2014, 9:43AM

A mysterious case of measles in Wellington could have affected hundreds of others at a “very popular” event

Young people increasingly overdosing on paracetamol

Thursday 02 October 2014, 9:23AMYoung people increasingly overdosing on paracetamol
Young people are increasingly accidentally overdosing on paracetamol, because they think if it is available in supermarkets and over-the counter it must be safe, a researcher says

Researchers find link between paracetamol in pregnancy and ADHD

Thursday 02 October 2014, 9:14AMResearchers find link between paracetamol in pregnancy and ADHD
Taking paracetamol while pregnant increases the risk of children developing symptoms of ADHD, according to a study by a team at the University of Auckland, recently published online

New Zealand ready for ebola, as case confirmed in US

Wednesday 01 October 2014, 2:51PMNew Zealand ready for ebola, as case confirmed in US
New Zealand is well placed to detect and respond to ebola, in the unlikely event it reaches the country, associate health minister Jo Goodhew says

Auto-injector review first step in right direction, advocates say

Wednesday 01 October 2014, 11:08AMAuto-injector review first step in right direction, advocates say
Pharmac is consulting with pharmaceutical companies about the cost of adrenaline auto-injectors, in what allergy campaigners are hoping is a good sign they could be funded

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Waitemata DHB leads the way in improving patient safety

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Measles confirmed in Wellington

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Heart Foundation gets behind Stoptober

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Make-up giant suspends business travel to Hong Kong

Thursday 02 October 2014, 2:27PMMake-up giant suspends business travel to Hong Kong
L’Oréal has banned all staff from travelling to Hong Kong for business due to the mounting unrest there

Animal testing on the out in New Zealand

Thursday 02 October 2014, 10:13AMAnimal testing on the out in New Zealand
In August, the Labour Party announced a policy to ensure no cosmetics sold in New Zealand are tested on animals

Hamilton pharmacy stops traffic for Stoptober

Thursday 02 October 2014, 10:10AMHamilton pharmacy stops traffic for Stoptober
A Hamilton pharmacy is planning on using its unique position in the middle of the busy city to encourage people to quit smoking this October

Medicines and pregnancy ‘shades of grey’

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Almost all drugs cross the placenta to some extent and may pose a risk to an unborn baby, so it is important to know what medicines are safe to recommend to a pregnant woman

Reducing stress assists conception

Thursday 02 October 2014, 9:58AMReducing stress assists conception
Conception doesn’t occur easily for everyone, and the stress and anxiety associated with trying to conceive can make matters worse

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it is so true Hank. Im NOT being mean to Auckland pharmacy graduates @ all with my following comment...sam on Actavis' refusal to reimburse pharmacists for recall disappointing
I have to agree with Sam. Pharmacy owners have only themselves to blame for non-compensation. This i...Hank on Actavis' refusal to reimburse pharmacists for recall disappointing
It's the same reason the SMI and Guild have endorsed the result, no one who needs government help or...C L on National Party will see on-going stability, Pharmaceutical Society says
Im so glad pharmacists are NOT getting reimbursed. drug companies know that PHARMACY OWNERS already...sam on Actavis' refusal to reimburse pharmacists for recall disappointing