General Practitioner and Director of Broadway Medical Centre, Dr Doug Hill is now being commended for the role he has played as a director and for having managed the substantial growth of the health care practice. Besides being appraised for the considerable growth that he has brought in recent years, he is also regarded for the development of some innovative programmes that he has initiated.
Measles outbreak in Hawke's Bay has forced the school authorities to boot out infected students from the school to curb the spiraling claws of measles. If reports are to be believed, almost 50% school students of Napier school were turned town to attend regular classes for two weeks as they failed to produce the mandatory immunisation certificate, as demanded by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board.
In a warranted move, after hearing a lot from clan of health experts and other public services, the Ruapehu-Taumarunui District Council finally penned down their decision to stop fluoridation in Taumarunui.
For a long time, health experts have been stressing for stop mixing fluoride in drinking water after deciphering post-consumption dire health consequences, including hip fractures, increased bone fractures, thyroid problems and immune dysfunction.
It seems that the scare of bedbugs has finally attacked New Zealand's turf. Though sub-standard hygiene conditions are being blamed for the mess these bedbugs create, experts indicate towards lack of awareness being the major contributing factor.
Four District Health Boards, Waitemata, Lakes, Wairarapa and Canterbury, will run a year-long trail to improve the performance in endoscopy units and make procedures such as colonoscopy a more comfortable experience. The Health Minister has announced the move and notified that the program is based on a UK protocol, the Global Rating Scale (GRS). The UK endoscopy unit has increased the number of patients, treated on time from 16% to
Catherine King, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, has announced the appointment of Physician Associate Professor Stephen Corbett, former head of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Mr. Andrew McKenzie and food scientist Mr. Neil Walker to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Board.
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