Health & Beauty

Doctors and DHBs to discuss rosters and pay again

As tensions continue to rise, junior doctors and their employers are heading into talks again this week. The public-hospital doctors and district health boards will meet in Auckland on Thursday in a second round of mediation in the dispute over rosters...... Read More

Shortage forces rationing of popular contraceptive pill

The government's drug-buying agency is working to manage a shortage of a popular oral contraceptive pill. Pharmac confirmed the short supply of Levlen ED this week. Its director of operations Lisa Williams said the contraceptive drug would be re-stocked...... Read More

Two cases of measles in BOP and Lakes District

Two cases of measles have measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes district. But they are not linked to the outbreak in the Waikato. Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack says one case was notified yesterday the other 10 days...... Read More

Person critical after falling off scooter in Auckland

A person is in a critical condition after falling off a scooter in the Auckland suburb of Epsom. Police said they were called to the scene just after 5pm. St John Ambulance said the person had been taken to Auckland Hospital. ... Read More

Stay safe this summer season

The Environmental Protection Authority is reminding Kiwis to stay safe this summer when firing up the barbecue, taking a dip in the pool or hitting the beach. “The sun, pool and spa chemicals, and liquid petroleum gas all pose risks, especially...... Read More

Drug-dependent doctors bring dire consequences - report

Drug-dependent doctors pose more of a risk to themselves than they do to patients, say researchers. In the New Zealand Medical Journal today, Auckland University researchers say disciplinary cases for inappropriate prescribing by doctors in New Zealand...... Read More