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Health Minister David Clark defends holiday in lead-up to nurses’ strike

Health Minister David Clark has defended his decision to take his family on an overseas holiday in the days leading up to the nationwide nurses' strike on Thursday.

New DHB pay offer due next week – no new strike...

Nurses have greeted the news of a revised DHBs’ offer due next week with a mixed response ­– including fears of losing momentum after last week’s historic nationwide strike.

Pharmac pushes to reduce antibiotic prescribing this winter flu season

A campaign to educate the public not to expect health professionals to prescribe antibiotics for their cold and flu symptoms this winter has been launched by Pharmac.
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OPINION

Opinion: Marita Broadstock – Keeping guidelines real and alive

New Zealand’s innovative “living guideline” process keeps our Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline relevant and “alive”, says researcher Marita Broadstock.

Opinion: Miles Williams – the ethical argument for legalising euthanasia

Cardiologist Miles Williams considers what is a good death and argues why he believes it is time for medicine and society to accept the option of assisted dying as part of an inevitable evolution in human rights.

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Pharmac pushes to reduce antibiotic prescribing this winter flu season

A campaign to educate the public not to expect health professionals to prescribe antibiotics for their cold and flu symptoms this winter has been launched by Pharmac.
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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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