Federated Farmers President Demands Importers to Pay for Bio-Security

Federated Farmers President Demands Importers to Pay for Bio-Security

Don Nicholson, President of Federated Farmers, has called out to importers to pay for the charges for pest control measures that are incurred. He stated that the pests brought in to New Zealand during the imports have to eliminated, the costs of which are not accounted for by anyone.

Kiwifruit in Italy Exposed to Bacterial Infection

Kiwifruit in Italy Exposed to Bacterial Infection

A bacterial infection, which is posing out to be a serious threat to New Zealand-owned gold kiwifruit orchard in the Lazio region of Italy, may set off a review of latent risks the disease might pose to orchards back in New Zealand.

Victoria Medical Board Defends Infection Control Policy

Victoria Medical Board Defends Infection Control Policy

State of Victoria’s Medical Practitioners Board has strongly defended its policy of infection control. This comes after the criticism that the Board faced as 12 women patients got infected with Hepatitis C through their doctor Croydon Day Surgery, a Southern Melbourne-based private abortion clinic.

Health Minister not to Oppose any Law or Recommendations Regarding Post-retirement Career Decisions of DOH officials

Yaung Chih-liang

It was disclosed on Friday that Department of Health (DOH) will not oppose altering the law that averts its senior staff members from taking up jobs at pharmaceutical plants or medical institutions within a particular time after retirement.

Fruits and Vegetables Not Proved To Reduce Cancer Threat

Fruits and Vegetables Not Proved To Reduce Cancer Threat

It may have earlier been recommended that having plenty of fruits can help in curbing cancer, but recent studied have failed to prove it.

Vitamins C and E Not Effective in Preeclampsia Prevention in Pregnancy

Vitamins C and E Not Effective in Preeclampsia Prevention in Pregnancy

British researchers have found that increased quantities of vitamins C and E do not help much in the prevention of preeclampsia, high blood pressure and other complications of pregnancy.

Gene Associated with Hearing Impairments Identified

Gene Associated with Hearing Impairments Identified

Recently, the gene fault that is associated with deafness has been discovered. This discovery will prove helpful in testing people and families having inherited deafness and it can be found whether or not the future children will suffer any such hearing disorder.

Tennis Star Martina Navratilova Detected with Cancer, Ready to Combat

Martina Navratilova

After the female tennis star, 53-year-old, nine-time Wimbledon singles champion, Martina Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news came as a shock to everybody. On one hand, where everybody was busy welcoming Tiger Woods this week, the detection of Navratilova with breast cancer has stunned everybody.

Sick Notes Introduce “May be Fit for Work” Option

Sick Notes Introduce “May be Fit for Work” Option

The older version of sick notes that state whether or not the employee should work will now be magnified with another option ‘may be fit for work taking account of the following advice’ which will make the earlier option of ‘may be fit for some work’ more specific.

Manawatu Rest Homes Lost Standard: Report

Manawatu Rest Homes Lost Standard: Report

A Mid Central District Health Board report which analyzed the quality of services in 8 rest homes in the Manawatu has revealed certain serious problems prevailing in the region which are posing threat to the residents.

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