Private Member Bill on new-borns in Parliament

Supplied Content Dr Parmjeet Parmar Wellington, May 11, 2017 A Private Member’s Bill by National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar was drawn from the Ballot in New Zealand Parliament today. The following is a statement issued by her: The ‘New-borns Enrolment with General Practice Bill’ would require all new-borns to be enrolled with a general practice and primary health organisation before…

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Maharashtra legislators in New Zealand

Supplied Content Office of the Clerk, New Zealand Parliament Wellington, May 11, 2017 A delegation of lawmakers from the West-Indian state of Maharashtra is currently on an official visit to New Zealand. Led by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Haribahau Bagade and of Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, the delegation includes State Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Pandurang Fundkar.…

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Distinguishing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Supplied Content Massey University May 11, 2017 Tomorrow (Friday, May 12) is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). In New Zealand, an estimated 20,000-25,000 people suffer from CFS. Although it is a debilitating illness, medical practitioners often find diagnosis and management of the disease challenging and, despite…

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Teenager aims high at World Cup Youth Soccer

Text from: FIFA.com Eighteen-year-old Sarpreet Singh from Auckland is South Korea to participate in the FIFA World Cup Under 20 matches. The following is a report that appeared in FIFA.com New Zealand Youth International Sarpreet Singh was an impressionable ten-year-old when Winston Reid scored a famous last-gasp equaliser against Slovakia to earn the All Whites their first-ever point at a…

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Private Member Bill on new-borns in Parliament

Supplied Content Dr Parmjeet Parmar Wellington, May 11, 2017 A Private Member’s Bill by National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar was drawn from the Ballot in New Zealand Parliament today. The following is a statement issued by her: The New-borns Enrolment with General Practice Bill would require all new-borns to be enrolled with a general practice and primary health organisation before…

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Surgeons caution against BBQ hazards

Adelaide, Australia Thursday 11 May, 2017 The 86th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in Adelaide has been told that ingested foreign bodies are frequently encountered in Australian adults and children. RACS General Surgery Trainee Dr Rafael Gaszynski has presented the results of a recent study, which found that the oral/pharyngeal location was the…

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Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%

Supplied Content Graeme Wheeler Wellington, May 11, 2017 The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75%. Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based over recent months. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty. Stronger global demand has helped to raise commodity prices over the past year, which has…

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