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A outbreak of paratyphoid fever in Hawke's Bay is being blamed on mussels gathered at Napier Marina and served at a tangi.  Signs saying not to gather seafood are there for a reason.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/97208637/mussels-gathered-at-napier-marina-linked-to-cases-of-paratyphoid-fever

High GP costs in Wellington are being blamed for a large number of ED visits over winter.  It's won't only be confined to Wellington.  Time something was done to reform GP pricing and ensure that those who need to can afford the GP.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/97198096/winterweary-wellingtonians-head-to-emergency-dept-in-their-droves

Nothing but issues if you believe the news, at the Southern DHB,  this report is about delays in ophthalmology,

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/health/thousands-wait-vain

A number of stories about dementia with awareness events on.  This one about a woman who is only 49

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/09/dementia-at-just-49-wellington-woman-forgets-her-own-name.html

Waikato University are training dogs to sniff out lung cancer.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/09/dogs-could-be-key-to-lung-cancer-detecting.html

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  • An interesting collections of health stories.

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