Tuesday Health News, 29 May

There's a lot going on in the health world, in New Zealand not all of it good with nurses about to strike unless the latest offer is accepted, Middlemore problems continuing and dental care too expensive for many citizens to afford. We promise we will share good news when it hits the headlines but for today ...

Proposed nurses strike (we support the nurses).

Middlemore resources are so stretched that cancer treatments are delayed.

Dental care bites wallets; Kiwis leaving teeth to rot.

Maybe I'll relent and post a good news story from overseas. The link is to a study into a compound that might protect the salivary gland cells during radiotherapy. I'm going to read it properly when I have time and try to translate it into plain English. 

Research into dry mouth shows hope

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