Western Leader : February 17th 2011
20 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 New Doctor for Henderson ** Ratanui Medical Centre 77 Lincoln Road Henderson -- 837 0740 -- Fax 837 5574 ** ** Open -- Monday -- Friday 8.00am to 6pm & Saturday 9-12am ** Dr Abby Smith is a New Zealand born and trained GP. She graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2006 and has a Post- Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology. She has recently moved to Auckland from Northland where she has spent the last year working in General Practice. Abby has a special interest in Women's Health, Adolescent Health and Paediatrics. New enrolments welcome -- Telephone 837 0740 -- after 9.30am daily Doctors Stone, Caldwell, Denyer, Wong, Lang and Kandelaki at Ratanui Medical Centre are pleased to advise that Dr Abby Smith has joined them at their newly expanded centre at 77 Lincoln Road Henderson. Don't let hearing loss tone you down. 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Too good to be true? Every years thousands of us sign up to health trials to help New Zealand's science com- munity find out more about what works and what doesn't, in treating just about any health condition you can think of.And right now there's a trial that's looking for you to be heroic. That is, if you're a smoker and live in Auckland. We know that bouts of exercise can provide relief from cravings for abstaining smokers, but what are the mechan- isms behind this?'' asks Vaughan Roberts, PhD student at the University of Auckland's Clinical Trials Research Unit. This study will look at the effect of brief periods of exercise on smoker's short-term desires to give up smoking. For the research to be successful, Roberts and his team are looking for 50 volunteers to partici- pate in their study. We are inviting smokers who are not cur- rently exercising to join the study,'' Vaughan says. You may be surprised what you learn. Check it out on www.smokingandexer cise.getparticipants.com. Cancer Society welcomes update Upgrading and enhanc- ing the Cancer Registry, as announced by Govern- ment recently, will bring substantial and exciting benefits to the cancer community according to Dalton Kelly, chief executive of the Cancer Society. Some of the benefits are more longterm than immediate, but a robustly populated can- cer database will be of enormous value to New Zealand cancer research- ers,'' Dalton says. They will have access to New Zealand-specific data on the incidence, treatment trends and outcomes of cancers. Currently this infor- mation is not available, and researchers are obliged to extrapolate data from other countries.'' Dalton says that New Zealand, although rela- tively small in popu- lation, is unique, particu- larly with our large Maori and Pacific Island populations. Researchers know very little about the effects of cancer on these populations and there- fore can recommend very little at this stage. The Cancer Society has long lobbied for appropriate resources to be provided to the public health sector, and often, we have noted that plan- ning for new and expens- ive, but effective, equip- ment often lags behind trends in treatment. The database within the enhanced Cancer Registry will mean that trends, such as moves from surgery to radiation treatment, can be monitored in real time. Health planners will see the trends as they happen, rather than waiting for shortages and lengthening waiting times to indicate resources are needed. A robust and real- time Cancer Registry is long overdue, and the Society congratulates the Minister, the Ministry of Health and Cancer Con- trol New Zealand for the initiative. We wish them well as the Registry results become bedded down. The results will be fan- tastic,'' Dalton says.
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