Dr Jim Sprott - Latest News [Page 2]

Sprott Congratulates Mattress-Wrapping Campaigners

Monday, 28 January 2002, 2:15 pm | Dr Jim Sprott


Sprott Calls For MoH Official To Be Sacked

Tuesday, 13 November 2001, 11:14 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has called today for Dr Pat Tuohy, the Ministry of Health's Chief Advisor on Child Health, to be sacked. More >>

Cot Deaths Of Maori Twins Entirely Preventable

Monday, 23 July 2001, 11:17 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott is calling on the Ministry of Health to immediately endorse mattress-wrapping for cot death prevention, following the cot deaths last week of twin babies in Lower Hutt. More >>

Maori SIDS Prevention Unit Sprott Response

Thursday, 29 March 2001, 11:23 am | Dr Jim Sprott

On 18 March 2001 I issued a media release calling for the National Maori SIDS Prevention Unit to be abolished. Dr David Tipene-Leach, Medical Director of the Unit, has issued a statement regarding my media release. More >>

Scrap Maori SIDS Prevention Unit - Jim Sprott

Monday, 19 March 2001, 10:31 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Following release last week of the latest cot death figures (for 1999), Dr Jim Sprott is calling for the National Maori SIDS Prevention Unit to be abolished. More >>

Sprott Slams Minister Of Health

Tuesday, 6 March 2001, 12:43 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has strongly criticised Minister of Health Annette King for statements made by the Minister regarding the Wellington Coroner's recent findings about an infant suffocation. More >>

Dr Sprott Welcomes Coroner's Recommendation

Monday, 5 March 2001, 2:02 pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has welcomed a recommendation by the Wellington Coroner that the Plunket Society give consideration to ensuring that parents who wrap their babies' mattresses do so in a safe manner. (Mattress-wrapping is practised by many parents for cot death ... More >>

Ministry Blunders Again Over Dioxin Blood Testing

Friday, 16 February 2001, 4:52 pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has drawn attention to a major fallacy in the Ministry of Health's rationale for blood testing of New Plymouth residents to determine levels of dioxin in the body. More >>

MOH Proposal For Dioxin Testing Futile

Thursday, 15 February 2001, 10:52 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has described as futile a Ministry of Health proposal to carry out blood tests for dioxins on New Plymouth residents who may have suffered exposure to dioxin sourced from the Ivon Watkins Dow chemical plant. More >>

Sprott Joins Call For Inquiry Into Auckland Lab

Monday, 29 January 2001, 11:46 am | Dr Jim Sprott

Forensic scientist Dr Jim Sprott today expressed support for the call by National MP Dr Paul Hutchison for an inquiry into the operations of the Auckland Healthcare laboratory (LabPlus). More >>

Ulcer Bug Link To Cot Death Already Disproved

Wednesday, 25 October 2000, 4:02 pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has debunked a claim by British researchers that cot death may be linked to infection caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. More >>

Minister Wades Into Sheepskin Toxic Gas Debate

Sunday, 17 September 2000, 3:51 pm | Dr Jim Sprott

Dr Jim Sprott has described as "misleading" a statement made by Minister of Health, Annette King, in answer to a Parliamentary question about risks posed to babies by sheepskins. More >>