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Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:42:34 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin ...More >>

Final report of WPC inquiry received

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:54:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew have received the final report from the Government’s inquiry into the whey protein concentrate contamination incident last year.More >>

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:03 +1300 | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:49:48 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:35 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Special Article on climate change and health is published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.More >>

Simon Challies named New Zealand's top executive

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:22:15 +1300 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare managing director Simon Challies has won New Zealand's most prestigious business award. More >>

Towards a healthier New Zealand

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:50:12 +1300 | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has welcomed the Government’s continuing commitment to a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, who has taken over responsibility for tobacco control since the September election, said the Government ...More >>

Coleman: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:44:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health 27 November 2014 Speech Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference More >>

President’s Address to the ASMS Annual Conference

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:05:55 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

My Dad recently passed away and one of my tasks was to tidy his study, back-up his still running computer, and shut it down. More >>

Council approves retail policy for legal highs

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:40 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s approval of a new policy which sets out where retailers of legal highs can locate in the central city is a balanced step in the right direction, says Councillor Andrew Turner.More >>

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:40:20 +1300 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. More >>

Obesity-related cancers on the rise

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:33:11 +1300 | UN News

26 November 2014 – Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) ...More >>

PQ 5. Health Targets—Progress

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:13:48 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

5. BARBARA KURIGER (National - Taranaki - King Country) to the Minister of Health : What reports has he received on progress on the National Health Targets? More >>

New cancer fund boosts local services

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 26 November 2014 Media Statement New cancer fund boosts local services More >>

Hurdles for NHS workers wishing to transfer UK pension to NZ

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:01:53 +1300 | GBP Pensions

With the UK Treasury’s proposed 31st March 2015 deadline looming, many former public sector employees are already scrambling to get their pension transfer underway. However, there is now another issue of which ex-NHS workers should be aware.More >>

Norway Increases Trials of NZ Breast Screening Technology

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:31:12 +1300 | Volpara Density

The Cancer Registry of Norway is expanding trials of New Zealand breast imaging software Volpara Solutions to include seven of the 16 screening sites in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme.More >>

Health target first quarter results on track

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:57:16 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s first quarter results in the 2014/2015 National Health Targets show targets on track to being achieved. More >>

Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (RED)

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:17:24 +1300 | Apple

CUPERTINO, California—24 November, 2014— To mark World AIDS Day 2014, Apple® and leading app developers are inviting customers to help (RED) achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. For the next two weeks, a special section of the App ...More >>

Madagascar: Warning of ‘rapid’ spread of plague in capital

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:02:02 +1300 | UN News

Ny Hantra Andriatsifasoa survived the bubonic plague after being infected in Madagascar in 2011. Photo: IRIN/Tiana Randriaharimalala More >>

Joint mission to Mali in support of Ebola response

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:50:47 +1300 | UN News

24 November 2014 – The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ), Michel Sidibé and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support ...More >>


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