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Tender for sale of Health Precinct property

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:29:11 +1300 | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Progress in the Health Precinct has taken a significant step forward as the Crown releases a Request for Tender for the purchase of the property at 36-44 Oxford St, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.More >>

Be Prepared, Check in with Your GP

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:44:56 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

A surge of people using emergency departments across the Waikato during the Christmas and New Year period has highlighted a need for the public to be better prepared. More >>

Three more days to have your say on SH2 safety

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:08 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

People who travel along State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bethlehem and Waihi have three more days to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. More >>

Snap survey - pressure of alcohol on emergency departments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:33:32 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

The sound of heart rate monitors hum rhythmically oblivious to the traumas they observe. More >>

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:14:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. More >>

Judge Advises Circumventing Law on Fluoride

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:23:35 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Justice David Collins has taken it upon himself to advise the NZ Ministry of Health's legal team on how best to circumvent the Judicial Review before him, regarding fluoridation in New Zealand. It appears the Judge is well aware that the appeal by New Health ...More >>

Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Sacha O’Dea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) ...More >>

Tips for staying safe and healthy this summer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:05:33 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Whether you are staying home or travelling out of town, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking Aucklanders to take steps to reduce the risks that can arise over summer.More >>

Remember Healthline these holidays!

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:50:41 +1300 | Healthline

People are being encouraged to include Healthline and the Healthline symptom checker in their holiday plans. More >>

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:12:59 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and ...More >>

Retention of GPs on Long Term Skill Shortage List applauded

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:50:54 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

A decision by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment not to remove GPs from its Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) is a common sense decision in light of ongoing and growing GP shortages in many parts of rural New Zealand.More >>

James Street School strides toward gold

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:49:02 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. More >>

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. More >>

New labelling standard for infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. More >>

Leading research on natural quit smoking remedy

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:25:27 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand researchers have found that a low cost, plant-based product marketed for smoking cessation in parts of Europe for the last 40 years, is better than nicotine replacement therapy at helping smokers quit. More >>

Stay safe on tradies day this Friday

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:14:14 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police urge business and bosses who are putting on ‘shout’s for their staff this Friday to plan ahead how everyone will get home safely. More >>

Kiwis go online for health information

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:47:04 +1300 | Southern Cross Health Society

New research from Southern Cross Health Society shows the majority of Kiwis are using the internet or social media to access health information, with females and those under forty most likely to educate themselves online.More >>

Fisherman has a near miss at Waimakariri River mouth

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:25:15 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted that a fisherman had been swept out to sea shortly before 7.45am this morning at Kairaki beach near the Waimakariri River mouth. More >>

Fluoride risks whitewashed in rushed consultation

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:15:37 +1300 | New Health New Zealand

Ministry of Health propose to exempt toxic industrial waste products used in water fluoridation from the Medicines Act 1981 More >>

How to reduce the risk of back pain on long haul flights

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:52:32 +1300 | Actrix Media

Are you planning a long-haul flight this summer? Do you get back pain from flying? Wellington osteopath Martin Rooke has some tips for looking after your back on long haul flights. These tips will also help prevent the risk of deep vein thrombosis.More >>


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