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Tongariro Alpine Crossing In The Spotlight for Safety Group

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:17:24 +1300 | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council has initiated its second ‘Issue Specific Advisory Group’ this time focusing on the hugely popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC). Expressions of interest are now open to become part of an advisory group which will have a positive ...More >>

Third Wellington GP strike to go ahead

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:15:03 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A third Wellington GP strike is set to go ahead tomorrow as general practitioners continue to show solidarity with their dental colleagues. More >>

Meningitis case diagnosed in MidCentral DHB area

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:38:13 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

A case of meningococcal disease has been diagnosed in the MidCentral DHB area, and the person is being treated at the Palmerston North Hospital. More >>

Early intervention crucial in reducing family violence

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:25:42 +1300 | RNZ

The Justice Sector's chief science advisor has singled early intervention out as a crucial way to combat New Zealand's staggering family violence statistics. More >>

Your healthcare options during the holiday season

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:37:30 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is running a campaign to help people get the healthcare they may need over the holiday season. More >>

Māori health advocates say ASA lacks cultural awareness

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:14:51 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

The Advertising Standards Authority recently decided not to uphold a complaint from public health collective Healthy Auckland Together (HAT) about advertising junk food to children. The complaint was targeted at a YouTube advertisement for Kinder Surprise.More >>

Hapai Te Haoura release on tobacco and vaping

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:12:35 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora hold the national contract for tobacco control, and after having listened to a recent interview on RNZ regarding rangatahi uptake of vaping, we would like to offer our perspective on this issue, which is informed by both evidence and ...More >>

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:15:51 +1300 | University of Otago

The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis ...More >>

Over 40 schools in West Auckland go fizz free

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:44:57 +1300 | Sport Waitakere

Over the past year, more than 40 kura in West Auckland have pledged ‘water is the first choice’ on school grounds. This initiative has resulted in Healthy Families Waitakere supporting the installation of more than 60 modern water fountains throughout ...More >>

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:15:51 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms.More >>

Increase in tongue-tie cuts result of hospital rush - GP

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:47:04 +1300 | RNZ

A Wellington doctor says pressure to get new mothers breast-feeding quickly is driving up the increase in tongue-tie cuts in new-born babies. More >>

Southern DHB taking the lead on healthy eating

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:58:51 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is stepping up to take a leadership role in promoting healthy lifestyles - encouraging staff to choose healthy food and drinks and adding more healthy options at cafés, retailers and vending machines.More >>

US water scientist shocked by NZ's water quality

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:52:38 +1300 | RNZ

A visiting water scientist from the United States Department of Agriculture has been shocked by the state of New Zealand's fresh water. More >>

Pacific course looks to address alarming statistics

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:46:40 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition, if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders.More >>

Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Sun, 9 Dec 2018 12:12:28 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement.More >>

Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards winners announced

Sat, 8 Dec 2018 12:04:10 +1300 | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the annual awards highlighted claims food manufacturers used to market their products as better choices. More >>

Public hospital specialists deserve safe staffing, says NZNO

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 17:38:56 +1300 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that district health boards ...More >>

Doctors walked off the job at five Wellington GP practices

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 17:32:06 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices walked off the job for an hour this morning over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from the collective employment agreement covering doctors.More >>

Raising awareness and prevention of SUDI

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:26:52 +1300 | Parents Centre

Between 40-50 babies die each year from SUDI (Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant), and most are preventable! More >>

Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:45:54 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

National Safe Sleep Day - Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices Southern parents with young babies are being reminded of safe sleep practices to protect their children and reduce the chance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy ...More >>


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