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Hair Loss De-Mystified With Clive Hair Clinics

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:52:11 +1300 | Clive Hair Clinics

There are a great number of myths and misconceptions about hair loss in men and women and the most common hair problems, representing over 75% of enquiries at Clive Hair Clinics are Genetic Thinning, Diffuse Loss and Alopecia.More >>

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:23:24 +1300 | University of Auckland

More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases. More >>

Exercise Wisdom Tooth Boosts Oral Health in Far North

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:10:29 +1300 | Northland DHB

They came and, like knights in shining armour, boosted the oral health of almost 750 high-need Far North residents, before leaving again two weeks later. In partnership with the Northland DHB oral health service, a team of New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) ...More >>

Seafood Important for Growing Minds and Bodies

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:07:23 +1300 | Seafood New Zealand

It pays not to shy away from seafood when pregnant, with some seafood providing health benefits to both expectant mums and their babies. Prioritising higher fish consumption in pregnant women and young children is among the key dietary recommendations of ...More >>

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:03:19 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. “The Review’s analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, ...More >>

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:46:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Government’s initial response.More >>

Annual hazardous waste collection returns to Hawke’s Bay

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:34:47 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Annual HazMobile collection of hazardous waste will return to Hawke’s Bay in early November. More >>

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labour’s Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:28:14 +1300 | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +1300 | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ...More >>

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25:38 +1300 | Independent Forestry Safety Review

“The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during ...More >>

Forest industry endorses safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:23:30 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners Association

INDUSTRY RESPONSE LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT FOREST SAFETY REVIEW PANEL REPORT EMBARGOED to 11.00 am 31 October 2014 More >>

Rodeo Code of Welfare ‘Sick Joke’

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:34 +1300 | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE says the revised Code of Welfare for Rodeos just released is nothing but a sick joke. “Rodeo animals are goaded, tormented and forced to endure needless suffering and gross mistreatment, all for the sake of so-called ...More >>

Gender-based pay decision highlights under-paid workforce

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56:44 +1300 | Disability Support Network

Disability service providers say under-funding from Government is the major issue for gender pay parity in the sector. More >>

Kiwi Kids to Benefit From World-First Sun Safety Initiative

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:22 +1300 | Spark 64

100 early childcare centres will be first to use Kiwi-invented UV sensor technology • Real-time, hands-on innovation expected to impact wider communities • Initiative created to shape behaviour of the next generation of tech-savvy Kiwi kidsMore >>

Gold handed out for NZ’s top walking and cycling champions

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:41:26 +1300 | 2WALKandCYCLE

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown tonight recognised New Zealand’s top champions for walking and cycling, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards were announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE ...More >>

Dunne: Opening Address to NZ Medicines Strategy

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome to the New Zealand Medicines Strategy workshop. I am very pleased to open today’s workshop and to see so many familiar faces in the room. More >>

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:20 +1300 | Science Media Centre

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests Swedish research. More >>

Only One in Four Kiwi Men Happy And Healthy

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:46 +1300 | The Movember Foundation

25 – 34 is the charmed decade for men to feel the happiest • 18 – 24 year olds perceive themselves to be the healthiest • Middle aged men (45 – 54 year olds) believe they are the unhappiest and unhealthiest • Seven times as many guys would ...More >>

Students making the most of health and recreation facilities

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:24:36 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Most University of Canterbury students are making the most of opportunities to connect with campus life, through involvement in clubs and the use of health and recreation facilities, according to a major survey of students’ health and well-being.More >>

 

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