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Vaping legislation, a good starting point - VTANZ

Earlier this month a campaign titled ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’ was launched with a whimper. One organisation’s plan to supposedly tackle teen vaping fell completely flat despite their promise last year of a big bang.

Taupo's new care option for retirees

Respected private homecare service Miranda Smith Homecare is now servicing Taupô.

A new regional team has been established in the area, in direct response to an ever-growing demand for care.

Stroke risk categories should be 'abandoned' - prof

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Valery Feigin, says clinicians often seek thresholds to trigger public health interventions.

Management of end-of-life care - Rose Wall

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Heritage Lifecare Limited and one of its staff in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the palliative care provided to a rest home resident.<

Terminally ill woman dispensed incorrect amount of pain medication - Kevin Allan

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a pharmacist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for making a number of errors, on different occasions, when dispensing a terminally ill woman’s pain medicati

Government agencies launch rapid research response to COVID-19 threat - HRC

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have announced a rapid research response to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, and ensure New Zealand is further prepared should the outbreak reach our shores.

Proposed vaping regulations address most concerns - Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

The proposed Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill is a positive step forward but has room for improvement, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia Harding.

Bowel screening programme proving valuable - MidCentral DHB

The National Bowel Screening Programme, which launched in November 2019, has seen 3,576 people in the MidCentral District receive invites to participate, with 1418 having returned their kit for testing.

The power of sleep protects at-risk children from obesity - Auckland University

A University of Auckland study has identified a key factor in protecting at-risk pre-school children from becoming overweight or obese and the elixir is sleep.

Vapers welcome risk proportionate regulation on vaping

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) today welcomes the release of the government’s plans to regulate smoke-free alternatives in New Zealand.