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NZers urged to vote for community health projects

With only a week left to vote it’s time for New Zealanders to get behind their local not-for-profit organisations vying for a 2015 Medibank Community Grant.

'Public pressure needed' to counter child obesity

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.

Towards a healthier New Zealand

The Cancer Society has welcomed the Government’s continuing commitment to a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025.

'Case clear' for climate action that supports health

The need for rapid action on climate change in New Zealand in order to protect health is clear, according to a group of climate and health experts. Countries elsewhere in the world are already taking significant action, while New Zealand is lagging behind.

Urgent action on climate change is 'a health win-win'

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

Children's health rights 'violated' by smoking in cars

New Canadian research makes it clear that children’s health rights are being violated by smoking in vehicles.

New health minister hears rural health's big issues

Key rural health priorities and issues were on the agenda when New Zealand Rural General Practice Network leaders met with new health minister Jonathan Coleman this week.

Medal for research into baby brain injury treatment

Decades of research into understanding the impact and mechanisms of mild hypothermia treatment to reduce brain injury in newborn babies was recognised with the award of the Royal Society’s MacDiarmid Medal this week.

Beams, mats and socks prevent falls in hospital

Modern technology is keeping Te Awamutu resident Audrey Evans safe from falling during her stay in Waikato Hospital.

We need your pjs for our Waikids, say Chiefs

The Chiefs Super 15 rugby team are running a "We Need your PJs" campaign and are calling upon Chiefs fans to donate new kids warm sleepwear, singlets and socks that will be given to patients at Waikids and families in need upon leaving Waikato Hospital.

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