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Three cases of Paratyphoid confirmed in Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is investigating three Paratyphoid cases reported over the last week.

Paratyphoid is a similar illness to typhoid fever and can cause serious illness. All three people have needed hospital care.

Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3

The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting the recommended daily amount.

NZNO 2017 Award for Nursing and Midwifery

This year there are two recipients of the NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award. Dr Helen Snell and Pepe Sinclair. NZNO President Grant Brookes presented the awards at the Annual Conference at Te Papa this week.

BabyStart boxes gifted as parenting course completed

On September 20, ten young mums and whānau celebrated at Te Ora Hou as they completed a seven week Noho Rangimarie/Living in Harmony course teaching them everything they need to know about pregnancy, birth and how to give their babies a successful first 100 days.

Staff in pyjamas say "Let's Get Moving"

Pyjama-wearing hospital staff have been highlighting the debilitating impact on patients of spending long periods in bed.

New study shows General Practices at health training capacity

A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity.

Research shows surge in outdoor smokefree action around NZ

Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

New research finds The Lightning Process improves CFS/ME in kids

Researchers at the University of Bristol today announced the findings of a ground-breaking new study investigating the effectiveness of The Lightning Process programme, designed by Phil Parker, PHD researcher, therapist, lecturer and author, showing it reduces symptoms and increases health in chi

FAST campaign increases stroke awareness - Coleman

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a nationwide stroke awareness campaign has seen more New Zealanders reporting suspected strokes.

New clues revealed in childhood obesity puzzle

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity.

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