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Early diagnosis meant turning the volume up

Early diagnosis meant turning the volume up

Four-year-old Nadia Esfahani’s life was changed by the Waikato District Health Board’s Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, which is currently celebrating its 10th year.

Alcohol harm figures 'speak for themselves'

Alcohol harm figures 'speak for themselves'

Figures released yesterday by Police Minister Anne Tolley show targeted interventions can work quickly and effectively to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, says Alcohol Healthwatch.

Measles alert in Rotorua

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) advises that people who visited the following locations on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April 2014 may have been exposed to measles: Skyline Gondola ride between 11am and 2.15pm on 19 April 2014

Hauraki women encouraged to find a midwife earlier

Less pregnant women living in the Hauraki region register with a midwife as early as they should compared with the rest of the Waikato District Health Board region.

Promoting physically active children in car-dependant NZ

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and cities that are purpose-built for car travel. One of the consequences of our car dependency has been declining rates of physical activity, despite compelling evidence of its health benefits.

Anti fluoridation ads rejected by the ASA

Over the past week, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld three complaints made against the anti fluoride group (Fluoride Action Network of NZ) FANNZ. The complaints involved several advertisements authorized by FANNZ and placed in the Kapiti News earlier this year.

New treatment for rare skin cancer

From today, adult New Zealanders with metastatic basal cell carcinoma (mBCC) or locally advanced BCC (laBCC) where treatment with surgery or radiotherapy is inappropriate, could benefit from Erivedge.

Napier Health Centre gets major refit

Work has begun on a major refit of the Napier Health Centre in Wellesley Rd.

Study to understand more about Parkinson's disease

People with Parkinson’s disease often suffer hypomimia, more commonly known as facial masking. It’s a lack of mobility of the facial muscles and is one of the lesser acknowledged symptoms of the disease.

Canterbury dysphagia researcher returns from Baltimore

A researcher who is highly trained in dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, has returned from Baltimore to the University of Canterbury to continue her laboratory investigations into facilitating the recovery of swallowing in New Zealand stroke patients.