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Minister opens Chch mental health and addiction service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened TÅ«hauora Christchurch Central Service which provides a one-stop-shop for clients to access a range of mental health and addiction services.

Sunbed age restriction welcomed

MelNet is welcoming legislation restricting the use of sunbeds to those aged 18 or over. The Health (Protection) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament yesterday.

Human milk bank thrilled with support

Canterbury DHB’s Human Milk bank is thrilled with the support it’s received since it put calls out to the community for donations.

'One-stop shop' for addiction services opens in Chch

Canterbury DHB is delighted TÅ«hauora - Christchurch Central has been officially opened by the Minister of Health Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman today.

New stop smoking service for Coast

The Ministry of Health has offered a contract to Community and Public Health to deliver the new West Coast Stop Smoking Service replacing the existing Aukati KaiPaipa service for Maori.

The human microbiome - the new frontier in our fight against obesity

Is obesity the result of a complex interplay between the human brain and a range of biological processes?

New help for Kiwis with common heart condition

A new website has been launched by the Heart Foundation to help an estimated 46,000 New Zealanders living with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), one of New Zealand’s fastest growing forms of heart disease.

Waikato's queen of pain management Sue King retires on a high note

New Zealand’s first nurse practitioner registered to prescribe pain medication is leaving her lifelong career at Waikato DHB to gracefully retire after 33 years of achievements.

Dentist visit made magic for Frankton School children

Excitement and awe were on the looks of Frankton Primary School’s kids faces (Wednesday 29 June) when they buddied up with local netball Cold Power Waikato Magic heroes to get their free dental care at one of the Waikato DHB’s community dental clinics.

Poroporoaki for Burwood Birthing Unit

A poroporoaki- is being held this afternoon in acknowledgement of the closure of Burwood Birthing Unit, which officially shuts its doors today after 70 years’ serving Canterbury families.

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