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World first: Vaping product now in pharmacies

Believed to be a world-first, a vaping system branded specifically for the healthcare sector is now available in many pharmacies throughout New Zealand.

The off-the-shelf product, branded Vapix, is marketed to smokers over 18 years of age, encouraging them to ‘Make The Switch’.

Identification of patient before administering medication - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for administering medication to the wrong person.

Failure to provide appropriate care to rest home resident - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home owner in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide appropriate care to a resident.

Care of rest-home resident with leg ulcers - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care for a woman in her seventies.

SDHB failures relating to standard of urology services - HDC

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Southern District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the standard of its urology services.

Superb Spring superfoods are here

Spring is a great time to shake up your diet and make the most of new seasonal produce to boost your overall health and vitality.

Programme helps promote waste-free periods - council

Feedback from a Timaru District Council-led project to help promote waste free periods has shown that people are looking for sustainable alternatives to tampons and sanitary pads.

'The need for a Framework Convention for Alcohol Control'

How an FCAC could help reduce alcohol harm in New Zealand

Occupational Therapy week celebrations

Every year in October, New Zealand Occupational Therapists celebrate Occupational Therapy Week and World Occupational Therapy Day.

Social media may not be as bad for us as we thought - research

Scrolling through Facebook or arguing on Twitter may not be as bad for our mental health as we feared, according to new research from the University of Auckland.