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Loveday Natural Health Centre appoints Integrative Medical Practitioner

Nelson’s Loveday Natural Health Centre has added to its impressive team of natural health specialists with the appointment of Integrative Medical Practitioner, Dr Cindy de Villiers.

Dementia care improving with 'Walking in Another's Shoes'

This Alzheimer’s Day, people with dementia and their families living in Nelson Marlborough experience improved dementia care and support through the "Walking in Another’s Shoes" programme for carers and health professionals

Boil water notice for Arrowtown

Arrowtown residents and businesses are advised to boil all water for drinking and food preparation until at least next Tuesday.

Queenstown Lakes District Council has issued a Boil Water Notice, because routine sampling has identified e-coli in the reticulated system in Arrowtown.

Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

University of Otago researchers have contributed to evidence that cannabis smoking may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users.

Dr Nick Cross to lead National Renal Transplantation Service

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014).

'Better quality' dementia care in Canterbury

This Alzheimer’s Day, Canterbury people with dementia and their families can take comfort in the fact that better quality care is increasingly available, according to the South Island Alliance’s Health of Older People’s group (HOPSLA).

Kidney donor walks NZ for cause

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs.

NMDHB strongly supports Stoptober

NMDHB strongly supports Stoptober

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) strongly supports Stoptober; the 31 day quit smoking challenge designed to support families and individuals to kick the smoking habit for good.

This is a Ministry of Health initiative which is part of the Pathway to Smokefree 2025.

Bay residents to get cancer care closer to home

Around 500 Bay of Plenty residents a year will now be able to have their cancer treatment closer to home rather than making a 3 hour round trip to the cancer centre in Hamilton.

Health Minister Tony Ryall opened the $35 million Kathleen Kilgour Cancer Centre at Tauranga Hospital today.

Measles outbreak over

Measles outbreak over

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the end of the recent measles outbreak in New Zealand.

"Since December last year there have been 281 confirmed measles cases across the North Island, with 15 per cent of these cases requiring hospital treatment," says Mrs Goodhew.