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Kiwi cooperative launches into battle against dementia

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The New Zealand Dementia Cooperative (NZDC) today launches an interactive online community to help health professionals in the serious fight against dementia, one of the world’s most important health issues.

Second round of consultation for new disability strategy

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging New Zealanders to give feedback on the first draft of the disability strategy as the second round of public consultation begins.

Pink Lady Apples launch '5-Minute Take a Bite for Breast Cancer' challenge

What can you do in five minutes to improve your health?

More kids benefiting from Fruit in Schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s expansion of the Fruit in Schools programme is seeing a record volume of fresh produce delivered to 547 schools across the country, benefitting more than 100,000 students.

Response to Jennie Connor study on alcohol and cancer

Response from Spirits New Zealand

Evidence strong that alcohol causes cancer

The evidence that alcohol causes cancer in at least seven tissues of the body is outlined in a new paper by Professor Jennie Connor, published yesterday in the prestigious international journal ADDICTION.

Wellington City Council supports Porirua action over crypto cases

Wellington City Council’s Recreation Facilities Manager, Julian Todd, is asking people to stay away from the city’s pools if they have been ill with diarrhoea or stomach upsets in the past couple of weeks.

Waitara to host Meet Your Maternity Services Roadshow

A range of free and low cost support services for whānau planning a pregnancy, expecting a child, or with young children will be on show at the Taranaki DHB’s Meet Your Maternity Services Roadshow in Waitara this August. .

Call for nominations to Suicide and Media Expert Panel

Suicide in New Zealand is a significant health and social issue. The way suicide is reported can increase the risk of suicide, however responsible conversations can also help prevent it.

Waikato shares knowledge of delirium in new e-learning package

A new e-learning package for health staff is shining light into the frightening experience of delirium.

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