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NZ vets taking on one of biggest health issues facing planet

New Zealand is joining the world in taking on one of the biggest issues facing our planet - and vets here have a special role

World Veterinary Day (WVD) will take place globally on 29 April 2017. The theme this year is Antimicrobial Resistance: From awareness to action.

South Auckland students explore health career options

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.

Spotlight on inadequate diets of pregnant NZ women

Soon-to-be mums are missing out on key nutrients by not following current recommendations about what to eat during pregnancy, amplifying conditions such as iron deficiency anaemia.

Further quake support for North Canterbury and Marlborough

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families.

Monthly vitamin D supplement does not prevent heart disease

A major research trial by the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health has found that taking higher doses of vitamin D once a month won’t lower your risk of heart disease.

Esk Boil Water Notice lifted

The Boil Water Notice for residents taking their water supply from the Hastings District Council Esk system has been lifted today.

The notice affected residents in the Esk Ridge and East Ridge (Kanuka Cliffs) areas attached to the Esk water supply.

Probiotic coconut drink benefits Kiwis' health

Kiwis can now take advantage of the health-boosting properties of coconut water kefir, a probiotic drink that’s renowned for supporting a strong immunity and good digestion.

Dentists repeat call for sugary drink tax after new US data

A paper in PLOS Medicine journal has data from the first US city to introduce a sugary drinks tax.

Berkeley, California, introduced a sugary drinks tax on 1 March 2015, of 10% adding 12 cents to a can of soft drink, or 68 cents to a two litre bottle.

Putting caring into mental health care

In a mental health crisis sometimes you need to buy time till help is available, so a Massey University student has come up with a self help care package that could help get people through crucial hours or days.

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