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Ebola unlikely in NZ, but we're ready - Goodhew

Ebola unlikely in NZ, but we're ready - Goodhew

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says New Zealand is well placed to detect and respond to Ebola if it were to reach the country.

Auckland's skyline glows pink this October

From 1 October the Sky Tower will glow for pink for the entire month in support of Breast Cancer month.

Heart Foundation gets behind Stoptober

Quitting smoking is the most important thing a person can do to reduce their risk of heart disease, says the Heart Foundation.

Thousands of Kiwis are being encouraged to kick the smoking habit in October, during a 31-day challenge called Stoptober.

Movember Foundation invests in True NTH programme

As millions of men around the world prepare to donate their upper lips to Movember - the Movember Foundation announces the largest global investment ever into improving the quality of life for men living with prostate cancer through the launch of their True NTH programme.

SKY customers helping keep NZ babies safe

For the third year, SKY customers will play a leading role in raising funds for the Starship Foundation. This year the funds raised will help Kiwi babies avoid Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) with the Pepi-Pod programme.

No 'health halo' for sports drinks - ARPHS

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is opposing proposed changes to food regulations that would see sports drinks marketed as healthy.

Eight women a day diagnosed with breast cancer

The release of New Zealand’s latest 10-year survival data for breast cancer on the first day of Breast Cancer Month shows there’s no room for complacency in the five-year statistics more commonly quoted.

Actress shows the 'Real Signs of Breast Cancer'

Actress Geraldine Brophy will front a bold new education campaign from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation this October, Breast Cancer Month.

Arthritis sufferers urged to 'use it or lose it'

There are 278,800 New Zealanders aged over 65 who have been diagnosed with arthritis.

Countdown to Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is next week, and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is encouraging New Zealanders to Keep Learning - be curious, embrace new experiences, and see opportunities.

KEEP LEARNING, one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, is the official theme for MHAW 2014.