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World Arthritis Day: Remember those with arthritis

"Remember those with arthritis!" is Arthritis New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Rob Mitchell’s message for World Arthritis Day.

WHO calls for urgent action by health professionals

Today the World Health Organization is calling for health professionals around the world to push for a strong effective climate agreement at the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December. In the WHO’s words, "Health professionals have a duty of care to current and future generations".

40 more youth forensic mental health workers

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra 40 youth forensic community mental health workers are now helping to support vulnerable youth across the country over the last four years.

Time to be proactive about preventing suicide - Samaritans

Samaritans urge New Zealanders to be proactive about preventing suicide after provisional suicide statistics released yesterday confirm 564 lives were lost by suicide in 2014/15.

Future of rehabilitation medicine to be discussed

Leading international and Australasian rehabilitation experts will share the latest research and innovations in rehabilitation medicine at the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and New Zealand Rehabilitation Association (AFRM/NZRA) Combined Rehabilitation Meeting in Wellington next

Study links 'assisted dying' to an increase in suicide rates

Some advocates claim that the legalisation of physician-assisted suicide (PAS), also known by the euphemisms 'assisted dying' and 'end of life choice', could lead to a reduction in total suicides and delay suicides that do occur. Until recently these claims had not been tested by research.

Charity champions universal eye health with new Pacific dev

Eye care charity The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ marks World Sight Day on Thursday, 8 October, celebrating the theme of universal eye health with the launch of two ground-breaking infrastructure developments in Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Apanui school community celebrate Health Promoting Schools bronze

Whakatane’s Apanui School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve Bronze accreditation as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme.

Feedback on future Nelson Marlborough health service needs

There was overall positive support given for the NMDHB Health Needs Analysis and Health Service Plan in terms of the issues and directions for the Nelson Marlborough Health System.

Health Star Ratings to appear on drinks packaging

Non-alcoholic beverages sold at retail level in New Zealand will carry new Health Star ratings (HSR) on their labels as soon as practicable following a decision by members of the New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC).

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