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More Vapo stores and a world-first testing station

Australasian vaping brand Vapo now has 11 stores nationwide, with Sylvia Park and NorthWest the latest additions for Auckland, and Nelson now home to the South Island’s second Vapo store.

Underuse of radiation therapy in cancer treatment a concern

Many cancer patients in Australia and New Zealand continue to miss out on radiation therapy in their treatment.

Confirmed measles case at Tokoroa wedding

The Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins has been informed there was a child confirmed to be infectious with measles after attending a wedding in Tokoroa on Friday 11 October.

New CEO appointed to Life Unlimited

Life Unlimited has appointed Megan Thomas as the organisation’s new chief executive.

The Hamilton-based charitable trust, which nationally provides health and disability advice and equipment, made the announcement today.

1 NEWS OIA release on tobacco sales cause for hope - Hapai Te Hauora

Yesterday a journalist from 1 NEWS published statistics reflecting the sharp decline in tobacco sales since 2016.

Falling smoking rates prove vaping’s value says vaping association

The latest statistics released by the Health Promotion Agency showing a dramatic fall in the numbers of cigarettes being sold in supermarkets, service stations, and liquor stores are being welcomed by the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ).

Ultrasound guided procedure can increase pregnancy rates - RANZCR

Using ultrasound rather than X-ray to guide flushing of the uterus and fallopian tubes can increase pregnancy rates and avoid unnecessary radiation exposure according to data presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) i

UC researchers respond to disturbing children and nutrition report

UNICEF’s shocking 2019 State of the World’s Children report reveals that at least two out of three children in the world are not fed the minimum of a healthy diverse diet.

New mental health facility for Waikato

The Government has approved funding for a new acute mental health facility for Waikato which will provide better care and support to people with mental health and addiction issues.

Measles case on Auckland to Gold Coast flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealand passenger travelling from Auckland to the Gold Coast on October 6.