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Codeine A Conundrum For Kiwi Consumers

Codeine A Conundrum For Kiwi Consumers

A survey has found about a quarter (24 per cent) of New Zealanders who used an over-the-counter painkiller in the past three months took one which contained codeine - and half of those people (47 per cent) consumed the addictive drug unwittingly.

Mental Illness In Youth Linked To Poorer Future

Mental Illness In Youth Linked To Poorer Future

Wellington, Aug 1 NZPA - New Zealanders who suffer mental illness in early adulthood face a range of negative economic outcomes at the age of 30, Otago University researchers say.

Millionaire Knight Gives $3m To New Starship Service

Millionaire Knight Gives $3m To New Starship Service

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Millionaire pharmaceutical businessman Sir Graeme Douglas has donated $3 million to Starship Children's Hospital to launch a new radiology MRI service.

Calcium And Heart Attack Risk

Calcium And Heart Attack Risk

Natural Products New Zealand advises people to check the facts and look into the detail behind the alarmist media headlines that calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack by up to 30%.

NZ Drug Victim Sought For Million-Dollar Payout

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - A Melbourne lawyer is looking for New Zealander Craig Phillips to tell him he is in line for a million-dollar windfall.

Breastfeeding Key To Saving Children's Lives

Breastfeeding Key To Saving Children's Lives

During World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates its call on health facilities and health workers to implement ten steps to help mothers breastfeed successfully and improve their babies’ health and chan

New Research Shows The Healthy Food Battle Begins At Home

New Research Shows The Healthy Food Battle Begins At Home

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - New research from the University of Otago suggests improving children's diets will take more than ridding schools of unhealthy foods.

Shared Services Health Board Confirmed

Shared Services Health Board Confirmed

Health Minister Tony Ryall announced today that a new deputy chair and six further directors have been appointed to the Board of the new shared services organisation, Health Benefits Limited.

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Action Already Being Taken On Heart Care Issues, Says Ryall

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Action is already being taken to address the issues raised in a critical report on the state of coronary health care in New Zealand, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Better Nutrition For NZ Kids Will Take More Than Tackling Tuck Shops

Improving New Zealand school children's diets requires a much wider focus than just targeting unhealthy foods available at schools, University of Otago research suggests.

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