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Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Whangarei Hospital and Kia Tupato Security are working to raise public awareness of the Northland District Health Board Smokefree policy.

Kia Tupato Security staff are handing out an information card to all public parking in the main public car park.

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

The Medicines Regulations 1984 and the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002, have been amended to better align the law with modern medical practice.

Auditor-General's report published - Home-based support services

Auditor-General's report published - Home-based support services

Many of us have older parents, relatives, or friends who benefit from care and support services provided in their homes (such as help with their personal care or help with household chores). These home-based support services can be critical to the continued health and well-being of older people.

Mental health workers study what makes the Crusaders so tough

Mental health workers study what makes the Crusaders so tough

How can the Crusaders be such champions in a time of such stress?

In February, the deadly Christchurch earthquake made AMI Stadium - their home stadium - unusable.

Use of antipyretics to reduce flu-related fever

Use of antipyretics to reduce flu-related fever

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today it was aware of a recommendation by the Wellington-based Medical Research Institute that antipyretics, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, not be used to reduce flu-related fever.

Matt Bowden: urine tests for synthetic cannabinoids a concern

Matt Bowden: urine tests for synthetic cannabinoids a concern

Stargate co-founder Matt Bowden is concerned by the announcement from Environmental Science and Research that the Crown Research Institute is now offering urine tests for some synthetic cannabinoids.

Have a heart for mums with Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression (PND) affects 20-30% of Kiwi mums, yet the ongoing stigma attached to mental illness continues to mean that too many suffering women are silent about what they're going through.

Easy-to-use tools for managing type 2 diabetes

Easy-to-use tools for managing type 2 diabetes

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a new set of guidelines is available to help health professionals manage patients with type 2 diabetes.

Don't take measles on holiday

Don't take measles on holiday

With the school holidays about to start, parents are being asked to take some extra steps to stop measles spreading in New Zealand or overseas.

Novel screening method has potential to reduce lower back/limb injuries

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A promising University of Otago student who developed an innovative screening procedure to identify New Zealand army personnel most at risk of lower leg and back injuries has been recognised with a scholarship to develop her concept further.