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Dramatic Drop In Youth Smokers - Survey

Dramatic Drop In Youth Smokers - Survey

Wellington, July 15 NZPA - A new survey has revealed a dramatic drop in the numbers of youth smokers in New Zealand over the past decade.

More Smokers Quit In May

More Smokers Quit In May

Hitting smokers harder in their pocket has prompted a surge of nearly 4000 more smokers attempting to quit, says Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia. "This is wonderful news.

Asia-Pacific To Be Hit Hard By Smoking Epidemic

Asia-Pacific To Be Hit Hard By Smoking Epidemic

The number of people dying from smoking-related lung cancer over the next two decades is expected to double, if current smoking habits in Asia remain unchanged.

Discounts On Healthy Food Effective, Research Says

Discounts On Healthy Food Effective, Research Says

Wellington, July 13 NZPA - New Zealanders are more likely to buy, and keep buying, healthy food when given an initial discount equal to GST, public health researchers say.

Lower Prices Encourage Healthier Food Choices

Lower Prices Encourage Healthier Food Choices

Public health researchers suggest lower prices can influence Kiwis to buy healthier foods - and once they start, they will continue.

Obesity Activist's Attack On Government Won't Slim The Nation

Obesity Activist's Attack On Government Won't Slim The Nation

An obesity activist's attack on practical Government initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles for New Zealanders ignores the good work being done and does nothing to reduce obesity in New Zealand, says Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive, Katherine Rich.

Researchers Identify Genetic Marker For Aortic Aneurysm Risk

Researchers Identify Genetic Marker For Aortic Aneurysm Risk

Wellington, July 12 NZPA - A new genetic marker for abdominal aortic aneurysm risk and other common diseases of arteries and veins has been identified with the help of New Zealand researchers.

No News Is No News For Morbidly Obese

No News Is No News For Morbidly Obese

Two women denied life-saving anti-obesity surgery are still waiting for answers from their respective health boards.

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