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From Cooking Skills To Life - The Great Little Cookbook

From Cooking Skills To Life - The Great Little Cookbook

A cookbook incorporating healthy budgeting and lifestyle advice as well as tasty, nutritious recipes was named winner of the inaugural People's Choice Award at the Canterbury District Health Board's Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards this month.

Meaningful Alcohol Reform Required, Psychiatry Group Says

Meaningful Alcohol Reform Required, Psychiatry Group Says

The Government must act quickly on alcohol law reform to ensure New Zealanders are free of wide-spread alcohol abuse, a psychiatry group says.

Social Media Guide Launched For Doctors

Social Media Guide Launched For Doctors

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - A new guide to using social media responsibly for doctors and medical students has been launched today by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA).

Food Safety Authority Pleased With Restaurants' Chicken Meat

Food Safety Authority Pleased With Restaurants' Chicken Meat

Auckland, Nov 30 NZPA - The Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is pleased with the results of an operation targeting illegally-sourced chicken meat in Auckland restaurants.

More New Zealanders With HIV Than Ever

More New Zealanders With HIV Than Ever

World AIDS Day will be marked on December 1, to raise awareness of the continued presence of HIV and the impact of AIDS on communities in New Zealand and around the world.

Online Social Media And Maintaining Medical Professionalism

Online Social Media And Maintaining Medical Professionalism

A resource to assist doctors and medical students to maintain professional standards when using online social media has today been launched by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA).

Stroke Numbers Expected To Rise

Stroke Numbers Expected To Rise

Strokes are the leading cause of disability and death in New Zealand and urgent measures are needed to reduce the number of victims, an academic says.

Participants Sought For Alternative Medicine Study

Participants Sought For Alternative Medicine Study

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Massey University researchers are calling for people who use alternative medicines or dietary supplements to participate in the final phase of a three-year study.

Woman Illegally Detained, Commissioner Says

Woman Illegally Detained, Commissioner Says

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Three health organisations have been slammed for their role in the unlawful detention of a 43-year-old alcoholic woman.

NZ And Aust Pay For New Eye Care Centre In Suva

NZ And Aust Pay For New Eye Care Centre In Suva

Wellington, Nov 29 NZPA - New Zealand and Australia have paid for a new $2.7 million eye care training centre in Fiji.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today up to 80,000 people in the Pacific were blind and a further 250,000 visually impaired.