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Report Analyses Young Patients In Waikato

Report Analyses Young Patients In Waikato

From autism to childhood cancer. A leading public health physician will tomorrow (Thursday) present a report, which analysed the health of Waikato Hospital's youngest hospital patients between the 10 years 2000 to 2009.

New Measles Case Highlights Need For Continued Vigilance

New Measles Case Highlights Need For Continued Vigilance

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is urging people to be vigilant if they suspect they could have measles after a new case was confirmed in Auckland late last week.

Serious Skin Infection Rates Double In Children Since 1990 - Study

Serious Skin Infection Rates Double In Children Since 1990 - Study

Serious skin infection rates in New Zealand children have increased markedly over the last two decades according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Asthma New Zealand Urges New Zealanders To Put Asthma To The Test

Asthma New Zealand Urges New Zealanders To Put Asthma To The Test

Many people with asthma falsely believe they have control of their asthma. Asthma New Zealand is on a mission to change this so patients can lead as normal a lifestyle as possible, while reducing the burden on the health system.

Smoking During Pregnancy Factor In Childhood Behavioural Disorders

Smoking During Pregnancy Factor In Childhood Behavioural Disorders

New University of Otago, Christchurch, research has identified common factors in the serious childhood behavioural conditions, Conduct Disorder (CD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), including maternal smoking during pregnancy and exposure to family violence.

Mobile Phones Worth A Million To Starship

Mobile Phones Worth A Million To Starship

Old mobile phones might be junk to the New Zealand public but to the national children's hospital they're worth a million.

National Immunisation Awareness Week 2011

National Immunisation Awareness Week is well underway with a number of events held in Kaitaia, Dargaville and Whangarei.

New Zealanders Urged To Think About Their Healthcare Early

New Zealanders Urged To Think About Their Healthcare Early

New Zealanders are finding out the hard way about the high cost of healthcare.

Higher Blood Clot Risk Found For Newer Unsubsidised Oral Contraceptive Pill

Higher Blood Clot Risk Found For Newer Unsubsidised Oral Contraceptive Pill

New evidence that a combined oral contraceptive pill containing the progestogen hormone drospirenone appears to put women at higher risk of blood clots than older types containing levonorgestrel has just been published by researchers at the University of Otago and Boston University.

Free Health Advice Available Over Easter - Healthline 0800 611 116

Free Health Advice Available Over Easter - Healthline 0800 611 116

Over-indulging in chocolate is probably the biggest health hazard most of us will face over Easter but, as sure as eggs, someone will develop a tummy bug, step on a rusty nail or bounce off a trampoline.