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Skin cancer risk in athletes: Dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society’s Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next week, W.

Fluoridation safety remains intact - Making Sense of Fluoride

No one should worry about fluoridation, despite the alarming headlines stirred up by a new study from Canada, according to Making Sense of Fluoride.

Injury prevention gets cash boost

A workplace injury prevention grant of $1.5 million has been awarded to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, (HBDHB).

It will fund an on-line programme assisting 200 of the contractors it works with to improve their health and safety structures.

Entries open for inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards

The inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora are open!

It’s time for GPs, nurses, practice managers, pharmacists and friends of the primary healthcare industry to step up and be counted as heroes in our healthcare system.

Radiologists launch world leading principles for adoption of AI in healthcare

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), has become the first professional peak body to develop Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, ensuring Australia and New Zealand are positioned to become leading players in the application of artificial in

Public health lobby says vaping in schools shows need for legislative change

News reports that vaping is increasingly being used in schools in Auckland is cause for real concern, Hāpai Te Hauora’s CEO Selah Hart said.

Hawke's Bay Hospital very busy

With spring carnival events getting underway across the region, health officials are reminding people to choose their health care wisely.

Tuvaluan community drives message to improve skin infection rates - HQSC

A community-driven approach has played a vital role in a project that has reduced the rate of skin and soft tissue infections among under 25-year-olds in West Auckland’s Tuvaluan community by more than 40 percent.

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles travelling from Samoa to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time.

Measles warning new confirmed cases in the Waikato

The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of three new confirmed cases of measles in the Waikato region in the last two weeks, some linked to South Auckland.

The Waikato public need to know that the risk of further cases is high.