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Dementia Prevention Research Clinic launches in Christchurch

The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic will be officially opened in Christchurch today (26 July) - the third in a national network of clinics established by Brain Research New Zealand| Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (BRNZ).

Measles case confirmed in Canterbury

An infant in the Canterbury region has been confirmed as having measles. It is now more important than ever that everyone ensures they are fully vaccinated against measles.

'Big Latch On' supports local mums to breastfeed

Breastfeeding mothers across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes are set to join thousands of other women around the world to simultaneously breastfeed their babies in public.

Waikato DHB confirms measles case in Thames

The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in Thames. Some household members of this case are now in quarantine in case they develop measles.

Maori lead the way in bowel screening participation in the South

Māori residents are participating in the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme in higher numbers than other locals, with Māori participation rates equaling or exceeding overall participation every month since the programme began in April 2018.

Tobacco Control Service responds to media stories on vaping

Hāpai Te Hauora GM for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service, Mihi Blair, is concerned that recent media coverage of vaping has the potential to harm whānau.

Measles alert for Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals

Toi Te Ora Public Health is urging those who attended the Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals tournament held at Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui, between 17th - 20th July, to be vigilant for the symptoms of measles, after a participant took part while unknowingly infectious with measles

New Zealand gymnast Katherine Paton joins Kidney Kids

Kidney Kids New Zealand has confirmed the appointment of top New Zealand gymnast, Katherine Paton as an official ambassador for the charity.

ARFNZ: Bridging the gap with healthy homes

The Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities Bill is an opportunity to bridge the gap between Government and community health, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer.

Children garden their way to a healthier diet

A new project that gives local children hands-on experience in growing, cooking and eating more fruit and vegetables has the potential to help slow obesity and prevent diseases.