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Child admitted with meningococcal infection

A four year old child from the Mid North has been admitted to Whangarei Hospital with meningococcal disease. The child was admitted to the hospital on November 15, his current condition is comfortable and improving.

Three nurses making a difference

Three nurses making a difference

Three clinical nurse specialists are making a difference for complex patients on inpatient waitlists at Waikato Hospital by ensuring their journeys through the hospital system are that much easier.

NZ eating more tinned food - survey

NZ eating more tinned food - survey

New Zealanders are eating more tinned food to save money as the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables continues to rise, according to the findings of a survey of supermarkets.

More adults eating fruit - report

More adults eating fruit - report

A recently published Ministry of Health report* on nutrition brings good news for the nation's health, showing an increase in the number of adults achieving two or more servings of fruit per day.

Maori staff keen to become Quit Coaches

Iwi Maori Council and the Kaumatua Kaunihera Tobacco Cessation Plan Tupeka Kore was launched on the 10 and 11 November with the convening of Quit Coach training held at Kingsgate Conference Centre, Hamilton for over 50 Maori staff predominantly from Maori providers across the greater Waikato DHB

Green light for Golden Bay health facility

Green light for Golden Bay health facility

The District Health Board is pleased with the announcement that the Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the Golden Bay Integrated Family Health Care facility approval for this project to proceed.

450 sunhats donated to early childhood centres

Solid Energy this week donated sunhats to all 450 children enrolled at 10 k?hanga reo and early childhood centres near the company's Huntly coal mines.

Fast food chains 'lite' on nutrition info

Fast food chains 'lite' on nutrition info

Nutrition information for meals at New Zealand fast food chains is available but not easily accessible according to a study by researchers at The University of Auckland.

Early drinking linked to higher suicide and homicide rates

New research in the US being released online tomorrow shows that people who begin drinking earlier in their lives are more likely to kill themselves or someone else later in their lives - not particularly surprising.

'Some optimism' over disability fund

'Some optimism' over disability fund

The disability innovation fund announced on 7 November is cause for "some optimism" says national disability organisation DPA.