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Affects Of Climate Change On Disease 'Needs More Study'

Affects Of Climate Change On Disease 'Needs More Study'

Much more effort should be made by NZ government agencies and researchers into the possible increase of infectious diseases because of climate change according to latest research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

International Men’s Health Week 13-19 June

International Men’s Health Week 13-19 June

International Men’s Health Week was conceived at the second World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna in 2002. Representatives from around the world launched the concept to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level.

Emergency Departments Picking Up The Pieces

Emergency Departments Picking Up The Pieces

Emergency departments like other front line emergency staff are carrying the burden for the way we as a country drink, says the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC).

Appointment Of Chief Medical Officer - Ministry Of Health

Appointment Of Chief Medical Officer - Ministry Of Health

From Kevin Woods, Director-General of Health

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Don Mackie as the Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Officer, and head of the Ministry’s recently established Clinical Leadership, Protection and Regulation Business Unit - CLPR.

UNICEF Calls on Donor Countries to Vaccinate Every Child

UNICEF Calls on Donor Countries to Vaccinate Every Child

As world leaders prepare to converge on London for the GAVI Alliance* pledging conference next week (June 13), UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) is calling on donors to fund a global immunization effort to save millions of children’s lives by 2015.

NZ Takes Lead AT UN Meeting On HIV

NZ Takes Lead AT UN Meeting On HIV

For the first time, gay and bisexual men are likely to be prioritised as a group most affected by HIV after a successful push from the New Zealand representative at the UN High Level Meeting that will conclude in New York today.

Drunks In Emergency Affecting Staff And Patients - Study

Drunks In Emergency Affecting Staff And Patients - Study

Research by the University of Otago, Wellington shows that growing numbers of intoxicated people presenting at the Emergency Department of Wellington Hospital verbally and physically abuse staff on a regular basis, and have a negative impact on other patients.

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Over 120 teenagers united in Wellington’s Civic Square this morning (9 June) to challenge smokers to quit as part of a public this Matariki ceremony organised by Quitline.

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

News of a measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River


The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River. Warnings for this river were issued on 20 January 2011.