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Girl, 12, contracts meningococcal

Girl, 12, contracts meningococcal

A 12-year-old girl, diagnosed with probable meningococcal infection, was transferred to Starship Hospital yesterday.

Dr Jonathan Jarman, Northland DHB medical officer of health said this is the thirteenth case of meningococcal disease in Northland since July.

'Ignorance' of Medical Officers of Health 'alarming'

Public statements by a Medical Officer of Health from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service as well as another Medical Officer of Health from the Northland District Health Board show a "worrying" level of ignorance about some very important areas of medicine.

Kiwis Launch into "5+ A Day@work" this November

While our kids have the 5+ A Day message loud and clear, New Zealand adults are lagging behind.

Recent research shows that while 78 per cent of Kiwis are familiar with 5 + A Day only 41 per cent of adults meet the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables.*

Longer hours at Thorndon Pool this Summer

Thorndon Pool opens this Saturday and will have its longest summer season yet, with extended daily opening hours.

New pharmacist role benefits patients

New pharmacist role benefits patients

A demonstration project where pharmacists have taken on a greater role in managing patients on the traditional blood thinning drug Warfarin, has resulted in excellent outcomes for patients and high levels of satisfaction.

Abortion committee upholds right of conscience

Abortion committee upholds right of conscience

Right to Life commends the Abortion Supervisory Committee for promoting protection for clinicians who refuse to perform or assist in abortions on the grounds of conscience.

Red car to lift sick kids' spirits

Children expecting a visit from Rainbow Place's nurses and therapists can now look forward to shorter waiting times, thanks to the gift of a bright red Nissan car to be named 'Chica', donated by Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) at the weekend.

Thousands to benefit from alcohol, drug treatment

Thousands to benefit from alcohol, drug treatment

Drivers of Crime Investment Package Alcohol and other drug abuse contributes to a wide range of harms, including crime, public disorder, victimisation, accidents, injuries, motor vehicle crashes, illness, disease, absenteeism, lowered productivity, family violence, and child abuse and neglect.

Charity showing of classic movie

Beauty brand Dove's annual fundraising initiative 'Dove Pink at the Pictures' will be screening Breakfast at Tiffany's in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

'Think blue' for the head when making the bed

'Think blue' for the head when making the bed

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is introducing a simple, cost-neutral infection control practice in all of its facilities using a colour coding system for pillows.