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Eradicate poverty 'through voluntary family planning'

Monday 17th October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the New Zealand Parliamentarians' Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) calls for increased support for family planning programmes.

DHB receives report on Buller health system

DHB receives report on Buller health system

The Board of the West Coast DHB received "Building a Better Buller Health System: Buller Integrated Family Health Centre Development Plan and Indicative / Strategic Business Case" together with copies of the feedback received after the September public meeting in Westport at its meeting

Bone disease numbers on the rise

A study involving over a million Kiwis reveals that the bone disease osteoporosis - although entirely preventable - is expected to cost New Zealand almost half a billion dollars every year after 2020.

Clean hands save lives

Clean hands save lives

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has this week launched its "5 Moments for Hand Hygiene" campaign in health care facilities across the Canterbury region.

St John warns of alcohol poisoning dangers

By Dr Tony Smith, Medical Director, St John

As people are celebrating their team winning or drowning their sorrows with a loss, St John would like to take the opportunity to remind friends and family of the dangers of alcohol poisoning.

Time to get off that couch and get active

Time to get off that couch and get active

With the country being gripped by rugby fever and our cherished All Blacks still in the hunt to bring home the Cup, the Mental Health Foundation is reminding New Zealander's not to forget about their own mental health and wellbeing as they celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Celebrating 30 years of Royal Fellowship - RNZCGP

Celebrating 30 years of Royal Fellowship - RNZCGP

It is 30 years since the first Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Honorary Fellowship was given to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Global assembly praises NZ tobacco control

Global assembly praises NZ tobacco control

New Zealand's advanced work in tobacco control praised at global assembly

The scientific session on tobacco cessation at the World Medical Association General Assembly in Montevideo, Uruguay has praised New Zealand's "end-game thinking" approach to tobacco cessation.

Whooping cough booster free for West Coast

The free booster vaccine now available to health care workers, early childhood education staff, and those living with a baby under the age of six months is only part of what's needed to help contain the current outbreak of pertussis on the West Coast says Dr Cheryl Brunton, the West Coast Medical

Health workers in hotspots need protection

Health workers in hotspots need  protection

Assertive action is needed to protect health workers in political hotspots, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), particularly in light of the situation in Bahrain where health workers have been imprisoned for treating pro-democracy protestors.