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Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Eighteen cases of measles in Hawke’s Bay, since March, has prompted health officials to urge parents to check their children are fully immunised

$48m New Acute Services Building To Open

$48m New Acute Services Building To Open

Builders have handed over the keys to the $48 million Acute Services Building at Waiora Waikato Hospital campus in Hamilton and now the work begins in earnest to get the second and third floors of the facility up and running in six weeks.

Clinical Trial Results Confirm Arthritic Benefits Of Christchurch Mussel Health Product Trial Study

Clinical Trial Results Confirm Arthritic Benefits Of Christchurch Mussel Health Product Trial Study

An Australian clinical study trial of a Christchurch-made green shell mussel health product has found arthritic conditions improved by 43 percent for people taking the supplement.

Don’t Let The Flu Get You - Free Flu Immunisations End Soon

Don’t Let The Flu Get You - Free Flu Immunisations End Soon

Don’t let the flu get you this winter, time is running out for FREE immunisation. If you are eligible, you have until July 31 to protect yourself and your family from the influenza virus this year.

Imperial Tobacco: We Don't Want Children To Smoke

Imperial Tobacco: We Don't Want Children To Smoke

“Imperial Tobacco does not want children to smoke or to use tobacco products”, said Mr Tony Mears, Sales & Marketing Director of Imperial Tobacco New Zealand. “We believe that the decision to enjoy tobacco products is a choice for adults only.”

More Northland Youths Give Up Smoking - Survey

More Northland Youths Give Up Smoking - Survey

ASH has released its Year 10 survey results for 2010 which shows that smoking among Northland youth still declining. Northland’s daily smoking rate among 2010 Year students is 6.1% compared to 7.4% in 2009.

NZ Health Stories Feature In New Booklet

· Community workers throat swabbing schoolchildren for rheumatic fever;

· a rural woman with lung and heart disease managing her symptoms from home with a tele-health monitor and;

Integrated Services For Adolescents Urgently Needed

Integrated Services For Adolescents Urgently Needed

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) welcomes Sir Peter Gluckman’s report to the Prime Minister which makes recommendations on reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence.

Auckland Couple Encourage Others To Insulate For Health

Auckland Couple Encourage Others To Insulate For Health

Auckland couple Lorraine and Terry Motu are encouraging others in their neighbourhood to make the most of the government’s Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart home insulation and heating programme.

Countdown To A Million For Flu Immunisation

Countdown To A Million For Flu Immunisation

The countdown is on to get a million New Zealanders immunised against seasonal influenza with almost 950,000 doses of vaccine distributed so far.