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Lower Back Pain Results Will Improve If Health Providers Work Together Say New Zealand Chiropractors

Lower Back Pain Results Will Improve If Health Providers Work Together Say New Zealand Chiropractors

The success rate of lower back pain treatment in this country could be improved if health providers worked more closely together, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.

Globally 2500 Young People Infected with HIV Every Day

Opportunity in Crisis - joint publication by UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, WHO and The World Bank presents data on adolescents and HIV for the first time

Smoking By Year 10 Pupils Falling - Survey

Smoking By Year 10 Pupils Falling - Survey

Associate Minister of Health, Hon Tariana Turia, has welcomed the latest Year 10 (14-15 year olds) smoking prevalence data for 2010 released by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Mental Health Sector Plans To Get Media Savvy

Mental Health Sector Plans To Get Media Savvy

The Mental Health Foundation and Like Minds, Like Mine today launch a new online series taking an inside look at the media and how organisations working within mental health can better tell their stories.

Electricity Supply Contractor Receives Top Safety Award

Electrix has won the Supreme Award at this year’s New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

Report Shows Investment In Early Childhood Critical – PHA

Report Shows Investment In Early Childhood Critical – PHA

The Public Health Association (PHA) has welcomed the report released today by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, saying it forms the basis for an honest review of possible welfare reforms.

Measles Outbreak Hits Auckland

Measles Outbreak Hits Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service’s Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins has one confirmed measles cases with several more possible cases under investigation this week.

Government Approves $40m Boost For Capital Coast DHB

Government Approves $40m Boost For Capital Coast DHB

The Government has approved a $40 million cash injection for Capital and Coast District Health Board for the 2010/11 financial year.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says "This DHB continues to have the largest deficit of any DHB in the country.

NZ Aids Group Supports Australian Counterparts Over Campaign Backlash

NZ Aids Group Supports Australian Counterparts Over Campaign Backlash

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) has backed a Queensland counterpart after a safe sex advertising campaign was taken down because it was targeted by a fundamentalist Christian lobby group.

WHO Report Prompts Greens Call For Cell Phone Health Warning

WHO Report Prompts Greens Call For Cell Phone Health Warning

The Green Party has called for cell phone health warnings after a World Health Organization (WHO) study found they could cause an increase in the risk of a malignant type of brain cancer.