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Blue September launches with promise from dads

The Prostate Cancer Foundation's Blue September campaign launched last night at SKYCITY with one clear message: 'Dad's, get checked for your kids.'

Prestigious awards in psychology

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand), offers awards for excellence in practice and research related to psychology and social justice issues.

Flu vaccine a good match this year

Virus specialist Dr Lance Jennings says that all three types of influenza virus currently in circulation (pandemic H1N1 09 (swine flu), H3N2 and B virus) are covered by the 2011 seasonal influenza vaccine.

New dialysis unit for Whakatane

Health Minister Tony Ryall today opened a new dialysis unit at Whakatane Hospital giving patients better access to this life sustaining treatment closer to home.

DHB improves on quit smoking target

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has finished the 2010/11 year in a very good position on the national Health Targets board.

Christchurch waste and water workers 'unsung quake heroes'

The men and women of the Christchurch City Council's Water and Waste Unit and Citycare were honoured tonight at the Public Health Association conference dinner as "unsung heroes" whose extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes helped avert associated health disasters.

Public Health Champion 2011 is Waikato's Dallas Honey

A "tireless" public health worker with the Waikato District Health Board, Dallas Honey, was tonight named Public Health Champion for 2011.

Value of "Oldie Army" in post quake recovery - research

The Public Health Association Conference has been told that, rather than being a burden on emergency and other services in the hours and days following the February earthquake in Christchurch, the over-65s proved to be a resilient and energetic resource for recovery.

West Coast meeting national health targets

West Coast meeting national health targets

"West Coast residents are receiving very good service from their DHB in the latest health target results released yesterday," says DHB CEO David Meates.

BoP DHB meeting health targets

Today the Minister of Health released the quarter four-year end results of the health targets for the 2010/11 year.