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More children protected from infectious diseases

Over the past five years, New Zealand has gone from one of the lowest immunisation rates in the developed world to one of the best.

"In 2007, when the Health Targets started, only 67 per cent of children were fully immunised by their second birthday," says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Health link to poverty needs addressing

The Expert Advisory Group’s report on poverty reinforces what we all know - that children living in poverty have worse health outcomes and we can’t continue to ignore it, Labour’s Health Spokesperson Maryan Street says.

"Their solutions are sensible and practical.

Sit less, move more, say physios

Sit less, move more, say physios

Physios are warning we need to sit less and move more this World Physiotherapy Day (September 8)

Physiotherapy New Zealand says the warning from a US study on sedentary behaviour is clear; we need to sit less and move more.

MPs back Pacific sex health programme

The New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) today announced its recommendations to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Pacific, calling for stronger collaboration between Pacific parliamentarians and sexual and reproductive healt

Video highlights whooping cough effects

Waikato mum Stacey Illingworth is sharing footage of her baby’s struggle with whooping cough to help prevent other parents going through the same trauma.

Stacey and her daughter Sativah returned home to Te Aroha recently after spending five weeks in Waikato Hospital.

Speech: Tony Ryall - Royal College of Surgeons annual conference

Speech opening the Royal College of Surgeons Annual Conference in Queenstown

Delivered by Dr Paul Hutchison on behalf of Health Minister Tony Ryall

Laser cataract surgery tech offered to all opthalmologists

New blade-free laser cataract technology that enables more accurate and less intrusive cataract surgery is now available for all New Zealand ophthalmologists to train on, and then use for their own patients at Eye Institute in Auckland.

Study looks at flu resistance to drugs

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A University of Canterbury (UC) research project is looking to beat drug-resistance in the war on flu.

Study looks at elderly's last move

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A University of Canterbury (UC) research is breaking new ground in looking at how elderly people make possible the last shift of their lives.

GPs create new health hub for Tokoroa

GPs create new health hub for Tokoroa

Tokoroa Primary Care, Medicentre and Caldwell and Simpson will move to a new primary care space at Tokoroa Hospital in early 2013 as part of an ongoing commitment to improve access to health services and build a better health system in Tokoroa.