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Waikato DHB appoints new committee members

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) today confirmed the membership for its three statutory committees.

Mercy Breast Clinic opens on North Shore

Leading breast care provider Mercy Breast Clinic has expanded its services by opening a second clinic on Auckland's North Shore.

The new clinic is located on Sunset Road and offers high-quality care and access to experienced breast health specialists for women and men.

Second wave of measles hits Waikato

Second wave of measles hits Waikato

Waikato is experiencing a second wave of measles cases all involving unvaccinated contacts of those originally diagnosed.

There are now 17 confirmed cases of measles - one requiring hospitalisation and all in teenagers - notified to Waikato District Health Board's Population Health.

Youth Day 'chance to discuss sexual health'

This year's theme for International Youth Day, 'Dialogue and Mutual Understanding' presents an opportunity to further conversations around adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific.

Suspected measles case in Ruakaka

Suspected measles case in Ruakaka

Northland DHB advises Northlanders to ensure their families are protected from measles. Cases have now been reported from the Waikato region to Canterbury, and the number of cases continues to climb in Auckland.

Child flown to hospital with suspected meningitis

One year old Northland child flown to Starship with suspected meningococcal disease

Late last night a one year old child was admitted to Whangarei Hospital with suspected meningococcal disease.

QMC joins Southern Cross GP network

Queenstown Medical Centre (QMC) has become the second general practice to join the Southern Cross Primary Care (SCPC) network.

More funds for West Coast dementia care

Dementia care on the West Coast will benefit from an extra $90,000 this year following a funding increase announced in the 2011 budget. The extra funding will increase the opportunity for more rest home level dementia care beds that are in short supply on the Coast.

Croup: What you should know - St John

As winter is setting in St John has timely reminder first aid tips for croup. St John attends to many children with croup every year. Croup is swelling and inflammation of the throat as a result of a viral infection. It occurs in young children.

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

Grindz Cafe in Tauranga has become the first Breastfeeding Friendly accredited cafe in the Bay of Plenty.