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Bay of Plenty meningococcal case confirmed

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service can confirm that a young child died on Saturday night at Rotorua Hospital from meningococcal disease.

Speech: Parent to Parent Awareness Week

Speech: Parent to Parent Awareness Week

Parent to Parent Awareness Week, Monday 8 August 2011, Lower Hutt; 10am

Delivered by Michelle McNabb on behalf of Minister Turia

Speech

Melanoma risk underestimated in elderly

Melanoma risk underestimated in elderly

New Zealanders aged 60 and over appear to wrongly believe they are at low risk of the fatal form of skin cancer melanoma, according to a new University of Otago study conducted for the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

Long hours leads to alcohol abuse - study

Long hours leads to alcohol abuse - study

A University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found that working at least 50 hours a week increases the risk of alcohol problems by up to three times.

Getting spinal injury victims back on their feet

New Zealand's first Spinal Cord Injury Research Unit, dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the causes of disability following injury and to developing new treatments towards a cure, will be launched at The University of Auckland this week.

Bone cancer fluoride study opens door to law suits

Five years after being promised to disprove the link between fluoride and osteosarcoma bone cancer, the promised study has finally been published, failing in its promise, as predicted by international fluoride experts.

Another gastro outbreak at Whangarei Hospital

Another gastro outbreak at Whangarei Hospital

A small viral gastroenteritis outbreak has again been identified within Ward 15 at Whangarei Hospital affecting three patients, who have been isolated.

Bonding Scheme takes 429 more health grads

For the third year in a row, registration for the government's Voluntary Bonding Scheme has exceeded expectations.

Scientist condemns misrepresentation of obesity paper

Scientist condemns misrepresentation of obesity paper

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has moved to correct a misleading interpretation of a commentary paper which he co-authored: "Losing the war against obesity: the need for a developmental perspective" published in Science Translational Medicine on 27 July 2011.

Whangarei norovirus outbreak over

Whangarei norovirus outbreak over

The Norovirus outbreak at Whangarei Hospital's Ward 15 was declared over at 7pm last night following no further suspected cases. The outbreak began on 28 July.

In total there were ten people (six patients and four staff) with symptoms, two of these with laboratory confirmed Norovirus.