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Advertising watchdog rejects billboard complaint

Advertising watchdog rejects billboard complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected outright a complaint by New Plymouth dentist David Antunovic that a billboard reading "Fluoridation is safe - Yeah Right" breached the advertising code.

Medical specialist shortage costing taxpayers millions - ASMS

The continuing shortage of medical specialists in New Zealand is costing taxpayers millions and is harming patient health, the union representing senior doctors and dentists says.

UV levels rising rapidly as daylight saving arrives

UV levels rising rapidly as daylight saving arrives

The arrival of daylight saving is a reminder to New Zealanders that ultraviolet radiation (UV) levels are rising rapidly.

Job security fears rise after DHB decision

Job security fears rise after DHB decision

The PSA is urging Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) and community support providers to ensure continuity of service and job security for workers following the DHB's termination of its community support contract with HealthcareNZ," says PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

Whooping cough cases on rise in top of South

Whooping cough cases on rise in top of South

Nelson Marlborough has had an upsurge of Whooping Cough (pertussis) cases in the last two months.

Airline passengers exposed to measles

Airline passengers exposed to measles

More domestic airline passengers have been exposed to measles as an outbreak of the disease in the Auckland region continues to spread.

Government must invest more in preventative health - NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) strongly supports the United Nation's declaration this week calling for a multifaceted campaign to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and urges the Government to invest more in preventative health measures.

Health warning for Scarborough Beach

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for Scarborough Beach, following recent notification of a localised breakage in the sewerage system in the area.

NZ bucks gender weather trend

New Zealand bucks the trend when it comes to links between temperature at the time of conception and the sex of babies.

In places like Germany and Scandinavia, colder years tend to produce fewer boys than normal, while warmer years produce a higher number of males.

Health Innovation Hub given green light

The Canterbury District Health board is delighted the Ministers of Health and Economic Development have approved the establishment and funding of the New Zealand Health Innovation hub.