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ESR reaffirms prescription drug found in synthetic cannabis

ESR scientists are rejecting false statements about their testing of synthetic cannabis products and the presence of the controlled substance phenazepam.

Study highlights stigma for Black African migrants with HIV

A new study highlights the need for more awareness among health professionals of the experiences of HIV-positive Black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand who feel stigmatised.

Speech: The Big Latch On - Tariana Turia

Speech: The Big Latch On - Tariana Turia

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, Breastfeeding week : The Big Latch On!

Friday 5 August 2011, 10.30am.

Choices Kahungunu Health and Community Services, Hastings


I was delighted to be invited to the Big Latch on 2011.

Whitebait from city rivers off menu

Whitebait from city rivers off menu

Christchurch whitebaiters are being warned against fishing in or around the Avon/ Otakaro River, Heathcote/ Opawaho River or Avon-Heathcote/ Otakaro-Opawaho Estuary/Ihutai this season because of sewage contamination.

Quake speeds up homecare initiative

The impact of the Christchurch earthquake in February has seen a home support initiative for elderly hospital patients implemented much sooner than planned.

No cases of Meningococcal C in Nelson Marlborough

No cases of Meningococcal C in Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough has had no cases of meningococcal C notified so far this year.

This is the strain of disease that has infected three adults in Christchurch, the Christchurch cases included Fulton Hogan chief executive Bill Perry, 48, who died on Saturday.

New electives theatres for Waitemata

New electives theatres for Waitemata

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the Government has approved a $37 million state-of-the-art Elective Surgery Centre at North Shore Hospital.

Study shows body clock battle for blind

Nearly 3,000 blind and partially sighted New Zealanders could be suffering from undiagnosed sleep timing disorders according to a recent study from The University of Auckland.

Labour celebrates World Breastfeeding week

As World Breastfeeding Week winds up Labour's spokesperson for Maternal Health Steve Chadwick is urging the Government to uphold Labour's strong record and advocacy for the benefits of breastfeeding.

Elderly home services must prove they work

It's time for home health support services to prove they are making a difference for the elderly and disabled, says the CEO of one of New Zealand's largest providers of social services.