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Age Concern awareness week to highlight health promotion

Age Concern awareness week to highlight health promotion

Age Concern New Zealand President Liz Baxendine wants as many older people as possible to enjoy healthy, active aging.

Age Concern is using its Awareness Week to highlight the health promotion and educational activities offered by local Age Concerns around the country.

NZNO charter misses point

The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation has missed the point in their "Aged Care Charter" they are to present to Parliament tomorrow.

Researchers to discuss tobacco reforms

Researchers to discuss tobacco reforms

Health researchers collaborating to support a tobacco-free New Zealand under the banner of ASPIRE 2025 are holding an inaugural seminar this week to learn how Australian States have handled the removal of tobacco retail displays, and to consider the next steps against the tobacco epidemic in this

St John initiates actions around measles

St John has taken a proactive stance on the current measles outbreak in Auckland, initiating a number of actions, says Medical Director Dr Tony Smith.

New research to help curb osteoporosis

New research to help curb osteoporosis

A Massey University physiologist will team with Japanese researchers to develop food products that can deliver plant-based oestrogen to menopausal women.

DHB negotiations with senior medical officers resume this week

DHB negotiations with senior medical officers resume this week

The 20 District Health Boards are looking forward to resuming negotiations with Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) when they meet with the doctors' union - the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) - later this week.

How to treat shoulder injuries

St John has timely reminder first aid tips about what to do if you or someone is injured on the rugby field. Shoulder injuries such as shoulder separations and shoulder dislocations are a fairly common injury, especially in rugby.

Avoiding peanuts may not prevent food allergy

Research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has highlighted a process by which children might become allergic to peanuts, without ever tasting them.

Low iron levels a concern for women

Low iron levels a concern for women

The number of Kiwi women suffering from iron deficiency has more than doubled in 12 years, according to the results of the Ministry of Health's 2008-9 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey, published this month.

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.