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Health workers in hotspots need protection

Health workers in hotspots need  protection

Assertive action is needed to protect health workers in political hotspots, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA), particularly in light of the situation in Bahrain where health workers have been imprisoned for treating pro-democracy protestors.

Campaign welcomes New Plymouth fluoridation decision

Fluoride Action Network NZ congratulates the New Plymouth District Council for its scientifically and ethically sound decision today to end fluoridation, and deploy the savings to actually help those with poor dental health", says Mary Byrne, FANNZ' National Coordinator.

Stand up and save your back

New Zealanders are urged to stand up straight for World Spine Day (16th October) and save their backs, as new research shows that most office workers sit at their desks for much longer than health guidelines recommend.

Child in hospital with suspected meningococcal

Child in hospital with suspected meningococcal

A 16 month old Whangarei child was admitted last night to Whangarei Hospital with suspected Meningococcal disease.

A two year old child was admitted to Whangarei Hospital with confirmed meningococcal disease.

Government backs prostate cancer inquiry findings

Government backs prostate cancer inquiry findings

The Government supports Health Select Committee recommendations around the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer which rule out a national screening programme at this stage.

Cancer report shows need to focus on prevention

Cancer report shows need to focus on prevention

The release of a Ministry of Health report on the cost of cancer treatment shows again why the focus of health spending must be on prevention, Labour's Health spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

Keep learning and adding to life's playbook

Keep learning and adding to life's playbook

With the country being gripped by rugby fever and our cherished All Blacks still in the hunt to bring home the Cup, the Mental Health Foundation is reminding New Zealander's not to forget about their own mental health and wellbeing as they celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Dangerous myth sold to counselling consumers

Counselling Association "selling a dangerous myth to consumers" regarding membership to Professional Associations, says Counsellor and Outcomes Researcher

Measles continues to be a concern

Measles continues to be a concern

The first two locally acquired cases of measles can be confirmed this week in the Bay of Plenty area. Contacts have been identified and advised as appropriate by public health.

Bowel screening pilot begins in Waitemata

Bowel screening pilot begins in Waitemata

The four year bowel screening pilot has been launched by National MP, Dr Jackie Blue on behalf of Health Minister Tony Ryall at Waitemata DHB in Auckland today.