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Mobile Health Provider Vensa Health Receives Government Boost

Auckland, New Zealand, 16 May 2011 - Auckland company Vensa Health has received an investment boost to further its research and development of technology that enables interactive mobile communications between health providers and patients.

Alranz Supports Current Law On Teens' Privacy

Alranz Supports Current Law On Teens' Privacy

ALRANZ said today it was concerned that the understandable anguish felt by a mother whose 16-year-old daughter had an abortion without her mother's knowledge would be used by those opposed to reproductive rights to again call for mandatory parental notification for teenagers seeking abortion care

Workchoice Day May 17th Capital & Coast Opens Its Doors To High School Students

Workchoice Day May 17th Capital & Coast Opens Its Doors To High School Students

May 17 is Workchoice Day and Capital & Coast DHB will be offering a unique insight around 70 students from across 7 schools in the Wellington region.

Kiwifruit Contained Following Typhoid Case

Kiwifruit Contained Following Typhoid Case

ZESPRI has been notified by Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) that a Bay of Plenty-based kiwifruit picker has contracted the gastrointestinal bacterial disease, typhoid.

Tobacco Highly Addictive - No Ifs, No Butts

Tobacco Highly Addictive - No Ifs, No Butts

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia is shocked that a tobacco company would claim 'it is not hard to quit smoking'.

The statement was made by the head of a major international tobacco company at its annual shareholder meeting.

Give Quitting A Go And Give Yourself A Pay Rise

Give Quitting A Go And Give Yourself A Pay Rise

World Smokefree Day could be the perfect opportunity to increase your bank balance. For a 20-a-day smoker, quitting the habit can amount to an extra $100 a week, $400 a month or over $5000 a year. That's a nice bonus.

Down With Blood Pressure Campaign - Saturday 14 May 2011

Down With Blood Pressure Campaign - Saturday 14 May 2011

As supermarket free offers go this could be the best one you'll ever get. On Saturday 14 May* shoppers at around 130 New World and Pak'n'Save supermarkets can get a free blood pressure test which might just save someone's life.

Take The Pressure Down

St John is encouraging people to have their blood pressure checked for free on Saturday 14 May*. See www.stroke.org.nz for location details.

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

Scotland has got serious about reducing alcohol harm: but when will NZ be?

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

"It is with regret that I announce that Karen Roach, chief executive, Northland District Health Board for the past five years has today informed the Board of her resignation to take effect at the end of October this year", said Tony Norman, chair of the Northland District Health Board.<