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Wellington Golden Mile Smokefree?

Wellington Golden Mile Smokefree?

Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - More than half of Wellingtonians think the city's 'Golden Mile' central shopping area should be smokefree, recent research suggests.

Bike Run Tri Celebrates Southern Lakes Women

Bike Run Tri Celebrates Southern Lakes Women

Women's health, well being and fashion will be celebrated at the Fresh Choice Women's Bike Run Tri at Lake Hayes on March 5 when teams and individual athletes from around the South Island gather to compete in the popular annual exclusively female event.

Sexual Health Programmes Cuts Cost - Labour

Sexual Health Programmes Cuts Cost - Labour

Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - The Government is paying for its decision to cut funds for sexual health programmes, now having to find more money for treatments, Labour says.

No Scientific Basis For Homeopathy

No Scientific Basis For Homeopathy

The NZIC is aware that there is some confusion by the public over homeopathic remedies and would like to help clarify several points.

Shellfish Toxins Remain On Coromandel, Bay Of Plenty Coast

Shellfish Toxins Remain On Coromandel, Bay Of Plenty Coast

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along much of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place, but the geographic extent of it has been reduced.

Working Together Regionally To Avoid Broken Record Syndrome

Working Together Regionally To Avoid Broken Record Syndrome

Waikato District Health Board is working with its Midland Region partners in Lakes and Taranaki DHBs to improve recordkeeping practice.

Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

Warriors Help Launch Heart Week

Four Vodafone Warriors visited Grey Base Hospital on Friday to show their support and help launch National Heart Week on the West Coast.

Government Health Cuts Hurting Young People

Government Health Cuts Hurting Young People

A decision by the National Government to cut $8 million from sexual health programmes will cost New Zealand dearly in the long run, Labour Youth spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

Calls For Drinking Age To Be Raised To 21

Calls For Drinking Age To Be Raised To 21

Lobby group Family First is calling for the drinking age to be raised to 21 and has commissioned a report by a British expert to support its case.

Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

Time Off For Mental Health Factors Not Safe For Community, Says Victims Family

The family of a man set alight and killed by a mental health patient say a judge's indulgent sentence for murder because of mental health factors in a recent sentencing set a dangerous precedent.