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Sitting bad for health - chiropractors

Sitting for too long and with bad posture is bad for your health, the country's chiropractors advised today.

DHB launches campaign to prevent falls

An awareness campaign to help prevent falls in the community and in hospital has been launched this month by Hawke's Bay District Health Board.

The May Falls campaign, May fall - stop them all, kicks off on May 9, and aims to help raise awareness and education on preventing falls.

New West Coast clinical board launches

The newly established West Coast Health System Clinical Board today holds its first meeting, as a step towards providing stronger clinical leadership and clinical governance with the primary aim of ensuring safe, sustainable health care services on the Coast.

Epic story of nutrition revealed in new book

Why we eat what we eat is a complicated subject. It's something Massey University nutritional ecologist Professor David Raubenheimer has spent many years researching, doing nutritional analyses of the feeding habits of everything from snapper and snow leopards to gannets, gorillas and humans.

Trust launches to support chronic pain sufferers

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers around the world are looking forward to May 12th 2012 for their international awareness day.

NZPork considering High Court judgment

NZPork considering High Court judgment

NZPork and its advisors will carefully consider the judgment handed down by Wellington's High Court yesterday, which does not support its challenge of new import health standards.

Court upholds pork import standards decision

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today welcomed a judgement by the High Court validating the decision-making process MPI followed when developing import requirements for pork from countries where the disease Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.

Board to drive better achievement for deaf learners

Board to drive better achievement for deaf learners

A single, combined board of trustees is to be set up to help raise achievement among New Zealand's deaf and hearing-impaired students, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

Midwifes essential for healthy mothers, babies

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) celebrates International Day of the Midwife tomorrow.

Health literacy could help prevent illness

Health literacy could help prevent illness

Addressing health literacy issues could help to prevent illness and early deaths, improve health system efficiencies, and help to protect patient safety and quality of care, according to a visiting health literacy expert.