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Christchurch waste and water workers 'unsung quake heroes'

The men and women of the Christchurch City Council's Water and Waste Unit and Citycare were honoured tonight at the Public Health Association conference dinner as "unsung heroes" whose extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes helped avert associated health disasters.

Public Health Champion 2011 is Waikato's Dallas Honey

A "tireless" public health worker with the Waikato District Health Board, Dallas Honey, was tonight named Public Health Champion for 2011.

Value of "Oldie Army" in post quake recovery - research

The Public Health Association Conference has been told that, rather than being a burden on emergency and other services in the hours and days following the February earthquake in Christchurch, the over-65s proved to be a resilient and energetic resource for recovery.

West Coast meeting national health targets

West Coast meeting national health targets

"West Coast residents are receiving very good service from their DHB in the latest health target results released yesterday," says DHB CEO David Meates.

BoP DHB meeting health targets

Today the Minister of Health released the quarter four-year end results of the health targets for the 2010/11 year.

Substance use disorder treatment 'must become mainstream'

A visiting drug policy expert and one-time "Deputy Drug Czar" to the Obama Administration has told a conference in Auckland today that the historical approach to treating substance use disorders has missed the mark and has had serious costs and consequences for healthcare in general.

Spring clean for Starship

Starship Foundation has kicked off its Starship Spring Clean campaign today, where New Zealanders are asked to clean up, clear out and sell off, all in support of the kids at Starship.

Third see flu jabs as ineffective

Third see flu jabs as ineffective

Southern Cross Health Society has released survey results that show around one third of those who didn't get the flu vaccination this year chose not to because they don't believe the vaccination will work, exposing them to one of winter's nastiest ills.

Senior doctors call on health bosses to 'negotiate honourably'

Senior doctors call on health bosses to 'negotiate honourably'

"A national meeting of the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the ASMS's 26 branches today has called on DHB health bosses to negotiate honourably as we seek to bring our protracted national collective agreement negotiations to a conclusion," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the

Junk food sugar resistant to teeth brushing - research

Junk food sugar resistant to teeth brushing - research

New research into the effect of junk food sugars has found the damage they do to teeth is so severe that not even good oral hygiene can completely counter it.