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Auckland council confirms 64 measles cases

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

64 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this afternoon.

NZ McDonald's first to offer low-fat breakfast oats

New Zealanders are the first in the world to be able to eat a Weight Watchers approved breakfast meal in McDonald's restaurants, with the launch of Uncle Tobys Oats with Apple and Sultanas.

First nurse practitioner in NMDHB

Sue Dawkins from Murchison has become the first registered nurse practitioner in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB).

After five years of intensive study and work Ms Dawkins recently completed her nurse practitioner qualifications in primary care.

Industry labelling 'a good first step'

Industry labelling 'a good first step'

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the alcohol industry's recognition that consumer information messages should be placed on alcohol products.

Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Whangarei Hospital and Kia Tupato Security are working to raise public awareness of the Northland District Health Board Smokefree policy.

Kia Tupato Security staff are handing out an information card to all public parking in the main public car park.

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

The Medicines Regulations 1984 and the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002, have been amended to better align the law with modern medical practice.

Auditor-General's report published - Home-based support services

Auditor-General's report published - Home-based support services

Many of us have older parents, relatives, or friends who benefit from care and support services provided in their homes (such as help with their personal care or help with household chores). These home-based support services can be critical to the continued health and well-being of older people.

Mental health workers study what makes the Crusaders so tough

Mental health workers study what makes the Crusaders so tough

How can the Crusaders be such champions in a time of such stress?

In February, the deadly Christchurch earthquake made AMI Stadium - their home stadium - unusable.

Use of antipyretics to reduce flu-related fever

Use of antipyretics to reduce flu-related fever

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, said today it was aware of a recommendation by the Wellington-based Medical Research Institute that antipyretics, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, not be used to reduce flu-related fever.

Matt Bowden: urine tests for synthetic cannabinoids a concern

Matt Bowden: urine tests for synthetic cannabinoids a concern

Stargate co-founder Matt Bowden is concerned by the announcement from Environmental Science and Research that the Crown Research Institute is now offering urine tests for some synthetic cannabinoids.