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St John right behind fall prevention competition

St John Ambulance Officers see many preventable falls, some of which result in severe brain injury or death, and the service supports ACC's Idea Nation initiative which aims to reduce them.

Conference to address critical ageing issues

Re-framing the debate about future wellbeing for older people and the impact of clowning in dementia care are examples of a varied programme looking at the critical issues that are facing our country's growing elderly population that will be discussed at a conference in Wellington this month host

Proposed maternity changes offer opportunities

The successful introduction of a new model of primary birthing care at Thames has resulted in a proposal to expand the model to Matariki Birthing Unit in Te Awamutu. www.waikatodhb.health.nz/matariki

Health PPPs provide value for money

International evidence shows health PPPs provide value for money in the provision of health infrastructure

Rheumatic fever rates must be addressed

The Public Health Association (PHA) says a new report revealing young Maori are 23 times more likely to suffer acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori lends weight to the Prime Minister's calls to address rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand.

Healthy eyes lead to happy kids' faces

Kiwi kids are looking 'cool' and protecting their eyes as Visique dishes out free sunglasses this summer.

Record numbers of Kiwi school kids are donning sunglasses to protect their eyes against harmful UV exposure as part of Visique's popular Back to School campaign.

Baby friendly hospital initiative

Northland babies are getting a good start in life thanks to increasing rates of breastfeeding in the district.

NZ delegates push for tobacco free world

NZ delegates push for tobacco free world

New Zealand delegates to the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) taking place this week in Singapore want the world to be tobacco free by 2040.

Survey reveals NZ women's fertility concerns

Survey reveals NZ women's fertility concerns

An online survey conducted by Good Health magazine, to establish New Zealand women's views on fertility, has revealed some surprising results.

Continuity vital in reform process

Reform of government agencies tasked with supporting innovation and growth in the economy announced yesterday has been welcomed by the industry group representing the Health information technology sector, the New Zealand Health IT Cluster.