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Kronic Pineapple Express Recall

Kronic Pineapple Express Recall

Director-General of Health Kevin Woods today warned retailers to remove from their shelves a brand of herbal smoking product called Kronic Pineapple Express because it contains a prescription medicine.

Measles outbreak continues in Hawke's Bay

Measles outbreak continues in Hawke's Bay

As the measles outbreak continues in Hawke's Bay, schools and early childhood centres, that have a measles case reported, will be asked by Public Health to exclude any child not immunised or who can't produce an up-to-date immunisation certificate to help prevent the virus spreading.

Director-General of Health warns retailers to remove herbal smoking product from shelves

Director-General of Health Kevin Woods today warned retailers to remove from their shelves a brand of herbal smoking product called Kronic Pineapple Express because it contains a prescription medicine.

Last chance to get free flu immunisation

Last chance to get free flu immunisation

Eligible New Zealanders are being urged to get their free seasonal influenza vaccination before the Government's subsidised campaign ends for this year on July 31.

Government-funded vaccine boosts pneumococcal coverage for NZ children

Government-funded vaccine boosts pneumococcal coverage for NZ children

A newly Government funded pneumococcal vaccine called Synflorix will be rolled out across doctors' surgeries from 1 July providing increased coverage of pneumococcal disease for New Zealand children.

Taumarunui Stop Fluoridation

The Ruapehu-Taumarunui District Council confirmed their decision to stop fluoridation in Taumarunui. The Council decided to stop fluoridation in the district's only fluoridated town after hearing submissions from the public and overseas expert, Professor Emeritus Paul Connett.

Celebrating Enrolled Nurses

Celebrating Enrolled Nurses

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating national Enrolled Nurses Day tomorrow (30 June).

Keeping Older People Well Key Is A Focus For Canterbury Health

Keeping Older People Well Key Is A Focus For Canterbury Health

Keeping older people healthy and independent in their own homes for longer, with more health care provided in or as close to their homes as possible, is a key focus for Canterbury health services.

Measles Outbreak Escalates In Auckland

Measles Outbreak Escalates In Auckland

The news of a freshly imported case of measles brings the total number of confirmed cases in Auckland's largest outbreak this year to 39.

Brave Gillard A Great Example For New Zealand

Brave Gillard A Great Example For New Zealand

Members of the Smokefree Coalition applaud Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for refusing to back down against tobacco industry threats to sue over plain packaging legislation, saying her actions are a wonderful example for our own Government.