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Imposed Testing Won't Guarantee Safety Of Our Foods From Killer E. Coli Bacteria

Imposed Testing Won't Guarantee Safety Of Our Foods From Killer E. Coli Bacteria

Renewed global warnings over food safety have been issued after the outbreak of E. coli spread to France in recent days, hospitalising up to 10 people.

Sight Impaired CE Takes On Nationwide 'Accessibility' Roadtrip

Sight Impaired CE Takes On Nationwide 'Accessibility' Roadtrip

A new social enterprise is rolling into 12 cities over the next two weeks.

The Be. On The Road 'accessible' campervan will arrive with the goal of introducing the inspirational social change mission of creating a 100% accessible country for everyone.

Tobacco Giant's Proposed Compensation Claims Depraved, Says PHA

Tobacco Giant's Proposed Compensation Claims Depraved, Says PHA

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is appalled that the tobacco company Philip Morris intends to sue the Australian government for compensation should Canberra's proposal for plain, brand-less packaging for cigarettes go ahead.

National Cardiac Surgery Update Released

National Cardiac Surgery Update Released

Minister of Health Tony Ryall has released a National Cardiac Surgery Update detailing recent improvements in cardiac surgery in New Zealand.

Air Diet Best For Diabetes Says Act

Air Diet Best For Diabetes Says Act

ACT New Zealand is delighted to be counted among the opposition parties calling for healthy eating policies following the release of a report showing New Zealand has one of the highest rates of diabetes among developed countries, says the party's Forbidden Foods Spokeswomanperson, Heather Roy.

Speech: Charities Commission Regional Forum - Turia

Speech: Charities Commission Regional Forum - Turia

I have to admit to an ulterior motive for coming here today.

It is my first trip to a Dream Centre.

Lately I've been having a lot of dreams about flying.

Health Risk From Solvent Use By Lab Technicians

Health Risk From Solvent Use By Lab Technicians

Exposure to solvents by medical laboratory workers may be a health risk according to a new study from the University of Otago, Wellington just published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

A Career In Health Offers Wonderful Opportunities For Young People

A Career In Health Offers Wonderful Opportunities For Young People

Nearly 200 students from a number of Waikato and Bay of Plenty secondary schools had the chance to see if health is the career for them when they attended Waikato District Health Board's workchoice day today (Monday 27 June).

Prison Nurses Committed To Helping Prisoners Quit Smoking

Prisons around the country go 100% smokefree on 1 July, but Kirstin Harrison, nurse team leader at the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, expects it will be business as usual.

'More Permissive' System Follows Exceptional Circumstances Review

'More Permissive' System Follows Exceptional Circumstances Review

PHARMAC is moving to a more permissive and streamlined system for assessing people seeking medicines that aren't funded on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.