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Levy On Soft Drinks Would Help To Reduce Diabetes Epidemic

A levy on sugary drinks would help to reduce our diabetes epidemic, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.

New research shows New Zealand has some of the highest rates of diabetes in the world - and the problem is fast getting worse.

Government Spends $130m More On Disabilities

Government Spends $130m More On Disabilities

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Minister for Health Tariana Turia says that Budget 2011 sees the Government put an extra $130 million into disability support services over four years.

West Coast DHB Leading The Way With Telemedicine Initiatives

Further improvements are being planned for the delivery of medical support to the West Coast from a distance, giving improved and more equitable access to health care services.

Leaders Debate Future Of NZ Health At Congress

Leaders Debate Future Of NZ Health At Congress

Around 280 leading health sector figures from New Zealand and overseas will meet in Auckland at a conference on June 28 and 29 to discuss how best to tackle the challenges of an ageing population and rising quality demands in the future.

Free Flu Immunisations End Soon, See Your Gp Today

Free Flu Immunisations End Soon, See Your Gp Today

Winter is upon us, along with the dreaded influenza virus, but it doesn't have to be that way. Avoid the discomfort and hospital visits, your immunisation could be FREE, contact your GP today.

Pre-Schoolers Learn To Wash Away Germs

Pre-Schoolers Learn To Wash Away Germs

Thousands of pre-school children across the country are scrubbing up on proper hand washing techniques. Today marks the launch of Protex's interactive educational programme "Clean Hands Good Health", designed to educate pre-schoolers on the importance of hand washing.

Welsh Doctor Wants To Improve Women's Health

Welsh Doctor Wants To Improve Women's Health

Jeremy Gasson is a long way from home.

From his offices on the ninth floor of the Elizabeth Rothwell Building at Waikato Hospital, the Welsh doctor looks out over Lake Rotoroa and Hamilton City.

Providing Marae With Accessibility Tools

Providing Marae With Accessibility Tools

Waikato District Health Board is part of a wider group, striving to improve accessibility to Waikato marae for people living with disabilities.

Skylight Earthquake Resource Awarded

Skylight Earthquake Resource Awarded

At a national awards ceremony earlier this month, Skylight received a special commendation from the annual Workplace Health and Safety Awards for When Trauma and Grief Come to Work.

Speech: Maori Suicide Prevention - Tariana Turia

Speech: Maori Suicide  Prevention - Tariana Turia

Mihi ki a Ngati Hinekura, Ngati Pikiao, Iwi kainga, Te Rau Matatini.

I want to firstly acknowledge Te Ariki Morehu and Moehau Kutia, who have blessed our hui by being here, and in doing so, have brought a special dimension to the hui.