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Child mental health conference shares knowledge

Over 250 delegates from New Zealand, Australia, USA and the UK attended the "Infant Mental Health: Tools for Practice" conference at Te Papa over the past three days (27th - 29th February). Presentations were provided by clinicians and researchers from New Zealand, Australia, USA and the UK.

Youth smoking hits record low

The 2011 Year 10 ASH Smoking Survey results, released today, show a record drop in youth smoking - especially among Maori girls.

The overall rate of youth smoking has dropped one-and-a-half percent to 4.1% (from 5.5% in 2010), the largest drop in almost a decade.

Inaugural NZ Hearing Hero announced

The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to Professor Peter Thorne CNZM, PhD.

Community and Public Health return to Christchurch CBD

Community and Public Health, a division of the Canterbury District Health Board, moved into refitted offices in Christchurch's Central Business District today - more than a year after losing their former Chester Street premises to the February 22 earthquake.

CTU Supports fair share for nurses

CTU President Helen Kelly said today that the CTU supports members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Ng� Ringa Tota (SFWU), who are going on strike tomorrow seeking a fair wage increase from Oceania.

Radiation team hold super hero day

Staff at the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Blood Service are the unsung super heroes when it comes to the fight against cancer and will be looking the part more than ever this Friday, March 2, 2012.

Maternity report shows birthing data across NZ

Maternity data is being reported in a way that allows comparisons to be made by District Health Boards (DHBs) for the first time.

Changes proposed to health information privacy

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today announced proposed amendments to the Health Information Privacy Code.

Canterbury CHB regains pre-quake health targets

The Canterbury Health System has regained pre-quake levels in some of its health targets and achieved or even surpassed others but still faces ongoing quake related challenges.

Cities are failing children, UNICEF Warns

Greater urbanisation is inevitable and soon - for the first time in history - the majority of children will grow up in towns or cities rather than in rural areas, with many virtually invisible and excluded from vital services, according to a new UNICEF report launched today (UN Children's Fund) T