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Tips for managing babies during hot summer months

Tips for managing babies during hot summer months

All babies may be extra fussy and unsettled during hot weather spells with previous feeding patterns going out the window, says senior lactation consultant at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Karen Palmer.

Webisodes highlight rare disease

A series of ground breaking video webisodes has been released by New Zealanders involved in the international bid to find a cure for the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ( LAM), a progressive fatal condition affecting women in the prime of their lives.

Acute surgery delay highlights hospital specialist shortage crisis

Acute surgery delay highlights hospital specialist shortage crisis

"The delay in the expansion of acute surgery at Dunedin Hospital is another example of New Zealand's continuing specialist workforce crisis," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

New health warning for Lake Ngaroto

New health warning for Lake Ngaroto

Health warnings are now in place for all of the regularly tested lakes outside Hamilton. Lake Ngaroto, just north of Te Awamutu, now has a new cyanobacterial health warning and warnings remain in place for Hakanoa, Waikare, Waahi and Whangape.

Reminder to the public about toxic shellfish

Reminder to the public about toxic shellfish

As the summer holiday season approaches, the Medical Officer of Health would like to remind the public that the health warning due to shellfish toxins along parts of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline is still in place.

New appointments process for South Westland health clinics

A new 0800 phone number has been launched for South Westland health clinics. The number will take patients to the Franz Josef clinic which will handle all appointments for the South Westland clinics at Haast, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Whataroa and Hari Hari.

New cases of whooping cough in Grey and Buller districts

The pertussis outbreak currently being experienced continues to infect more people, particularly children on the West Coast. There continue to be fresh cases of pertussis in the Grey and Buller districts. There have been no new cases in the Westland district in the past seven weeks.

Research points to increased folate levels in women

Research points to increased folate levels in women

New research on the impact of folic acid in bread shows increased levels of folate in women of childbearing age and that fortification of bread is contributing to this, says Julie Collins, MAF Biosecurity, Food and Animal Welfare Policy Director.

Northland Meningococcal C vaccination programme ends

The FREE 12 week Meningococcal C Vaccination Programme ended on Friday 16 December with a provisional estimate of 31,455 Northlanders aged 12months to under 20 years now vaccinated against this serious disease.

Algal Bloom in Waipara River

Algal Bloom in Waipara River

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Waipara River at the Teviotdale Bridge.