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Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro today as routine summer monitoring results provided by Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed blooms of blue-green algae which are potentially toxic.

St John in world first CPR card pilot programme

St John in world first CPR card pilot programme

In a world first, St John are piloting a CPR card in New Zealand. Laerdal has developed the prototype CPR card - a business card sized device that helps to improve the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Guild welcomes $12m rheumatic fever boost

Guild welcomes $12 million rheumatic fever funding boost All New Zealanders will reap a benefit from the doubling in funding dedicated to fighting rheumatic fever, says the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand Chief Executive, Annabel Young.

Whooping cough spreads on West Coast

The pertussis outbreak currently being experienced continues to infect more people, particularly children on the West Coast.

Super Air closes on 1,500 lost time injury-free days

Super Air closes on 1,500 lost time injury-free days

Aerial fertiliser spreading company Super Air marks a key milestone of more than four years with no lost time due to injuries (LTIs) this month.

How to deal with bee stings

How to deal with bee stings

As people are starting to spend more time outside in their gardens and/or venturing further into the great outdoors. St John Medical Director Dr Tony Smith has timely reminder first aid tips for bee stings.

Nelson Marlborough DHB 'satisfied' with lab service

Nelson Marlborough DHB 'satisfied' with lab service

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is satisfied with the laboratory service delivered by MedLab South to date and await further discussions regarding renewing the district's laboratory contract.

DHB joins shared images platform

Tairawhiti District Health (Gisborne Hospital) has joined Waikato and Bay of Plenty DHBs in moving to the shared platform for radiology images and information.

Canterbury's community laboratories service provider confirmed

Canterbury's community laboratories service provider confirmed

Southern Community Laboratories has been awarded the contract to partner Canterbury Health Laboratories to deliver an integrated laboratory service in Canterbury, with effect from April 1, 2012.

Sonny Bill backs meningococcal programme

Rugby star, Sonny Bill Williams has volunteered his support to the Northland Meningococcal C Vaccination Programme as it enters its final week.