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Easter holiday help just a phone call away with Healthline

Illnesses and accidents have a habit of happening at the worst times - such as when you're away from home, or far from medical facilities. But if you're out and about this Easter, remember help is just a phone call away with Healthline - 0800 611 116.

Daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

Daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

In the future, it may be possible to get your daily dose of vitamin C from just one potato.

Scientists at Plant & Food Research are investigating how vitamin C is made in plants and have identified the gene that controls the level of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables.

Speech: World Autism Awareness Day - Hon Tariana Turia

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister of Disability Issues, World Autism Awareness Day

Wednesday 4 April 2012, 7.30am, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Speech:

Help a phone call away with Healthline

Illnesses and accidents have a habit of happening at the worst times - such as when you're away from home, or far from medical facilities. But if you're out and about this Easter, remember help is just a phone call away with Healthline - 0800 611 116.

Think about your health this Easter

Getting to see your doctor and thinking about your health before the long Easter weekend is the message from Hawke's Bay District Health Board.

Disabled organisation celebrates 75th anniversary

A weekend of celebration and shared memories has been scheduled for later this month, by one of New Zealand's best-loved organisations for people with disabilities.

Cooling towers targeted after Legionnaires scare

Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) is urging owners and managers of all buildings that contain a cooling tower, or an industrial process that uses water and generates aerosols, to arrange for immediate shock-dosing of these systems.

Shocking Pink breast cancer charity launched

Breast cancer in your 20s and 30s - it's not just any pink?it's Shocking Pink! Kylie Richardson was only 27 and Cheryle Robins just 34 when, during 2010, they both embarked on something far more unexpected, far more unplanned and far more trying than either of them could ever have imagined.

Scholarships address health workforce shortages

Scholarships address health workforce shortages

Nearly $1.7 million will be awarded to more than 220 Pacific people who have chosen to study a health related qualification in 2012.

Ballerinas needed for vitamin D health study

Ballerinas needed for vitamin D health study

Young ballerinas who train excessively as they dream of a role in Swan Lake may be compromising their wellbeing and performance, say Massey University nutrition researchers who are launching a study on vitamin D and its role in dancers' health.