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Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

Primary Care Pilots To Tackle Kidney Disease - Media Release

A new initiative, which started with the appointment of a clinical nurse specialist in July 2010 at Waikato District Health Board to prevent and or delay the progression of diabetic end stage kidney failure, is an intensive education and moni

Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Breast, Colon Cancers - WHO

Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Breast, Colon Cancers - WHO

Geneva -- Undertaking 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to the new Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health released by the World Health Organization (W

Retailers Oppose Cigarette Display Ban

Retailers Oppose Cigarette Display Ban

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Retailers have spoken out against a bill that would ban shops from displaying cigarettes.

Health Warning On Lake Ellesmere Algae

Health Warning On Lake Ellesmere Algae

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - People are being warned to stay out of Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury after a high concentration of algal bloom was found.

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Te Waihora/lake Ellesmere

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Te Waihora/lake Ellesmere

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning because of increased concentrations of blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) being found in Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

Economic Sector Ignoring Social, Health Inequalities Reports

Economic Sector Ignoring Social, Health Inequalities Reports

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - While New Zealand has developed innovative annual social reports, some government departments often are not using them to address health inequities over the past decade, according to latest research.

Guild Welcomes Smokefree Coalition Presenting To Health Select Committee

Guild Welcomes Smokefree Coalition Presenting To Health Select Committee

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the Smokefree Coalition today presenting to the Health Select Committee.

New Eating Disorders Service Treating Patients

New Eating Disorders Service Treating Patients

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today welcomed confirmation the new Northern eating disorder service is up and running and providing much needed treatment to seriously unwell patients in the regio

Medical Officer Of Health Advisory For Waitangi Celebrations In The Bay Of Islands

Medical Officer Of Health Advisory For Waitangi Celebrations In The Bay Of Islands

Northland District Health Board advises visitors and locals to avoid eating shellfish collected in Te Tai Tokerau/Northland this weekend for Waitangi Day.

'Jeans For Genes' On Rare Disease Day

'Jeans For Genes' On Rare Disease Day

Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) is promoting 140 rare disease support groups in the lead up to its national awareness day.