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Children's iodine status far from ideal - research

The mandatory use of iodised salt in commercial bread since 2009 has improved New Zealand children's iodine status but many may remain mildly deficient in this essential nutrient, new University of Otago research suggests.

Boil water notice for Selwyn residents

Boil water notice for Selwyn residents

Residents in the Selwyn Rural Water Supply (Glentunnel) are advised to immediately begin boiling water.

New food and nutrition guidelines released

Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People The new Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2-18 years) were released today by the Ministry of Health.

Pharmac looks to standardise hospital medicines

National pharmaceuticals funder PHARMAC has begun a significant step towards standardising hospital medicines throughout the country.

Alzheimers New Zealand launches new website

Alzheimers New Zealand is pleased to launch its new and improved website today.

Application seeks WHO limits for packaged water

Application seeks WHO limits for packaged water

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application seeking to adopt World Health Organization (WHO) limits for chemicals in packaged water in the Food Standards Code.

Health warning removed for Waiau River

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its health warning issued in February this year for the Waiau River.

Countdown Kids fundraising appeal kicks off

The 2012 Countdown Kids fundraising appeal that raises money for hospitals with dedicated children's areas kicked off in the Waikato today.

KidsCan marks seven year milestone

Seven years of practical help to reduce the impact of poverty on educational achievement in our low decile schools is being marked this weekend with a big thankyou to the thousands of donors and sponsors who support the KidsCan programmes.

Health care book launches on centenary

The Waikato health sector will next week celebrate the launch of a book called Changing Times, Changing Places: From Tokanui Hospital to Mental Health Services in the Waikato.