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10, 9, 8, 7 Counting Down To Febfast

10, 9, 8, 7 Counting Down To Febfast

Hundreds of people around the country are counting down to the start of FebFast, the Drug Foundation's alcohol-free fundraiser for youth charities.

A Year Of Change For School Dental Service

A Year Of Change For School Dental Service

The blessing of Waikato District Health Board's newest mobile dental clinic today at Waikato Hospital marks the start of a significant year of changes for its School Dental Service.

Ministry Of Health Welcomes Conviction Of Unregistered Chiropractor

Ministry Of Health Welcomes Conviction Of Unregistered Chiropractor

The Nelson District Court has convicted James Michael Dawson on charges of advertising and offering chiropractic services he was not authorised to administer, and ordered him to pay a fine of $9000.

Hundreds Signed Up For Drug Foundation FebFast Fundraiser

Hundreds Signed Up For Drug Foundation FebFast Fundraiser

Hundreds of people have signed up for the Drug Foundation's first ever FebFast fundraiser.

They'll forgo alcohol for all of February to give their bodies and wallets a break after the festive season and to raise money for four New Zealand youth charities.

Child Mortality Rate In NZ "staggering" - UN Expert

Child Mortality Rate In NZ "staggering" - UN Expert

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - New Zealand's child mortality rate remains "staggering" and the number of Maori and Pacific children living in poverty is of concern, a United Nations expert says.

Good Progress In Child Immunisation Coverage - West Coast

Good Progress In Child Immunisation Coverage - West Coast

GP practices and the Outreach Immunisation Service's strong commitment to achieving the Government's health target to fully immunise 95 per cent of two-year-olds is paying dividends.

Doctor Cleared Of Breaching Careworker's Privacy

Doctor Cleared Of Breaching Careworker's Privacy

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - An Invercargill GP has been cleared of breaching a careworker's privacy by disclosing personal information to her employer.

Student Smoking Ad Pulled

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - An advertisement to recruit students to take part in a cigarette testing has been withdrawn by Student Job Search (SJS).

No Worries Over Breast Implant Warning - NZ Surgeons

No Worries Over Breast Implant Warning - NZ Surgeons

Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - New Zealand women should not be concerned over a United States health advisory issued yesterday about a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) says.

Health Warning Lifted At Okains Bay

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its health warning at Okains Bay estuary.