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Tobacco Highly Addictive - No Ifs, No Butts

Tobacco Highly Addictive - No Ifs, No Butts

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia is shocked that a tobacco company would claim 'it is not hard to quit smoking'.

The statement was made by the head of a major international tobacco company at its annual shareholder meeting.

Give Quitting A Go And Give Yourself A Pay Rise

Give Quitting A Go And Give Yourself A Pay Rise

World Smokefree Day could be the perfect opportunity to increase your bank balance. For a 20-a-day smoker, quitting the habit can amount to an extra $100 a week, $400 a month or over $5000 a year. That's a nice bonus.

Down With Blood Pressure Campaign - Saturday 14 May 2011

Down With Blood Pressure Campaign - Saturday 14 May 2011

As supermarket free offers go this could be the best one you'll ever get. On Saturday 14 May* shoppers at around 130 New World and Pak'n'Save supermarkets can get a free blood pressure test which might just save someone's life.

Take The Pressure Down

St John is encouraging people to have their blood pressure checked for free on Saturday 14 May*. See www.stroke.org.nz for location details.

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

Scotland has got serious about reducing alcohol harm: but when will NZ be?

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

"It is with regret that I announce that Karen Roach, chief executive, Northland District Health Board for the past five years has today informed the Board of her resignation to take effect at the end of October this year", said Tony Norman, chair of the Northland District Health Board.<

Midwives Walk For Mums And Babies

Midwives Walk For Mums And Babies

Canterbury and West Coast midwives have this week been raising awareness and funds to tackle global inequalities in maternal and newborn health.

NZMA Welcomes Extra Maternity Care Funding

NZMA Welcomes Extra Maternity Care Funding

The Government's announcement that there will be an extra $33 million towards maternity funding, over four years, has been welcomed by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which says it will assist in improving the safety and quality of maternity services.

Call Ambulance Sooner For Asthma Attacks

St John, which provides ambulance services to 90 percent of New Zealanders, has put its support behind the Asthma Foundation's work to reduce dangerous asthma attacks.

ED In Push To Help Patients Quit Smoking

ED In Push To Help Patients Quit Smoking

Waikato Hospital's emergency department may be a busy place but that hasn't stopped staff helping the DHB achieve two of the tougher health targets.

The shorter stays in ED and better help for smokers to quit are health targets which have proven tough to nail.