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Give quitting a go: Give your lungs a chance

Even the heaviest smokers can quit! Every morning Nita Rouse would get up, have a smoke, have breakfast, have another smoke, then 20 minutes after that, go back outside and have another smoke. This happened all day, every day.

Hawke's Bay 'solid performance in health targets'

Health targets released today (May 29) reveal more good news for Hawke's Bay people with nearly 500 more patients having faster more efficient access to elective surgery than a year ago.

NMDHB does well in Health Targets

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) has done well in the latest release of the national Health Targets.

Waitemata DHB continues to lead the way

Waitemata DHB continues to lead the way in performance against the Government's national health targets.

More NZers to go blind - expert

A University of Auckland academic is calling for the Government to make preventing vision loss for ageing New Zealanders top of the national health agenda.

Pfizer launches a stronger Smokefree Workplace Policy

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a real health risk.

NZ women have world's worst bowel cancer death rates

New Zealand women have the highest rate of bowel cancer in the world, and men have the third highest rates. A National Screening Programme could reduce death rates from colorectal cancer by 15-30%.

Antioxidants may help maintain healthy vision

Antioxidants may help maintain healthy vision

Declining eye health affects one in seven New Zealanders over the age of 50 and the incidence is increasing.

Maori Health Workforce Action Plan views sought

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board wants feedback on the Maori Health Workforce Action Plan and has planned three hui in Motueka, Nelson and Blenheim to discuss the plan.

Nurses backs Human Rights Commission report on aged care

Nurses backs Human Rights Commission report on aged care

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) commends the Human Rights Commission (HRC) for its excellent report into conditions in the Aged Care sector and is very pleased with the report's recommendations.