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Free breastscreening in Kaukapakapa and Helensville

Women in Kaukapakapa and Helensville are being encouraged to get a free mammogram when BreastScreen Waitemata Northland's digital mobile screening unit visits their area over the coming weeks.

Children's iodine intake improved by bread fortification

The majority of Kiwi kids seem to be getting enough iodine to sustain good health since bakers switched to using iodised salt in most breads, according to a new Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) report.

Putting the focus on healthy skin

Having healthy skin is not just about appearances. Every human adult has over 1.5 metres of skin containing nerve endings, hair follicles, sweat glands and blood vessels. It is the largest organ in the human body.

Manuka honey 'safe to eat'

Manuka honey 'safe to eat'

The anti-bacterial activity of Manuka honey is widely known, but new research by a German team has revealed that it is safe to eat and has its most potent ability to fight infection in the mouth, throat and stomach.

Hearing Week 2012: Can you tell?

One in six or over 700,000 New Zealanders are affected by an insidious and invisible disability: hearing impairment.

It is well reported that hearing loss can cause social isolation and in some cases, this will lead to depression.

Research provides pointers to psychosocial recovery in Chch

Newly published research is highlighting some important factors that can enhance psychosocial recovery after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Building starts on hospital's $2.5m theatre

Building of a new $2.5 million theatre at Hawke's Bay Hospital begins on Monday (Feb 20)

MPs give up alcohol for FebFast

MPs give up alcohol for FebFast

The New Zealand Drug Foundation's annual FebFast challenges people to give up alcohol for the month of February to raise money for four youth charities.

International self-esteem expert visits NZ

Half of women around the world see family relationships as having the greatest impact on their self-esteem and 66% think they're expected to be more physically attractive than their mother's generation.*

Prison health centres up to scratch

New Zealand Prison Health Services have joined other primary health care practices in the country in meeting the standards set for New Zealand general practice.