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Fresh veges key to NZ health problems

Fresh veges key to NZ health problems

Increasing intake of fresh vegetables will help New Zealanders tackle the rising obesity epidemic identified in a Ministry of Health report on adult nutrition, says vegetables.co.nz.

Christians and Muslims create Quiet Room at Waikato Hospital

Christians and Muslims create Quiet Room at Waikato Hospital

Waiata, Christian and Muslim prayers were all part of the blessing and opening today (Wednesday 21 September) of a new Quiet Room for people of all faiths at Waikato Hospital.

More measles cases a reminder to get immunised

With an upswing of measles cases in Auckland, it's important that people make sure they're immunised against this serious disease.

Kiwis encouraged to love their bones

Kiwis encouraged to love their bones

Osteoporosis New Zealand is celebrating Better Bones Week next month, 17-23 October.

Elderly need services not a booklet

A Government funded booklet supposedly designed to improve access to home help will be seen by those who have had their home help slashed for exactly what it is - a cynical move by National to pull in votes, says Labour's spokesperson for Senior Citizens Steve Chadwick.

Asthma triumphs and adversity will be revealed

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions will come into sharp focus at the Asthma and Respiratory Achievers Awards at Government House in Wellington on 22 November.

Aucklanders asked to take extra measles precautions

Aucklanders are being asked to take extra precautions and to ensure they are fully immunised against measles as the number of people diagnosed with the disease in the region continues to grow.

Gynaecological cancer DVD aims to save lives

Gynaecological cancer DVD aims to save lives

The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) has launched an educational DVD as part of gynaecological cancer awareness month, which takes place over September.

Easier access to home support for elderly

Easier access to home support for elderly

A booklet telling people how to get a needs assessment and access home support services has been sent to organisations throughout New Zealand to help ensure people have easy access to the information.

Royston contract signals strong ties in Hawke's Bay health sector

Royston contract signals strong ties in Hawke's Bay health sector

A $3million contract over three years between Wakefield Health's Royston Hospital and Hawke's Bay District Health Board expects to see at least 200 more patients have their elective surgery each year