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Balloons and dancing to raise asthma awareness

Balloons and dancing to raise asthma awareness

Impromptu dancing and exercise will highlight asthma awareness in the lead up to the Asthma Foundation's annual Balloon Day next month.

Canterbury DHB to fund whooping cough immunisation

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has agreed to fund whooping cough (pertussis) immunisation for pregnant women and mothers of newborn infants

Women who are more than 30 weeks' pregnant and mothers up to two weeks after child birth are eligible for the free immunisation.

Free breastscreening in Warkworth

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

Address to Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference

Hon Judith Collins, Minister for ACC, 19 April 2012, Address to 16th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference, Northern EMA -

Good morning.

Thank you for the invitation to speak to you this morning.

It's great to be here.

'More work required' to reduce health gap for Maori

'More work required' to reduce health gap for Maori

Associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia has welcomed research findings by the Department of Public Health at University of Otago.

Standing tall alongside Sam RB

Standing tall alongside Sam RB

The Mental Health Foundation congratulates Sam RB on having her song Stand Tall made into the official anthem of the New Zealand Olympic team.

NZ fast food saltier than European - study

NZ fast food saltier than European - study

New Zealand's fast foods on average contain 8% more sodium than comparable foods in the UK and a massive 18% more than those in France, as shown in an international study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

DHB postpones surgeries due to staff illness

The West Coast DHB regrets that some patients have had their surgery postponed this week due to unexpected anaesthetist illness.�

Unfortunately some of these patients had already been rescheduled because of previous illness of anaesthetic staff a few weeks ago.�

Heavier women have greater clot risk - study

A major study by researchers from the Universities of Otago and Oxford has found that overweight and obese middle-aged women are at much higher risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots than women who are a healthy weight.

Hospital ED takes electronic referrals

Waikato Hospital's emergency department (ED) is receiving electronic referrals from Midlands Health Network's Waikato general practices, which makes sure patients' medical information arrives instantly and securely at the ED before the patients do.