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Study on air pollution harm to be presented

Professor Bert Brunekreef from Utrecht University in the Netherlands will present epidemiological studies that show that community air pollution has adverse health effects even at very low concentrations.

Norovirus outbreak confirmed at Whangarei Hospital

Norovirus outbreak confirmed at Whangarei Hospital

Whangarei Hospital confirms the viral-gastroenteritis outbreak reported yesterday is Norovirus and the hospital is continuing to urge members of the public with viral gastroenteritis-like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital, or to call ahead for advice if they do need to visit.

Vulnerable people quake research to be released

Vulnerable people quake research to be released

Invaluable research findings on what services supporting vulnerable people have learned from the September and February earthquakes will be announced on Monday (August 1, 2011).

Plunket stats show breastfeeding on the rise

Plunket stats show breastfeeding on the rise

Plunket's latest figures on breastfeeding indicate a steady increase in breastfeeding rates over the last 10 years.

Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson says that the figures are great news for New Zealand.

Root canal for toothpaste controls

New medical regulations which will come into force on Monday 1 August 2011 will lead to greater choice of sanitary products for consumers, and cut unnecessary costs for businesses, says Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide.

Captioned phones major step for deaf

The new captioned phone service as announced by Minister Steven Joyce will bring the telephone back to thousands of New Zealanders whose hearing has forced them into isolation.

Waikato DHB in digital efficiency drive

Waikato DHB in digital efficiency drive

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has just sealed a new deal with Ricoh New Zealand which means big savings, freeing up funds to channel into health services and Waikato DHB's ambitious building programme.

Nutters Club looks at eating disorders

Melissa Cole talks about how she gently and slowly overcame destructive eating patterns and depression on this week's episode of The Nutters Club.

Lakes DHB adds 433 years of life to community

Health Minister Tony Ryall has congratulated the Lakes District Health Board for achieving 100 per cent in the 'Better Help for Smokers to Quit' preventive health target, in the last quarter.

First stage of $83m Rotorua Hospital revamp opens

Health Minister Tony Ryall is today opening a new three level building at Rotorua Hospital marking the completion of stage one of an $83-million redevelopment.