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Beanies for babies

Beanies for babies

Canterbury District Health Board wants every baby born this winter to get a woollen beanie when they leave Christchurch Women's Hospital or a primary care birthing unit.

$1.13 million to Medical Research

$1.13 million to Medical Research

AMRF Awards over $1.13million to Auckland Researchers in its Latest Grant Round

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) announced today $1,132,631 in funding to medical researchers in Auckland in its June 2011 grant round.

Speech: Tony Ryall - Marmot Symposium NZMA

Speech: Tony Ryall - Marmot Symposium NZMA

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DHB update on Auckland measles outbreak

DHB update on Auckland measles outbreak

The Auckland region is now in its second and largest measles outbreak for 2011. It began in mid-May and, two months later, the number of people infected with measles continues to rise. Measles is a serious and highly infectious disease that can make people very sick.

Auckland council confirms 64 measles cases

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

64 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this afternoon.

NZ McDonald's first to offer low-fat breakfast oats

New Zealanders are the first in the world to be able to eat a Weight Watchers approved breakfast meal in McDonald's restaurants, with the launch of Uncle Tobys Oats with Apple and Sultanas.

First nurse practitioner in NMDHB

Sue Dawkins from Murchison has become the first registered nurse practitioner in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB).

After five years of intensive study and work Ms Dawkins recently completed her nurse practitioner qualifications in primary care.

Industry labelling 'a good first step'

Industry labelling 'a good first step'

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the alcohol industry's recognition that consumer information messages should be placed on alcohol products.

Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Northland District Health Board Smokefree Policy

Whangarei Hospital and Kia Tupato Security are working to raise public awareness of the Northland District Health Board Smokefree policy.

Kia Tupato Security staff are handing out an information card to all public parking in the main public car park.

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

Updated medicines regulations confirmed

The Medicines Regulations 1984 and the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002, have been amended to better align the law with modern medical practice.