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West Coast mums join World Breastfeeding week

West Coast mums join World Breastfeeding week

Outstanding breastfeeding rates on the West Coast will see mums on the Coast taking this Friday's Big Latch On in their stride as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

Interactive map shows spiralling food prices

A new interactive map published by Oxfam today shows how poor communities across the world are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. The "food price pressure points map" provides a global snapshot of the impacts of the global food price crisis.

Vision loss costs NZ billions

Vision loss costs NZ billions

Largely preventable vision loss cost New Zealand society $2.8 billion in 2009 and this figure is increasing each year, according to research released yesterday by VISION 2020 New Zealand.

World record breastfeeding attempt

This Friday hundreds of women around New Zealand will gather with babes in arms, aiming to break a world record.

Health Insurance Co gets serious about obesity

Everybody talks about being healthy and some people actually live accordingly, but if we are to believe the statistics, many people are becoming obese and unhealthy.

NZ women worry about happiness - survey

NZ women worry about happiness - survey

An online survey conducted by Good Health magazine to establish how happy New Zealand women are has revealed some surprising results*.

Free services for Christchurch gay residents

To help deal with levels of stress among Christchurch residents, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is providing free, professional and confidential services tailored specifically to the needs of Christchurch's gay communities.

New CT scanner opening at North Shore Hospital

A new $2.8m revolutionary CT scanner will mean shorter waiting times and faster scans for Waitemata DHB patients.

An opening ceremony was held at North Shore Hospital today to launch the Toshiba Aquilion? ONE CT scanner - the first of its kind in New Zealand.

New machine improves neurological care

Christchurch Hospital is the first hospital in Australasia to purchase a special machine expected to greatly improve the care of patients with neurological conditions.

Home health conference about facing challenges head-on

The challenges of providing care to more people with increasingly complex health needs - in a time of restrained health spending - will be a focus for delegates attending a conference of home health providers in Wellington tomorrow.