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Croup: What you should know - St John

As winter is setting in St John has timely reminder first aid tips for croup. St John attends to many children with croup every year. Croup is swelling and inflammation of the throat as a result of a viral infection. It occurs in young children.

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

Grindz Cafe in Tauranga has become the first Breastfeeding Friendly accredited cafe in the Bay of Plenty.

Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

In a small, whitewashed room of Waikato Hospital, it's a happy scene.

A new mother rests on her bed in Ward 52 - the postnatal ward - reading a magazine.

A content baby, tiny and wrapped in a white woollen blanket, sleeps in a bassinet beside her.

Christchurch fitness centre moving

Christchurch fitness centre moving

Christchurch City Council can once again offer health and fitness opportunities to communities in eastern Christchurch with the move of the QEII fitness centre to Parklands Community Centre now complete.

104 measles cases confirmed in Auckland

104 measles cases confirmed in Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

104 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning

Six contacts are in quarantine

Seven cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

Bay of Plenty meningococcal case confirmed

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service can confirm that a young child died on Saturday night at Rotorua Hospital from meningococcal disease.

Speech: Parent to Parent Awareness Week

Speech: Parent to Parent Awareness Week

Parent to Parent Awareness Week, Monday 8 August 2011, Lower Hutt; 10am

Delivered by Michelle McNabb on behalf of Minister Turia

Speech

Melanoma risk underestimated in elderly

Melanoma risk underestimated in elderly

New Zealanders aged 60 and over appear to wrongly believe they are at low risk of the fatal form of skin cancer melanoma, according to a new University of Otago study conducted for the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

Long hours leads to alcohol abuse - study

Long hours leads to alcohol abuse - study

A University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found that working at least 50 hours a week increases the risk of alcohol problems by up to three times.

Getting spinal injury victims back on their feet

New Zealand's first Spinal Cord Injury Research Unit, dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the causes of disability following injury and to developing new treatments towards a cure, will be launched at The University of Auckland this week.