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Bariatric surgery numbers up

A funding boost for weight-loss surgery is producing results, with Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announcing an increase in the number of procedures nationwide in the first year.

Thousands support quality care for elderly

Thousands Support Call For Quality Care for Older New Zealanders: Politicians Must Act

Maori children status inquiry begins

The terms of reference are to inquire into 1 The historical and current health, education, and welfare profiles of Maori children. This would take account of the transmission of life circumstances between generations, and how this impacts on Maori children.

St John supporting World Heart Day

Tomorrow (Thursday, 29 September) is World Heart Day, and St John is supporting its aims of increasing awareness of heart health, and encouraging people to take important steps to achieve it.

Importance of cancer screening to be highlighted at fashion event

Highlighting the importance of breast and cervical cancer screening and celebrating cancer survivors is the theme of Oranga Wahine Fashion event being held at the ATAMIRA Maori in the City, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane on Saturday 8th October 2011.

Age Concern awareness week to highlight health promotion

Age Concern awareness week to highlight health promotion

Age Concern New Zealand President Liz Baxendine wants as many older people as possible to enjoy healthy, active aging.

Age Concern is using its Awareness Week to highlight the health promotion and educational activities offered by local Age Concerns around the country.

NZNO charter misses point

The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation has missed the point in their "Aged Care Charter" they are to present to Parliament tomorrow.

Researchers to discuss tobacco reforms

Researchers to discuss tobacco reforms

Health researchers collaborating to support a tobacco-free New Zealand under the banner of ASPIRE 2025 are holding an inaugural seminar this week to learn how Australian States have handled the removal of tobacco retail displays, and to consider the next steps against the tobacco epidemic in this

St John initiates actions around measles

St John has taken a proactive stance on the current measles outbreak in Auckland, initiating a number of actions, says Medical Director Dr Tony Smith.

New research to help curb osteoporosis

New research to help curb osteoporosis

A Massey University physiologist will team with Japanese researchers to develop food products that can deliver plant-based oestrogen to menopausal women.