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Government must invest more in preventative health - NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) strongly supports the United Nation's declaration this week calling for a multifaceted campaign to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and urges the Government to invest more in preventative health measures.

Health warning for Scarborough Beach

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for Scarborough Beach, following recent notification of a localised breakage in the sewerage system in the area.

NZ bucks gender weather trend

New Zealand bucks the trend when it comes to links between temperature at the time of conception and the sex of babies.

In places like Germany and Scandinavia, colder years tend to produce fewer boys than normal, while warmer years produce a higher number of males.

Health Innovation Hub given green light

The Canterbury District Health board is delighted the Ministers of Health and Economic Development have approved the establishment and funding of the New Zealand Health Innovation hub.

Medical technology sector welcomes innovation hub

The Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) welcomes the Health Economic Development Ministers' joint announcement of their intention to support a national health innovation hub.

BoP DHB one of NZ's busiest EDs

Bay of Plenty District Health Board's Emergency Departments at Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals have had their busiest year ever.

Board Chair Sally Webb said there has been a 25% increase in the number of people coming to Emergency Departments (ED) for medical assistance.

Good sleep benefits dementia sufferers

People with dementia and their caregivers look set to benefit from a study aimed at improving their sleep.

Fresh veges key to NZ health problems

Fresh veges key to NZ health problems

Increasing intake of fresh vegetables will help New Zealanders tackle the rising obesity epidemic identified in a Ministry of Health report on adult nutrition, says vegetables.co.nz.

Christians and Muslims create Quiet Room at Waikato Hospital

Christians and Muslims create Quiet Room at Waikato Hospital

Waiata, Christian and Muslim prayers were all part of the blessing and opening today (Wednesday 21 September) of a new Quiet Room for people of all faiths at Waikato Hospital.

More measles cases a reminder to get immunised

With an upswing of measles cases in Auckland, it's important that people make sure they're immunised against this serious disease.