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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.

Kiwis encouraged to love their bones

Kiwis encouraged to love their bones

Osteoporosis New Zealand is celebrating Better Bones Week next month, 17-23 October.

Elderly need services not a booklet

A Government funded booklet supposedly designed to improve access to home help will be seen by those who have had their home help slashed for exactly what it is - a cynical move by National to pull in votes, says Labour's spokesperson for Senior Citizens Steve Chadwick.

Asthma triumphs and adversity will be revealed

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions will come into sharp focus at the Asthma and Respiratory Achievers Awards at Government House in Wellington on 22 November.

Aucklanders asked to take extra measles precautions

Aucklanders are being asked to take extra precautions and to ensure they are fully immunised against measles as the number of people diagnosed with the disease in the region continues to grow.

Gynaecological cancer DVD aims to save lives

Gynaecological cancer DVD aims to save lives

The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) has launched an educational DVD as part of gynaecological cancer awareness month, which takes place over September.

Easier access to home support for elderly

Easier access to home support for elderly

A booklet telling people how to get a needs assessment and access home support services has been sent to organisations throughout New Zealand to help ensure people have easy access to the information.

Royston contract signals strong ties in Hawke's Bay health sector

Royston contract signals strong ties in Hawke's Bay health sector

A $3million contract over three years between Wakefield Health's Royston Hospital and Hawke's Bay District Health Board expects to see at least 200 more patients have their elective surgery each year

Govt learns nothing about health and safety

The announcement that the Government is investigating deregulating the use of farm vehicles allowing longer work hours and less stringent restrictions on use and standards of vehicles is an indication that they have learned nothing about health and safety.

350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives - report

350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives - report

At least 350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives, warns Save the Children in a major new report released today, No Child Out Of Reach.