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Big Gains In Life Expectancy If Tobacco Sales Phased Out

Big Gains In Life Expectancy If Tobacco Sales Phased Out

New Zealanders would live longer if tobacco sales were ended by 2020, according to new research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Rich And Non-Maori Live Longer, New Study Shows

Rich And Non-Maori Live Longer, New Study Shows

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

The rich are living longer than the poor and the gap between the two groups is widening, according to a new Otago University study released today.

More People Claiming Health Travel Assistance - Ryall

More People Claiming Health Travel Assistance - Ryall

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Increased funding and greater awareness of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) policy has seen more people getting more financial help with their travel expenses when they go for specialist health appointments, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Reversal Of ACC Funding Cuts For Sexual Abuse Victims Welcome News, Says Foundation

Reversal Of ACC Funding Cuts For Sexual Abuse Victims Welcome News, Says Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation welcomes Accident Compensation Corporation's (ACC) decision to provide extra support to survivors of sexual abuse.

NZers Need To Be Vigilant About Hygiene To Prevent Swine Flu

NZers Need To Be Vigilant About Hygiene To Prevent Swine Flu

Auckland, Aug 12 NZPA - New Zealanders need to be vigilant about their health and hygiene to help prevent the spread of swine flu, after a fifth death from the H1N1 virus this year was reported today.

Residential Homes Getting It Right

Residential Homes Getting It Right

Residential homes are often under the spotlight for the wrong reasons but a new study in New Zealand shows many are offering our seniors their best chance of good nutrition. With older people more likely to be underweight than overweight, this is crucial to their health and well-being.

Swine Flu Still A Threat Here - Ministry Of Health

Swine Flu Still A Threat Here - Ministry Of Health

A 22-year-old Hawke's Bay man's death is believed to be the fifth related to swine flu in New Zealand this year.

The man, who had an underlying health condition, died on Tuesday morning in hospital.

Possible Swine Flu Death In Hawkes Bay

Possible Swine Flu Death In Hawkes Bay

A 22-year-old male, who had an underlying health condition, died on Tuesday morning (August 9) in Hawke's Bay Hospital's intensive care unit.

His death is suspected to be from pandemic H1N1 Influenza, although this is yet to be confirmed by the Coroner.

Swine Flu Still A Threat Here - Ministry Of Health

Swine Flu Still A Threat Here - Ministry Of Health

Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - New Zealand is still seeing a significant level of swine flu despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcing the world to be in post-pandemic phase, Deputy Director of Public Health Darren Hunt said today.

Kiwi Medical Journal Gets International Recognition

Kiwi Medical Journal Gets International Recognition

A Kiwi healthcare publication has won international recognition for the exceptional quality of its medical research papers.