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Midland DHBs promote free kids oral health

Dental therapists and oral health educators across the Midland district health boards area will promote healthy smiles for World Oral Health Day on Monday 12 September 2011.

Auckland measles outbreak now into fourth month

Auckland measles outbreak now into fourth month

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

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

10 contacts are in quarantine

Nine cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

NZers blood pressure still too high says Stroke Foundation

Almost half of New Zealanders tested on Blood Pressure Awareness Day showed high blood pressure readings, revealed the Stroke Foundation today. The figures show there has been no improvement in blood pressure health since the last awareness day in September 2009.

Frustrated geriatrician leaves NZ

Addressing Age Concern New Zealand, geriatrician and stroke specialist Dr Gerry McGonigal expressed his frustration at the way elderly care and stroke services are arranged and delivered in many New Zealand hospitals.

New primary birthing unit opens in Thames

New primary birthing unit opens in Thames

The new state-of-the-art Thames Birthing Unit will allow women in the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki regions to receive excellent maternity care in a welcoming, holistic new facility.

Health warning still in force for North Waikato Lakes

Health warnings remain in place for three of the five regularly tested lakes outside Hamilton. The warning was lifted for Whangape in June and following the most recent monitoring it is now possible to lift the warning for Waahi as well.

Health warning lifted for Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti and Kaituna River

The health warning that has been in place since 19 May 2011 for parts of Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti and the Kaituna River has now been lifted.

Pines get unfair rap for early spring hay fever

Pines get unfair rap for early spring hay fever

Eyes itching, feel a sneeze coming on? Remember seeing clouds of pollen floating from nearby pine trees?

Many early spring hay fever sufferers join the dots and assume that the forest industry's workhorse, good old Pinus radiata, is to blame for their misery.

New degree to boost dietary expertise

Growing concern at the rise in preventable illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, is key to Massey University introducing a new Masters in Dietetics aimed at boosting the number of clinically trained experts able to advise on nutrition and health in the community.

Athletes need carbs to top up on energy

Eating for energy, endurance and fast recovery will be key priorities for Rugby World Cup teams, so what foods would you be filling them up on before and after their big games?