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Two more measles cases in the Waikato

Two more measles cases in the Waikato

There have been two further cases of measles notified to Waikato District Health Board's Population Health since last week.

That brings to 21 the number of confirmed cases. Of these, eight are secondary cases in un-immunised contacts.

Five simple ways to protect your heart

Five simple ways to protect your heart

There are five simple ways to protect your heart and reduce the incidence and severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of illness and premature death in New Zealand.

Winter first aid Asthma tips

Winter first aid Asthma tips

St John Medical Director, Dr Tony Smith:

Driveways: Are your children at risk?

Spring is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the cold winter months a fading memory, parents are eager to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the warmer days - and do some spring cleaning indoors and out.

$3.2m expansion of paediatric unit

The Waitemata District Health Board has approved a $3.2 million dollar expansion of the Rangitira paediatric inpatient unit at Waitakere Hospital.

Waitemata DHB CEO Dr Dale Bramley says the expansion is a real boost for child health in Waitakere and across the Waitemata District.

DHB and rest home address care concerns

DHB and rest home address care concerns

The West Coast DHB and UniMed, the owners of Granger House rest home in Greymouth are working together to address concerns about the quality of patient care and staffing.

Women urged to heed screening call

Women on the West Coast are being urged to use September - Cervical Screening Awareness Month - as a prompt to take control of their own health.

Life-saving heart drug approved for NZ

Life-saving heart drug approved for NZ

Brilinta (ticagrelor), a new and important treatment advance for patients with acute coronary syndrome, has been approved by Medsafe for use in New Zealand.

Mussels in place to start testing

Mussels in place to start testing

Hundreds of juvenile green-lipped mussels attached to various structures within and outside Gisborne harbour have begun an important role in monitoring the quality of water in the bay.

Making living with arthritis easier

Do you live with arthritis? Arthritis New Zealand, in association with AUT University, hosts a free seminar next Wednesday on making living with arthritis easier.