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Health warning removed for Waiau River

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its health warning issued in February this year for the Waiau River.

Countdown Kids fundraising appeal kicks off

The 2012 Countdown Kids fundraising appeal that raises money for hospitals with dedicated children's areas kicked off in the Waikato today.

KidsCan marks seven year milestone

Seven years of practical help to reduce the impact of poverty on educational achievement in our low decile schools is being marked this weekend with a big thankyou to the thousands of donors and sponsors who support the KidsCan programmes.

Health care book launches on centenary

The Waikato health sector will next week celebrate the launch of a book called Changing Times, Changing Places: From Tokanui Hospital to Mental Health Services in the Waikato.

Catholic Bishop of Dunedin letter on abortion and DHB

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ

Food recall issued after listeria detected

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding people of the nationwide voluntary recall of some ready-to-eat meat products manufactured by Bay Cuisine.

Wider choice for NZ asthma patients

Wider choice for NZ asthma patients

Increasing the choice of funded treatments for children and adults with asthma is to be commended, Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says.

This week PHARMAC announced that an additional choice in asthma treatments will be funded for adults and children.

Wairoa gets Integrated Family Health Centre

Wairoa gets Integrated Family Health Centre

Wairoa people will receive better health services closer to home when their new $5 million Integrated Family Health Centre opens next year says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Building muscles while playing computer games

Researchers from The University of Auckland have developed advanced rehabilitation devices to help stroke patients strengthen their muscles while at the same time playing computer games.

Caption phones allow deaf to call

Caption phones allow deaf to call

To those who can hear with ease, the thought of what life would be like without access to a telephone would probably never cross their mind. Spare then, a thought for those of us who struggle to hear on the phone and how it must now feel to have an option of using a captioned telephone.