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Only 495 children to be immunised for target

Only 495 extra children who are about to turn two need to be immunised before 30 June for New Zealand to achieve the 95 percent immunisation coverage recommended by the World Health Organization this quarter.

Study: fish better than fish oil

A recent study in Australia has shown that eating fish with Omega-3s may very well be more beneficial to general heart health and well-being than dosing up on supplements.

Gym goers prefer no frills - survey

New research shows that tough economic times and the 24/7 business cycle are impacting the fitness industry.

Today's gym goers are opting for low frills operators, trading away high end service in favour of convenience, price and flexible contracts.

Good turnout for health hub meetings

Good turnout for health hub meetings

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is pleased with the response and number of people who have attended the community meetings about the North Canterbury health hub.

Free water safety talk for parents

Kapiti Coast District Council is working in partnership with Water Safety New Zealand to promote Water Safety in the District by offering a free educational talk for parents on how to keep their children safe in and near the water.

Prof Sean Davison to speak at Otago euthanasia debate

Following the completion of his home detention sentence for the assisted suicide of his mother, South Africa-based scientist Professor Sean Davison will be one of five panellists to speak at an open public forum on Thursday examining the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Van brings free immunisations to regions

Hundreds of little people have walked, tottered, or been carried up the steps of Waikato District Health Board's mobile immunisation van over the past 12 months allowing staff to deliver 800 free immunisations.

World Meningitis Day 24 April

World Meningitis Day 24 April

World Meningitis Day, 24 April 2012, calls for people across the world to know about the signs and symptoms, urgency to treat, and vaccines available to prevent this potentially deadly disease.

Programme for overweight teens 'huge success'

Programme for overweight teens 'huge success'

NZSki Step Up, the Wakatipu's first fully sponsored health and fitness education programme for young, overweight teens wrapped up last night with ten local kids and their families having taken part.

Probable Whanganui obstetrician appointments a relief

The New Zealand College of Midwives is relieved and delighted to see that the Whanganui District Health Board is reasonably confident of appointing two new permanent obstetricians to Whanganui Maternity Hospital, taking the complement to four.