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People urged to do more to protect babies from whooping cough

As numbers of whooping cough (pertussis) cases continue to escalate around the country, a leading Auckland Paediatrician, Dr Cameron Grant, urges people to do more to help protect vulnerable babies.

Fordell boil water notice lifted

Wanganui District Council's Infrastructure and Property Committee Chair Cr Ray Stevens today said the Fordell water supply is now working correctly and users no longer need to boil drinking water.

Discovery could lead to greener drugs manufacture

Discoveries made during PhD studies by Victoria University graduate Emma Dangerfield could revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry, by allowing drugs to be made in a more environmentally friendly way.

Free breastscreening in Glen Eden next month

Women in western Auckland are being encouraged to get a free mammogram when BreastScreen Waitemata Northland's digital mobile screening unit visits Glen Eden for the first time next month.

Breast Screen Midland welcomes gratitude

Breast Screen Midland (BSM) has experienced a rapid boost in the number of compliments about their free breast screening services.

World Cup brings life-saving benefits to pool

The Rugby World Cup is over - but the benefits of the Cup are still continuing in local communities around New Zealand.

Major household income change affects health - study

Short term changes in household income have only small effects on health, but have more significant impacts if income is affected by unemployment or chronic health conditions, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows.

Landmark disability decision highlights cheap approach

Landmark disability decision highlights cheap approach

A landmark court decision highlights the government's reluctance to properly fund and prioritise support for people with disabilities, according to the PSA.

Working to reduce Maori childhood drowning

As the world recognises International Water Safety Day, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Puau Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa in Glen Innes, Auckland, is revelling in the positive outcomes achieved in the few short weeks since a portable pool was installed under WaterSafe Auckland's Pools2Schools KiwiSport initiative

Govt prescription move 'questionable trade-off'

The Government's announcement that it will increase the co-payment for a prescription from $3 to $5 per item, for up to a maximum of 20 items per year, represents a questionable trade-off, says a University of Otago public health researcher.