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Being "White" A Key Determinant Of Good Health

Being "White" A Key Determinant Of Good Health

The Public Health Association conference has been told that ethnicity is a powerful predictor of a person's health, because of a racist "system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race").

Elderly Risk Malnutrition By Not Eating Properly: Survey

Elderly Risk Malnutrition By Not Eating Properly: Survey

The elderly risk malnutrition by not eating properly, a Hawke's Bay District Health Board study says.

The study showed 57 percent of over-65s in the region were not eating properly which could lead to a loss of independence or a hospital stay.

Breastfeeding Rates Short Of Targets

Breastfeeding Rates Short Of Targets

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Breastfeeding rates are falling short of national targets, with Maori and Pacific rates well below those for the rest of the population, a review has found.

Public Health Warning On Sea Slugs Remains In Force On All Auckland Beaches

Public Health Warning On Sea Slugs Remains In Force On All Auckland Beaches

With school holidays and daylight savings beginning this weekend, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is reminding beach-going families to keep each other, their children, and their pets safe from toxic sea slugs on Auckland beaches.

Health Groups Warn Against Thermography As Screening Tool

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Health groups are warning women not to forgo regular breast cancer screening in favour of thermography because it has not been proved effective in detecting cancer.

Maori And Pacific Rheumatic Fever Rates Amongst World Worst

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Maori and Pacific rates of rheumatic fever are now some of the highest in the world, a Public Health Association conference was told today.

Sore Throats Can Break A Heart: Rheumatic Fever In The Bay Of Plenty

The chances of New Zealand European children getting rheumatic fever are one in 10,000, but the Public Health Association conference was told today that in some Maori communities in the Bay of Plenty, the chances are as high as one in 39.

Online Learning Increases The Maori Smokefree Workforce

Online Learning Increases The Maori Smokefree Workforce

Te Hotu Manawa Maori (THMM) is using e-learning to up-skill Maori workers to become smoking cessation advisors, as part of their normal duties.

The programme - Nga Kete Hauora - is an ABC smoking cessation pilot that has been trialled in the Bay of Plenty and Te Taitokerau.

Literature Review Identifies The Barriers To Breastfeeding For Maori And Pacific Mothers In New Zealand

Literature Review Identifies The Barriers To Breastfeeding For Maori And Pacific Mothers In New Zealand

A recent review reveals our breastfeeding rates do not meet the national targets set by the Ministry of Health in 2000. The breastfeeding rates particularly for Maori and Pacific are well below the rates for non Maori and non Pacific mothers from six weeks to six months.

Literature Review Identifies The Barriers To Breastfeeding For Maori And Pacific Mothers In New Zealand

A recent review reveals our breastfeeding rates do not meet the national targets set by the Ministry of Health in 2000. The breastfeeding rates particularly for Maori and Pacific are well below the rates for non Maori and non Pacific mothers from six weeks to six months.