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WHO Report Prompts Greens Call For Cell Phone Health Warning

WHO Report Prompts Greens Call For Cell Phone Health Warning

The Green Party has called for cell phone health warnings after a World Health Organization (WHO) study found they could cause an increase in the risk of a malignant type of brain cancer.

Infant Formula Seller To Rebrand

Infant Formula Seller To Rebrand

The company that has been criticised for using a Maori name on its infant formula says it is sorry to have caused cultural offence, which it did not intend, and will rebrand its products to remove any Maori references.

Infant Nutrition Council Supports Govt's Call For Investigation Into Heitiki

Infant Nutrition Council Supports Govt's Call For Investigation Into Heitiki

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has said today that it fully supports Associate Minister for Health, Tariana Turia’s call for a full investigation by authorities into the marketing and production of Heitiki Infant Formula.

AUT University To Go Smoke-Free

AUT University To Go Smoke-Free

AUT University announced today that its three teaching campuses in Auckland will become smoke-free.

This extends the current prohibition to all buildings and open spaces within the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses.

Tobacco Industry And Government Should Work Together On Regulation, Company Says

Tobacco Industry And Government Should Work Together On Regulation, Company Says

One of New Zealand’s leading tobacco companies believes industry and regulators should work together at a national level to develop appropriate regulation around cigarette products.

First-Year Nursing Graduates Make Their Mark

First-Year Nursing Graduates Make Their Mark

A group of 89 first-year registered nurses were recognised in a special graduation ceremony at Waikato Hospital today (Tuesday May 31).

The graduates, all working in the Waikato District Health Board, successfully completed one of two in-house postgraduate programmes last year.

Waitemata DHB Launches Campaign To Keep The Emergency Department For Emergencies Only

Waitemata DHB Launches Campaign To Keep The Emergency Department For Emergencies Only

Waitemata DHB has launched a campaign urging people to keep the emergency department for emergencies only.

Medical Group Calls For Leadership To Solve Doctor Shortage Crisis

Medical Group Calls For Leadership To Solve Doctor Shortage Crisis

“Strategic leadership is required if the senior hospital doctor workforce crisis is to be solved,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Warning About Keeping And Storing Medicines

Warning About Keeping And Storing Medicines

Many people keep their medicines in places that may be too hot and humid, or too cold, to keep them safe to use, new University of Otago research suggests.

The Three Rs Of Cancer Survival - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Three Rs Of Cancer Survival - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Solid tumours such as brain tumours are highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. One reason for this is a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ strategy that these tumours use to survive treatment.