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Mental Health Foundation to host suicide prevention forum in Auckland

Mental Health Foundation to host suicide prevention forum in Auckland

Empowering people and communities with basic and practical ways of keeping their loved ones safe is one of the key aims behind the Mental Health Foundation's annual suicide prevention forum, "How Do We Talk About Suicide?"

Northlanders Urged to Watch Out for Measles

Northlanders Urged to Watch Out for Measles

Northland District Health Board is once again advising Northlanders to ensure their families are protected from measles.

Big turnout for UCOL Hospice Home auction

Big turnout for UCOL Hospice Home auction

Property Brokers' rooms on Broadway were packed for the auction of the UCOL Hospice Home last night.

The house, built by UCOL students, sold for $116,000, with the profits going to the Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North, in a partnership first for the Manawatu.

Record year for BreastScreen Midland

BreastScreen Midland performed a record 33,000 screening mammograms in the financial year just ended - just over an eight per cent increase on two years ago.

Public health warning on toxic sea slugs

With school holidays coming up this month, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is repeating timely public health advice to beach-going families to keep each other, their children, and their pets safe from toxic sea slugs on Auckland beaches.

Good progress in implementing NZ Carers' Strategy - Tariana Turia

Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Tariana Turia, says good progress is being made to implement the New Zealand Carers' Strategy and Five Year Action Plan.

Much to do to reduce health inequities

Much to do to reduce health inequities

Although progress has been made in reducing health inequities, an editorial in today's New Zealand Medical Journal proposes the next ten most important actions needed to further reduce significant health gaps based on ethnicity and socio-economic status in New Zealand.

Politicians must put fairness first

The Public Health Association (PHA) is backing the call for all politicians to make decisions that are fair so that all New Zealanders, particularly children, have the basics needed for healthy living.

Increased mental health support boost for Canterbury

Increased mental health support boost for Canterbury

Today's announcement of more support for Canterbury mental health services is a welcome boost, says National MP Nicky Wagner.

Cuts to Hawera Hospital test Ryall's credibility

The Government has again broken its promise not to cut frontline health services with plans to do exactly that in South Taranaki, Labour's Health spokesperson Grant Robertson says.