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Eating Healthier Means Living Longer - Study

Eating Healthier Means Living Longer - Study

Summer's here and what better time to start thinking about your diet. Dietitians New Zealand has lots of practical tips and advice on how to go about eating the right foods for optimal health, Dietitians NZ says.

Kiwis Challenged To Give Up Alcohol In February

Kiwis Challenged To Give Up Alcohol In February

We're heading into the silly season, a time when Kiwis drink a lot more than usual. But a new campaign hosted by the Drug Foundation will provide New Zealanders with a much needed opportunity to give their bodies a break in February.

Health Warning: Shellfish Toxins Along Coromandel And Bay Of Plenty Coastline

The health warning, first issued back in December 2009, advising against the collection and consumption of shellfish along part of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline remains in place.

Avoid A Permanent Hearing Hangover These Holidays

Avoid A Permanent Hearing Hangover These Holidays

The country's hearing care profession is making a plea to Kiwis to take steps to avoid a permanent hearing hangover during festive season celebrations.

Families Of Disabled People Need Flexible Funding Not Legal Battles

Families Of Disabled People Need Flexible Funding Not Legal Battles

"The Ministry of Health should be delivering more family-focused flexible funding solutions rather than pursuing further legal battles with families.

GPs To Work In Thames Emergency Department

GPs To Work In Thames Emergency Department

Six general practitioners (GPs) will join forces with Thames Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) next month to help provide treat and discharge patients on weekends.

Call For Child Sex Abuse To Be Recognised As A Public Health Issue

Call For Child Sex Abuse To Be Recognised As A Public Health Issue

Child sex abuse should be acknowledged as a public health issue according to researchers studying survivors' needs.

 

Three New Members Appointed To Pharmac Advisory Committee

Three New Members Appointed To Pharmac Advisory Committee

PHARMAC is welcoming the appointment of three new members to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).

PTAC provides expert clinical advice on medicine funding applications being considered by PHARMAC.

How To Flourish In The Festive Season

How To Flourish In The Festive Season

For many people, Christmas and New Year is a time for giving, relaxing and spending time with loved ones but for others it can be a time of loneliness and financial stress.

Legal Party Pill Causes Brain Haemorrhage - Study

Legal Party Pill Causes Brain Haemorrhage - Study

A Canterbury man who suffered a brain haemorrhage after taking legal party pills has become the first recorded case of anyone suffering serious complications from the stimulant DMAA.