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Economic Sector Ignoring Social, Health Inequalities Reports

Economic Sector Ignoring Social, Health Inequalities Reports

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - While New Zealand has developed innovative annual social reports, some government departments often are not using them to address health inequities over the past decade, according to latest research.

Guild Welcomes Smokefree Coalition Presenting To Health Select Committee

Guild Welcomes Smokefree Coalition Presenting To Health Select Committee

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the Smokefree Coalition today presenting to the Health Select Committee.

New Eating Disorders Service Treating Patients

New Eating Disorders Service Treating Patients

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today welcomed confirmation the new Northern eating disorder service is up and running and providing much needed treatment to seriously unwell patients in the regio

Medical Officer Of Health Advisory For Waitangi Celebrations In The Bay Of Islands

Medical Officer Of Health Advisory For Waitangi Celebrations In The Bay Of Islands

Northland District Health Board advises visitors and locals to avoid eating shellfish collected in Te Tai Tokerau/Northland this weekend for Waitangi Day.

'Jeans For Genes' On Rare Disease Day

'Jeans For Genes' On Rare Disease Day

Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) is promoting 140 rare disease support groups in the lead up to its national awareness day.

Ninth Measles Case Prompts Alert

Ninth Measles Case Prompts Alert

The latest measles case confirmed in Auckland likely signals that the disease is spreading in the community.

NZORD - The New Zealand Organisation For Rare Disorders

NZORD - The New Zealand Organisation For Rare Disorders

In a novel twist to charitable fundraising, NZORD is not seeking funds for its own organisation.

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Selwyn River At Whitecliffs

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Selwyn River At Whitecliffs

The Community and Public Health Division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a warning after water surveys of the Selwyn River this week found high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) at Whitecliff

Lake Ohakuri Health Warning Lifted

Lake Ohakuri Health Warning Lifted

The health warning in place since early January for Lake Ohakuri, downstream from Orakeikorako on the Waikato River, has been lifted.

Low Control For High Cholesterol

Low Control For High Cholesterol

The largest ever study - representing 147 million people - shows that most people with high cholesterol levels are not getting the treatment they need to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke.