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Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

Health Warning - Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Akaroa Main Beach And Glen Bay

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken by Environment Canterbury community volunteers from Akaroa at the main beach and Glen Bay.

Guild Stands Firm On Prescription Safety Concerns

Guild Stands Firm On Prescription Safety Concerns

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) has been asked by the Otago Daily Times to clarify our media statement from 9 February entitled Dunedin Hospital pilot uncovers serious prescribing errors.

Free Health Checks Feature At Te Matatini O Te Rā

Getting your heart a 'warrant of fitness' and having a free health check will be a feature at this year's Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Gisborne later this month.

Sugars Could Harm Unborn Baby - Research

Sugars Could Harm Unborn Baby - Research

Pregnant women who eat a lot of sugar-laden food could be compromising their babies' development, new New Zealand research suggests.

Study Warns Of Hidden Danger To Unborn Infants

Study Warns Of Hidden Danger To Unborn Infants

Research by a team at The University of Auckland's Liggins Institute has demonstrated a link between the consumption of sugar-rich diets during pregnancy and compromised fetal development.

Nurse Practitioner For Taumarunui Hospital

Taumarunui Hospital's first nurse practitioner will start later this month.

Microscopic Jellyfish Return To Auckland Beaches

Microscopic Jellyfish Return To Auckland Beaches

Swimmers at Auckland beaches should beware of microscopic jellyfish stings. Auckland Regional Public Health Service advises swimmers to take care at Takapuna, Cheltenham, Narrow Neck and Red Beach following reports of rashes likely to be caused by stings from microscopic jellyfish.

Foodborne Illnesses Costly Business

Foodborne Illnesses Costly Business

Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - The cost of major foodborne infections in New Zealand climbed to $162 million last year, figures show.

Sex Addiction Leads To Depression And Insecurity - Study

Sex Addiction Leads To Depression And Insecurity - Study

Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Problematic sexual behaviour affects the lives of some New Zealanders profoundly and those with a sex addiction are more likely to be more depressed, threatened and anxious about intimacy.

Woman Beats Breast Cancer With Treatment In China

Woman Beats Breast Cancer With Treatment In China

Tricia Spence has battled and beaten breast cancer but the path she took to do so is one untravelled by many.

She shared her story with Gisborne Herald health reporter Jessica Wauchop.