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Two Women Offered Obesity Surgery In Korea

Two Women Offered Obesity Surgery In Korea

Wellington, Dec 14 NZPA - Two New Zealand women, who are fighting for better access to anti-obesity surgery, have been offered free access to a "life saving" procedure in South Korea.

NZ Must Take 'More Responsibility' For Children - PHA

NZ Must Take 'More Responsibility' For Children - PHA

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - New Zealand must take more responsibility for its children's health, the head of the Public Health Association (PHA) says.

Home Of Compassion Called To Account

Home Of Compassion Called To Account

Whanganui's Aubert Home of Compassion is the subject of a special sitting of the Employment Relations Authority in Whanganui on Wednesday (December 15).

Fresh Future Cheque Presentation

Fresh Future Cheque Presentation

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)'s Children's Health division has gratefully received a cheque for $75,000 as their share of this year's Fresh Future Appeal funds.

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - Children are bearing the brunt of the economic recession, with around 2000 more kids admitted to hospital last year compared to 2007.

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - Children are bearing the brunt of the economic recession with around 2000 more kids admitted to hospital last year compared to 2007.

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

More Children Hospitalised As Result Of Recession

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - The economic recession has directly impacted on children's health with 2000 more children admitted to hospital last year compared to 2007, with low-income families particularly at risk, a report released today has found.

Cigarette Display Ban Bill Passes First Reading

Cigarette Display Ban Bill Passes First Reading

Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Cigarette displays in shops will be banned under a bill which passed its first reading in Parliament tonight.

Joint Thematic Review Of Children And Young People In Detention

Joint Thematic Review Of Children And Young People In Detention

This joint review of conditions and treatment of children in police custody has not come about because of any specific concerns or any individual case.

Music Therapy Benefits Special Needs Children

Music Therapy Benefits Special Needs Children

The benefits of using music as an everyday tool when teaching disabled children have been demonstrated in research by Daphne Rickson, the first PhD graduate from the New Zealand School of Music - a joint venture between Victoria and Massey universities.