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Waikato First Baby 2011 - Media Advisory

The first baby born at Waikato Hospital in 2011 arrived at 12.57am - a boy weighing 3099 grams (6lb 8).

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Reduces IQ Of Children

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Reduces IQ Of Children

A new study provides strong evidence that fluoride reduces IQ in children. The study was pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives[1], a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (online December 17, 2010).

Free Health Advice - A Phone Call Away These Holidays

Free Health Advice - A Phone Call Away These Holidays

There are certain types of illnesses and accidents that, unfortunately, sometimes seem to go with summer holidays. Someone develops a splitting headache, a nasty rash, gets stung by a jellyfish or cuts their foot on some broken glass.

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish Dumped By Doctor

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish Dumped By Doctor

Auckland, Dec 28 NZPA - Waikato District Health Board (DHB) investigators are confident they have established who was responsible for medical referral letters found dumped in a rubbish bin on Christmas Eve -- a serious breach o

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish

Medical Letters Found In Rubbish

Auckland, Dec 27 NZPA - Residents of the Claudelands area of Hamilton East are being urged to contact Waikato Hospital if they find any medical referral letters in their rubbish.

Please Keep Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department For Emergencies Only

Please Keep Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department For Emergencies Only

The public is being reminded to keep Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department for emergencies only, following an influx in people with non-serious injuries who could be seeking treatment at afterhours services.

New Survey Shows Attitudes To Tanning Are Changing

New Survey Shows Attitudes To Tanning Are Changing

Auckland, Dec 26 NZPA - New Zealanders' attitudes to getting a tan are changing -- with just under one in 10 Kiwis saying they want a bronzed look this summer, according to a new survey.

Operation Unite Reveals Poor Food Provision In Our Licensed Premises And Minors Able To Purchase Alcohol

Operation Unite Reveals Poor Food Provision In Our Licensed Premises And Minors Able To Purchase Alcohol

Checks at licensed premises in Whangarei during Operation Unite on 17 December 2010 revealed serious short-comings. The premises were audited by members of the Northland District Health Board and NZ Police.

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.