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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.

Study Finds Concern For Children A Significant New Reason To Quit Smoking

Study Finds Concern For Children A Significant New Reason To Quit Smoking

New Zealand smokers increasingly say "setting an example" for children is an important reason to quit, according to new research.

Starship Hospital Welcomes New CEO

Starship Hospital Welcomes New CEO

The Starship Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Clark as the Chief Executive of the Starship Foundation.

Men With Depression Have More Disabilities Than Women

Men With Depression Have More Disabilities Than Women

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Men with common mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, are more likely than women with those disorders to have difficulties functioning socially and in their other roles, an Otago University study finds.

WHO To Define Information Standards For Traditional Medicine

WHO To Define Information Standards For Traditional Medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) will develop, for the first time, a classification of traditional medicine, paving the way for the objective evaluation of its benefits.

Cancer Screening Pilot Inadequate, Lobby Group Says

Cancer Screening Pilot Inadequate, Lobby Group Says

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A bowel cancer lobby group says a pilot screening programme announced today is too little, too late.

Health Minister Tony Ryall said the programme would be trialled by the Waitemata District Health Board and would cover 130,000 people.