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Saying thank you by paying it forward

Few people can say they have died and been resuscitated, let alone twice, but Norman Tolra is one such man. This week he got the opportunity to thank two off duty Northland DHB staff members who saved his life most recently.

Ministry of Health targets vaccinations to the most vulnerable

Following advice from an immunisation Expert Advisory Group and feedback from general practices, the Ministry of Health is asking general practices and PHOs to target measles vaccinations to the most vulnerable.

Queenstown measles update Wednesday 11 September

There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at twenty. Of the twenty total cases, nineteen are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland.

Northland DHB update on current measles situation

40 Confirmed Cases of Measles Northland As at 11am today, the number of confirmed cases of Measles in Northland is now 40; with another seven cases under investigation. This is up from 34 cases as advised on 3 September.

Auckland Uni vaping research perfectly timed, says NZ vaping company

A media statement from The University of Auckland titled ‘Vaping helps smokers quit’ is perfectly timed, says Ben Pryor, co-owner of the largest Kiwi-owned vaping company, Alt New Zealand.

Myblu products 'have not been linked to reported lung illness in US'

Imperial Brands Australasia is concerned by reports linking respiratory illnesses and deaths to the use of vaping products containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, which is not found in liquid nicotine products manufactured for myblu.

Vaping with nicotine a proven effective combo - NZVAPOR

Vaping with high levels of nicotine is the winning combination when it comes to smoking cessation!

Research tracks the impact of cannabinoids

A two year research project tracking the tragic impact of synthetic cannabinoids in New Zealand has found clear geographical differences in substance use, especially among those drugs linked to fatalities.

Vaping with nicotine a proven effective combo - NZVAPOR

Vaping with high levels of nicotine is the winning combination when it comes to smoking cessation!

Perceived workload contributes to cabin crew fatigue

New research from Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre shows that airline cabin crew who perceive they have higher workloads also feel more sleepy and fatigued, and perform more poorly on a reaction time test conducted in flight.