Infants sleeping in wahakura (flax bassinets) are relatively safe when compared with bassinets, a joint study between the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic has found.
New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to Kiwis to make increased physical activity their resolution for 2017 but it also warned that keeping resolutions isn’t easy and is offering tip
Nelson Lakes Operations Manager John Wotherspoon is urging people who’ve been on the Travers-Sabine circuit to be responsible and avoid national parks or the backcountry if they are feeling unwell with gastroenteritis or flu-like symptoms so that any virus is not spread.
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the global "voice" for the midwifery profession, has chosen New Zealander Sally Pairman as its next CEO.
The Department of Conservation is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak.
"Senior doctors naturally advocate for their patients as part of providing quality health care but there are interesting questions to consider about what form this advocacy should take and how far it should go," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist
In March 2011 the New Zealand Government committed to a goal of becoming smoke free by 2025. Recently the government re-committed to a further four 10% annual tobacco tax increase to nudge more people to quit so we can all reach the Smokefree 2025 goal.
"Hospital specialists are saddened by the tragic death of our Whanganui Branch President Dr Chris Cresswell while mountain bike riding last Saturday," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).
Quitline (www.quit.org.nz) has today revealed the top five reasons New Zealanders who contacted Quitline decided to give up smoking in 2016. Nearly half stated they wished to improve their overall health as the number one reason to give up smoking.
Waikato DHB’s chief executive Dr Nigel Murray urges people to sign up to SmartHealth to help relieve pressure on the Emergency Department.
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