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Fluoride action group days dentists ignore brain effects of the chemical

It is hard to believe that the NZ Dental Association is still calling for the Fluoridation (Health Amendment) Bill, a.k.a the Mandatory Fluoridation Bill, to be passed despite a bombshell study (Green et al) published in one of the world’s top medical journals this year, JAMA Pediatrics.

BOP Company to get an Outdoor Cultivation Cannabis Licence

A new medical cannabis firm based in Katikati has been quietly positioning itself to make a significant impact on the New Zealand pharmaceutical market and local horticultural industry.

NZ medical staff and measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as it faces a worsening measles outbreak.

PHARMAC urged to protect all Kiwis from meningococcal disease

Following PHARMAC’s announcement stating the meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be available free from next month for young people in close proximity living situations, Pete Rowlands, Director of the Meningitis Foundation says, "This is only one small step to ensuring all New Zealanders are prote

NZ medical staff and measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as it faces a worsening measles outbreak.

New drinking stats show extra cause for concern - Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch warns that data released from New Zealand’s largest annual health survey show that our drinking culture is continuing to move in the wrong direction. More New Zealanders are drinking and more are drinking heavily and frequently.

Health warning removed at Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa on the 1 October 2019.

Rural GP network welcomes commitment to rural health workforce

 The New Zealand General Practice Network today welcomed a commitment to addressing a rural health workforce crisis in the National Party’s Education Discussion document.

The NZRGPN is the membership network representing rural general practices across New Zealand.

Adding folic acid to flour supported by health advocate - HZHR

Health research advocacy organisation New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) has come out in support of a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposal to add folic acid to flour to reduce the number of babies born with spina bifida and other neural tube defects.

Talented young researchers at frontier of medicinal chemistry

The cancer treatments of tomorrow are being studied today by two young scientists who each receive one of the country’s most prestigious awards, a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.