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New data on e-cigarette use among New Zealand adults

Around one in six New Zealand adults have tried e-cigarettes but only 2 per cent are using them currently, a national survey has found.

Education the answer to complexity of nursing says new school head

Professor Nicolette Sheridan, incoming head of the School of Nursing.

Primary health care research specialist Professor Nicolette Sheridan has been appointed head of the School of Nursing in Massey University’s College of Health.

Global cannabis expert calls on NZ doctors to upskill - Helius Therapeutics

"It’s absolutely essential that New Zealand doctors better inform themselves about medicinal cannabis.

New St John ambulances to support rural communities

A new ambulance model designed specifically to support New Zealand’s rural and remote communities has arrived on our shores.

The new fleet of 14 Volkswagen First Response Units were handed over to St John at a launch event in Auckland on 11 July 2019.

Local legends promote health in Rugby Southland clubs

Southland Rugby is helping promote the importance of bowel health to its 32 clubs and 6000 members, by sharing a message from two of the region’s favourite rugby legends.

Sharp increase in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening - study

Pregnant women who notice their baby is less active than usual in the evenings should call their lead maternity carer straight away, and not leave it to the morning, a midwife researcher says.

Confirmed case of measles in Taranaki

Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit is urging people to check their immunisation status after being notified of a confirmed case of measles in Taranaki.

Radio Hauraki gets behind men’s mental health with ‘No Talk Day’

In a unique collaboration with Triple M Australia who ran a similar initiative, Radio Hauraki will be observing a ‘No Talk Day’ on Friday 9 August, in association with Movember Foundation NZ.

Copycat Medical IDs pose serious risk to patients and first responders

MedicAlert Foundation is becoming increasingly concerned about a number of copycat unsupported medical IDs being advertised as Medical Alert Medical IDs.

Measles case on Auckland to New Plymouth flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a person who flew from Auckland to New Plymouth last Sunday and has since been confirmed as having measles.