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Health warning - potential toxic blue-green algae in Lake Pegasus

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) were found in Lake Pegasus.

Six new things about chiropractic

It’s a new year and whilst we all have resolutions at the forefront of our agendas, the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) has highlighted six reasons why you should think about including chiropractic care as part of your healthcare regime in 2017.

Reassess resources for mental health services, says NZAC

Reassessing New Zealand’s mental health services from the ground up may alleviate increasing demand, says NZ Association of Counsellors Bev Weber.

Way clear for pharmacists to dispense oral contraception

A recommendation to allow selected oral contraceptives to be supplied by pharmacists, in certain circumstances, has been given the green light.

Kenepuru renovations welcome, but all NZ facilities need upgrade

Mental health facilities across the country all need urgent assessment to ensure they’re safe for clients - and for staff, the Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

Chinese New Year ball to benefit research into premature birth test

A glamorous Chinese New Year ball at SkyCity this week will raise funds for New Zealand researchers working to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth that could help millions of mothers and babies worldwide.

Put insomnia in its place

Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Twenty-five per cent of New Zealanders are affected by long-term insomnia symptoms.

Ice baths no good for muscle recovery - study

New evidence suggests ice baths do nothing to help muscle recovery after exercise.

Put insomnia in its place

Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Twenty-five per cent of New Zealanders are affected by long-term insomnia symptoms.

Auckland rheumatic fever awareness campaign kicks off

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s rheumatic fever awareness campaign starts tomorrow with a focus on reducing cases in Auckland.

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