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Medsafe warns consumers about coffee product marketed for weight loss

Medsafe has today published a privileged statement issued by the Director-General of Health under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981.

Smoking becoming a dying habit in Aotearoa - Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora is quietly celebrating the release of Census 2018 figures which shows a drop in the proportion of regular smokers aged 15 years and over decreasing to 13.2 per cent, compared to the 2013 Census figures of 15.1 per cent.

BCFNZ asking Kiwis to support Pink Ribbon appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) is asking Kiwis to support its Pink Ribbon appeal tomorrow and Saturday.

NZ hit by cananbidiol (CBD) shortages - MCANZ

For the second time in as many months, medicinal cannabis supplies in New Zealand have been depleted. 2 of main Cannabidiol (CBD) products generally available in New Zealand are out of stock, with neither of the products expected to have stock until the end of November at the earliest.

Seventh case of measles confirmed in Taranaki

Taranaki’s Public Health Unit (PHU) is warning the community to remain vigilant about the measles virus following a seventh case being confirmed this week.

New Suicide Prevention Director: 'This effort needs all of us'

Work targeted at reducing New Zealand’s historically high suicide rates takes another step forward with the appointment of Carla na Nagara to lead the establishment of the Suicide Prevention Office.

Medical Council of New Zealand appointments and reappointments

The Medical Council of New Zealand has four new members.

Dr Curtis Walker, Council’s chairperson said today, the Hon Dr David Clark, the Minister of Health, made the appointments late last week which are effective from Wednesday, 2 October 2019.

Sneezin’ season is here so reduce hay fever symptoms with air purifier

Australians, particularly Victorians, should prepare for a worse grass pollen season than last year, according to botanist Dr Ed Newbigin from the University of Melbourne.

Psychologists’ strike highlights need for sustaining the workforce

The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) says that the continuing partial strike by 600 psychologists working in DHBs around New Zealand highlights the need to ensure we have a sustainable psychological workforce in the health sector.

'Local vape industry is fighting only to stop tobacco'

By Jonathan Devery

For several years New Zealand’s vape industry has been calling for regulation. It was somewhat frustrating then when Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, issued a media statement recently claiming that vape companies were "coming together to stop restrictions".