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Jessica's Tree - A series about suicide and mental health

NZ Herald today released Jessica’s Tree, a five-part series about suicide and mental health funded by NZ On Air.

The NZ College of Midwives has a very simple message

The New Zealand College of Midwives has a very simple message for its members and women around the country today, March 8th - you’re awesome and be kind to yourself.

DHBs 'open to further talks with junior doctors'

DHBs are disappointed the Resident Doctors’ Association cut short mediation in Auckland yesterday.

Spokesperson David Meates says DHBs made a number of suggestions to settle the deadlocked negotiations and address RDA concerns, but they have been rejected.

Health warning removed for algal bloom at Lake Pegasus

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus.

Fifteen measles cases now confirmed in Canterbury

The number of confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury now stands at fifteen and is likely to rise further over the coming days and weeks. It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community.

Glaucoma - The silent thief of sight

This World Glaucoma Week, 10-16 March, the Blind Foundation encourages those at risk of glaucoma to take steps to avoid preventable blindness before it is too late.

Toxic algae update in Greater Wellington region: A tale of contrast

Toxic algae levels this week are on the increase across the region, but especially in Wairarapa’s Ruamahanga catchment where some sites are nearing, or are at, safety guideline levels.

Senior doctors urge Government to address chronic pain burden

"The Government needs to make sure the public health system has enough specialists to treat chronic pain to relieve the burden of suffering for patients and their families," says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Philip Morris reiterates 'commitment to a smoke-free NZ'

Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited (PMNZ) has today reiterated its unconditional commitment to have cigarettes replaced by less harmful alternatives in New Zealand as soon as possible, following yesterday’s renewed debate on how to truly achieve a smoke-free country.

Working together to provide safer alternatives

Following calls from Philip Morris for a ‘tax break’ on its smokeless tobacco products in return for removing cigarettes from NZ shelves, Imperial Tobacco New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Government to ensure sensible legislation and regulation of e-cigarettes is