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Measles case in MidCentral DHB region

A case of measles in the MidCentral region was notified to MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service on 30 August, and confirmed via test results on 2 September.

Looking to the future this FASD Awareness Day

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, Alcohol Healthwatch says women of child-bearing age in New Zealand need a more supportive environment to enable alcohol-free pregnancies.

FASD in the spotlight at conference

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight this weekend when experts on FASD, parents, caregivers and professionals convene in Wellington to discuss the consequences of a diagnosis of FASD and approaches to assist those living with this lifelong disability.

Iron awareness survey points to worrying trends - Beef + Lamb NZ

 - One in five respondents stated they feel ‘weak or dizzy all of the time’.

 - Close to one in three respondents stated they had pale gums and skin.

-40% of the respondents stated they had issues with their concentration.

Otago scientist fears many Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer

A University of Otago scientist is concerned there could be a considerable number of Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer as Pharmac is looking to fund Alecensa, a drug to treat this particular cancer.

Dunkerley standing for HB health board

Helping people stay well in the first place, ensuring health equity for disadvantaged communities, and making sure resources are used in the best possible way are top priorities for sitting Hawke’s Bay District Health Board member Peter Dunkerley.

Communities come together to celebrate hauora at Ihumātao this weekend

Each year, the first week of September marks Gambling Harm Awareness Week. This year Hāpai Te Hauora is hosting a day of hauora activities at Ihumātao. This initiative will showcase Māori concepts of wellbeing.

Measles cases rise to 821 in Auckland, nationally 991

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 821 today, up from 812 cases yesterday. Of this, 567 cases are in Counties Manukau District Health Board, with 991 cases nationally.

ARPHS has been working closely with the Ministry of Education and schools throughout this outbreak.

Nelson manufacturer scoops Natural Health award for second year

A Nelson-based contract manufacturer for products made from high-quality natural ingredients has for the second year running won the Supplier of the Year Award for New Zealand's natural health products industry.

ACT leader David Seymour to strip off for Heart Kids

ACT leader David Seymour is stripping off, swapping his suit for swimmers and taking part in this year’s 360 Heart Stopper Challenge for Heart Kids.