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Being alcohol-free is your baby’s best start

The dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant are being highlighted by health services this month.

The effects of alcohol on the unborn - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) -- can be devastating, causing health problems that can last a lifetime and for which there is no cure.

Second dose mass vaccination event moved to drive-through - Northland Regional Health

Auckland’s second dose Mass Vaccination Event, which will provide a second COVID-19 vaccination dose to people who attended the first event from July 30 to 1 August, will now be a drive-through event.

Business and hauora collaborate to break down barriers to vaccination

A new partnership formed by Te Puna Ora o Mataatua (TPOOM), Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce and Toi EDA is aiming to provide more access to COVID-19 vaccinations for Eastern Bay whānau.

Southern Cross says 'honest health conversations can help Kiwi dads'

No matter how old you are, it can be uncomfortable having a conversation with your Dad about his health, and harder still for him to take advice from his child - but taking the time to talk about medical concerns could help save their life.

Low sensory vaccination clinic launching in Palmerston North

MidCentral DHB (MDHB) will run its first low-sensory vaccination clinic on Thursday 16 September, 2021, at the Milson Community Centre in Palmerston North.

ProCare announces appointment of Kaiwhakahaere Maori role

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, is delighted to announce that after an extensive search and selection process, it has appointed Mihi Blair (Ngāti Whātua) as its new Kaiwhakahaere Māori - Head of Māori.

Cataract surgery 'top target for reducing emissions in healthcare' - research

When it comes to reducing the country’s carbon emissions, most of us will be looking to the energy and transport sectors, or to agriculture.

Asia Pacific Declaration 'fights for 600 million smokers' lives'

"September marks the start of the secret season which sadly sees supposed ‘tobacco control experts’ playing up to their puppet masters and denying Asia Pacific’s 600 million smokers’ access to safer nicotine products," says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Paci

Cancer treatment continues in Auckland, Te Aho o Te Kahu to begin monitoring impact of Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to the hard work of cancer doctors, nurses, allied health and lab technicians across Aotearoa, the country’s cancer system is operating well, and people are receiving the treatment they need.

Child immunisations go mobile during lockdown - Bay of Plenty DHB

Childhood immunisations remain a priority during all COVID-19 Alert Levels and the Eastern Bay of Plenty Public Health Alliance (EBPHA) Outreach Immunisation Service (OIS) team are doing their best to ensure tamariki and pēpi don’t miss out.