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Dental Association says sugary drink icon the way to go

Recent research on the sugar content of supermarket-sold beverages in New Zealand shows finding out sugar levels is a confusing area says the New Zealand Dental Association.

One school, one month, 11 kids hospitalised due to cold homes - NZEI

Transcript of NZEI Te Riu Roa oral submission to the Government Administration Select Committee hearing into the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2).

Presented in person by Jan Tinetti, NZEI Executive Member and Principal of Merivale School in Tauranga.

Waikato Hospital works to improve patient flow through ED

Huge demands on Waikato Hospital’s busy Emergency Department has led the Waikato DHB to introduce an overflow bed policy to help move patients out of ED and improve patient safety.

'Well-being can improve quickly by eating more fresh fruit and vegetables'

Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found.

Speaker focuses on alcohol and teenage brain

Nathan Wallis.

150,000 Kiwis with dementia by 2050

A dementia epidemic is looming in New Zealand as the number of Kiwis living with the condition will reach 150,000 by 2050.

Alzheimers NZ chief executive Catherine Hall told the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee today that the Government needs to prepare now.

Steve Sumner - a fighter to the end

From the time of his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer in September 2015 Steve Sumner was determined to make the most of his life, and especially to promote awareness of the number one cancer in New Zealand men.

Boil water notices still in place for more than 1,000 Kaikoura residents

Kaikoura should remain vigilant in preventing gastro bugs, with the risk from damaged water infrastructure still affecting many in the district.

Quality over quantity more important in health outcomes

When it comes to making a difference in people’s lives, it’s not about how many medicines you have, but having the ones that work, says PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz.

Kids with weight issues do little exercise but lots of screen-time

A new, in depth study of children and teenagers struggling with weight issues found their physical activity levels were low, while their screen time was high.

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