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Guild congratulates winners of Pharmacy Student Business Plan competition

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates the Auckland University team who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.

The ‘Wild West’ of Vaping - Asthma Foundation

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ remain concerned by the active promotion of vaping as a smoking cessation tool, amid mounting international evidence that vaping is not as safe as it is claimed to be.

Hapai Te Hauora welcomes e-cigarette study findings

The results from the largest randomised trial in the world of e-cigarette use involving Māori has been warmly welcomed by Mihi Blair, Hāpai Te Hauora General Manager of Tobacco Control Advocacy Services.

Still Me campaign to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

At just 57 years old, Amrita Francis’ world turned upside down, with an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis that within five years would heavily affect her memory and ability to work.

Waitaha Primary Health welcomes government boost to mental health funding

Waitaha Primary Health has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will inject more funding into mental health initiatives in General Practices across the country.

Positive quarter for health insurance with heightened focus on wellness

The number of New Zealanders covered by health insurance rose in the June 2019 quarter after a flat start to the year, bringing the total to 1.406 million Kiwis.

Vaping helps smokers quit, and nicotine vapes plus patches work best - study

New evidence from a large New Zealand vaping study suggests that hundreds of thousands more smokers worldwide could successfully quit the killer habit if they used nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (vapes) - illegal in a number of countries - together with nicotine patches.

Smokers conceal graphic warnings on cigarette packs, study finds

Smokers are less likely to display packs of cigarettes and tobacco on tables at cafés and bars now that standardised packs with larger graphic health warnings have been introduced, according to a new study.

Opinion: 'Fighting the inner demon of depression and suicide'


Southern DHB: Queenstown measles update 9th September

The total number of confirmed Queenstown measles cases is still 15 in total.

As yet there are no further confirmed measles cases within the Southern DHB region.

Currently we are aiming to contain the Queenstown measles outbreak and stop it spreading into other areas.