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NZ falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal

Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken.

Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington and Hāpai te Hauora, have come up with bold new measures to achieve the 2025 target for New Zealand to be smokefree.

Waikato DHB celebrates 'sustaining breastfeeding together'

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 is "Sustaining Breastfeeding TOGETHER" and that is the message expressed in this Waikato DHB photo.

New associate professor appointed for EIT's School of Nursing

A newly appointed associate professor in EIT’s School of Nursing, Rachael Walker is as focused as ever on boosting health outcomes and reducing inequities for the people of Hawke’s Bay and beyond.

Chief Coroner issues statement on synthetic cannabis deaths

Today I met with the Associate Health Minister Hon Peter Dunne at his request to discuss the recent deaths in the Auckland region potentially connected to the use of synthetic cannabis.

Stop smoking services producing good results

An overhaul of smoking cessation services has had a significant impact on quit rates, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Safer pain relief through chiropractic care - NZCA

Insights into the role of chiropractic care in relieving pain indicate that it may be a safer alternative for many sufferers than commonly used medications, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.

NZ celebrities support Breathe Better September

"Over 700,000 Kiwis have a respiratory condition, it’s the third leading cause of death and costs the country $6 billion each year," says Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

We all have a role to play in improving rural health - Jane Mills

The ongoing debate about the establishment of a medical school at Waikato University has shone a much needed spotlight on the state of New Zealand’s rural health services.

Hospice Kaipara celebrates 25 years providing palliative care

Hospice Kaipara celebrated their 25th anniversary of providing palliative care in the Kaipara with a function in the Dargaville Town Hall last Friday.

Surgical mesh Injured women forced to collect own data

General Practitioners were astounded that surgical mesh injured women are forced to do the Ministry Of Health’s job.

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