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Another measles case confirmed in Christchurch

Community and Public Health has recently confirmed another case of measles in Christchurch. This case is related to the current South Island measles outbreak, which has now infected 14 people.

Importance of keeping active while pregnant

Bodies are designed to move, and in pregnancy it’s no different.

Courtney Acts to improve HIV knowledge

Hot on the heels of her Celebrity Big Brother UK win, drag superstar Courtney Act is taking her quest to educate the world about LGBTQ issues to the next level - joining a New Zealand campaign about advances in HIV treatments.

New genetic markers could help predict onset of debilitating eye disease

Scientists have discovered 19 new genetic markers that could predict whether a person is at a higher risk of eye disease.

Vaping regulation: Risk-proportionate, Responsive, relevant, responsible?

The Ministry of Health are making moves to regulate vapes, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. This is supported by Hāpai Te Hauora who hopes that the Ministry do their best to provide effective and sustainable regulation.

How much do Northlanders spend on tobacco each year?

This World Smokefree May Toki Rau Stop Smoking Services Northland want to raise awareness of just how much money Northlanders who smoke are actually spending on tobacco in one year. A conservative estimate is around $147,694,353.00.

Health Hawke's Bay CEO appointment

Primary health organisation Health Hawke’s Bay announces that its current general manager Wayne Woolrich, has been appointed as CEO, with immediate effect.

'Giant' problem looms for ageing New Zealanders

Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders’ oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted.

Experts advocate plan to reverse type 2 diabetes epidemic

Professor Grant Schofield at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has co-authored the most comprehensive report on ‘the science against sugar’ alongside two leading international experts on obesity.

Mega clinics to help clear eye appointment backlog at CM Health

A series of eye care "mega-clinics" will be held at Counties Manukau Health to ensure high risk patients get access to appointments. The first of these mega clinics will take place today (Sunday 13 May 2018).