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Kelston community celebrates becoming a smokefree suburb

Last night, the community of Kelston came together to celebrate the leadership of their young people. "Stop the Stock in Keli Block" was a campaign lead by students of Kelston Girls High School and Hāpai Te Hauora.

Brain able to anticipate painful movements following injury

When people are injured, how does the brain adapt the body’s movements to help avoid pain? New research published in The Journal of Physiology investigates this question.

End smoking campaigners welcome Snus into NZ

End Smoking New Zealand is pleased to see Swedish snus will soon be available in New Zealand, something it has been lobbying for, for more than a decade.

CPAG looks forward to enhanced mental health and addiction services

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the opportunity to submit evidenced-based recommendations to improve the delivery of mental health and addiction services across New Zealand.

Investigating the reasons behind memory difficulties

Everyday memory difficulties are a common experience that becomes more frequent with age. Massey University doctoral graduate Dr Bridget Burmester has examined whether there is a better way to explain what causes everyday memory difficulties.

NZ leads call to improve health for Indigenous people globally

An open letter published today in a leading international medical journal, Lancet Oncology, calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) and Governments to prioritise health improvements for Indigenous peoples worldwide.

Strengthen local alcohol policies - NZCPHM

Current alcohol legislation has made "little to no progress" in reducing alcohol-related harm in our communities, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM).

NZNO takes revised DHB offer to its members

NZNO’s DHB MECA negotiating team is today providing its assessment of the revised district health board multi-employer collective agreement (DHB MECA) offer to its 29,500 DHB members.

New Zealand nurses vote for nationwide strike

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) reported on Monday that a majority of its 27,000 members in public hospitals voted in favour of a nationwide strike.

Never Too Young campaign focus for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and this year Bowel Cancer New Zealand (BCNZ) has a new, nationwide campaign to raise awareness that bowel cancer can strike at any age.