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Ineffective voluntary code for alcohol advertising must be scrapped - Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol harm reduction advocates are calling for an end to alcohol advertisers writing the rules around advertising. Strong statutory standards on alcohol advertising are being demanded following research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Hawke's Bay ICU training accreditation withdrawn due to infrastructure challenges

Hawke’s Bay DHB is working with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand after receiving notice from the College that it has withdrawn training accreditation to Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Mayor Goff reminds Aucklanders to follow Alert Level 2 rules

Mayor Phil Goff is reminding Aucklanders that we are still at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 over the weekend and care must be taken if we are to keep the virus in check.

New NZ COPD Guidelines 'timely for those most at risk from COVID-19'

The first-ever New Zealand COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Guidelines have been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, providing a national framework for diagnosis and management of COPD in a New Zealand context.

Less than 2 in 5 Kiwis would get vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible - survey

Following the recent re-emergence of COVID-19 in the Auckland community and as New Zealand prepares to commence rollout of a vaccine, there’s a segment of the Kiwi population vehemently opposed to being vaccinated.

New advice issued to women about Covid-19 vaccinations and mammograms

Ahead of New Zealand’s roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Kiwi women not to delay their mammograms. This comes as reports out of the United States suggest a possible side effect of the vaccine may mimic breast cancer symptoms.

Health leaders discuss immunisation with Pacific community

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will prevent you from becoming extremely ill with the virus, while outbreaks of measles, mumps and the flu can be prevented with mass vaccination.

Hugh Green's 'philanthropic legacy supports research to help newborn babies'

Hugh Green overcame hardship to become a leading New Zealand businessman. Now, his philanthropic legacy is supporting world-leading research aimed to help newborn babies to breathe.

Research Foundation funds study of ongoing impact of 'quake brain'

The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) is funding a $213,000 research project on the ongoing impact of ‘quake brain’ on people’s memory and other cognitive functions crucial to everyday life.

Evidence that youth mental health issues impact adult physical health - study

A new study by researchers from Otago and Duke Universities makes the case that mental health struggles in early life can lead to poorer physical health and advanced aging in adulthood. They conclude interventions in early life could prevent illness and social costs.