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Q+A: Tobacco company denies targeting young people with new vaping products

Peata Melbourne, communications manager for Philip Morris International, appeared on Q+A tonight and denied the company is targeting young people with new vaping products.

Some New Zealand schools have expressed concern at the number of students who have been caught vaping.

ASH NZ welcomes Cancer Action Plan

ASH NZ, a leading organisation campaigning to eliminate the death and harm caused by tobacco, welcomes the Government’s Cancer Action Plan, released yesterday.

Measles outbreak - 963 cases nationally, 804 in Auckland, 556 in CMDHB

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 804 today, up from 778 cases on Saturday. Of this, 556 cases are in Counties Manukau District Health Board, with 963 cases nationally.

Cure Kids' iconic Red Nose Day appeal gets digital makeover

Today, Cure Kids launches an interactive storybook app as a new innovative donation mechanism for the flagship fundraiser - Red Nose Day.

Cancer agency welcomed but now the real work begins - Bowel Cancer NZ

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement yesterday of a national control agency and a funding boost for Pharmac.

Rest home owner in breach of health code after resident suffers multiple falls

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding the owner of a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the care of a woman in her eighties with a number of serious medical conditi

Plant-based diet seen as way to reduce prostate cancer

The high numbers of New Zealand men dying from prostate cancer could be significantly reduced with a plant-based diet, according to a leading group of doctors.

Over 600 New Zealand men die of prostate cancer each year. It is the most common cancer among men.

Cancer plan welcomed by senior doctors' union - ASMS

Establishing a Cancer Control Agency and providing more funding for cancer drugs are much-needed developments for improving the state of cancer care, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Cancer Action Plan welcomed by Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the announcement of the Government’s Cancer Action Plan on 1 September 2019.

Thumbs up from Breast Cancer Foundation for cancer announcements

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has given an overall thumbs-up to today’s spate of cancer-related announcements from the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC.