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Measles case on Auckland-Sydney-Auckland flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealander who flew between Auckland and Sydney late last month. The person did not know they had measles at the time.

Further cases of measles declared in Taranaki

Confirmation of another two cases of measles in Taranaki is highlighting just how easily the virus can spread amongst those who are not vaccinated. The two latest cases (# 5 and #6) are family members of case #4 (reported last week).

Death a focus for No Barriers, Small Island, Big Ideas festival on Great Barrier

These are some of the questions being delved into at this year’s No Barriers - Small Island, Big Ideas festival on Great Barrier Island.

Q+A: Health Minister says legislation to regulate vaping marketing will be introduced next month

Health Minister David Clark told Q+A that the Government will introduce legislation to regulate the marketing of vaping next month.

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