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Asia-Pacific kids vulnerable to climate change

According to a UNICEF report, Children's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific, children will be among those most affected by climate change.

Conference to focus on skin cancer

Skin Cancer is the topic at the annual Department of General Surgery Education Day on Friday 11th November 2011. This conference coincides with 'SunSmart week' which begins national-wide from November 13th to the 19th.

Spirituality important in healthcare - study

A University of Otago study has offered a working definition of spirituality to help healthcare professionals better understand its importance for those faced with illness and death in an age when fatal illnesses are often prolonged.

UV already above the 'slip, slop, slap and wrap' levels

UV already above the 'slip, slop, slap and wrap' levels

It's SunSmart Week, and Kiwis are being urged to remember how powerful the sun can be at this time of the year.

Gifted surgeon helps Kiwi brains

An internationally renowned neurosurgeon who came to prominence through his lifesaving surgery to separate twins joined at the head is coming to New Zealand to help two charities with their mission to support brain health in Kiwi kids.

Viral plagues not only in Hollywood

Viral plagues not only in Hollywood

Hollywood's latest killer plague movie Contagion is closer to reality than some might think, according to Massey University specialists in the spread of infectious diseases.

Measles update: Bay of Plenty and Lakes

Measles update: Bay of Plenty and Lakes

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service can now confirm that there have been 10 cases of measles across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes areas since early October. The majority of the cases have been in Tauranga and Rotorua, and measles is likely to spread within the region.

No new West Coast whooping cough cases

With no new suspected cases of pertussis reported from Westland in the past week, health officials are hopeful that the pertussis outbreak there has run its course.

Northland rheumatic programme funds confirmed

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, has confirmed today that a contract was awarded in September 2011 to Korokoro Ora Manawa Ora (MOKO) to start throat swabbing services in Kaitaia.

One in six now thought to have hearing loss

One in six now thought to have hearing loss

"We used to say that 1:10 had hearing impairment but recent statistics in the UK and Australia show that in fact 1:6 people are thought to have a hearing disability.