Violence against women and girls has become a worldwide institutionalised phenomenon and a major public health crisis, the World Medical Association has declared at its annual Assembly in Vancouver, Canada.
Te Hotu Manawa Maori says that Ministry of Health weight management guidelines* fail to address the environmental factors that contribute to obesity.
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Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - The Government's focus on tackling obesity by managing the weight of individuals is too narrow, and more attention needs to be paid to prevention and environmental factors, a national Maori health organisation says.
"Senior doctors congratulate Green MP and health spokesperson Kevin Hague for his successful amendment to the bill currently before Parliament seeking to amend the Public Health and Disability Act," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist
Lower Hutt mother Laura Hurley's baby girl died in her uterus at 38 weeks, just under a year ago, after an apparently normal pregnancy, her first.
By Kate Chapman of NZPA
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Politicians need to stop bickering over who is at fault over the country's aged care problems and just fix them, an industry boss says.
By Mary Longmore of NZPA
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Most stillborn baby deaths which occur during labour "may have been preventable", says the head of a new study into baby and mother deaths.
By Jimmy Ness and Hana Garrett-Walker of NZPA
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Pressure is on the Government to raise the price of alcohol after it was revealed today that a standard drink of cask wine is cheaper than a glass of bottled water.
The Ministry of Health's medicine regulatory arm Medsafe says there have been two site audits following three of the the five consumer level medicine recalls this year.
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