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Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action.

Friday, 13 August, 2010 - 13:29

Bay of Plenty District Health Board CEO Phil Cammish said Matariki coincides with the start of the new financial year for government organisations and is an opportune time to look back on the successes of the year just gone.

Big Gains In Life Expectancy If Tobacco Sales Phased Out

Friday, 13 August, 2010 - 00:04

New Zealanders would live longer if tobacco sales were ended by 2020, according to new research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Rich And Non-Maori Live Longer, New Study Shows

Friday, 13 August, 2010 - 00:04

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

The rich are living longer than the poor and the gap between the two groups is widening, according to a new Otago University study released today.

DHB Chief Leaves Over Cost Cuts

Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 09:52

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - The departure of Capital Coast District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Ken Whelan because of pressure to cut costs will not be the last, Labour MP Ruth Dyson says.

Majority Of NZers Want End To Commercial Tobacco Sales

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 17:44

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The majority of New Zealanders support an end to commercial tobacco sales by 2020, a UMR Research survey has found.

Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 15:51

A new survey conducted for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by research company UMR shows that nearly two in three New Zealanders support ending commercial tobacco sales by 2020.

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 05:54

Britain is the ‘fat capital’ of Europe, according to researchers from the University of Madrid’s School of Medicine. Huzzah! We’re leading Europe in yet another category, along with teenage pregnancies and knife crime.

Cannabis And Depression Study Proves Need For Drug Law Reform

Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 20:10

A study suggesting a link between early cannabis use and depression provides further evidence in support of reforming the Misuse of Drugs Act, said NORML President Phil Saxby today.

New Approach To Prisoners' Health Needed

Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 15:19

A custodial approach to managing inmates' behaviour is taking priority over their health needs, says the National Health Committee in a report describing numerous inadequacies in prison health services.

Dramatic Drop In Youth Smokers - Survey

Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 04:08

Wellington, July 15 NZPA - A new survey has revealed a dramatic drop in the numbers of youth smokers in New Zealand over the past decade.